New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction Oct. 27 in Asbury Park NJHOF returning to iconic boardwalk for 11th annual gala ceremony

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The 11thth annual induction ceremony for the New Jersey Hall of Fame will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at the Para- mount 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 cam- paign,” says Steve Edwards, president of the NJHOF.

In other New 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.

ABOUT THE NJHOF: The Foundation for New Jersey Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization honoring citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society, the State of New Jersey, and the world beyond. Since 2008, the NJHOF has hosted 10 ceremonies for over 140 notable individuals and groups in recognition of their induction into the Hall of Fame. The NJHOF en- deavors to present schoolchildren with significant and impactful role models to show that they can – and should – strive for excellence. The New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum, designed by architect Michael Graves, has attracted over 300,000 visitors. For more information on the NJHOF, its mission and inductees, go to