HOLI – 2019 – Schedule & Instructions

Let’s celebrate HOLI  this weekend with lots of entertainment, games, food and of course COLOR!

A few things to keep in mind for what’s sure to be one of the most colorful days this Spring!

REGISTRATION:

1.   Every guest must go to the Registration desk to get their wrist band and Holi color coupon (1 coupon per ticket) before entering the grounds.

2.    Please bring your e-ticket or a printed ticket.

3.    All children must be accompanied by an adult.

4.  Absolutely NO Walk-ins!   This event is completely SOLD OUT!!   We can’t make any exceptions.

Event Schedule:

10 -11 AM: Meet and Greet

11:00-12:00 PM:  Games

12:15 PM: Holi medley from the 50s to the present time.

12:45 PM: Announcements and a special performance followed by a flash mob.

1:00 PM: Dancing continues with live singing and music. (Singers – Neha, Seshu, etc., Dhol music.

2:30-2:45 pm: Distribution of colors and Holi Color Play

3 pm: Clean Up / Wrap Up

 

WHERE TO PARK:

1.   All guests MUST park in designated lots. There are 4 parking lots in Pleasant Valley Park

2.   Parking on the grass or side of the road is strictly prohibited and may be subject to ticketing and/or towing. Please note: There will be a police presence in the parking lots.

3.      Guests are strongly encouraged to CARPOOL as parking spots are limited.

WHAT TO WEAR:

1.     EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE

2.    This is an outdoor event with expected temperatures around 65 F, dress appropriately in clothes that you want to play colors in.

 

WHAT TO BRING:

  1. Bring your own lawn chairs, picnic blankets, mats, towels as needed to enjoy in the park.

 

WHAT TO EAT:

 

  1. There will be a variety of food (Samosa, bhel, multiple dosa varieties, idli, vada, sambar, jalebi, masala chai, mango lassi, soda, etc, and some non-veg items like chicken biryani, chicken tikka, chili chicken (PLEASE BRING CASH/CHANGE for FOOD PURCHASE).

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

 

1.     There are a variety of games for Children & Adults to enjoy.

2.    Karaoke singing

3.    Flashmob/ Freestyle dancing/ Dhol

4.    Multiple vendor/ sponsor tables are present – Please visit them and learn about them.  BRIC needs their sponsorships to host these events.

 

HELP US:

1.  Make sure you collect & dispose of every plastic packet after the color play

2.   If you see a piece of trash on the grounds, please pick it up.

3.   BRIC committee counts on all of you to help us leave the park neat and tidy. Please place all trash in garbage bins and help others do the same.  We are all volunteers.  Please give us a lending hand during wrap up.  

RESTROOMS: There are two porta-potties and more restrooms near the tennis courts for everyone’s convenience.

AFTER THE COLOR PLAY, PLEASE DO NOT USE RESTROOMS SO WE CAN KEEP OUR PARK CLEAN. 

BRIC Students Perform for the Veterans

 

Basking Ridge Indian Community students came together to honor and spend time with veterans at VA Medical Center in Basking Ridge on Sunday, December 16th.

 

View Pictures Here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1heP3xrkWUfqDgzy7

Songs like “country roads, take me home”, national anthem and John Lennon songs mesmerized the veterans who couldn’t help sway to the rhythm.

 

Hip-hop dancing with salutes to the veterans as a dance routine was a great way to pay tribute to all veterans who fought for us and their bravery. Everyone present enjoyed the afternoon thoroughly.

 

Performing for the second year, BRIC students were in full spirit of the holidays and were very successful in spreading cheer amongst the veterans. They were comfortable making conversations with them and serving them cheesecake and coffee.

 

A high schooler, Megana Gummadi thanked veterans for their service and made enormous contribution to our nation.

Megana said, “Without our veterans’ efforts, we would know a different America. The outcomes of the wars we fought in would be different and the reality of the world we live in today would be different.”

 

Diya Jain, an eighth-grader, commended the sacrifices made by the veterans.

She said, “you’ve taken on a life of hardship to bring ease to ours and fought relentlessly so we wouldn’t have to …  I thank you not for the weapons you use, but for the reason you use them. Not for your badges and medals, but for what you’ve done to earn them. Not for fighting, but for what you fight for. Your legacies will remain forever ingrained in the symbols of the United States.”

 

BRIC thanks Dr. Loveleen Sidhu for giving an opportunity to perform at the VA and Vandana Mehta and the team of BRIC for organizing an amazing event.

We also extend our thanks to Lux Chakrapani and Murali Rajan for providing the music, microphone system for all performances.

Participants included:

Students from William Annin Middle School :  

Suhani Jerath, Rohan Panjawani, Diya Jain, Anish Alur, Rohan Duggad, Adithya Nair, Jaiman Munshi, Maithili Ginde

Students from Ridge High School:  

Rajveer Gill, Jasmine Gill, Megana Gummadi, Kareena Swami, Sunidhi Mehta,Nishant Rajan, Janak Munshi, Akshaj Pandey

BRIC salutes all the veterans for their great service to our country.  Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year 2019. Thank you to our heroes!

Photo & Video Credit: Rakesh Dugad, Murali Rajan, Akshay Munshi

DIWALI 2018

Note:  November 7th is a half day at school. Children taking off for Diwali celebrations should inform the school ahead of time.
Please let us know if you will be attending the Diwali get together by filling out the form below.
Please also fill out the cultural program participation form if you or your child/children intends to perform.

Diwali Registration Form

Cultural Program Form

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhr5chM7wjIp5LMPpg1ciX96yEhuheW7b2fdF9a1dd60gfyw/viewform