It’s finally happening – a new statue of Frank Sinatra is debuting in Hoboken at the Sinatra Park Amphitheater beside Blue Eyes. To celebrate Frank Sinatra’s birthday and the relationship between Bulova and Frank Sinatra. The unveiling event will bring along Frank Sinatra School Of The Arts students to perform, along with other ceremonial events planned for the day. Read on to learn about the first-ever statue of Frank Sinatra coming to Hoboken’s waterfront.
(Sketch by artist Carolyn D. Palmer)
Ol’ Blue Eyes and Bulova’s longtime relationship began back in the 1950s during the Frank Sinatra Hour TV program that the brand sponsored. Sinatra wore Bulova watches throughout his life.
(Photo credit: Bulova)
In honor of that, Bulova recently unveiled a new collection in ode of the global icon. The design inspiration for the collection stems from the 1950s and 1960s – and, there are design elements to the timepieces that any Sintra fan would recognize and appreciate. The Frank Sinatra collection features an assortment of ten timepieces in a variety of case shapes and designs that are named after some of his biggest hits. Bulova also collaborated with Frank Sinatra School Of The Arts students on a special remake of the classic song “Fly Me To The Moon.”
The city is paying for the project through private donations, said Health and Human Services Director Leo Pellegrini, as reported on NJ.com. It has raised close to $50,000 so far, and the project’s total cost will likely sit between $80,000 and $100,000, he noted.
Sculptor Carolyn D. Palmer is the artist behind the statue. She has created similar statues of other historical and pop culture figures like Eleanor Roosevelt and Lucielle Ball. When thinking about Sinatra’s likeness, she told NJ.com “Frank was known to have a cocktail in his hand or a cigarette, and I didn’t want to have that so I have him tipping his hat.”
The statue unveiling will take place at the Sinatra Park Amphitheater located at Frank Sinatra Drive on Sunday, December 12th at 1PM.
The itinerary for the day is as follows:
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