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Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich – Blauvelt Lecture Series

Erin Brockovich

Main Stage, Lecture $40
Gallery, Add-On Meet & Greet, $35

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Say the name Erin Brockovich and you think, strong, tough, stubborn, and sexy. Brockovich is all that and definitely more. She is a modern-day “David” who loves a good brawl with today’s “Goliaths.” She thrives on being the voice for those who don’t know how to yell. She is a rebel. She is a fighter. She is a mother. She is a woman. She is you and me.
It’s been 17 years since Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning tour de force Erin Brockovich. The film turned an unknown legal researcher into a 20th century icon by showcasing how her dogged persistence was the impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history. Since then, Brockovich hasn’t been resting on her laurels … she continues to fight hard and win big!
Brockovich is one of the most requested speakers on the international lecture circuit and travels the world for personal appearances. She is a true American hero whose icon status, and “stick-to-it-iveness” only fuels her determination to expose injustice and lend her voice to those who do not have one.
As President of Brockovich Research & Consulting, she is involved in numerous environmental projects worldwide. She has requests for her help in ground water contamination complaints in every state of the U.S., Australia, and other international hot spots. She is currently working on cases in California, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, and Missouri.

VIP Meet and Greet
Grunin Center Gallery, 5:30PM
Limited to 50 Guests, includes wine, beer, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres
Add to your lecture seats for an additional $35

Lecture
Main Stage, 7:00PM
$40

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Chrissy Metz – Blauvelt Lecture Series

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When This Is Us debuted in fall 2016, a divided America embraced a show that celebrates human connection. The critically acclaimed series became America’s most watched—and most talked about—network show, even building on its fan base in the drama’s second season. As Kate Pearson, Chrissy Metz presents a character that has never been seen on television, yet viewers see themselves in her, no matter what they look like or where they come from. Considered a role model just for being her authentic self, Chrissy found herself on magazine covers and talk shows, walking red carpets, and as the subject of endless conversations on social media “I don’t know what you’ve been through to play her,” she is often told by fans, “but it was something.”

In This is Me, Chrissy Metz shares her story with a raw honesty that will leave readers both surprised but also inspired. Infused with the same authenticity she brings to her starring role, Chrissy’s This is Me is so much more than your standard Hollywood memoir or collection of personal essays. She embraces the spirit of Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes, and shares how she has applied the lessons she learned from both setbacks and successes. A born entertainer, Chrissy finds light in even her darkest moments, and leaves the reader feeling they are spending time with a friend who gets it.

With chapters that alternate from autobiographical to instructional, Chrissy offers practical applications of her hard-won insights in a series of “Bee Mindful” interstitials. There she invites you to embrace gratitude in “Say Thank You” or to be honest with your partner and yourself in “The Shrouded Supreme.” Blending love and experience, Chrissy encourages us all to claim our rightful place in a world that may be trying to knock us down, find our own unique gifts, and pursue our dreams.

Join us for an evening with the Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated star, where she will discuss the writing of her book, her experiences that are woven throughout, and how she inspires everyone to “love the person you are today.”

All ticket holders will receive a copy of Chrissy’s book: This is Me.

In partnership with Talk With Authors

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An Evening with Todd Frazier

Main Stage, Moderated Lecture
Subscribers $25*, Regular Admission $35

Tickets for this event are currently SOLD OUT. Please contact the Ticket Office at 732-255-0500 (M-F, 10a – 5p) to inquire about the Wait List.

Hometown baseball hero Todd Frazier will join fans from his native Toms River for an evening of baseball talk on Friday, January 19, 2018. Along with moderator Russ Salzberg, Todd will discuss his experiences playing baseball and growing up in Toms River, all the way through his current Major League Baseball success.

Known just as much for his down-to-earth personality and perpetually sunny disposition as his All-Star play, Todd Frazier is no stranger to the public eye.

Todd first gained international fame at age 12 when he led Toms River, N.J., to the 1998 Little League World Series title by going 4-for-4 with a home run in the championship game. A first-round draft pick of the Reds in 2007, Todd quickly endeared himself to the Reds fan base after reaching the majors, whether through his walk-up music (Frank Sinatra, in a nod to his New Jersey roots), rescuing a choking stranger with the Heimlich maneuver (May 2012) or following through on a promise to homer for Teddy Kremer, an adult with Down syndrome who was a guest batboy for a Reds game in April 2013.

Todd was an All-Star for the first time in 2014 and in 2015 was voted to start for the National League at third base. After finishing as runner-up in the Home Run Derby the previous year, Todd was determined to win the 2015 title in front of his home fans in Cincinnati. In the first Derby with a clock, Todd beat the buzzer to win each of his three rounds. It was the highest-rated Home Run Derby in six years.

As The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote that summer, “With lights on and the media throng centered on him, Frazier settled into his comfort zone. Many  athletes tolerate these events because they have to and others arrive only so they won’t get fined, but Frazier loves it. He embraces it. He’s built for it.”

Todd was traded to the Chicago White Sox after the 2015 season and proceeded to steal the hearts of Chicago fans ever since. Then, before the 2017 trade deadline, the white Sox dealt Todd to the New York Yankees.

In New York, Todd established himself as a positive clubhouse presence and a key player in the Yankees’ push to the playoffs and, against the odds, journey to the seventh game of the AL Championship Series. Todd was behind the calling card of the 2017 Yankees; when a Mets fan reacted to Todd’s home run at Citi Field with a “thumbs down” gesture, Todd started repeating it after every hit, and the entire team soon followed.

“For a guy who’s becoming a more accomplished player — a two-time All Star and a run producer and a really nice third baseman — Todd is also just a regular guy,” Cincinnati manager Bryan Price told ESPN. “He’s not the big Johnny Ballplayer [who says], ‘I’m important and I don’t do XYZ anymore because I’m an All-Star.’ He comes across as a much more original, genuine, normal human being than a lot of players turn into when they start to get some acclaim.”

Wrote the New York Post, “Frazier [provides] benefits perhaps only a team that has him can fully appreciate — his passion, confidence, high baseball IQ and fearlessness in huge spots elevating his overall value. … Frazier is a baseball gym rat, endlessly enthusiastic about the game, willing to be a spokesman, a well-regarded teammate.”

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Jon Meacham – Blauvelt Lecture Series

Main Stage, Lecture $40
Gallery, Add-On Meet & Greet, $35

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Presented by
Barbara and Harvey York, and
Causeway Family of Dealerships

Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review, Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A regular guest on Morning Joe, he 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.

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 HW Bush dealt with the end of his Presidency. Meacham discusses how history can inform the decisions all of us make everyday in positions that demand creative and innovative solutions.

VIP Meet and Greet
Grunin Center Gallery, 5:30PM
Limited to 50 Guests, includes wine, beer, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres
Add to your lecture seats for an additional $35

Lecture
Main Stage, 7:00PM
$40

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The Visiting Writers’ Reading Series at OCC presents Charles M. Blow

Main Stage, Free Event

A moderated discussion on the power of the written word.

Charles M. Blow has been a New York Times Op-Ed columnist since 2008. His column appears on Monday and Thursday.

Mr. Blow joined The New York Times in 1994 as a graphics editor and quickly became the paper’s graphics director, a position he held for nine years. In that role, he led The Times to a best of show award from the Society for News Design for The Times’s information graphics coverage of 9/11, the first time the award had been given for graphics coverage. He also led the paper to its first two best of show awards from the Malofiej Infographics World Summit for work that included coverage of the Iraq war. Mr. Blow became the paper’s design director for news before leaving in 2006 to become the art director of National Geographic magazine. Before joining The Times, Mr. Blow had been a graphic artist at The Detroit News.

Mr. Blow is the author of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” released in September 2014. He graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University in Louisiana, where he received a B.A. in mass communications. He lives in Brooklyn and has three children.

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Alan Alda

An Evening with Alan Alda presented by RWJBarnabas Health

Alan Alda

Main Stage, Lecture $35 – SOLD OUT
Gallery, Add-On Meet & Greet – SOLD OUT

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The Art and Science of Relating and Communicating

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from author and award-winning actor, writer, and director Alan Alda as he provides a guide to communicate effectively with your doctors and healthcare professionals, friends, family, co-workers and others. Learn innovative ways to nurture relationships and build deeper trust, empathy & understanding. Tickets include a copy of Alan Alda’s new book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look On My Face?

VIP Meet and Greet – SOLD OUT
Grunin Center Gallery, 6:00PM
Limited to 50 Guests, light refreshments will be served

Lecture – SOLD OUT
Main Stage, 7:00PM
$35

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