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Pulitzer Prize Winner Jon Meacham To Speak At Grunin Center

originally published: 09/14/2017

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jon Meacham To Speak At Grunin Center

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- The Ocean County College Foundation presents the 1st Annual Blauvelt Lecture Series sponsored by Barbara & Harvey York and the Causeway Family of Dealerships. Pulitzer Prize-winner Jon Meacham will speak on Monday, October 23 at 7:00pm on the Main Stage, Grunin Center, Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.  Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book ReviewMeacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. 

A regular guest on “Morning Joe,” Meacham is known as a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs. He understands how issues and events impact our lives and why historical context matters.

In this special presentation, Meacham will explore what 21st-century leaders in different fields of endeavor can learn from the greatest moments of our common past in his lecture, The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the American Presidency. This presentation – non-partisan in content and tone – ranges from Jefferson’s pragmatism and JFK’s capacity to recover from his own mistakes to the management of conflicting egos as shown by Reagan and FDR and how George H.W. Bush dealt with the end of his Presidency. Meacham discusses how history can inform the decisions all of us make every day in positions that demand creative and innovative solutions.

TICKETS: Lecture Only, 7:00 p.m., Main Stage, $40, Orchestra & Mezzanine. VIP Meet & Greet and Lecture, 5:30 p.m., Grunin Center Gallery, $75 includes wine, beer, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres (limited to 50 Guests). Please use Parking Lot #2.

Purchase tickets online http://grunincenter.org, call 732-255-0500, or visit the Box Office, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. Prices, dates, times, performers, and shows are subject to change.  Subscription Rates and Military Discounts (active US military/eligible veterans) may be available.


 







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(CLINTON, NJ) --  The famous Haunted Village at the Red Mill Museum Village is back for its 28th season of scares.  The ghouls are ready and waiting in our maze, terror trail, haunted hayride, vortex, and haunted Red Mill to terrify our visitors. You may just have to Run for Your Life to survive!  The event runs Friday October 12th, Saturday October 13th, Friday October 19th, Saturday October 20th, Friday October 26th and Saturday October 27th.  
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(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Asbury Park Convention Hall presents famed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson on Thursday, December 6 at 8:00pm. Tyson is the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on FOX, and NOVA ScienceNOW and Origins on PBS.  He returns to Asbury Park with a fun, family-friendly evening designed to help unravel the mysteries of modern science. Tickets range from $47 to $223.
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Event calendar
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018


MUSIC

MUSIC OF CREAM @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

An Evening with Wyclef Jean @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 7:00pm

Newark Downtown District 20th Anniversary Concert @ Chambers Plaza @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 5:00pm

Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

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