A Thursday night walk around Hoboken
Ok, we milled around town for six hours tonight and here’s what happened:
Spaghetti Dinner Block Party:
Took place along the Frank Sinatra walkway from Frank Sinatra park to Pier A Park. It cost $10 to get in and included: Spaghetti , meatballs, sausage, bread & salad. A lot of people lined up to get their grub. There was also a beer tent that looked more like a human dog park, with the fences and all. Notice the people that prepared the food for the event were NOT a Hoboken business. Brownstone catering, from Paterson, NJ supplied the food.
Skanatra’s final performance:
Long time staple of the Hoboken music scene bid farewell. Along with 30 screaming and running children. Seemed very odd.
And the best surprise of the night was an AMAZING band “Pete B and the Corporate Raiders”, which perform regularly at the Shipyard Marina off 13th St. We walked here accidentally and were blown away at this incredible cover band. They played hits from a WIDE RANGE of artists, such as No Doubt, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Gwen Stefani, Alanis Morrissette (which was SPOT ON PERFECT), Bon Jovi, Huey Lewis, and many others.
This band is something you ought to check out the next time they play at the Marina in September. We were very shocked to only see no more than 25 people attending this event. We stayed till they finished for the night and look forward to seeing them next time. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND this band!! Additionally, that reggae band “Selective Security” apparently is an amazing band as well. If you don’t get uptown to attend these shows, we suggest you do! They’re free, and the Marina has a bar you can order drinks from as well. A hidden gem in Hoboken for SURE! Check back for upcoming events. Much more laid back and fun than cramming into a smelly bar.
Pete B had his daughter singing as well, she had an incredible voice and is a fabulous talent. Here is her band link on myspace. I’ll post a link for Pete B once I get it. You should check it out, a great time that will not leave you disappointed.