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ASBURY PARK, N.J. – The stars will be out for the New Jersey Hall of Fame’s 11th annual ceremony Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Paramount Theatre on the famed Jersey Shore boardwalk.

Tickets in the balcony, ranging from $50 to $75 each, go on sale to the public via at 10 a.m. this Friday, Sept. 6. TICKET LINK:

Limited sponsorship packages in the orchestra are available by contacting the Hall of Fame at:

Inductees and other stars will walk the red carpet starting at 5:45 p.m. in the Convention Hall promenade, and the public is invited to attend. NJ Advance Media will stream the ceremony on the homepage through a new partnership with the NJHOF. All living inductees are scheduled to attend the 7 p.m. induction ceremony at the Paramount, which is part of the Asbury Park Convention Hall complex.

“We are excited about honoring some of the Garden State’s best and brightest on Oct. 27,” says Jon F. Hanson, New Jersey Hall of Fame chairman. “Every year, our induction gala and star-studded red carpet gets better and better – and this year will be no exception.”

The New Jersey Hall of Fame 2018 Class is (with occupation, name, N.J. town):

  • ARTS AND LETTERS: Author Peter Benchley**, Princeton; sport columnist Jerry Izenberg, Neptune; “Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin, Bayonne; photographer Timothy White, Fort Lee.
  • ENTERPRISE: Businessman Fletcher Creamer Sr.**, Saddle River; businessman F.M. Kirby II**, Harding; restaurateur, entrepreneur Tim McLoone, Little Silver; businessman Arthur F. Ryan, Newark; businesswoman Mary Roebling**, Trenton; businesswoman/TV personality Martha Stewart*, Nutley.
  • PERFORMING ARTS: Actor Jason Alexander, Livingston; actress Elizabeth Allen**, Jersey City; musician Southside Johnny Lyon, Neptune; musicians The Smithereens, Carteret, Scotch Plains.
  • PUBLIC SERVICE: Physician, professor Victor Parsonnet, Newark.
  • SPORTS: Y. Giant Harry Carson, Franklin Lakes; gymnast Laurie Hernandez, Old Bridge; N.Y. Giant Bart Oates, Harding; basketball player, coach Anne Donovan**, Ridgewood.
  • UNSUNG HERO: To be announced in early October.

*- Previously selected, and being inducted in 2019. **-Being honored posthumously.

ABOUT THE NJHOF: The Foundation for New Jersey Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization honoring citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society, the State of New Jersey and the world beyond. Since 2008, the NJHOF has hosted 10 ceremonies for over 140 notable individuals and groups in recognition of their induction into the Hall of Fame. The NJHOF endeavors to present schoolchildren with significant and impactful role models to show that they can, and should, strive for excellence. The NJHOF is thankful for the support of its many sponsors, without which none of our endeavors would be possible. For more information, go to