Events

Talent Show

Date/Time
Live streaming on JAXICS YouTube channel
RSVP Form
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JAXICS Got Talent 2020

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Free for members, $10 for Non Members

Reminder:  Early sign-up for 2021 memberships (starting September 6, 2020) includes participation in Talent Show 2020. 

Non-members can pay at https://jaxics.org/form/payment 

Enter the requested information and $10 participation fee in amount section. Under Notes, please enter "Got talent 2020" and participant's name

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Registration Now Closed

Registration End date: September 10, 2020

Video Submission By Date: September 26, 2020

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Details and Rules for Talent Show

  • Performances are grouped in 4 different age categories - Ages 4 - 6 year old ,7 - 10 year old, 11-16 year old , 17 year old and above

  • Performances can be solo or group performances.

  • No language restrictions

  • You can perform anything - sing, dance, play an instrument, speed painting or write your own poem and recite it. Anything which you can showcase in 4 minutes.

  • You will need to bring your own track, instrument or tools for your act, if needed

  • Time limit for performance is minimum of 2 minutes and maximum of 4 minutes.

  • Your video recording must be high quality and in landscape model

  • All performances will be judged by professionals from our community.

  • Top 3 performers in each age group will receive prizes if we have more than 5 entries. Otherwise only one will be the winner per age group

74th Independence Day

Date/Time
Online Event
RSVP Form
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74th India Independence Day Celebration

 

 

Join us LIVE for the online event TODAY at 4 pm sharp

Here is the Link  - YouTube

You can also comment and support to the performers and contest winners at this year's India Independence Day celebration on our Facebook page

We look forward to your participation

Holi

Date/Time
POSTPONED - Carnival games, food, live DJ, Dance, Thandai and many more .... activities start at 10 am; Colors: 1 pm
RSVP Form
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Holi 2020 Postponed

 

As a precaution due to escalated concerns regarding the Coronavirus outbreak and our concerns for the welfare, benefit and health of our members, event attendees, vendors and volunteers, Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville (ICS) in association with HSNEF have decided to postpone "Holi - Festival of Colors", event scheduled for March 14, 2020 till further notice. 

This was a difficult decision to make as we are equally excited to welcome spring with colors. We hope you will understand the decision taken.

Please continue to watch our website and Facebook page for new dates announcement 

Thank you for your continued support for ICS.

Regards,
2020 Executive Committee
Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville

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Mark your calendars for March 14, 2020 ...don't miss out!! 

Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville (ICS) in association with HSNEF present Holi - Festival

ICS and HSNEF invite you to celebrate Holi - Festival of colors, with your family & friends to shower in happiness and celebrate the colors of life! 

ICS has planned a variety of fun competitions and activities for kids and adults, dance & rocking beats with Live DJ, scrumptious home cooked food by volunteers, famous ICS Thandai, along with classic carnival games for children. The day will be filled with array of events and it will end with a riot of colors. Don't miss out, come and join the fun!

RSVP is required to participate in games, competitions and to win exciting prizes. ICS members will get free color* and thandai (RSVP required)

*2 per family membership, 1 per individual membership

 

Entry is free for all.

 Colors will be available for purchase at event location.

India Day - Cloned

Date/Time
RSVP Form
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India Day 2020

EVENT SOLD OUT  


We will be starting the celebrations with our Cultural performances on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at Bolles Middle School.

Entry is free for all. But there will be a fee for dinner for non-members - $5 per person. Dinner will be free for all ICS members.

 

Details for the Poster Competition

  • Theme: Amazing India. Your poster should depict Places, Events, Culture or Personalities that make India Amazing and Unique!
  • It will be on  01/19/2020 at 1.00 pm (registration between 1.00 pm to 1.30 pm). The competition will start at 1.30 pm sharp.  All participants should be at the venue by 1.00 pm.
  • Duration 75 minutes.
  • Children can use any paint medium (please bring in your color supplies).
  • Poster paper will be provided to the children (9x14)
  • There will be three age groups:
    • 4 years – 6 years
    • 7 years – 10 years
    • 11 years – 15 years
  • Three winners will be awarded in each category. Participation awards for all participants.
  • Prizes will be announced and awarded during the cultural celebration on Sunday,  January 26th, 2020.
  • Once this form submitted, an automatic email will be sent to your email address. If you do not receive that email, your form was not submitted. If you are certain that form was correctly submitted, please send an email to Jaxics@gmail.com for help.
  • Please register using this linkby January 5th, 2020 (11:59 pm) to help us plan the event better.

For more information, please send your emails to poster@jaxics.org


Details for the Cultural Performances

  • Venue: Bolles Middle School, 2264 Bartram Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  •  Cultural performances (song or dance) should only be patriotic or folk.
  •  Groups must have 6 or more participants.
  •  Performances should not be more than 4 minutes long.
  • Once this form submitted, an automatic email will be sent to your email address. If you do not receive that email, your form was not submitted. If you are certain that form was correctly submitted, please send an email to Jaxics@gmail.com for help.
  • Please submit your entry using this linkby Sunday, January 5th, 2020 (11:59 pm). 

 


Details for the Fancy Dress Competition

  • Venue: Bolles Middle School, 2264 Bartram Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • It must be based on India's national hero/ Leaders.
  • There will be two groups:
    • 4 years – 6 years
    • 7 years – 10 years
  • The Judges' decision will be final.
  • Participants will have a maximum of 1 minute as the stage. (going overtime will disqualify for decision)
  • Three winners will be awarded in each category. Participation awards for all participants.
  • Once this form submitted, an automatic email will be sent to your email address. If you do not receive that email, your form was not submitted. If you are certain that form was correctly submitted, please send an email to Jaxics@gmail.com for help.
  • Please submit your entry using this linkby Sunday, January 5th, 2020 (11:59 pm). 

 


Details for the Elocution competition:

  • Topic: Amazing India 

          There will be two groups:

                    8 years – 12 years

                   13 years –16 years

  • The Judges' decision will be final.
  • The use of flashcards is allowed. However, over-reliance on these cards may negatively impact your score.
  • The main judging criteria are Stage Confidence, Delivery Style and Content.
  • Participants will have a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 4 minutes of stage time. (performances going overtime will not be judged)
  • Three winners will be awarded in each category. Participation awards for all participants.
  • Please be at the venue at least 15 mins prior.
  • Winners in each category to recite their speech at India Day event.
  • Once this form is submitted, an automatic email will be sent to your email address. If you do not receive that email, your form was not submitted. If you are certain that form was correctly submitted, please send an email to Jaxics@gmail.com for help.
  • The competition will be on 01/19/2020 at 3.00 pm sharp. (registration between 2.30 pm to 3.00 pm)
  • Please submit your entry using this linkby Sunday, January 5th, 2020 (11:59 pm). 
     

India Day

Date/Time
RSVP Form
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India Day 2020

EVENT SOLD OUT  


We will be starting the celebrations with our Cultural performances on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at Bolles Middle School.

Entry is free for all. But there will be a fee for dinner for non-members - $5 per person. Dinner will be free for all ICS members.

 

Details for the Poster Competition

  • Theme: Amazing India. Your poster should depict Places, Events, Culture or Personalities that make India Amazing and Unique!
  • It will be on  01/19/2020 at 1.00 pm (registration between 1.00 pm to 1.30 pm). The competition will start at 1.30 pm sharp.  All participants should be at the venue by 1.00 pm.
  • Duration 75 minutes.
  • Children can use any paint medium (please bring in your color supplies).
  • Poster paper will be provided to the children (9x14)
  • There will be three age groups:
    • 4 years – 6 years
    • 7 years – 10 years
    • 11 years – 15 years
  • Three winners will be awarded in each category. Participation awards for all participants.
  • Prizes will be announced and awarded during the cultural celebration on Sunday,  January 26th, 2020.
  • Once this form submitted, an automatic email will be sent to your email address. If you do not receive that email, your form was not submitted. If you are certain that form was correctly submitted, please send an email to Jaxics@gmail.com for help.
  • Please register using this linkby January 5th, 2020 (11:59 pm) to help us plan the event better.

For more information, please send your emails to poster@jaxics.org


Details for the Cultural Performances

  • Venue: Bolles Middle School, 2264 Bartram Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  •  Cultural performances (song or dance) should only be patriotic or folk.
  •  Groups must have 6 or more participants.
  •  Performances should not be more than 4 minutes long.
  • Once this form submitted, an automatic email will be sent to your email address. If you do not receive that email, your form was not submitted. If you are certain that form was correctly submitted, please send an email to Jaxics@gmail.com for help.
  • Please submit your entry using this linkby Sunday, January 5th, 2020 (11:59 pm). 

 


Details for the Fancy Dress Competition

  • Venue: Bolles Middle School, 2264 Bartram Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • It must be based on India's national hero/ Leaders.
  • There will be two groups:
    • 4 years – 6 years
    • 7 years – 10 years
  • The Judges' decision will be final.
  • Participants will have a maximum of 1 minute as the stage. (going overtime will disqualify for decision)
  • Three winners will be awarded in each category. Participation awards for all participants.
  • Once this form submitted, an automatic email will be sent to your email address. If you do not receive that email, your form was not submitted. If you are certain that form was correctly submitted, please send an email to Jaxics@gmail.com for help.
  • Please submit your entry using this linkby Sunday, January 5th, 2020 (11:59 pm). 

 


Details for the Elocution competition:

  • Topic: Amazing India 

          There will be two groups:

                    8 years – 12 years

                   13 years –16 years

  • The Judges' decision will be final.
  • The use of flashcards is allowed. However, over-reliance on these cards may negatively impact your score.
  • The main judging criteria are Stage Confidence, Delivery Style and Content.
  • Participants will have a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 4 minutes of stage time. (performances going overtime will not be judged)
  • Three winners will be awarded in each category. Participation awards for all participants.
  • Please be at the venue at least 15 mins prior.
  • Winners in each category to recite their speech at India Day event.
  • Once this form is submitted, an automatic email will be sent to your email address. If you do not receive that email, your form was not submitted. If you are certain that form was correctly submitted, please send an email to Jaxics@gmail.com for help.
  • The competition will be on 01/19/2020 at 3.00 pm sharp. (registration between 2.30 pm to 3.00 pm)
  • Please submit your entry using this linkby Sunday, January 5th, 2020 (11:59 pm). 
     

New Year's Eve Bash

Date/Time
See full schedule below ...
NOTE: On Nov 29th, we changed the rule regarding kids. Kids below 12
are now allowed, and their admission cost is $10 less than adult price.

Get ready to party the night away and welcome year 2020 in style with JAXICS.

ICS New Year's Eve Bash

Rock 'till you drop

Welcome the year 2020 with dance, music, games, drinks, fun, food, family, and friends.

Festivities

  • Games & Karaoke
  • DJ:  Bollywood music & dance
  • Indian appetizers (mostly veg, with some non-veg options)
  • Indian dinner (mostly veg, with some non-veg options)
  • Champagne will be provided (to adults only) at mid-night
  • Additional drinks can be purchased throughout the night at the cash bar

Schedule

  • Arrive at 7pm: check-in, mingle and socialize, take pictures at the photo booth.
  • Enjoy appetizers; (optionally) purchase drinks at the cash bar.
  • Enjoy a mix of games & Bollywood karaoke.
  • Dinner at 10pm.
  • DJ dance until mid-night.
  • Mid-night: Pop a champagne to welcome the new year.
  • Dance some more
  • Leave around 12:30.

Rules

  • Price is same for adults and kids 12 and above. Price for kids below 12 is $10 less than adults.
  • All purchases are final. No refunds.
  • You will see member price only when you login with your member account. Member price is applicable only to actual members, not to their non-member friends. If you are a member buying for non-members, please logout first. We will be checking everyone's membership status.
  • Drink within your limit. You are responsible for your actions and minors in your family.
  • You must follow all the instructions of the organizers. If you don't want to, you have the freedom to leave the party at any time.

Cost

In order to encourage an early decision, we have a progressively increasing price schedule between now and December 31st. As always, we give preferential treatment to our members by offering them lower price early on. You must login with your member account to see member prices.

Please note that tickets are limited, and we will close the purchase form once the hall capacity is reached, so purchase your ticket ASAP.

KIDS below 12: The prices below are for adults and kids 12 and up. For kids below 12, just subtract $10 from adult price.

Dates For Members
(per person)
For Non-members
(per person)
 
Until ?? $25 $35 members get $10 discount
From ?? to Dec 30th $35 $35 same price for all
On Dec 31st / At the gate $40 $40 $5 extra (cash only)

After reading everything, please click the online purchase form above.

See you all there!

RSVP required - Go to Ticket Purchase form

ICS New Year's Eve Bash 2091 flyer

Diwali

Date/Time
Social hour 3-4pm; performances start at 4pm
Happy Diwali image
Diwali Dance 1 image
Diwali Dance 2 image

Diwali, the Festival of Lights in Indian culture, is the flagship event of ICS event calendar. And ICS will celebrate it in style!

Festivities

  • Event starts with a Social hour for you to mingle in your Diwali best
  • The main attraction: Dazzling dance performances
  • Sumptuous Indian dinner (preceded by appetizers)
  • Event ends with open-to-all, free-style dance to DJ music

How to attend

In order to attend ICS Diwali, you need to do at least one of the following:

  • Become a member.
  • Become a sponsor.
  • Buy a VIP table (see below).
  • Buy a guest pass ($30 each) - guest pass purchase form - 1 pass, 2 passes, 3, 4, 5 ...

Become a member!

Please note that you must comply with all instructions of the management and security staff at all times.

Booths, Sponsorships, Yearbook Ads and VIP tables

Support our community and help your business at the same time ...

Please note that you must comply with all instructions of the management and security staff at all times.

Performance entries

ICS Diwali is the biggest South Asian event in Jacksonville, so it is understandable that lots of people want to perform on ICS Diwali stage. And we welcome that! But there are some rules. Read everything before submitting entries ...

  • All participants must be current members.
  • Children under 18 yrs cannot get individual membership on their own, they will need to be registered under a family membership.
  • All participants can only participate in one dance/item for the Diwali program.
  • You can register your entry online once the entry form is open for registration. Please register under the correct age group (most of your participants must be in the age range you select).
  • Minimum 10 participants required per group entry.
  • Duration for each performance is strictly limited to 4 minutes.
  • You will be able to add more than 10 participants if you have a larger group. You will not be able to choose your spot. We will assign a spot to all items by a lucky draw system in the presence of all coordinators/choreographers.
  • Multiple groups will not be allowed to use the same song so register your entry early to be able keep the song of your choice.
  • You will not be able to make changes to your entry online, once it is registered. The primary group contact will receive a separate link to upload their MP3 track and group picture.
  • Last date for submitting your entries is Oct 2nd (including your MP3 track and group picture).

We look forward to having a fun and entertaining evening, so let's rock it!!

JAXICS Diwali Yearbook 2019

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Talent Show

Date/Time
Saturday, 1 to 4:30pm
Talent Show 2019 poster

Free for members, $10 for Non Members

Reminder:  Early sign-up for 2020 memberships includes participation in Talent Show 2019. 

Details and Rules for Talent Show

  • Performances are grouped in 4 different age categories - Ages 4 - 6,7 - 10, 11-16, 17+ 

  • Performances can be solo or group performances.

  • No language restrictions

  • You can perform anything - sing, dance, play an instrument, speed painting or write your own poem and recite it. Anything which you can showcase in 4 minutes.

  • You will need to bring your own track, instrument or tools for your act, if needed

  • Time limit for performance is 4 minutes.

  • All performances will be judged by professionals from our community.

  • Top 3 performers in each age group will receive prizes if we have more than 5 entries. Otherwise only one will be the winner per age group.

  • Send us your details if you are interested in participating - Name, Contact Number, Email Id, Item Description,Special Instructions. If your child is interested in Participating then we need Parent Contact details. Email should be sent to talentshow@jaxics.org

Register Here - Talent Show Entry form

India Independence Day

Date/Time
Pre-event Activities - August 11th; Main Event - August 18th, 3pm
RSVP Form
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"Aye Watan, Watan Mere Aabaad Rahe Tu; Hum Rahen Jahan Jahaan Mein, Yaad Rahe Tu"

As India gets ready to observe its 73rd Independence Day on August 15,2019;we at ICS Jax are getting ready to celebrate as well !

When: August 18, 2019
Where: UNF at the Robinson Theatre
Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

As part of the 2019 Independence Day Celebrations we have many Pre-Event and multicultural performances planned for the evening.

Pre-Event Activities at HSNEF - August 11th, 2019:

  • Public Speaking Competition (Poetry) for Kids

Independence Day Cultural Celebrations at UNF - August 18th, 2019:

  • Group Cultural Performance; Dance, Skits/ Dance Drama and Group Singing
  • Garlanding of the Gandhi Statue to pay our respect
  • Cultural Showcase highlighting the beauty and culture of Indian states by the Regional Associations (viewer’s choice award for the best state booth!)
  • Flag Hoisting ceremony at the Robinson Theater 
  • Cultural Entertainment
  • India Quiz
  • Sports Awards and Public Speaking Awards
  • Dinner

Details, Rules and Information for Public Speaking Competition for Kids

  • Theme: Poetry
    • This will be a Poetry recitation competition
    • Participants are welcome to memorize any English poem of their choice.
  • Participants will be judged by Toastmasters and Language Arts experts from Jacksonville.
  • Duration Minimum 2 minutes to maximum 5 minutes.
  • Participants will be judged based on articulation, expressions, memorization, clarity and overall effectiveness of delivery.
  • Participants are welcome to use cue cards; however, they may be small point deductions.
  • There will be three age groups:
    • 3rd Grade – 5th Grade (Completed 3rd Grade in 2019)
    • 6th Grade – 8th Grade (Completed 5th Grade in 2019)
    • 9th Grade – 12th Grade (Completed 8th Grade in 2019)
  • 3 winners will be awarded in each category.
  • The event is open to all members of the community (ICS members and non-ICS members)
  • All the participants must register online to help us plan the event for your convenience. No walk-in request will be taken on the competition day.
  • Please register latest by July 31st, 2019, to help us plan the event better. All entries will be locked at midnight on July 31st, 2019.
  • You are advised to have the confirmation email by ICS handy, coordinator may need that email for verification.

Register for Public Speaking Competition for Kids

Details, Rules and Information for Independence Day Group Cultural Celebration Event

  • Theme: Saare Jahaan Se Achaa, patriotic based on modern india.
  • Maximum duration for each performance, will be 4 minutes.
  • Minimum number of participants per group is 6.
  • Each coordinator/ choreographer can present upto 2 performances. We would like to give various groups and choreographers the opportunity to present their talent and also like a variety in the type of items presented, so we would request you to please limit to 2 groups. In case we have availability based on the registrations, we will keep you posted, and you can certainly present more.
  • The event is open to all members of the community (ICS members and non-ICS members)
  • Once you register, we will forward you a link where you can upload your music/ sound track (if you are planning on using one for your performance), for your entry to be considered complete.
  • Please register latest by July 15th, 2019, to help us plan the event better. All entries will be locked at midnight on July 15th 2019.

Register for Group Cultural Performance

Due to multiple cultural events planned for the evening, we will have limited group performances. Please sign up as soon as possible.

Please email independenceday@jaxics.org if you have any questions.

CONSULAR SERVICES CAMP

Frequently Asked Questions 
1.    What do I need to do when I get to the Consular Services Camp at HTS?
You will need to check-in/sign-in at the front desk, take a number and wait patiently. You will be assisted on a first come first serve basis.

2.    Do I need to bring a completely filled out application form to the Consular Services Camp?
Yes, everyone is encouraged to bring a completely filled out application form to the Camp. This will expedite the process for you.

3.    What if I don’t have a completely filled out application or if I have questions about the application forms?
A limited number of volunteers will be available at the camp to assist you with filling out the application forms online.

4.    May I bring a laptop and complete my partially filled out application form at the Camp?
Yes, if you have an incomplete form or have questions regarding the form, you are encouraged to bring your own laptop and to complete the application on-site.

5.    Will I need photographs with my applications?
Yes, you will need photographs with your applications. Bring passport sized photographs and volunteers at the camp are available to help you digitize the image and upload it to the online application.

6.    How do I pay application fees?
Application fees may be paid online (using credit cards) or by money order. Places close to camp venue where money orders may be obtained: Kroger (on 3435, Wrightsboro Road) or Exxon Gas Station (4086, Jimmie Dyess Pkwy). No cash payments will be accepted by the Consulate representatives.

7.    Will I be able to print documents at the Camp?
Printers will be set-up at the camp and volunteers are available to assist with printing, duplication and scanning of documents.

8.    Will I be able to notarize documents at the Camp?
A notary will be present on-site and will be able to notarize documents for a nominal fee.

9.    Does the camp provide food for attendees?
Coffee and water will be available for everyone. Attendees are responsible for their own meals.