If you’re a Sinatra fan, this is a great time to celebrate! In honor of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, on Saturday, December 12th, Hoboken’s Historical Museum is planning two big celebrations. First, from 12-2pm, the museum will unveil and dedicate the new commemorative plaque honoring Sinatra’s Hoboken roots in the museum’s walkway, and the United States Postal Service will have a special stamp in honor of “The Chairman of the Board.”
That evening, at 7 pm, the museum along with the Hoboken Department of Cultural Affairs and Stevens Institute are hosting a Birthday Concert by The Swingadelic Big Band and six singers in the Bissinger Room of Stevens’ Howe Center, overlooking the New York skyline.
VIP tickets are $150, and include buffet dinner, open bar and a gift bag. General admission is $75 (with cash bar). A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go towards the museum’s David Webster Memorial Fund for the long-term care of the museum’s collection of historical Hoboken artifacts.
Sinatra author David Lehman, who penned a hundred essays on “Sinatra’s Century,” will read passages from the book and sign copies on Sunday, December 13th, at 4 p.m.
There are also few seats left on a bus tour of Sinatra’s Hoboken at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 6th. Seats are $10 each. At 4 pm, the museum is offering some classic Sinatra hits sung by Sinatra Idol Contest 2010 winner, Dave Arellano.