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Day Trips and Fun Outings

Mah Jongg Tournament

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Sunday, March 1 • 9:00 a.m.
Six rounds of play beginning at 10:00 a.m. promptly. Three rounds before lunch, three rounds after. Visa gift card prizes and more!  (Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners after each 3rd round of play.)  Seating limited to first 100 entries. Doors open at 9:00 a.m., play begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.  Please register by Friday, February 14.

Organized by Joanne Bourne of Four Seasons MJT. $54 per person includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.  

Split Level Concerts and the JCC present Bruce Off Broadway - A Uke Tribute with Jim Boggia

Saturday, March 28 • 8:00 p.m.

Bruce Off Broadway is Jim Boggia’s loving tribute to the Bruce Springsteen songbook, performed on ukulele.

Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries for over 20 years with his uncompromising devotion to emotionally direct songcraft. He has released three acclaimed studio albums, collaborated with a startling array of artists — including Joan Osborne, Aimee Mann, Juliana Hatfield, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Bernadette Peters, and NRBQ’s Big Al Anderson — and frequent performances with preeminent Beatles tribute band, the Fab Faux, and 18-piece collective Mad Dogs & Dominos, bringing to stage the music of Delaney And Bonnie, Derek And The Dominos, Joe Cocker, solo George Harrison, Leon Russell and their creative roots.

Along the way, he got a ukulele and he learned how to make it talk. And once he got it talking, he got to finding ingenious ways of using those four little strings to play some of the most complex rock arrangements with all the grace and power of the originals. Inspired by the response Boggia has received from his ukulele version of “Thunder Road,” he has crafted uke arrangements of other Springsteen classics to present in this unique night of music.

Price: $20 at the door, $25 at the door, beer and wine available for purchase. 

 

Handel Festival Orchestra Concert, West 83rd Ministry Center, NYC

Tuesday, March 31 • 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
The Handel Festival Orchestra will present an all-Mozart program featuring violinist and concertmaster Jieming Tang, playing Violin Concerto no. 4 and Symphony no. 36 (‘Linz”). Reservations are needed by Tuesday, March 24. Price $55, Member Price: $50, cost includes $10/person orchestra donation, transportation provided

Thomas Elefant, accomplished conductor, musician and university lecturer, founded the Handel Festival Orchestra in 2009. He served as the musical director of the Intergenerational Symphony in Israel, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in Indiana and the Missoula Symphony Orchestra in Montana. He holds a Masters in Conducting from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music Education from New York University.

Cooking at the J with Fana Horenbein - Working with Matzah

Tuesday, March 31 • 7:00 p.m.
Learn a special technique used to manipulate matzah into an al dente noodle that you can then transform into wonderful food creations such as pie crusts, taco shells, rolled apple strudels, knish crusts and so much more.  Take home unique and simple recipes for Passover.  Please bring Kosher for Passover non-perishable food items to be donated to Kosher Meals on Wheels.  Please register by Tuesday, March 24.  Price: $45, Member Price: $36

Mandir Hindu Temple

Thursday, May 7 • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Mandir, a Hindu temple, was founded in 1982 and is located in Robbinsville, NJ. We will tour this architecturally breathtaking temple, learn about Swaminarayan Hinduism and observe a mid-day worship service. Then we will enjoy lunch at Witherspoon Grill in Princeton . Afterwards visit The Princeton University Art Museum, which has two special exhibits: Life Magazine/the Power of Photography and Cezanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings, or explore Princeton on your own.  Price: $80, Member Price: $75. Bus leaves from JCC of Central New Jersey and Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn.

Cooking for One with Fana Horenbein

Tuesday, June 2 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cooking for one is fun and empowering!  Cook what you want in the portion you want!  Learn a delicious approach to cooking for one with tips and tricks to making it affordable, tasty and inspiring.  Price: $45, Member Price: $36

Live on Stage - Still Kickin'

Thursday, June 18 • 7:30 p.m.
The JCC's very own garage band is Still Kickin' – a group of guys who can sing and play.  They're back at the JCC for their third performance.  Suggested Donation: $10/person, snacks and drinks accompany a great performance and fun night

Hunterdon Hills: They’re Playing Our Song by Neil Simon and Marvin Hamlisch

Thursday, July 23 • 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This funny, romantic show about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist was a hit musical upon release in 1979. Come enjoy the show along with a delicious lunch and dessert buffet. Reservations are needed by Tuesday, June 30. Price: $90, Member Price: $85.  Bus leaves from JCC of Central New Jersey and Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn.

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