Garlic Tasting Festival, bus tours and more at Hoboken museum

HOBOKEN – The Hoboken Historical Museum has an array of upcoming events including Lenny Luizzi’s “On the Waterfront Tour” on Sunday Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. Luizzi, who has had a career in the film industry and was a former museum trustee, will lead a bus tour highlighting the large role Hoboken played in the iconic American film.
On Sunday, Oct. 11, the museum will also host the annual Garlic-Tasting Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Attendees will have a chance to sample a range of heirloom garlic varieties and dips. The festival will also include a produce market grown by farmers Sue and Rich Sisti of Catalpa Ride Farms in Wantage, New Jersey.
The museum will kick off the “Second Tuesdays Sinatra Films” series on Tuesday, Oct. 13 with three short documentaries about the Sinatra Idol Contest by local filmmakers. In addition to a Frank Sinatra trivia contest, the filmmakers will be on hand.
The series, which is co-sponsored by Projected Images of Hudson County, are asking for a $5 suggested donation from attendees.
This Saturday on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. is the next Sinatra film special with a screening of “Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin’ with Frank & Bing,” a film by Jim Burns about Frank’s close friend and hit songwriter, Van Heusen.
The museum will also host a poetry event on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. with a Sinatra theme:”Strangers in the Night, Poets on Music and Musicians on Poetry.”
Attendees are encouraged to donate $5.
Sunday, Oct. 26 the museum will host the annual Hoboken House Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will visit seven homes spread throughout town including restored Victorian brownstones and waterfront condos, as well as three additional historic spots in the city.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 the day of the tour.
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