Hoboken Irish Festival 2016
Hoboken Irish Festival – May 21, 2016
Here’s a little promo and commentary regarding the upcoming Hoboken Irish Festival on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 12pm to 6pm (at Sinatra Park).
This is the city’s “response” to withdrawing the annual Hoboken St. Patrick’s Parade. That was always a massive cash cow success for most local bars and restaurants (and put Hoboken on the map as a “party destination” for decades.)
However, public outcry regarding the debauchery, violence, and generally “ugly” aftermath led to it’s demise (more or less).
Maybe it was the awesome Howard Stern / Hoboken411 recap?
Oddly enough, the city has taken no action on “Friday nights” or “Saturday nights,” which have much of the same characteristics as the annual St. Paddy’s day parade… but I digress.
The city since replaced that mardi-gras style booze fest with a more tame (and equally less-attended) “Irish Festival” over at Sinatra Park. They’re doing it again this year on Saturday, May 21st from noon to 6pm. A few hundred people attend each year. Definitely not a mosh-pit!
What about other ethnicities in Hoboken?
How come there aren’t city-sanctioned German festivals?
Or Lithuanian festivals?
Or Icelandic festivals?
We have Italians covered, Puerto Ricans and Irish. That’s it.
The city just raised taxes again (despite “mayor” don Zimmer promising to lower taxes by at least 25% in her first year alone…), you’d think that fruity festivals like this would be considered “expendable” to property owners.
Why is no one contesting these types of things? Are you not seeing the connection between “oh, that is nice!” and “Hey – my tax bill keeps going up!?”