Events

ICS Golden Jubilee Diwali Celebrations

Date/Time
ICS Golden Jubilee Diwali Celebrations on Sunday October 30, 2022 - 3 pm

ICS Golden Jubilee Diwali Celebrations are around the corner. 

Diwali, the Festival of Lights in Indian culture, is the flagship event of ICS event calendar. And this Diwali is 50th year ICS's is celebrating Diwali AND we will celebrate it in style!

The event will be in person and we will  follow State and CDC guidelines.

 The "ICS Golden Jubilee Diwali Celebrations” is an ICS Member event

  • All attendees and participants must be 2022 ICS members.

  • 2022-2023 memberships Sign-up / Renewals are NOW OPEN.

To Sign-up / Renew your 2022-2023 ICS Membership.

2022-2023 Membership Dues

Single : $60 (includes an adult (age 18 and above))

Couple : $90 (includes 2 adults)

Family : $135 (includes 2 adults and up to 3 children (under 18))

You must log in to your JAXICS account to renew or sign up for ICS membership
 

Performing Groups

To register your performance, please log in to your JAXICS account

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Your registration deadline is Sunday October 9, 2022
Guidelines for Performing Groups:
  • Must be 2022-2023 ICS Member to participate
  • Performance time - Minimun of 3 minutes and Maximum time of 4 minute and 30 seconds
  • Minimum Group Size - Ten (10) ICS member participants 
  • To allow for maximum members to participate, one member can participate in only one (1) performance .
  • Must submit audio file of your performance by Sunday October 9, 2022 by emailing google drive link to [email protected]

Diwali poster

Dandiya Raas

Date/Time
Dandiya Raas - Friday, Sept 23, 2022 at 8 pm
RSVP Form
Advance ticket sales are closed now. Tickets at the gate / on the day of the event will be $20 per person.

We are very excited to host the first ever Deerwood Jewelers ICS Dandiya Raas event tomorrow. 

Thank you for all your support. We are at full capacity for the event. NO TICKETS available at the gate.

As requested here is the food for purchase menu:
Samosas
Batata Vada
Khasta Kachori
Triple C Mayo Sandwich 
Mango Lassi
Soft Drinks

We will also have Dandiya sticks available for purchase.

SEE YOU TOMORROW !!!

Dandiya Raas Poster

Talent Show

Date/Time
Event starts at noon
RSVP Form
Sorry…This form is closed to new submissions.

2022 ICS Talent Show Poster

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$5 for members, $10 per participant for Non-Members

Please pay your participant fees at https://jaxics.org/form/payment 

Enter the requested information and $10 per participant fee in the amount section. Under Notes, please enter "2022 talent show" and participant’s name

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Send in videos to compete in the talent show, run by our Youth Committee! Look forward to a show full of Jacksonville’s talents complete with a community vote on social media and judged by professionals!

Details and Rules for Talent Show

  • Deadline for Registration: August 7, 2022
  • Deadline to submit your audio file: August 14, 2022
  • Age groups: 6 - 15, Above 15
  • Performances must be 1-3 minutes long
  • Only Solo performance allowed
  • One performance per participant
  • No language restrictions
  • 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
  • Winners decided based on onsite judges score
  • Members pay $5 and Non-members pay $10 per participant to register

For any inquiry or information on video submission, contact: [email protected]

India Independence Day

Date/Time
August 21, 2022 Poster Competition | August 27,2022 Talent Show - Noon; Happy Hour - 3 pm; India Independence Day Celebrations - 4 pm
RSVP Form
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Cultural Performance Registrations are Closed.
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MUST LOGIN TO REGISTER YOUR PERFORMANCE

2022 India Independence Day Poster

 

"Aye Watan, Watan Mere Aabaad Rahe Tu; Hum Rahen Jahan Jahaan Mein, Yaad Rahe Tu"

As India gets ready to observe its Independence Day on August 15,2022; we at JaxICS are getting ready to celebrate as well !

When: August 27, 2022
Where: Bolles Middle school, 2264 Bartram Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32202

PLEASE RSVP TO HELP US PLAN FOR THE EVENT
 

PROGRAM START SCHEDULE:

Talent Show - Noon;

Happy Hour - 3 pm;

India Independence Day Celebrations - 4 pm

 

Independence Day Cultural Celebrations:

  • Group Cultural Performance; Dance, Skits/ Dance Drama and Group Singing
  • Cultural Showcase highlighting the beauty and culture of Indian states by the Regional Associations 
  • Flag Hoisting ceremony
  • Cultural Entertainment
  • Sports Awards
  • Dinner

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

  • Theme: 75 years of Indian Independence, a cultural journey
  • Maximum duration for each performance, will be 4 minutes.
  • Minimum number of participants per group is Three (3)
  • Please register latest by SUNDAY August  7th, 2022, to help us plan the event better. All entries will be locked at midnight on SUNDAY August  7th, 2022.

Participation Fees:

ICS member - FREE

Non-ICS Member - $10 per person

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

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

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Details/Rules/Information for the Poster Competition:

Event Date - Sunday August 21, 2022 @ 1 pm

Location - Hindu Temple, 4968 Greenland Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32258

1.     The event is open to all members of the community (ICS members and non-ICS members). This will be an in-person contest (Contest Date: August 21, 2022 @ 1 pm) 

2.     Theme: 

o  75 years of India Independence

3.     Registration: FREE for 2022 ICS Members; $10 for non-members. Registration opens and ends August 20, 2022 midnight.

4.     Judges Selection Criteria: All entries will be judged by our judges onsite who are qualified art practitioners.

6.     One entry per participant

7.     Children can use any paint medium

8.     Poster paper size 9x11 and up and will be provided by ICS for onsite contest

NOTE: Please do not write the participant name on the poster.

9.     There will be three age groups:

o   4 years – 6 years 

o   7 years – 10 years

o   11 years – 15 years

10.  3 winners will be awarded in each category. Judges will score participants based on concept, creativity and drawing skills.

11.  Prizes will be announced during the India Independence Day celebration on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

Sports Day

Date/Time
Registration deadline -- June 4: Carrom/Chess; June 18: Volleyball/Throwball/Table Tennis/Badminton; GAME DAY -- June 11: Carrom/Chess; July 9: Volleyball/Throwball/Badminton; July 17: Table Tennis

It's time to get some exercise and enjoy a fun filled  ICS 2022 Sports Day.

There are various game competitions:

Carrom and Chess - June 11, 2022 at Southeast Regional Library (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Volleyball, Throwball and Badminton - July 9, 2022 at JJVA  sports complex (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Table Tennis - July 17, 2022 at Ishaka TT Club (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

 

LAST DAY TO REGISTER - 

FRIDAY JUNE 4, 2022: Carrom/Chess (CLOSED)

SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2022: Volleyball/Throwball/Table Tennis/Badminton

Due to limited spots and arena availability especially for the team sports, we recommend submitting your entry as soon as possible.

PARTICIPATION FEES for each event is

$10 for each ICS Member participant

$20 for each Non-ICS member participant

To promote active competition and representation from all Indian organizations in Jacksonville, ICS is offering $5 discount per non-ICS member participant if participant is a member of a regional organization (like GSNEF, TAJA, JTM, Marathi Mandal, RAJA, Bengali Association etc.) and the entry is submitted by that regional organization President.

Multiple entries from same regional organization is permitted.

For any questions, please email [email protected]

Following are the games planned as well as participation rules for each of the games.

More games may be added.

AWARD CEREMONY AT INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION IN AUGUST 2022

 

Volleyball (Men) (Event Date - Saturday July 9, 2022)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

  1. Minimum age of the player should be age 16 and Above
  2. Each team needs to have max 9 players. Please note that only 6 players will play at any time on the court.
  3. If you are sending registration for the complete team then please include at least 6 players names in the form submission.

Fees for ICS members -- $10 per person
Fees for ICS non- members -- $20 per person

Volleyball Rules

Throwball (Women) (Event Date - Saturday July 9, 2022)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

  1. Minimum age of the player should be age 16 and Above
  2. Each team needs to have max 9 players. Please note that only 7 players will play at any time on the court.
  3. If you are sending registration for the complete team then please include all players names in the submission.

Fees for ICS members -- $10 per person
Fees for ICS Non-members -- $20 per person

Throwball Rules

Table Tennis - Singles only (Event Date - Sunday July 17, 2022)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

  1. Minimum age of the player should be age 12 and above. You will be playing against a boy or a girl in your age group (12 years - 16 years, 16+ years).

Fees for ICS members -- $10 per person 
Fees for ICS Non-members -- $20 per person

Last date to register: Saturday, June 18, 2022.

Table Tennis Rules

Badminton - Singles only (Event Date - Saturday July 9, 2022)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

  1. Minimum age of the player should be age 12 and above. You will be playing against a boy or a girl in your age group (12 years - 16 years, 16+ years).

Fees for ICS members -- $10 per person 
Fees for ICS Non-members -- $20 per person

Last date to register: Saturday, June 18, 2022.

Badminton Tennis Rules

Carrom - Singles Only  (Event Date - Saturday June 11, 2022)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

  1. Minimum age of the player should be age 8 and above. 
  2. You will need to send your age with this registration as we will have to divide the participants in different age groups (8 years - 12 years , 13 years - 16 years, 16+ years)
  3. Please read the rules before you come in.
  4. If you or your child is going to participate in both games be prepared to stay longer.

NOTE: ICS needs carrom board sets to host the tournament, more boards allows to complete the competition in timely manner. If you have a carrom board that you can bring to the tournament, please email [email protected]

Fees for ICS members -- $10 per person
Fees for ICS Non-members -- $20 per person

Carrom Rules 

 

Chess (Event Date - Saturday June 11, 2022)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

  1. Minimum age of the player should be age 7 and above. You will be playing against a boy or a girl in your age group (8 years - 12 years , 13 years - 16 years, 16+ years).
  2. You will need to send your age with this registration as we will have to divide the participants in different age groups.
  3. Please bring your own Chess board and Pieces.
  4. Please download the Chess Clock App on your phone.
  5. Please read the rules before you come in.
  6. If you or your child is going to participate in both games be prepared to stay longer.

Fees for ICS members -- $10 per person
Fees for ICS Non-members -- $20 per person

Chess Rules 

 

Holi

Date/Time
Carnival games, Food, DJ, Dance, BollyX workout, Drinks, Music and Colors
RSVP Form
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Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville present Festival of Colors - Holi!

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

ICS has planned a variety of fun competitions for kids and adults, dance scrumptious food, famous ICS Thandai, along with classic carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy etc. 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!

FREE ADMISSION TO THE EVENT

FREE DRINK TICKET* TO FIRST 50 ATTENDEES THAT COME BEFORE 11:30 am

Know Before You go

Holi Poster

 

Valentine's Karaoke Nite

Date/Time
RSVP Form
Advance ticket sales are closed now. Tickets at the gate / on the day of the event will be $20 per person.

Spend your special day with friends, family, and that special loved one serenading them with your favorite songs on Karaoke, at a fantastic venue.

Bartram Springs Clubhouse

14530 E Cherry Lake Dr,

Jacksonville, FL 32258

  • Discounted pricing for ICS members
  • Children Under 5 are free
  • Cost includes dinner and fun

You can request your favorite songs, as long as they are available as a public link. YouTube has thousands of Hindi Karaoke Songs.

Song Request Form

2022 Valentine's Bollywood Karaoke Party poster

India Day

Date/Time
2022 India Day Celebration
RSVP Form
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2022 India Day Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville (ICS) invites you to join the upcoming celebrations for the 73nd Indian Republic Day, on January 22, 2022

As part of the 2022 Republic Day Celebrations, we have many contests and multicultural events planned for the evening. 

·      Poster Competition for Children (JANUARY 15, 2022 @ 3PM SouthEast Regional Library)

·      Fancy Dress Competition for Children

·      Cultural Performances


Details/Rules/Information for the Poster Competition:

1.     The event is open to all members of the community (ICS members and non-ICS members). This will be an in-person contest (Contest Date: January 15, 2022 @ 3pm South East Regional Library) 

2.     Theme: 

o   Incredible India (Monuments, Achievements, Festivals, Traditions, Costumes that highlight the beauty of India).

3.     Registration: FREE for 2022 ICS Members; $5 for non-members. Registration opens December 5, 2021 and ends midnight on January 9, 2022.

4.     Judges Selection Criteria: All entries will be judged by our judges who qualified art practitioners.

6.     One entry per participant

7.     Children can use any paint medium

8.     Poster paper size 9x11 and up and will be provided by ICS for onsite contest

NOTE: Please do not write the participant name on the poster.

9.     There will be three age groups:

o   4 years – 6 years 

o   7 years – 10 years

o   11 years – 15 years

10.  3 winners will be awarded in each category. Judges will score participants based on concept, creativity and drawing skills.

11.  Prizes will be announced during the cultural celebration on January 22nd, 2022.


Details/Rules/Information for the Fancy Dress Competition:

1.     The event is open to all members of the community (ICS members and non-ICS members)

2.     Theme: 

o   Superstars of India (National Leaders, Sports Personalities, Scientists, Famous Personalities that highlight the Indian Achievements).

3.    Registration: FREE for 2022 ICS Members; $5 for non-members. Registration opens December 5, 2021 and ends midnight on January 9, 2022.

4.     Judges Selection Criteria: All entries will be judged by our judges who qualified art practitioners.

6.     One entry per participant

7.     Only solo performance on stage is allowed for a minimum of 1 minute and maximum of 3 minutes.

8.     There will be three age groups:

o   4 years – 6 years

o   7 years – 10 years

o   11 years – 15 years

9.     3 winners will be awarded in each category. Judges will score participants based on costume and presentation skills.

10.  Prizes will be announced during the cultural celebration on January 22th, 2022.



 Details/Rules/Information for Cultural Performances:

1.     There will be a maximum of 20 cultural performances and registrations will be on a first come basis:

o   Group Dance / Singing (minimum 4 participants)

o   Solo Dance / Singing (maximum of 5 participants will be selected on first come first served basis)

o   Other Cultural Performances highlighting the rich culture of India (minimum of 4 participants)

2.      Theme: 

o   Keeping the patriotic occasion in mind, please refrain from using strong Bollywood music tracks. You may however use light Bollywood music with a patriotic / positive message.

3.     Duration for Each Performance: 4 minutes and 30 seconds

4.     No Group Name or Business name should display as part of the costumes, or part of the performance or group name. Participants/Participating group will be responsible for any copyright violations and ICS does not hold any responsibility for copyright infringement related to the performance.

5.     Registration: FREE for 2022 ICS Members; $5 for each non-member performer. Registration opens December 5, 2021 and ends midnight on January 9, 2022.