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GSPC Saraswati Puja 2024

Venue: 559 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

 
  • February 17th, 2024 (Sat) (10AM - 4PM)
  • RSVP Family: $100 | Adult: $45 | Child, Self supporting students: $25
    (under 5 free)
  • Please join us with family and friends to enjoy the "Ghoroa" Saraswati Puja : Anjali | HatheKhori | Bogh Prasad
  • Talent Show for ALL with Prizes : Sit & Draw | Cultural Performances | Food Art | Open Mic

42nd GSPC Durga Utsov 2023

 

"জীবন চাইছে আরও বেশি,আরও বেশি কিছু।"*

Venue: William L. Dickinson High School Jersey City, NJ 07306

পুজো, অঞ্জলী, ভোগ, ঢাক, আরতি, সিঁদুর খেলা.. বাঙালী মিষ্টি, মুখরোচক, শাড়ি, গয়না এবং আরো অনেক ষ্টল.. সাথে বাঙালী ভুরিভোজ..  

Schedule for OCT 21st (Saturday):

  • Pujo: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Pushpanjali: 1:30 PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:00 PM Dinner: 5:30 PM
  • The Anupam Roy Band

Schedule for OCT 22nd (Sunday):

  • Pujo: 11:30 AM – 1:30PM
  • Pushpanjali: 1:30PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:00 PM
  • Boron: 3:00 PM
  • Sindur Khela: 3:30 PM
  • Dinner : 5:30 PM
  • Lokkhichhara & Sahana Bajpaie

Menu for OCT 21st (Saturday):

Bhogh:

  • Prosad
  • Polao
  • Kashmiri Aloor Dom
  • Payesh
  • Mishti

Sat Dinner : GSPC's Special "Bongo Bhoj"

  • Basanti Polao
  • Cholar Daal
  • Jhuri Aloo Bhaja
  • Kosha Mangsho OR Chanar Dalna (veg)
  • Fish Kalia OR Paneer Potol ( Veg)
  • Khejur Amshottor Chatni
  • Gorom Roshogolla

Sat Dinner : Kids' Menu

  • Noodles
  • Chili chicken
  • Gorom Roshogolla

Menu for OCT 22nd (Sunday):

Bhogh:

  • Prosad
  • Khichudi
  • Labda
  • Payesh
  • Mishti

Sun Dinner : GSPC's Special "Royal Sunday"

  • Polao
  • Fish Fry OR Veg Kebab (veg)
  • Dim Kosha
  • Chicken Roast OR Fullkopir-Roast (Veg)
  • Mishti

Sun Dinner : Kids' Menu

  • Pizza
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Mishti

GSPC Saraswati Pujo 2023

Venue: All Saints Episcopal Church. 559 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

 
  • Feb 11th 2023 (Sat) 11AM
  • Please join us with family and friends to enjoy the "Ghoroa" Saraswati Pujo . Pujo | Anjali | HatheKhori | Bogh Prasad
  • Talent Show for ALL with Prizes : Sit & Draw | Cultural Performances | Food Art | Open Mic
  • RSVP : Family (2 Adult + 2 Kids) $80 Pay by Zelle Donate@gardenstatepuja.org

GSPC DURGA PUJA FESTIVAL: OCT 1ST – OCT 2ND 2022

Venue: William L. Dickinson High School Jersey City, NJ 07306

পুজো, অঞ্জলী, ভোগ, ঢাক, আরতি, সিঁদুর খেলা.. বাঙালী মিষ্টি, মুখরোচক, শাড়ি, গয়না এবং আরো অনেক ষ্টল.. সাথে বাঙালী ভুরিভোজ..

Schedule for OCT 1st (Saturday):

  • Pujo: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Pushpanjali: 1:30 PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:00 PM Dinner: 5:30 PM
  • Fundraising Concert: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
  • -GSPC Home Production – "Matri Rupena" - A dance collage
  • -Jeet Ganguly and Team from Bollywood…

Schedule for OCT 2nd (Sunday):

  • Pujo: 11:30 AM – 1:30PM
  • Pushpanjali: 1:30PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:00 PM
  • Boron: 3:00 PM
  • Sindur Khela: 3:30 PM
  • Dinner : 5:30 PM
  • Fundraising Concert: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • - GSPC Home Production – Drama - ক্ষীরের পুতুল
  • - Annweshya and her team

Menu for OCT 1st (Saturday):

Lunch:

  • Prasad & Bhogh
  • Khichudi, Labda
  • Payesh, Mishti

Dinner: BongoBhoj

  • Basmati Rice + Ghee
  • Narkel Daal, Jhuri AlooBhaja
  • Ruhi Mach
  • Pulao. Panthar Mangsho
  • Chatni , Mishti
  • *Veg Only: Aloo Paneer

Menu for OCT 2nd (Sunday):

Lunch:

  • Prasad & Bhogh
  • Basanti Polao , Kashmiri Aloordum
  • Payesh .Mishti

Dinner: Robi Ahaar

  • Veg Chop
  • Egg Kasha
  • Chicken Biryani
  • Mishti
  • *Veg Only- Veg Biryani, Shahi Gobi
Ample parking available on site with huge collection of ‘Kolkata street’ food to enjoy

P.S. No cancellation/refund request will be accepted after Wed Sep 28th 2022

Calling all colorful souls and artists 👩‍🎨 👨‍🎨 🧑‍🎨 to donate their art for the Karma Stall@GSPC Durga Puja 2022. While associating your talent to a greater cause, get acknowledged by GSPC with a certificate of appreciation! 🔖 Please spread the word to your friends, relatives and most importantly the colorful little ones! 😊


GSPC 40TH DURGA PUJA UTSOV: OCT 16TH – OCT 17TH 2021

‘আলোকময়ী’..   সারা বিশ্বজুড়ে যে অন্ধকার নেমে এসেছে তারই মাঝে আলোর বার্তা দেবে এই মিউজিকাল।


Due to the COVID situation, there are NO schools/venues to rent/permit in Jersey City, New Jersey for puja this year 2021. Hence, the plan is to use the digital platform for GSPC 40th Durga Utsov.

  • Streaming of Live GSPC 40th Durga Puja.
  • Exclusive Anjali Slot.(Both days)
  • Personalized Pujo with your name and Mishti box offered. (optional) (GSPC will arrange the mishti box and print your name/gatra for you)
  • GSPC will ship the “Personalized Pujo with your name and “Mishti box” with “Pujar Phul” to all the patrons (optional)
  • Mega Digital Concert “Alokmoyee” – A Debojyoti Mishra creation featuring Rupankar, Raghab, Annyesha & Sudipta (Enjoy this Exclusive musical from the Maestro till Kali Puja/Diwali)

All these will be available to all the dedicated guests. patrons who come to our GSPC Pujo every year upon donation with a minimum of $21 or more through Private Facebook Group on 16-17th Oct 2021. Thanks for your continuous support towards GSPC and its philanthropic initiatives #Karma@GSPC #hokPujoAlokmoyee

Schedule for OCT 16th (Saturday)*:

  • Pujo: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Exclusive Pushpanjali Slot: 2:00 PM
  • Fundraising Concert “Alokmoyee”: 8PM PM – 10:00 PM (The show will be available till Kali Puja/Diwali)
  • A Debojyoti Mishra creation featuring Rupankar, Raghab, Annyesha & Sudipta

Schedule for OCT 17th (Sunday)*:

  • Pujo: 11:30 AM – 1:30PM
  • Exclusive Pushpanjali Slot: 2:00 PM
  • Boron: 5:00 PM
*Timings subject to change. All real time updates & adda will be available in the Private Facebook Group – “GSPC 40th DURGA UTSOV 2021” #hokpujo

39TH DURGA UTSOV 2020

#hokpujo #staysafe

Annual Fundraising event (virtual) to support Karma@gspc Initiatives

Kabir Suman's Ticket

https://gspcudaan.ticketspice.com/ekok-kobir-suman-a-global-digital-concert
Date: October 24 , 2020

SCHEDULE: 8:30 PM EST (available for 1 week)
FB event:https://www.facebook.com/events/259652758629347

BE BY THE BAULS OF BENGAL – 2020

"TOGETHER for FOLK"

A Debojyoti Mishra Initiative in Association with GSPC, New Jersey, USA

Venue: FACEBOOK LIVE https://www.facebook.com/events/354963775535289/ Date: September 19, 2020 (Saturday) SCHEDULE
  • Singapore: 11:30 PM
  • India: 9:00 PM
  • Dubai: 7:30 PM
  • UK: 4:30 PM
  • USA: 11:30 AM EST
FUNDRAISING FOR
  • 144 BAUL Families
  • Ration for 6 Months
  • Rs. 2000/month/family
#BeByTheBauls Please donate : Link: https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/help-the-baul-community-of-shantinikenatan FOOD INGREDIENTS: 30 KG Rice, 1 KG Daal, 1 lt Oil, 8 KG Potato, Salt & Turmeric Total per month: Rs 2000 for 144 Families Total target amount for 6 months: Rs. 17, 28, 000 ( ~ $25,000)

GSPC DURGA PUJA FESTIVAL: OCT 05TH – OCT 06TH 2019

Venue: William L. Dickinson High School Jersey City, NJ 07306

পুজো, অঞ্জলী, ভোগ, ঢাক, আরতি, সিঁদুর খেলা.. বাঙালী মিষ্টি, মুখরোচক, শাড়ি, গয়না এবং আরো অনেক ষ্টল.. সাথে বাঙালী ভুরিভোজ..

Schedule for OCT 5th (Saturday):
  • Pujo: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Pushpanjali: 1:30 PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:00 PM
  • Dinner: 5:30 PM
  • Fundraising Concert: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Anjan Dutta / Neel Dutta / Amit Dutta and band...
  • Other attraction: GSPC Home Production - গুপী-বাঘা আমেরিকায় (musical)
Schedule for OCT 6st (Sunday):
  • Pujo: 11:30 AM – 1:30PM
  • Pushpanjali: 1:30PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:00 PM
  • Boron: 3:00 PM
  • Sindur Khela: 3:30 PM
  • Dinner : 5:30 PM
  • Fundraising Concert: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Lopamudra and her team...
  • Other attraction: GSPC Home Production - শুভবিবাহ (drama)
Menu on OCT 5th (Saturday):
  • Khichuri
  • Laabra
  • Payesh
  • Proshad & Misti
  • --------------
  • Peas Polao
  • Chholar Daal
  • Alu Bhaja
  • Rui Kalia
  • Chhanar Daalna
  • Pathar Mangsho
  • Chatni
  • Papad
  • Mishti (Rosho-Malai)
Menu on OCT 6th (Sunday):
  • Basanti Polao
  • Kashmiri Aloor Dum
  • Payesh
  • Proshad & Misti
  • --------------
  • Sada Bhaat
  • Alu-fulkopir Daalna
  • Alu Posto
  • Moong Daal
  • Alu Bhaja
  • Chatni
  • Papad
  • Mishti (Darbesh)
Ample parking available on site with huge collection of 'Kolkata street' food to enjoy

GSPC1 2019 PERFORMERS

Anjan Dutta / Neel Dutta / Amit Dutta and band… (Saturday 5th Oct)

Anjan Dutt (singer, lyricist, actor, director). Don’t miss “2441139” Neel Dutta (musician, music director) is an Indian music composer and singer from Kolkata. He received the National Award (Rajat Kamal) from the Govt. of India, for ‘Best Music Direction’ in 2012 for the soundtrack of the Bengali film Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona. Amit Dutta – One of the best guitarists Bengal has ever produced.

Saturday other attraction: GSPC Home Production: গুপী-বাঘা আমেরিকায় (musical)

Lopamudra and her team… (Sunday 6th Oct)

Kolkata-based prominent singer of Rabindra Sangeet, modern Bengali songs and Folk songs. Lopamudra started singing basic numbers written and composed by contemporary lyricists and composers and they became instant hits. ‘Chelebelar Brishti,’ one of Lopamudra’s earliest hits, was the first song to be set to tune for Lopamudra by Joy Sarkar.

Sunday other attraction: GSPC Home Production: শুভবিবাহ (drama)

GSPC SARASWATI PUJA 2019

Venue: Franklin Williams Middle School 7 (MS 7) 222 Laidlaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Schedule for FEB 9TH:
  • Puja: 12:00PM – 1:00PM
  • Hathekhori: 1:00PM – 2:00PM
  • Sit & Draw: 2PM – 3PM
  • Bhog/Lunch: 3PM – 5PM
  • Cultural Show: 5PM – 6:00PM
*Timings subject to change

GSPC DURGA PUJA FESTIVAL: OCT 20TH – OCT 21ST 2018

Venue: William L. Dickinson High School Jersey City, NJ 07306 Schedule for OCT 20th (Saturday):
  • Pujo: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Pushpanjali: 1:30 PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:00 PM
  • Dinner: 5:30 PM
  • Fundraising Concert: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Global Ektara Band
Schedule for OCT 21st (Sunday):
  • Pujo: 11:30 AM – 1:30PM
  • Pushpanjali: 1:30PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:00 PM
  • Boron: 3:00 PM
  • Sindur Khela: 3:30 PM
  • Dinner : 5:30 PM
  • Fundraising Concert: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Somlata and Aces
Ample parking available on site with huge collection of ‘Kolkata street’ food to enjoy

GSPC 2018 PERFORMERS

Global Ektara (Saturday Oct 20)

Brings 7 star performers on a single stage for the first time in America. Led by Bonnie Chakraborty of Krosswindz/CokeStudio/A.R.Rehman fame, the band features famed folk singers Kartik Das Baul & Usri Banerjee, Keshav Iyengar on Bass, Cactus ace guitarist Ratul Ray, Sudipto Paul on keyboards, and drummer par excellence – Gaboo of Lakkhichhara. What started as a urban folk revolution in the 70’s with Gautam Chattopadhyay’s Mohiner Ghoraguli, Bonnie has pioneered and refined for the new generation with this musical extravaganza. Don’t miss “Prithibita Naki”…

 

Somlata and the Aces Band (Sunday Oct 21)

Hearthrob of this generation, Somlata Acharya needs no introduction. One of the most versatile contemporary singers, Somlata’s repertoire ranges from Classical to Sufi, Folk to Fusion, Adhunik and Rabindrasangeet. She has sung in over 30 Bengali movies: Cross-Connection, Ranjana Ami Ar Asbona, Bedroom, Mach Mishti & More, to name a few… more recently Ghare O Baire (2017), Uma (2018). Mark the stark contrast in the styles/genres in the 2 links below, semi-classical & techno at a college fest.

 

GSPC SARASWATI PUJA 20TH JAN, 2018

Venue: Franklin L Williams Middle School 7 (MS 7) 222 Laidlaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Schedule for FEB 9TH:
  • Puja: 12:30PM – 1:30PM
  • Hathekhori: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
  • Sit & Draw: 2PM – 3PM
  • Bhog/Lunch: 3PM – 5PM
  • Cultural Show: 5:00PM – 7:00PM
*Timings subject to change

GSPC DURGA PUJA FESTIVAL: SEP 30TH – OCT 1ST 2017

Venue: William L. Dickinson High School 2 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Registration opens on Aug 30th 2017…#hokpujo

Schedule for SEP 30th:
  • Puja: 11:30 AM – 2:30PM
  • Pushpanjali: 2:00PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:30PM
  • Dinner: 5:30 PM
  • Annual Fundraising Concert to Support Karma@GSPC Initiatives : DOHAR 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
!! Enjoy variety of Food stalls and other stalls of interest. !! Schedule for OCT 1st:
  • Puja: 11:30 AM – 2:30PM
  • Pushpanjali: 2:00PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:30 PM
  • Sindoor Khela: 4:00PM
  • Dinner : 5:30 PM
  • Annual Fundraising Concert to Support Karma@GSPC Initiatives : Durnibar & Band 7:00PM – 9:30PM
!! Enjoy variety of Food stalls and other stalls of interest. !! *Timings subject to change

GSPC SARASWATI PUJA 2017

Venue: Jersey City Museum (JCMC) 350 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Schedule for FEB 4TH:
  • Puja: 12:30PM – 1:30PM
  • Hathekhori: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
  • Sit & Draw: 2PM – 3PM
  • Bhog/Lunch: 3PM – 5PM
  • Cultural Show: 5PM – 7:00PM
*Timings subject to change

GSPC DURGA PUJA FESTIVAL: OCT 8TH – 9TH 2016

Register for Durga Puja 2016

Venue: Marist High School, Bayonne 1241 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Bayonne, NJ 07002

Schedule for OCT 8TH:
  • Puja: 11:30 AM – 2:30PM
  • Pushpanjali: 2:00PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:30PM
  • Dinner: 5:30 PM
  • Annual Fundraising Concert to Support Karma@GSPC Initiatives : Anupam Roy & Band 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
!! Enjoy variety of Food stalls and other stalls of interest. !! Schedule for OCT 9TH:
  • Puja: 11:30 AM – 2:30PM
  • Pushpanjali: 2:00PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:30 PM
  • Sindoor Khela: 4:00PM
  • Dinner : 5:30 PM
  • Annual Fundraising Concert to Support Karma@GSPC Initiatives : Cactus 7:00PM – 9:30PM
!! Enjoy variety of Food stalls and other stalls of interest. !! *Timings subject to change

SARASWATI PUJA

Date: (Saturday) 13th Feb 2016 @ 11AM – 6:30PM

Venue: Marist High School, Bayonne 1241 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Bayonne, NJ 07002 @Cafeteria

  • Puja: 12:30PM – 1:30PM
  • Hathekhori: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
  • Sit & Draw: 2PM – 3PM
  • Bhog/Lunch: 3PM – 5PM
  • Cultural Show: 5PM – 7:00PM

GSPC DURGA PUJA FESTIVAL: OCT 24TH – 25TH 2015

Venue: Marist High School, Bayonne 1241 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Bayonne, NJ 07002

Schedule for OCT 24TH:
  • Puja: 11:30 – 2:30PM
  • Pushpanjali: 2:00PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:30PM
  • Dinner: 5:00PM
  • Cultural Show: 6:00PM – 9:30PM
!! Enjoy variety of Food stalls and other stalls of interest. !! Schedule for OCT 25TH:
  • Puja: 11:30 – 2:30PM
  • Pushpanjali: 2:00PM
  • Bhog/Prasad Distribution: 2:30PM
  • Kids’ Talent Show: 3:00 – 4:30PM (*spots limited, please email to register your kid)
  • Sindoor Khela: 4:30PM
  • Cultural Show: 5:00PM
  • Dinner: 8:00 PM
!! Enjoy variety of Food stalls and other stalls of interest. !!

GSPC BLOOD DRIVE IN ASSOCIATION WITH COMMUNITY BLOOD SERVICES

November 21st, 2015 at 12 noon

Venue: St John the Baptist Church
3026 JFK Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 653-8814

DURGA PUJA 2014 OCT 4 (SAT.) & OCT 5 (SUN)

Venue: NJ City University (NJCU) Student Union Center, Jersey City, 2039 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, 07305 Durga Puja 2014 Schedule: Saturday Oct. 4:
  • Puja & Arati: 12pm – 3pm
  • Anjali & Prasad Distribution: 3pm – 4:30pm
  • Cultural Show: 4:40pm – 8:15pm
  • Dinner: 8:15pm – 9:30pm
Sunday Oct. 5:
  • Puja & Arati: 12pm – 3pm
  • Anjali & Prasad Distribution, Debi Baran: 3pm – 5pm
  • Cultural Show: 5pm – 7:30pm
  • Dinner: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

RUPANKAR – with his band of musicians from Kolkata

Our main attraction for Saturday is one of the most popular contemporary singers, Rupankar – heartthrob of the young, loved by all. A remarkably versatile singer, he received training in various genres from stalwarts in Bengal: Shri Sukumar Mitra for classical, and Shri Jatileshwar Mukhopadhyay for modern songs. He has innumerable hit songs as a singer and composer, and is probably the busiest artiste today in Kolkata – stage performances all over the world, albums, movies, title songs of serials, and ad-jingles. A recent feather on his cap: being adjudged best male playback singer at the 61st National Film Awards, for his rendition of “E tumi kemon tumi” from film Jatishwar. www.rupankar.com

Nrityalina Center for Performing Arts

Nrityalina Center for Performing Arts (www.nrityalina.com) is a premier performing arts center based out of Jersey City, dedicated to promoting Indian culture in the form of Dance, Music and Drama. On Saturday Oct 4th, Nrityalina Center will present a collection of dance recitals based on elements from Sutradhari Natyam, Rabindrik style, Bengali Folk, Bharatnatyam and Kathak. Director: Paromita Chakravarty.

Bong Chronicle

Bong Chronicle is a unique home production by GSPC for Saturday Oct 4. It combines dance, music, live singing and acting to depict the journey of its protagonists though childhood and youth. The scene opens with two long-lost friends walking down the memory lane growing up in Bengal. As the scene unfolds, the “adda” continues with rich cultural flavors spanning generations.

Songs by Debarati Mukherhee

Our Sunday cultural event will start with a few songs by Debarati Mukherjee from Massachusetts. Having earned a B.Mus degree in both Classical & Rabindrasangeet, Debarati is also adept at Adhunik & Agomoni songs, Hindi film-songs and Ghazals. Besides being a singer, she is a dancer and a harmonica player, and has performed at various places in India and abroad.

Alor-Pothojatri

On popular demand, our stage production earlier this summer at Monroe, NJ, is returning home. Dance, recitation and live-singing based on a theme of youth and inspiration. Sunday Oct 5

GaanFun

At GSPC, we truly believe that attendees need to get a “ghoroa” flavor and be able to participate in every aspect of the pujo, like a “padaar pujo” back home.

This year we extended this idea to have audience participation for the Sunday cultural show, with GaanFun. As the name indicates, it’s a fun-filled musical game show. Participants can pre-register for the event, get their knowledge of Bengali & Hindi songs tested in a very informal setting, and win handsome prizes. See poster on home page for pre-registration

SWARASWATI PUJA AT GSPC, SAT. FEB. 8, 2014

Time: 11am to 7pm

Venue: St Dominic Academy

Address: 2572 Kennedy blvdJersey city, NJ 07304

DURGA PUJA, 2013

  • Oct 12, 2013: Bangla Folkfusion Band KAYA – from Kolkata
  • Oct 12, 2013: Somdatta Pal – Opening Songs
  • Oct 12, 2013: Rituparna Das: hosting and elocution
  • Oct 12, 2013: Dance Presentation by Ranjanee group, New York
  • Oct 12 & 13, 2013: GSPC Dance Presentation
  • Oct 13, 2013: Anima D Costa from Bangladesh/Kolkata with live musicians
  • Oct 13, 2013: Dance performance by students of Shrimati Nanda Chakravarty

EVENTS FOR SARASWATI PUJA, 2011

Saraswati Puja –Saturday February 5, 2011

Address: 111 Avenue B Bayonne, NJ 0700

EVENTS FOR DURGA PUJA, 2010

Durga Puja –Saturday, Sunday October 16-17, 2010 Cultural Program

Address: 1241 Kennedy Blvd, Bayonne, NJ 07002

Alokparna Guha – from Kolkata (Sat., Oct 16))
Alokparna is a widely acclaimed exponent of Kathak dance, from Kolkata. She has performed in many music conferences in India & abroad, including the prestigious Konark Dance Festival, and has made several appearances on Television channels. She was awarded the Gold Medal from Rabindra Bharati University, and has earned accolades from the general public and connoisseurs alike. More…
For our Durga puja she’ll present a classical number as well as Bengali song sequences choreographed in Kathak style.

Soumyen Adhikari – from Kolkata (Sat., Oct 16)
Soumyen is an accomplished singer with a rich repertoire of Bengali songs, ranging from adhunik (modern), traditional, devotional and Rabindra Sangeet. He has several albums to his name, has traveled extensively in India, Europe & the Americas. He has rendered his voice to many TV serials (Chirodiner Gaan, Shesh Bichar) and has done playback for a forthcoming film (Swapna Pinjor). He is also an active composer and music arranger.
Soumyen will provide the opening for our cultural show on Sat., Oct 16

Suchismita Das – from Mumbai (Sat., Oct 16)
Suchismita is a common name in the TV channels (Zee-TV, Tara-TV, E-TV…) and co-hosted the extremely popular show “SaReGaMaPa Tumi Na Ami” on Zee-Bangla. She sings Bengali & Hindi songs of all genres – from filmi to ghazals – with equal flair. More… www.suchismita.com
She will perform with a full-fledged live band to provide the finale for our Saturday cultural show

Partha & Gauri Ghosh – from Kolkata (Sun. Oct 17)
Partha & Gouri Ghosh need no introduction to the connoisseur of Bengali literature. Armed with nothing more than their sonorous voices, this husband and wife team has enthralled audiences with the sheer power of their words. Their in-depth knowledge in the literary works of Rabindranath Tagore is one of their unprecedented assets. From the heart rendering drama that they portray through their articulation in Sesher Kabita to the grandeur of Korno Kunti Sangbad, Partha & Gouri has established themselves as the torch bearer for bringing the art of recitation to it’s commercial pinnacle. Partha and Gouri Ghosh have been awarded with the Golden Disc award by Atlantis Records

GSPC members present…
Members of the puja committee and their children present a dance recital on the theme “Barsha” (rain) on Bengali & Hindi tracks; choreographed by Sougandha Basu.

Saturday:
  • Soumyen Adhikary, from Kolkata. He is an accomplished singer with a rich repertoire of Bengali songs
  • GSPC Dance , organized by Sougandha Basu
  • Alokparna Guha– www.alokparna.com, she is a widely acclaimed exponent of Kathak dance, from Kolkata
  • Suchismita Das – suchismita.com/ (Zee-TV, Tara-TV, E-TV) is a common name in the TV channels and co-hosted the extremely popular show “SaReGaMaPa” Tumi Na Ami on Zee-Bangla.
Sunday:
  • Opening Song.
  • GSPC Presents a dance recital on the theme Barsha (rain) on Bengali & Hindi tracks
  • Partha & Gauri Ghosh, from KOlkata

EVENTS FOR DURGA PUJA, 2009

Durga Puja –Saturday, Sunday October 3-4, 2009

Cultural Program Address: 1241 Kennedy Blvd, Bayonne, NJ 07002 Saturday:
  • 6:30 to 7:20: Sounak Chatoopadhyay – www.sounak.com, He is a classical and Rabindrasangeet singer. Tabla Arindam.
  • 7:30 to 7:50: GSPC Presents – Sougandha’s item.
  • 8pm to 10pm or later: Sanchita Bhattacharya (Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champ) and male artist and also 5 others in the band from Kolkata
Sunday:

RUPANKAR – with his band of musicians from Kolkata

Our main attraction for Saturday is one of the most popular contemporary singers, Rupankar – heartthrob of the young, loved by all. A remarkably versatile singer, he received training in various genres from stalwarts like Shri Sukumar Mitra for classical, and Shri Jatileshwar Mukhopadhyay for modern songs. He has innumerable hit songs as a singer and composer, and is probably the busiest artiste today in Kolkata – stage performances all over the world, albums, movies, title songs of serials, and ad-jingles. A recent feather on his cap: being adjudged best male playback singer at the 61st National Film Awards, for his rendition of “E tumi kemon tumi” from film Jatishwar. www.rupankar.com

Nrityalina Center for Performing Arts

Nrityalina Center for Performing Arts (www.nrityalina.com) is a premier performing arts center based out of Jersey City, dedicated to promoting Indian culture in the form of Dance, Music and Drama. On Saturday Oct 4th, Nrityalina Center will present a collection of dance recitals based on elements from Sutradhari Natyam, Rabindrik style, Bengali Folk, Bharatnatyam and Kathak. Director: Paromita Chakravarty.

BongChronicle

Bong Chronicle is a unique home production by GSPC for Saturday Oct 4. It combines dance, music, live singing and acting to depict the journey of its protagonists though childhood and youth. The scene opens with two long-lost friends walking down the memory lane growing up in Bengal. As the scene unfolds, the “adda” continues with rich cultural flavors spanning generations.

Songs by Debarati Mukherjee

Our Sunday cultural event will start with a few songs by Debarati Mukherjee from Massachusetts. Having earned B.Mus degrees in Classical & Rabindrasangeet, Debarati is also adept at Adhunik & Agomoni songs, Hindi film-songs and Ghazals. Besides being a singer, she is a dancer and a harmonica player, and has performed at various places in India and abroad.

Alor-Pothojatri

On popular demand, our stage production earlier this summer at Monroe, NJ, is returning home. Dance, recitation and live-singing based on a theme of youth and inspiration. Sunday, Oct 5

GaanFun

At GSPC, we truly believe that attendees need to get a “ghoroa” flavor and be able to participate in every aspect of the pujo, like a “padaar pujo” back home. This year we extended this idea to have audience participation for the Sunday cultural show, with GaanFun. Please see poster below and pre-register for participating in this fun event.