Museum Videos


The Museum presents a video archive of selected events:

Hoboken Celebrates Frank Sinatra's Centennial Birthday

Dec. 12, 2015

Local news station WPIX visited Hoboken on Dec. 12, 2015, to capture the many ways Frank Sinatra's hometown celebrated his 100th birthday. And below, view the Voice of America feature.



"Litopintura: Paintings on Stone by Walter Barco"

Mar. 22 - May 3, 2015

Ecuadoran artist Walter Barco creates extraordinary “rock-works” that evoke nostalgic memories of his native Guayaquil’s colonial architecture and 19th century homes, using a technique he describes as "la litopintura," or stone-painting. With incredibly fine detail, he even paints tiny figures in the windows of these three-dimensional paintings, 12 of which were on view at the Museum from Mar. 22 - May 3, 2015.


"Local Motion: Artworks by Jennifer Place and Jodie Fink"

May 18, 2014

Jodie Fink and Jennifer Place discuss their many years of friendship, collaboration and independent work that resulted in the mixed-media sculptures on display in the Museum exhibit, "Local Motion," on view in the Museum's Upper Gallery May 18 - July 6, 2014. Video created and edited by Tom Bergin.


"Important Clouds: Pastels & Giclées by Tim Daly"

March 23, 2014

Upper Gallery exhibit, "Important Clouds: Pastels and Giclées by Tim Daly" was on view at the Hoboken Museum March 23 - May 11, featuring pastels and giclee prints of paintings that find the beauty in unexpected places, including a railroad bridge crossing the Meadowlands, or a cumulus cloud in the sky. Video created and edited by Tom Bergin.


"Something Old, Something New (Jersey): A Poetic Tribute to the State's 350th Anniversary"

April 6, 2014

Poetry with a New Jersey accent: 10 contemporary poets read selected poems by their predecessors, including Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Joyce Kilmer, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, and more, to a packed house. Video created and edited by Tom Bergin.


"Hoboken from Afar" Photomontages Roslyn Rose, by Tom Egan

September 2012

Video by Tom Egan featuring Roslyn Rose, whose exhibit of photomontages, "Hoboken from Afar," was on view in the Upper Gallery from September 15 -- November 4, 2012. Rose, a New Jersey native and longtime Hoboken resident, drew on her travels abroad for this series of photo montages that featured slides, photos, and found pictures collected while traveling in Europe, which are digitally superimposed upon images she's taken of familiar Hoboken sights.


"And Repeat" (with Ricardo Roig) by George Gross

July 2012

A brief documentary by George Gross featuring artist Ricardo Roig discussing his Upper Gallery show, "Hoboken In Print" (July 29 - Sept 9, 2012). Roig, a young artist who moved to Hoboken in 2009 after finishing college, has long been an admirer of the Impressionist painters. Hoboken became his muse, he said, in part because its architecture reminded him of the Belle Epoque street scenes and interiors featured in their paintings.


"Cornice" (An Illustration by Frank Hanavan)


A 2010 video of Frank Hanavan, a plein air painter, working on a typical canvas on Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J. Scenes of Frank painting outdoors are intercut with an interview where he discusses his training and approach to art. The video was made for the Hoboken Historical Museum by Robert Astudio and displayed during the Upper Gallery exhibition, "Windows of Hoboken: Paintings by Frank Hanavan," October 30 to December 23, 2010.


"Counter Parts: Schnackenberg's (1989 documentary by Nicole Lucas)


Schnackenberg's Luncheonette, 1110 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J., is the subject of this 1989 documentary film by Nicole Lucas (copyright 1989 Artemis Films, Inc.; video courtesy of Nicole Lucas Haines.) Established in 1931, Schnackenberg's is a local landmark. Featured is Dorothy Van Dyken, daughter of the owners, and Helen Firehock, a longtime waitress. Hoboken Mayor Tom Vezzetti (died March 2, 1988) appears with his trademark bullhom. The restaurant is a local landmark and notable in that it makes chocolate candy on the site.Scenes of exterior and interior, customers, children, and the candymaking itself using vintage chocolate mold.


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