Fridays Are For Frank: “It Was A Very Good Year”/Hoboken Historical Museum Gala
We here at hMAG thoroughly enjoyed the HBO Documentary earlier this week—“Sinatra: ‘All Or Nothing At All'”—directed by Alex Gibney.
It was an in-depth, chronological analysis of the highs and lows of Frank Sinatra’s tumultuous career, with his Hoboken roots featured prominently throughout the two-night broadcast.
As we all know, Frank would be turning 100 this year. The Hoboken Historical Museum is celebrating Hoboken’s favorite son’s centennial year with a party worthy of the Rat Pack—with great cocktails, great eats, and music made famous by America’s greatest singer.
Your $150 ticket will transport you back to an ultra-cool 1950s-60s era nightclub at the Elks Lodge (1005 Washington) and will help the Hoboken Museum create the greatest exhibit dedicated to “The Voice” and his devoted fans. A large portion of your ticket will be tax-deductible as a fundraiser for the Museum.
Included in your ticket is an open bar, delicious food by Anthony David’s Catering and desserts by Giorgio’s, plus a special cake designed by the Cake Boss.
Dance away the evening to a DJ spinning the best of Sinatra’s swingin’ music. Learn how to Foxtrot with lessons from Ekaterina Bykova, owner of Bienvenue Dance. The evening will also feature three live tribute performers: two Sinatra Idol winners, Eric De Lauro and Peter Cafasso, plus Hoboken resident and vocalist Barbara Simon.
And Eugene Flinn returns as auctioneer extraordinaire in the museum’s annual live auction of unique experiences and packages tailored for Hobokenites. Several perennially popular packages will be up for grabs again, including a family summer pass to the Shipyard pool, a romantic package at the W Hotel, a two-week stay at a Florida condo, a year’s rental of a parking space in the Shipyard garage, along with some new surprises.
Don’t delay—the museum’s parties tend to sell out. Visit the Museum’s website, hobokenmuseum.org, to purchase your ticket.
Leading up to the event, Sinatra has been seen all over town:
As Hoboken gears up for Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, it should be “…a Very Good Year” here in town.
Composed by Ervin Drake in 1961, “It Was a Very Good Year” was subsequently made famous by Frank Sinatra’s version in D-minor, which won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male in 1966.