Saturday May 14, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
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The Elks Club, Hoboken NJ 
1005 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Eileen Lynch, Project & Development Coordinator 
Hoboken Historical Museum 

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Tickets may be purchased at the Elks Club at 1005 Washington Street.


Celebrate the Hoboken of yesteryear with the Hoboken Historical Museum

Join us as we recreate the Hoboken of a bygone era - a time of moonlit walks along the Hudson, picnics on the grass in front of Sybil's Cave, and the excitement of the birth of America's soon-to-be-favorite pastime - baseball! 

Of course, we'll be enjoying all the modern customs too - dinner from Chef Anthony Pino, custom-made cocktails, punch (yes, punch!) and dancing. As we do every year, we'll be holding our incredible live auction with an amazing slate of offerings such as... 


  •     4 Uptown Grandstand tickets to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 
  •     Shipyard Pool Pass for 1 Family   
  •     Indoor Parking at Independence Littleman Garage for 1 year
  •    Pompano Beach condo for one week
  •     Ride in the Fire Truck at Hoboken's Memorial Day Parade

            and lots, lots more... scroll down for full details!

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Where: The Elks Club, 1005 Washington Street

Time: 7 p.m. for drinks and hors d'oeuvres

Attire: Loosely-laced corsets for the ladies; spats and leg garters for the gentleman (Optional)

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors:
Gold sponsors CarePoint Health & the Schmalzbauer Family; Silver sponsors Hufnagel Landscape Design & Construction Group, W Hotels Hoboken, BCB Community Bank, Strategic Insurance Partners, Maik Irrigation, Hackensack UMC-Palisades, Halstead Property and Haven Savings Bank.  


Elysian Fields Escapade Sponsors

Going, Going, Gone...

Below are the amazing packages up for bid at the live auction during the Elysian Fields Escapade. Start planning your bidding strategies now!

1. Four tickets to see Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016 from the comfort of the uptown viewing area. Value: Priceless

One of the most popular items in our annual live auction – create lifelong family memories! Donated By: Macy’s

2. Two weeks in a private waterfront condo in Pompano Beach, Fla. Value: $3,500.

Enjoy a two-week vacation in this beautiful two-bedroom, two-bath condo near Ft Lauderdale, featuring private beach access for sunbathing and a heated pool on premises. You can relax during the day on a terrace overlooking the intercostal waterway or view the romantic sunsets in the evening. Includes roundtrip airfare for two from New York. Donated by: Valerie Hufnagel (not available Dec. 15, 2016 to March 15, 2017)

3. Family Membership to Rooftop Pool at the Shipyard complex. Value: $1500

Unlimited summertime fun for the upcoming Summer 2016 Season at the Shipyard Rooftop Pool. Your family will love you for it!  Donated by:  The Applied Companies courtesy of Michael Barry

4. A week in Winter Park , Colorado, for the whole family, Value: $1500

Ranked one of the top 10 Family Ski Resorts in the country, this Rocky Mountain National Park is perfect for hiking, alpine slides and of course, skiing. This three-bedroom private Colorado condo sleeps up to six people and features all the amenities you’ll ever want - including a fireplace and breathtaking view of the Fraser River from your private deck. Donated by: Ruth and Judson Weaver. (Not available February 18-26, 2017) 

5. Four-course white truffle dinner and wine pairing for 10. Value: $3000

White truffles from Alba, Italy, are considered one of the world’s most highly prized edibles, available only from October through January. Chef Anthony Pino will design a four-course meal that will highlight this precious ingredient, accompanied by the appropriate wines, at the famous Anthony David’s Restaurant. This is a very special evening, and perfect for a Holiday celebration with family and friends. Donated by Chef Anthony Pino (Note: Only available during truffle season: October 15 – January 15, 2017) 

6. Whiskey tasting party for 10 guests, hosted by a Master of Whisky, Value: $1200

Join us at the Hoboken Historical Museum for a professional whisky tasting led by Master of Whisky, Kristina Nash. Learn the history, production and distillation processes for Irish, Scotch, American and Canadian whiskies and take a tour of the different flavors and styles of blends and single malts. Tasting will include best practices in ‘how to’ sample whisky and simplified ways for always choosing the perfect dram from your store shelf or restaurant menu. Includes custom cheese platter from Hoboken’s Cheese and Wine Shop. Donated by Kristina Nash

7. One year of indoor parking in the South Independence garage, Value: $3600

Never hunt for a parking space again, with a non-reserved parking space in the South Independence Garage for all four seasons. Donated by: The Applied Companies, courtesy of Michael Barry  

8. Wine tasting for a party of 12 in your own home, Value: $800

Led by the Cork Wines & Spirits experts. They will supply six to eight wines, glasses, and wine sommelier, for an evening that is educational, relaxing, and downright fun! Additional wines provided for added enjoyment.  Donated By: Cork Wine and Spirits

9. Ride on a Hoboken fire truck in the Memorial Day Parade, Value: Priceless

 Four lucky children and one adult will join the fire fighters riding atop a fire truck during this year’s Hoboken Memorial Day parade (May 25, 2016). All 4 children will be outfitted with a firefighter costume of their own!  After the Parade, head over to Schnackenberg’s for a free milk shake!  Donated By: The Hoboken Fire Department and Schnackenberg’s

10. Night on the Town in NYC – Theater, dinner and a night at a chic hotel! Value $850

Everything New York City is known for: theater, great food, and luxurious accommodations! Enjoy a first-class meal at the beautiful Casa Lever Restaurant on Park Avenue (check out the Warhols hanging on the walls) and then stroll over to the Broadway Theater to see the Tony-nominated revival of Fiddler on the Roof. When your evening is over, wrap it all up in luxury with your room at the Standard Hotel. Donated by the Schubert Organization. (NOTE: Theater tickets are for Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening, or a Sunday matinee before September 4, 2016)

11. Dinner for 12 by a private chef in your home. Value: $ 2500

Chef Bill Crouse, of Amanda’s Restaurant, will bring his professional staff to your home to prepare a meal that starts with hors d’oeuvres, and is followed by three courses. Dinner includes select wines. This is truly a one-of-a-kind event. Indulge yourself, or give as a gift.  Donated by Joyce and Eugene Flinn.