Why is Arts & Music Festival only downtown?
Many Hoboken Businesses think festival should rotate!
This topic has been a “seed for thought” over the past couple years – however, since our recent Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival this year, the number of local businesses that think a change is in order has increased dramatically.
The issue is that many uptown businesses are wondering why the Arts & Music Festival must take place downtown twice a year. They say – “Why not make it uptown half the time? Why are we second fiddle to downtown?”
What is preventing an uptown festival in Hoboken?
I tried figuring out what some of the excuses might be:
- The city will claim it’s for “safety reasons.” If so, I can’t think of any.
- Uptown is more “residential.” Really? No one lives downtown?
- More businesses on both sides of the street downtown. Sure – but do the uptown bars & shops not count?
Do you think the city should split the Arts & Music Festivals between uptown & downtown each year? If not, why?