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Toms River Library to Host Polynesian Luau Show

The Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library. (Courtesy: WOBM)

The Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library. (Courtesy: WOBM)

The Ocean County Library will present an authentic Polynesian Luau show at three branches in May, including Toms River, the county-wide system announced.

The shows coincide with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, celebrated in May. The event is designed for all ages by Paradise Island Entertainment, and will feature costumes and choreography from the large Pacific island group, live hula dancers and musicians, and authentic Tahitian drummers.

Attendees will also enjoy interactive Polynesian cultural activities, including brief lessons in the native Hawaiian language, Hula and Tahitian dance, and New Zealand Poi Ball spinning.

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Paradise Island Entertainment is a South Jersey-based professional purveyor of Polynesian culture, traditions, and music, serving New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware for more than 40 years.

The shows will be presented at:

  • Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, (732) 477-4513, 6:30 PM Monday, May 8
  • Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Road., (609) 294-1197, 6:30 PM Tuesday, May 16
  • Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street, (732) 349-6200, 6:30 PM Wednesday, May 24

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