2013 Hoboken Irish Festival: Wednesday, March 13th

Just like last year – an interesting event is taking place on Wednesday, March 13th over at Sinatra Park – the 2nd Annual Hoboken Irish Festival.

You see this event is perplexing – because there are some pretty good things happening like tasty food from Anthony David’s (and associated Bin 14 and On the Flip Side), as well as fun performances from Garden Street School of the Performing Arts, The Prodigals, bagpipe bands and activities for children.

But at the same time – the location and timing of this event is just plain odd. We said this last year – because it’s on a Wednesday, starting at 3pm, the turnout compared to the parade will be minuscule. Which is a shame considering the neat things that will be taking place.

And the location – while beautiful and complete with gorgeous NYC views – is also surrounded by areas in disrepair. Pier C Park is still trashed after Hurricane Sandy, the Sinatra Park soccer field is being gutted, and the Hoboken Little League field has been ripped up.

There has to be a better way, no?

How would you handle facilitating an event like the Hoboken Irish Festival? Or would you just bring back the Hoboken St. Patrick’s Parade?

Hoboken Irish Festival 2013

Hoboken NJ

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