You can see the 15 newest members of the Class of 2016 walk the red carpet in Asbury Park this spring!

The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced the Class of 2016 and the date for the Induction Ceremony.

This is a celebration of our great state and its achievers, and induction into the NJHOF is the highest civilian honor that our state can bestow on someone.

This is NJ's version of the Academy Awards and you can always see some major celebrity sightings besides just the inductees! In fact, it is always a surprise to see which celebrity will introduce each inductee and hand them an award!

Here are just some of the fine folks from NJ who you will get to see at the ceremony in Asbury Park this May:

-- Ray Liotta

-- Kelly Ripa

-- Connie Chung

-- Carli Lloyd

-- Carol Higgins Clark

-- Wyclef Jean

-- Rosey Grier

The Unsung Hero award will be announced in April.

The NJHOF may select additional inductees based on their availability for the ceremony as well.

The Induction Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 7th, 2017, at Convention Hall/Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.

For the complete list of inductees and ticket info, CLICK HERE!

Our great friend and Photographer to the Stars Gary Gellman of Gellman Images will be behind the scenes getting exclusive shots, as he has done since Day One with photos like this famous pic of Bruce and Danny DeVito!

(Gellman Images)
(Gellman Images)

The NJHOF is a non-profit organization to honor citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society, our state, and the world. Since 2008, more than a hundred notable individuals and groups have been inducted. The NJHOF endeavors to present school children with significant role models to show that they can and should strive for excellence.

Schools can book the NJHOF Mobile Museum and there is even a Curriculum Guide for educators!

To view past induction ceremonies, CLICK HERE.

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