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 Come Celebrate HOLI with the Community!

Register here:   http://payments.bricnj.com/public/schedule/events/16048-holi-2018

When: April 28, 10am-4pm

Where: Burnt Mills Park, Bedminster

9:30 am – Registration

10  -11 am – Welcome Games

11 am – 1 pm – Indian Games/Karaoke/Food for Sale

1 -2:30 pm – Dhol/Free Dance/Flash Mob/Food for Sale

2:30-3:30 pm – Holi Colors

3:30-4:30 pm – Dhol/Wrap Up

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BRIC Volunteers charming everyone with their henna skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Forum for parents at the Hills Highlands Clubhouse

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Toys & Winter Clothing Drive

 

 

 

 

 

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Diwali celebrated at Oak Street School – October 30th, 2016

Traditional Rangolis, Goddess Lakshmi against a backdrop of beautifully decorated stage, vibrant Indian costumes, and everyone’s hearts filled with the joy and pride that comes with celebrating Diwali on the day it fell was evident this past Sunday.
Hundreds of Indian Americans gathered at Oak Street School. Lamps were lit, dances and skits were performed and an atmosphere of gaiety was a norm.
What was special was how the entire Indian community of Basking Ridge came together and seamlessly worked together under the umbrella of BRIC to make Diwali celebrations a successful event.

The mayor, Carol Bianchi, Deputy mayor, Carolyn Gaziano,  Basking Ridge Police Chief, Brian Bobowicz, Committeemen John Carpenter and John Malay, and Board of Education member, Karen Gray  graced the festivities  and felt heartened by the warm welcome extended by the Indian Community. The essence of Diwali is GIVING and in keeping with this spirit, a check was presented as a token of appreciation to the BRPD.

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Dandiya Night Celebrated with Great Fervor at Oak Street Elementary School on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016.

 
O what an evening! Everyone dressed up in their fineries, happy to celebrate Dushera on the day it fell, and to dance the evening away with friends and loved ones.  The Basking Ridge Indian Community came together on October 11th, the day of Dushera, to play Garba & Dandia at  Oak Street Elementary School. About 300  Indian residents from all the pockets of Basking Ridge came together and celebrated with dance,food, and festive spirits.
Dandiya Raas originated as devotional Garba dances, which were performed in Goddess Durga’s honor. This dance form is actually the staging of a mock-fight between Goddess Durga and Mahishasura, the mighty demon-king. This dance is also nicknamed ‘The Sword Dance’. The sticks of the dance represent the sword of Goddess Durga.