All-Star Lineup Comes to New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Tickets Available Beginning Saturday, February 18th

| Source: NJ Hall of Fame

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Feb. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An all-star cast will take the stage of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on Sunday, May 7, 2017. The event includes a performance by the legendary Tommy James, who will be inducted at the ceremony. Tickets for the Induction Ceremony will be available at beginning Saturday, February 18th at 12 PM ET.

“We’re gearing up for another historic event in Asbury Park,” said Steve Edwards, President of the NJHOF Foundation Board. “The people we celebrate have overcome every imaginable obstacle and challenge. We’re so proud to be able to share the story of New Jersey’s greatness.”

This year’s distinguished class includes:
All inductees have expressed their intent to attend the formal Induction Ceremony in May.

  • ARTS & LETTERS: Author Carol Higgins Clark and news anchor Connie Chung.
  • ENTERPRISE: Businessman Alfred Koeppe and founder of NY Waterway Arthur Imperatore, Sr.
  • PERFORMING ARTS: Singer, composer, actress, entertainer, and publisher Connie Francis, actress and TV personality Kelly Ripa, actor Ray Liotta, pop-rock musician Tommy James, and musician Wyclef Jean of The Fugees.
  • PUBLIC SERVICE: Non-denominational spiritual teacher and activist Peace Pilgrim and United States Army officer Philip Kearny.
  • SPORTS: Professional soccer midfielder Carli Lloyd, Olympian and Basketball Hall of Famer Carol Blazejowski, heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, and NFL Pro-bowler Rosey Grier.
  • UNSUNG HERO: To be announced in April.

The star-studded induction will include speeches from current and past NJHOF inductees, surprise musical performances and a Jersey Boardwalk themed reception.

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The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) is a non-profit organization with two boards working collaboratively – the NJHOF Board of Commissioners and the NJHOF Foundation Board of Trustees. The NJHOF honors citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society, the State of New Jersey, and the world beyond. Since 2008, more than 100 notable individuals and groups have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The NJ Hall of Fame endeavors to present school children with significant role models to show that they can and should strive for excellence. Outreach through the New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum, and the NJHOF Curriculum Guide for educators focuses on the importance of voting, the qualities of effective leadership, and inductee research. For more information on the NJHOF, its mission and inductees, go to To view past induction ceremonies, visit the NJ Hall of Fame YouTube channel at

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