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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.


 







State Theatre New Jersey presents An Evening with Bob Woodward
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents An Evening With Bob Woodward - The State of the American Presidency on Monday, December 10 at 8:00pm. Moderated by Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Woodward provides a behind the scene look into his 47 year career from Watergate to his latest book, as well as the current state of politics. Tickets range from $35-$85.
RVCC Planetarium to Present Holiday Shows, Star Shows, Laser Concerts in December
​​​​​​​(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg is offering a variety of star shows and laser concerts for the entire family in December, including holiday programs to help make the season especially merry and bright. In addition, a special Winter Solstice Saturday program will feature free, hands-on activities for all ages.


A Look at Newark Centric City
(NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Centric City officially launched on September 29, 2018, but site owner Suzanne Joblonski has been actively promoting Newark through social media for the past year and a half.  New Jersey Stage spoke with her to learn more about the site.
The 27th Annual Blackwood Pumpkin Festival
Now that summer is officially in the rearview mirror – even with an occasional warm-weather day – the time has come for thoughts to turn to things autumnal. That could mean painting a pumpkin or constructing a scarecrow for Halloween decorating. It might be checking out a craft fair for an early start on holiday shopping. It could involve an outdoor spot with live entertainment to see and hear without slathering on high-number sunscreen. Or maybe it’s just taking in an activity that’s fun for the whole gang, even the four-legged ones.
New Jersey Hall of Fame: Class of 2017 PERFORMING ARTS
The members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2017 were inducted on Sunday, May 6th in Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre.  The following is a look at the members inducted in the PERFORMING ARTS category: The Four Seasons, Steven Van Zandt, Gloria Gaynor, and Debbie Harry.
New Jersey Hall of Fame: Class of 2017 ARTS & LETTERS
The members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2017 were inducted on Sunday, May 6th in Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre.  The following is a look at the members inducted in the ARTS & LETTERS category: Harlan Coben and Anna Quindlen.
New Jersey Hall of Fame: Class of 2017 SPORTS
The members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2017 were inducted on Sunday, May 6th in Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre.  The following is a look at the members inducted in the SPORTS category: Al Leiter and Carli Lloyd.






Event calendar
Sunday, Dec 09, 2018


MUSIC

CHINA CRISIS @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 6:00pm

Sensational Soul Cruisers Holiday Show @ iPlay America, Freehold - 4:00pm

Scott, Garner, Gray, Says Jimmy Baldwin @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 7:00pm

The GLEN MILLER ORCHESTRA @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 3:00pm

The Weight Band – Featuring members of The Band and Levon Helm Band @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:30pm

The Met Opera: Marnie (Encore) @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 1:00pm







THEATRE

Elf, The Musical @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 2:00pm

A Christmas Story @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 2:00pm

An Actor's Carol @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm

Seussical @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 2:00pm

Peter Pan @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Annie: The Musical @ Centenary Stage Company - Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, Hackettstown - 2:00pm

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:00pm

A Wonderful Life @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Junie B. Jones The Musical at Black Box PAC @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 11:00am

A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 1:30pm and 3:30pm


KIDS

Breakfast with Santa @ iPlay America, Freehold - 9:30am

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 10:00am and 2:00pm and 6:00pm


MISC

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 2:00pm

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