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Hoboken Historical Museum’s Annual Masked Ball and Auction

Hey #HipNJ! The Hoboken Historical Museum is hosting a special Masked Ball and Auction on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. This year, the event will be hosted at the W Hoboken with emcee Marci Rubin of News 12 New Jersey.

Guests will enjoy dinner, an open bar, a variety of auction items from Hoboken businesses and an evening of dancing with a live DJ.
Proceeds from the Gala will support the Museum’s exhibitions, education programs, preservation of collections and research, as well as its next exhibit, “Hudson County Then & Now,” which opens January 27, 2019. The interactive exhibit, using a custom augmented reality app designed by Stevens Institute of Technology, will feature hundreds of historical images on postcards from the early 1900s to the 1960s of Hoboken and surrounding towns. With the use of AR technology, visitors will have a unique glimpse into the art, architecture, and development of each city over the last 60 years. There are also educational programs and student lessons plans being developed for each community.

Continuing on the “Then & Now” theme, at the Oct. 26 Gala, the Museum will present a Hoboken Hero Award to an individual who has made a difference in Hoboken community. The Museum will also recognize former trustees of the Museum, honoring those who have helped preserve Hoboken’s vast history through their support of the Museum.

A highlight of the evening will be restauranteur and auctioneer extraordinaire Eugene Flinn hosting our popular Live Auction, featuring coveted experiences, including:
-A summer pass to the Shipyard pool with a view
-One week stay in San Miguel Allende, Mexico
-One week stay at White Face Lodge in Lake Placid, NY
-A year of indoor parking in uptown Hoboken
-A special themed dinner for a party of 10 at Anthony David’s, with wine pairings
-And an overnight stay with dinner at the W Hoboken or Standard Hotel in New York

Expanded Silent Auction
An expanded silent auction this year will include dozens of tempting packages, artworks and gift certificates for local businesses, including tickets to see Tony Award winning “The Band’s Visit” at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on Broadway, tickets to a taping of the hit morning talk show “Live with Kelly & Ryan,” and a Hoboken Memorial Day Parade ride for kids on a fire truck.

Smart-phone bidding will make it easy for everyone to compete for these and other donated packages from Prime Cycle, Hudson Table, Cellar 335, Pier 13/NY Harbor Jet Ski, Liberty Science Center, a stay at the Tropicana Atlantic City, a framed print by local artist Ricardo Roig, vintage Hoboken images on canvas…and much more!

Tickets to the Masked Ball Gala are $150 per person.

The event is made possible through the generous support of sponsors including: BCB Community Bank, Bijou Properties, Halstead Properties NJ, Haven Savings Bank, Provident Bank, Strategic Insurance Partners, LA Photo Party and Rhythm in Motion, as well as supporters Cindy Cray, the Schmalzbauer Family, Nancy Lynch and Chris Falkner, and Jim Magenheimer and Terry Pranses.

About the Hoboken Historical Museum
Founded 1986, the Museum’s mission is to educate the public about Hoboken’s history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks. In 2001, the Museum moved into one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront, in the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard, at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, where it maintains a series of rotating exhibits. The Museum is open six days a week, 2 – 7 pm on Tues. – Thurs., 1 – 5 pm on Fridays, and noon – 5 pm on weekends. It offers special exhibits, tours, events and lectures, as well as educational programs for adults and children on a weekly basis. An updated schedule of events and an online catalog of many items in its collections are available at www.hobokenmuseum.org. The Museum is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)3 entity.

Girl Scouts Show Documentary Honoring Hoboken Veterans

Junior Girl Scout Troop 12022 of Hoboken unveiled a documentary celebrating Hoboken Heroes, and #HipNJ has the scoop!

The Hoboken Historical Museum showed the film with admission being a donation to the American Legion Post 107. Their goal is to raise funds to build a new home for the post with six apartments for homeless veterans.

The film is a Bronze Award project the Junior Girl Scouts took on as a way to celebrate local veterans and also share their stories with the wider community.

Furthermore, the 20-minute video took six months to create in total. This was due to the work the girl scouts had to put into it. They reached out to the American Legion Post to identify veterans who wanted to share their stories of service from World War II to today.

Their stories include:

  • Brief respites during long stints in the field
  • Living communistically, by sharing food, during a war against communism
  • Dodging bullets during the Tet Offensive and learning to do things the Vietnamese way
  • Traveling on a troop transport ship across the Atlantic through storms and torpedoes – and how Frank Sinatra was booed by soldiers for cutting ahead of a line of draftees for the Korean War

To learn more about Hoboken Junior Girl Scout Troop 12022, click here!

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Black & White Masked Ball at Hoboken Historical Museum

Last Saturday was a night that would do the likes of  Frank Sinatra proud! 

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Hoboken Historical Museum Gala Partygoers

Two hundred of #HipNJ‘s best-dressed Hobokenites donned elegant black and white cocktail clothes and festive masks to support the Hoboken Historical Museum’s Black & White Masked Ball and Auction! One of the largest and most successful galas in the Museum’s history, proceeds will support the Museum’s ongoing exhibitions, education programs, and collections campaign.

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Gala emcee Marci Rubin with Chef Anthony Pino

Honorary Chair Marci Rubin, a Hobokenite and News 12 New Jersey anchor, presided over the evening of great food, dancing and socializing, encouraging people to bid by phone in the silent auction for 40 items donated by local businesses.

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Eugene Flinn, auctioneer extraordinaire

Eugene Flinn reprised his role as auctioneer extraordinaire, raising a total of over $32,000 from the live auction, silent auction and a special appeal for three of the Museum’s signature programs: the upcoming “Heaven, Hell or Hoboken: Centennial of World War I” exhibition; the “Vanishing Hoboken” oral history chapbook series; and the ongoing campaign to create an expanded Archives and Research Center.

Marquee silent auction included Chef Anthony Pino’s donation of a fall game dinner for 10 at Anthony David’s, a summer pass for the pool with a view at the Shipyard and 4 tickets to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade uptown viewing stand!

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Masked Revelers

Founded in 1986, the Hoboken Historical Museum’s mission is to educate the public about Hoboken’s history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks. Located at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, it is open to the public six days a week offering special exhibits, tours, events and lectures, as well as educational programs for adults and children on a weekly basis. For more information, visit HobokenMuseum.org.