Events

Karaoke Nite

Date/Time
Appetizers at 6pm; Dinner a bit later; Singing starts as soon as you want to.
RSVP Form
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We Indians love our music. And ready or not, we love to sing. And why not? So Let's get together to sing our Bollywood favorites with ICS friends. Bring your family, friends, and loved-ones to enjoy an evening of fun, food, music, and masti.

ICS Karaoke Nite is a non-stop bonanza of Indian music numbers. Enough of bathroom singing. It's time to embarrass yourself or annoy others. Either way, singing is so much more fun with friends and family!

Cover charge

  • Cover charge covers dinner and venue cost. There will be a cash bar, which is separate.
  • $10 paid online in advance, for members.
  • $12 paid online in advance, for non-members.
  • $15 paid in cash at the gate, for everyone.
  • Kids under 12 can attend for $5 (paid in cash at the gate)

How to request your song

  1. Find your song soundtrack (preferably with lyrics) on the internet. We recommend searching YouTube in advance, or MeraGana.com, and perhaps practicing the song in advance - for your own sake and for the sake of the audience ;-)
  2. Pay $2 cash to the organizers (intake). Sorry, we have to charge something to regulate the deluge of song requests and cover misc costs. And you'd agree that $2 is a small, token amount.
  3. Send the song link to us via SMS or email (phone number and email address will be provided at the event). Use the Share - via SMS or Share - via Email feature of your smartphone to send the link.
  4. When your turn comes, we will tell you that you're next, so be ready. We will give you a mic, play your song on our projector display+sound-system. There's a 3 minute limit per song. We will only play from the beginning up to the first 3 minutes.

Please be respectful of everyone's time. We do events like this mainly for everyone's enjoyment.

Guest Experience Guidelines

Here's are the guidelines on how to make your experience as a guest most enjoyable.

  1. Buy ticket online or at the gate.

  2. Arrive at the gate on time (and buy ticket if not already bought).

  3. Mingle socially. Take appetizers.

  4. Go to intake, use their help to find and choose a song track.

  5. Once settled on a song track, pay $2 to intake.

  6. Wait for someone to take you to AV when your song will be next.

  7. You are given a mic and your song track starts.

  8. Listen to audio from the speaker, read the lyrics on the screen, and sing into the mic.

  9. Track plays for 3 minutes. And then the music stops. Applause!!!

  10. Come back to intake to request more songs. As many as you like. Tracks are played in the order of payment.

  11. During all this, continue enjoying appetizers, drinks, dinner, and most importantly - the company of friends.


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Holi

Date/Time
Carnival games, Food, DJ, Dance, Drinks, Music : 11 am; Colors: 2 pm
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Holi - fun activity booths
Holi - delicious food
Holi - group activities
Holi - dance
Holi - colors

Mark your calendars...don't miss out!! 

HSNEF and Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville present Holi - festival of colors!

Rang De Holi... 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 for kids and adults, dance & rocking beats by MASTI MANIA, scrumptious home cooked food by HSNEF 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)

India Day

Date/Time
Poster Competition at Hindu Temple, 1pm Sat 01/12; Cultural Show & Dinner at 3pm Sun, 01/27
RSVP Form
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We will be starting the celebrations with a kickoff Poster Competition event on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at the Hindu Temple (HSNEF) on Greenland Road, followed by our signature cultural celebrations on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at Bolles Middle School.

  • Poster Competition for Children – Sat, Jan 12th, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Venue: Hindu Temple (HSNEF), 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville FL 32258
    • Please register using this link: https://bit.ly/2Lyxlzj by Monday, January 7th, 2019, to help us plan the event better.
    • Please scroll down to read the rules and details
    • For questions, please send your emails to: poster@jaxics.org
  • Cultural Celebrations – Sun, Jan 27th, 2019, 3:00 PM onwards

Entry is free for all. But there will be a fee for dinner for non members - $5 per person or $15 for a family of 4. Dinner will be free for all ICS members.


Details for the Poster Competition

  • Theme: Incredible India. Your poster should depict Places, Events, Culture or Personalities that make India Incredible and Unique!
  • Duration 75 minutes.
  • Children can use any paint medium (please bring in your own 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
  • 3 winners will be awarded in each category. All our participants will be encouraged with participation awards!
  • Prizes will be announced and awarded during the cultural celebration on Sunday,  January 27th, 2019.
  • Please register using this link: 

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
  • It should be folk or patriotic performance only.
  • Groups must have more than 2 people.
  • Song or dance should not be more than 4 mins long.
  • Skits or drama should not be more than 8 mins long.
  • Solos will be considered based on the number of entries.
  • Please submit your group performance, skit and group song entry using this link: https://bit.ly/2PPC7ZW by Monday, January 14th, 2019. 

Details for the Fancy Dress Competition

  • Venue: Bolles Middle School, 2264 Bartram Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • The costume must adhere to the theme of this event. It should be based on mythological, historical or contemporary Indian theme.
  • 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.
  • The Judges' decision will be final.
  • All our participants will be encouraged with participation certificates.
  • For Fancy dress competition audio track is not required field.