Without Parade, Bar Owners Organize 'Lepre-Con'
Bars and citizens are working together to organize "Lepre-Con" even without the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Although the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade has officially been cancelled, the party may still be on.
Bars and a group of citizens are getting together to start a new tradition: "Lepre-Con," telling people to still come to Hoboken on the first Saturday of March. Hoboken's St. Patrick's Day is the most profitable day for most bars and restaurants in Hoboken.
In an effort to still attract large crowds to Hoboken's bars that day, a Facebook group—with more than 2,000 people who have said they will be going—is inviting everyone to take part in "Lepre-Con."
According to the invite on the Facebook group, everyone is invited and people are encouraged to dress up as a leprechaun: In response to the cancellation of the annual Hoboken St Patrick's Day parade, we are sponsoring the first annual Hoboken Lepre-Con. In the spirit of the Christmas-time celebration of Santa-Con, we are inviting all revelers to carry on the spirit and tradition of the annual Hoboken St Patrick's Day festivities with our Lepre-Con.