New Jersey Hall of Fame at American Dream unveils entertainment and learning center

The New Jersey Hall of Fame unveiled its Entertainment and Learning Center on Tuesday at American Dream in East Rutherford. The space will embrace New Jersey’s rich history and celebrate the achievements of over 230 outstanding New Jerseyans.

A crowd of supporters, inductees and elected officials, including Gov. Phil Murphy and first lady Tammy Murphy, were all in attendance.

The center will be open to the public on June 28.

“We are incredibly excited that America’s first state-focused Entertainment and Learning Center will be right here in the Garden State,” Phil Murphy said. “This center will serve as a testament to our one-of-a-kind entertainment culture and supply knowledge and inspiration for generations to come.”

The 10,000-square-foot center, which is the permanent home for New Jersey Hall of Fame inductees, also offers state-of-the-art exhibits. Some of the exhibits include a simulated space ride called “Fly Me to the Moon,” where visitors can experience the thrill of space travel. For music enthusiasts, there’s a karaoke stage where they can sing alongside holograms of Gloria Gaynor, Wyclef Jean, Frankie Valli and other musical legends. Also, for those interested in the arts, visitors can interview holograms of Danny DeVito, Jason Alexander, Connie Chung, Laurie Hernandez and other notable Jersey greats in the “Late Night Jersey” Television Studio.

“Through education and entertainment, we are inspiring people to realize their dreams by becoming their best,” Jon Hanson, chairman of the New Jersey Hall of Fame, said. “So, there’s no better place to be than here at American Dream!”

“We are excited to inspire our guests with leading entertainers, athletes and influential individuals from the arts, education, science and public service sectors at this one-of-a-kind Entertainment and Learning Center,” Don Ghermezian, CEO of American Dream said.