Grunin Center Heats Up This Fall



Staff Report

The performance lineup at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts is heating up for the end of summer, with a fantastic program for fall and winter as well. Tickets are on sale now!

2019 Show Highlights:

  • Savion Glover and the Ideal Ensemble
    Friday, October 4, at 8 p.m.
    Tickets: $32–$57
  • An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash
    Sunday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.
    Tickets: $66–86  (VIP packages available from $175–$395)
  • Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
    Friday, November 22, at 8 p.m.
    Tickets: $42–$55   (Gold Circle Meet & Greet available for an additional $115)

Also this year, the Blauvelt Speaker Series will present the second year of National Geographic Live speakers, with former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas L. Friedman, and deaf community advocate Nyle DiMarco scheduled to appear at the Grunin Center.

The new Afternoon Recital Series, meanwhile, features professional pianists on Fridays at 2 p.m. throughout the year, while the RWJBarnabas Health Family Series offers annual favorites such as “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker,” as well as the return of “Pinkalicous: The Musical” and “Artrageous.”

As the holidays approach, the Grunin Center lineup includes “Assisted Living: The Home for the Holidays”; The TEN Tenors; Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy present “A Celtic Family Christmas”; “Irish Christmas in America”; “Cherish the Ladies”; and the Vienna Boys Choir, which will return for its third appearance at the venue.

The Grunin Center is located on the OCC Main Campus, on College Drive in Toms River.

To purchase tickets to any upcoming shows, contact the Grunin Center at 732-255-0500 or visit