NJHOF returning to iconic boardwalk for 11thhannual gala ceremony
The 11thth annual induction ceremony for the New Jersey Hall of Fame will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at the Paramount Theatre on the famed Jersey Shore boardwalk.
Proceeds from the event, which will cap off the Hall’s capital campaign, are to benefit the NJHOF’s permanent museum at the American Dream complex in East Rutherford. Tickets will go on sale in June for the induction, which will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
“The ceremony honoring our 2019 class is both a celebration of the inductees’ achievements and a celebration of New Jersey,” says Jon F. Hanson, chairman of the NJHOF. “We also are pleased that proceeds from the induction will benefit our permanent museum at American Dream.”
The Hall of Fame expects to announce its incoming class on April 30; the inductees were elected in late 2018 in a process that included the public voting. All living inductees are scheduled to attend the ceremony at the Paramount, which is part of the Asbury Park Convention Hall complex. Announcement of musical performers for the star-studded induction is to be made in June.
“Our 11th annual induction ceremony will be a celebration of another stellar class of Jersey legends, and the culmination of our $10 million capital campaign,” says Steve Edwards, president of the NJHOF.
In otherNew Jersey Hall of Fame news:
- The museum is scheduled to open in December 2020 at the American Dream complex.
- A hologram time capsule will be sited at Terminal A in Newark airport, and will include holographic interviews with inductees Connie Chung, Mary Higgins Clark, Tommy James, Wyclef Jean, Mark Kelly and Steven Van Zandt.
- More than 200 Michael Graves-designed posters are being displayed at terminals A, B and C.