2008 Hoboken Spaghetti Dinner Block Party

9/20/2008 Update:

Just the right amount of autumn chill in the air last night for the 2008 Hoboken Spaghetti Dinner. It was another success, with a few new twists. This year it was held closer to Pier A because of all the construction at Pier C and the WWII Memorial. Several kinds of pasta were served, and they didn’t run out of food this year. That’s probably because people were given tickets good for one meal and one dessert, instead of the armbands used in past years. Less fraud this way! The Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps raised money selling beer and wine. The night wrapped up with a free performance by Skanatra on Pier A.

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9/8/2008:

Mark your calendars for another fun event you can partake in (Sept. 19th)! And make sure you get your tickets in advance (at City Hall)!

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For a mere $12 bucks, you can gorge on tons of carbs (if you can wait on line long enough) and then enjoy the sounds of Skanatra. Held in between Sinatra Park and Pier A (between 1st and 2nd Streets).

Check out Hoboken411’s posts from 2007 and 2006 to see what it was like!

Are you hungry yet?

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9 Comments on "2008 Hoboken Spaghetti Dinner Block Party"

appoggiatura
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appoggiatura

It was a perfect late summer night with one of the world’s most amazing, panoramic views as a backdrop. There was plenty of food (except for the dessert, thanks to the grandmas who wrapped up plate-fulls of pastries “to go”). Local festivals like this take place all over Italy during the summer and the whole town comes out for them. A nice evening with your neighbors, good food and a glass of wine or a beer, free music and that view! Given the youthful population of this town, what a shame there weren’t more younger Hobokenites there. Granted, we face many challenges in Hoboken, but this is a great opportunity to put politics aside and come together for an event that truly defines community. Keep it in mind for next year. 🙂

333River
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333River

[quote comment=”107053″]Yeh, they look at how old you are and what your ethnicity is to determine whether or not to give you a $1000 ticket.[/quote]

LOL I can see it now…

500 elderly puking in the streets, peeing in the bushes, and trashing Hoboken. Act like an idiot coughstpaddysdaycough and be treated like an idiot.

Easy-E
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[quote comment=”107053″]Yeh, they look at how old you are and what your ethnicity is to determine whether or not to give you a $1000 ticket.[/quote]

I’m pretty sure it just stops at your age.

How many older people do you see staggering around the city screaming obscenities, destroying property and picking fights after one of these?

People eating pasta for a fund raiser having a couple of glasses of wine at most has nothing in common with goes on during St. Paddy’s.

costume
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costume

Yeh, they look at how old you are and what your ethnicity is to determine whether or not to give you a $1000 ticket.

krewedetat
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krewedetat

[quote comment=”106991″][quote comment=”106979″][quote comment=”106955″]Glad to see there are no laws against the “public open container” as long as you’re eating meatballs and not celebrating St. Patty’s Day.[/quote]
The difference is whether or not there is a barrier between the drinkers and the general public. That’s why you can drink behind your gate at your home but not on the stairs if they are not behind a gate. And why restaurants and bars can serve alcohol as long as it is behind a gate. It has nothing to do with food or St. Patrick’s Day. This is a very consistent application of the State law.[/quote]

This is by far the most information I have EVER gotten from a H411 post.

Concise, to the point and informational.

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The local cops enforce this very inconsistently.

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