The Hoboken Historical Museum is pleased to launch the “Second Tuesdays Sinatra Films” series on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., as part of the companion programming for the exhibition, “Frank Sinatra: The Man, the Voice, & the Fans,” a celebration of the centennial year of Hoboken’s most famous native son. Projected Images of Hudson County, which co-sponsors the Hoboken Movies Under the Stars series with the City of Hoboken, is a co-sponsor of the “Second Tuesdays Sinatra Films series”, which will screen films about Sinatra, as well as feature films starring Sinatra and other related films.
The first screening, on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., will feature three short documentary films shot during recent Sinatra Idol Contests, an annual event sponsored by the Hoboken Cultural Affairs department. Two of the films are currently on view in the exhibition, “Sinatra Idol Contest” by Nicole Pometti, a student enrolled in the Media Arts Department at New Jersey City University, and “Sinatra Centennial Celebration” by Justin Dolan, who works for MTV and as a freelance videographer. The third is called, “To Be Frank,” created by Tony Parente and Micki Pagano-Parente, who operate an award-winning video production company called Branding Shorts, based in Hoboken. The filmmakers will be present to discuss their films. To round out the evenings’ festivities, the screenings will be followed by a Sinatra Trivia Contest, hosted by singer, entertainer and Coaches Corner podcast host, Andrew Poretz. Test your knowledge about Frank. The event is open to all. A donation of $5 is suggested.
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. The Littleman Parking-Independence Garage (Shipyard Lane, at 12th St.) offers 3 hours of free parking with Museum validation (call ahead to confirm in case of special event or holiday blackout periods).
The Museum 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.