Gearing up to talk with homeowners and tour their beautiful, historic homes. Join at the Hoboken Historical Museum’s 34th Hoboken House Tour! On Sunday, December 11, Museum Director Bob Foster and Hoboken Talks producer Rand Hoppe will livestream their visits to a curated selection of homes that represent a range of Hoboken lifestyles. And this time, there’s two ways to experience it! Join us and your neighbors right here at the Museum for a big-screen Watch Party, food and drinks provided. Or, relax in your own home and view on the Museum’s YouTube channel. It’s like Bob and Rand took over HGTV! Except instead of commercials, we’re bringing it full-on Hoboken-style with special guest sculptor Chris Dahlberg unveiling his bronze bust of Sinatra in our latest Upper Gallery exhibit, “Making the Sinatra Bust.” Action-packed!
Join The Hoboken Historical Museum Wednesday, May 25 as they march up Washington Street in the city’s Memorial Day parade, honoring US Military personnel who died while serving.
From City Hall: “This year marks the 122nd year of marching up Washington Street in honor of those that made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Walk with the Museum in honor of our servicemen and women, and their families. Community, commemoration and celebration! Floats and marching bands! Be a part of it. Meet up with us in front of City Hall on Wednesday, May 25th at 6:15. The parade up “The Avenue” begins at 6:30.
The Hoboken Historical Museum at 1301 Hudson Street announces a new exhibit by Hoboken master painter Lou Carbone on Saturday, May 7, with an opening reception with the artist from 2 – 5pm. “COVID” consists of 25 16 x 20 acrylic paintings Lou did under quarantine. Lou Carbone’s “COVID” in the Museum’s Upper Gallery runs from Saturday, May 7 until Sunday, July 3. To see more of Lou’s work, click here.
With diverse influences that include cubism, surrealism and the Mexican muralists, Lou’s paintings are a series of pictorial spaces borne of personal experience as filtered through dreams and illusions. The images of anonymous figures in common settings depict ritual happening combined with feelings of sexual tension that are woven with a quiet elegant motion.
Each canvas is a merging of fact and fantasy that opens a window to animated yet mysterious places. Many of the objects and figures are structured, ordered and linear yet they create elements that have references to the mystical and spiritual, using multiple perspective and intense color. Lou has developed an assortment of visual symbols in an effort to pare cultural traditions and rituals to their essence and intensify the relationships between his subjects. His tools may be color, line and composition but the imagery is formed through the visceral process of thought.
December 11, 2014
don’t miss the very special Frank Sinatra birthday celebration at 7 pm at the Hoboken Historical Museum, and on Sunday, join the Museum for the last Immigration Experience lecture, on the architecture of Italian-American neighborhoods. Read on for details…
Sinatra’s 99th Birthday Bash This Friday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m., don’t miss the very special Frank Sinatra 99th Birthday Bash, with a performance by 2007 Sinatra Idol Contest winner, Peter Cafasso (tickets are $20). His performance captures the authentic Hoboken spirit of the “Chairman of the Board.”
Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
A 10-foot map of the U.S. made of souvenir plates from all 50 states; candy-colored 1960s-inspired pop art paintings; spray painted murals; all this and more goes on exhibit this weekend at the Hoboken Artists’ Studio Tour.
The Hoboken Artists’ Studio Tour is a free, self-guided walking tour of artists’ studios, galleries and group exhibitions that begins Fri, Nov. 7 and runs through Sun, Nov. 9, with more than 100 local artists participating. City Hall, Monroe Street Arts Center, Hoboken Historical Museum and Maxwell’s bar and restaurant are some of the 24 venues where artists will be exhibiting their work. Many will share their process; others will share interesting conversations; it’s all what makes this yearly event so interesting. (Jersey City had their studio tour last week!)
Chances are if you moved to Hoboken, Jersey City or any one of Hudson’s 13 cities and towns, you may not know much about where you live – the highs, the lows, the skeletons in the closet.
On Sat, Oct. 18th, from 10 am to 4 pm, New Jersey City University (NJCU) and the Hudson County History Advocates team up for an all-day birthday bash to celebrate New Jersey’s 350th (1664-2014) with displays from over 50 Hudson County organizations and cultural groups, documentary films by local filmmakers, talks by authors who penned books about New Jersey’s Who’s Who and ‘Who Was’, vintage photos and postcards, antique appraisals (just like “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS) and a treasure hunt and goody bags for kids. Continue reading Party like its 1664! – History Buffs Dust off Archives and Host History Fair to celebrate NJ’s 350th Birthday→
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Hudson Pride Connections
The Theater Company (TTC) opens with the Broadway musical RENT on February 3, 2010, but instead of just telling the story of seven friends dealing with love, loss and AIDS, the company is also helping to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Hudson Pride Connections – two organizations whose mission is to assist in the fights against HIV/AIDS and bridge gaps for gay communities. Continue reading THE THEATER COMPANY PARTNERS WITH CHARITIES DURING ITS RUN OF “RENT”→