Reader Mail: Hoboken Scavenger Hunt
Normally, when you see large groups of people going from one place to another, it’s usually some kind of booze-related bar crawl. It doesn’t always have to be that way.
Below, Hoboken411 reader “CJ” is looking to organize a fun scavenger hunt kind of event for his friends when they come to town for his wife’s 30th birthday party next month. He’s looking for suggestions from the readers as to what they think might be cool to include. And I don’t think he’d want to include any recent crime scenes. I’d suggest he add the Elysian Park area that was famous in “On the Waterfront”, but that may be too far north for him.
What ideas can you share?
I am planning a Hoboken Scavenger hunt in April and I was thinking that maybe I could get a little help from people around town with ideas for interesting buildings or signs or any other Hoboken landmarks that they think would tie in well for a scavenger hunt. I am trying to stay downtown starting by the PATH and probably not going above 5th or 6th.
This isn’t a group thing or anything that I would be opening to the public. I will show you two sample questions I came up with
Q: Walking along first street from Washington to Bloomfield what kind of slacks can you pick up at Goodmans?
Q: The Composer of Oh Susana lived on the corner of Bloomfield and 6th street. What was his name and what did he compose when he lived in Hoboken?
A: Stephen Foster wrote Jeannie with the light blonde hair while living in Hoboken
I will be doing the hunt at the end of April and will gladly provide you with the final question sheet for others to use in the future. With everyone’s help I am sure I can make this a success.