Halloween Weekend in Hoboken (2010)

10/27/2010:

The entire city will be a freak fest!

Since Halloween is on a Sunday this year – Saturday night in the Mile Square is set to become the “official” night most adults dress up and party out of character (although just a few drinks any day of the year causes that effect…)

Just about any bar in town will have Halloween-themed events, contests, prizes and more. At the same time – be sure to listen to the Hoboken411 Live Police and Fire Action Channel if you’re near a computer (or use a Android phone) – because the mischievous events that are called in are quite entertaining. Any individuals up to no good, are often described as the character they’re dressed up as. It’s not too often you hear “Barney assaulted Wilma” over the air!

But besides traditional events like the Hoboooken Haunted House, or even the similarly named HoBOOken 5k Run – here are a couple other suggestions for the trick & treat filled weekend:

The Halloween Arty

Nope – not a typo. The Halloween Arty takes place at 7pm Friday, October 29th at the intersection of 4th and Jackson Streets. It’s run by Roland Ramos (who held a recent Sculpture Garden Party in the same spot this summer.)

Besides the art that will be on display – they’ll have the reggae band The Tom Hartland Collective playing at 8pm – then DJ Jesus spinning tunes the rest of the night. The usual costume contests (scariest, worst, sexiest, etc.), plus games like bobbing for apples and an old-fashioned egg-toss too!

Free admission (although donations are encouraged).

Here’s a sample of “Burning Logs” from the Tom Hartland Collective:

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West End Station Costume Party

Hoboken’s newest restaurant The West End Station (700 First Street at the SkyClub) is holding their First Annual Costume Party on Saturday, October 30th at 10pm. In addition to dinner and drink specials all night:

  • Door Prizes – plus best & sexiest costume awards
  • Live DJ and Dancing
  • Special midnight “Thriller Dance Off” contest

You can reserve a table by calling 201-216-9580.

If you have any other interesting Halloween Events to share – feel free to add to the comments section!

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6 Comments on "Halloween Weekend in Hoboken (2010)"

HOB424
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HOB424

wow, 11am is a little too early for trick or treating. uptown garden is definitely decorated quite well. Check out the web on the corner of 11th, pretty cool.

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

I think the person in that house is an artist. They do that web every year. They keep adding to it until Halloween. I think it looks the best this year. [quote comment=”199250″]wow, 11am is a little too early for trick or treating. uptown garden is definitely decorated quite well. Check out the web on the corner of 11th, pretty cool.[/quote]

oceanbloo
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oceanbloo

I keep hearing from people that they are bringing their kids trick-or-treating on Bloomfield Street (some as early as 11am!). I’d love to hear from people who live there – isn’t it annoying that the entire town wants to trick-or-treat on your block just because it is a nice block?

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

I liive on 13th&Garden. It’s not annoying at all. I love Halloween in town. I love The Ragamuffin Parade. I dress up and stand in front of my house and hand out candy after the parade. A majority of my neighbors do the same. If you have little ones bring them by. [quote comment=”199240″]I keep hearing from people that they are bringing their kids trick-or-treating on Bloomfield Street (some as early as 11am!). I’d love to hear from people who live there – isn’t it annoying that the entire town wants to trick-or-treat on your block just because it is a nice block?[/quote]

oceanbloo
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oceanbloo

That’s very kind. That stretch of Garden is very nicely decorated, actually.

The hanging skeleton thing between 12th and 13th on Garden (or is it 11th and 12th?) is almost a genuinely frightening decoration.[quote comment=”199243″]I liive on 13th&Garden. It’s not annoying at all. I love Halloween in town. I love The Ragamuffin Parade. I dress up and stand in front of my house and hand out candy after the parade. A majority of my neighbors do the same. If you have little ones bring them by. [/quote]

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

I love doing it. I shouldn’t broadcast this because everyone will know about it and take advantage of it. There won’t be any good candy left for me to buy for the trick or treaters. CVS and Rite Aid the night before Halloween puts almost all candy on sale for 99cents. I’m talkin good stuff. Uptown Garden is very nicley decorated. I think more so than past years. I think we might be competing with Bloomfield St. It always seems that for whatever reason Bloomfield gets more trick or treaters than Garden. My landlord’s and I watch the trick or treaters. They get to the corners of Garden and turn on to Bloomfield. That hanging skeleton thingy scares the crap out of me every night. I walk home Garden after I leave Maxwell’s for some drinks and dinner. I’m aware of that decoration. It looks a lot different in darkness than it does in daylight. [quote comment=”199247″]That’s very kind. That stretch of Garden is very nicely decorated, actually.The hanging skeleton thing between 12th and 13th on Garden (or is it 11th and 12th?) is almost a genuinely frightening decoration.[/quote]

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