The Great Hoboken Auction 2008


This SATURDAY, April 26th, starting at 5:30pm.

The Great Hoboken Auction

Make History at this Year’s Great Hoboken Auction and Support the Hoboken Historical Museum
Bid on Macy’s Parade Studio Tour, New York Times Building Tour, Commissioned Paintings, Pool & Marina Memberships, Airline Tickets, and Much, Much More

great hoboken auction - The Great Hoboken Auction 2008It’s time once again for longtime Hoboken residents and newcomers…families, couples and singles…young and old, to gather under the big tent in Shipyard Park for the Museum’s Annual Great Hoboken Auction, Saturday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

There’s something to suit everyone’s taste and budget in the more than 250 items up for bid in either the Live or Silent Auction; plus, tasty sandwiches, treats and beverages are served all night. This year’s donations offer some old favorites, like a year’s worth of indoor parking at the Shipyard or a behind-the-scenes tour of Macy’s Parade Studio (with grandstand seats to the big event!), and lots of new items, like a pair of round-trip tickets on Continental Airlines anywhere in the mainland U.S. or Caribbean.

Our donors have been incredibly generous this year, and bidders will have a chance to win some amazing experiences and treasures:

  • A pool or marina membership at the Shipyard complex;
  • A behind-the-scenes, guided tour of the brand-new New York Times building by veteran reporter Diana Henriques;
  • Pasta-making lessons from Urban Kitchen or pastry-making at Giorgio’s;
  • Lunch with Hoboken’s Bravest and a ride on a fire truck in the Memorial Day parade;
  • A portrait in oil by artist Raymond Smith, or a commissioned painting of your house or favorite local scene by Frank Hanavan;
  • Ranger’s tickets, American Ballet Theater tickets, gourmet wine dinners, and much, much more! Visit for details.

Regulars at the Great Hoboken Auction know that the Silent Auction always delights collectors of Mile Square City memorabilia with unique photos, prints, and the occasional antique or souvenir. Looking for a great gift or a good excuse to try out a new restaurant or gym? The Silent Auction also offers a wide selection of gift certificates for dinners, lessons, treatments, treats and professional services.

Come share in this fun and exciting annual tradition that celebrates Hoboken’s present and past, where artists, local businesses and local philanthropists share the bounty of Hoboken, plus some exciting trips beyond our borders. All proceeds from the evening help support the Museum’s ongoing operations; this is one of our most important fundraising events of the year, so invite your friends and family!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 3:41 pm

Let’s push for the drive-thru White Castle. Yeah babbbyyyyy 8)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 3:11 pm

i am calling all residents to boycott the Hoboken Historical Museum auction on Saturday the 26th. Since HHM is actively working with a developer and against the interests of the people, ALL residents of Hoboken should boycott the fundraiser. Lets send a message to the Museum that we dont support this act.

A park enhances the quality of life and addresses environmental issues and the Museums’s support to gain property in already designated parks space in the master plan is not in the interest of the residents of our town.

I totally support the Museum and its desire for more space, but there is very little space left in Hoboken that can be turned into parks, on the other hand, there’s plenty of space where the Museum can get more space.

for those of you who don’t know, the proposed development is going to be called ‘Museum Place’ because the Museum is getting 2 free floors of space whereas the developer gets to build 30 Condos.

talk about a WIN – WIN – LOSE (Developer – Museum – citizens)

lets unite and show our opposition to this back-room deals that help a few people at the cost of the general public.

Red Haven
Red Haven
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:39 am

krew, the Board of Directors of the Museum has made it impossible to separate the two issues. I’m told HSPC wanted to present the truth about Block 11 directly to the Museum Board and Larry Henriques refused to arrange it.

If the Henriques family doesn’t want to be called out in public, then they should stop trying to foist ill-fated high-rise condo plans on us under the guise of “public purpose” and “the church’s mission.”

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 1:42 pm

Red, your post is clever, but it belongs in the rant section. The Museum runs many good programs and the expansion plan is still just a plan. The auction raises money for the Museum as it exists today, and I hope people can separate the two issues and support the current work of the Museum even if they have objections to the expansion plan. Let’s not throw away the baby with the bathwater.

Besides, this event is always fun and there are bargains galore! Truly a shopper’s paradise.

oh well okay
oh well okay
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 12:47 pm

that times building is one of the ugliest structures i have seen

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