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Irish Cultural Festival Comes to Hoboken's Sinatra Park

Third annual event will be held on Saturday, June 7.

The third annual Irish Cultural Festival will be held on Saturday, June 7 at Sinatra Park.

The free event, which runs from noon to 6 p.m., will feature Irish music, food, beer, vendors, dancing, sports and activities for all ages.

The festival will feature musical performances by McLean Avenue Band and local favorites Gold n Brown. There will be dance performances by the Garden Street Irish Step Dancers and Emerald Fire and Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance.

The city will celebrate at noon the completion of the reconstruction of Sinatra Field with a friendly “Irish” vs. “Italian” soccer match, and the Hoboken Guards Hurling Club will hold an inter-squad exhibition match.

Hoboken Guards will also lead a hands-on youth and first-time hurler clinic for attendees. Officially licensed club gear and game equipment will be among the top prizes for the on-field “Longest Strike” and “Fastest Lad/Lady Across the Field” competitions.

The event will also feature sheep shearing demonstrations, fiber spinning, and vendors with Irish clothing and crafts.

There will be face painting, craft activities, pony rides, a petting zoo, trackless train, horse drawn carriage, moonwalk, sand art, balloon artist and obstacle course for children.

Participants interested in competing in the Irish soda bread competition should contact Geri Fallo at gfallo@hobokennj.gov or 201-420-2207.
Outofcontrol May 25, 2014 at 12:22 AM
Let's hope that all of those who supported the St. Patrick's Parade BOYCOTT this event. The festival is nothing more than the Mayor's lame attempt at pandering to the Irish community. Nobody affiliated with the Parade Committee should participate in this insulting event. No business that depended on the parade should participate in this event. LET'S BOYCOTT this sham!!!
Pops May 25, 2014 at 04:30 PM
@OoC, listen to yourself. You are a sad individual. Get help.
Dave S. May 26, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Boycotting the Irish Festival makes no sense. I for one plan to go & enjoy it. It was wrong for Zimmer to cancel the parade, but there would have been no suggestion of cancelling it if it hadn't been for all the drunken hoardes who come to Hoboken, and for the bar owners who opened as early as 6 a.m. to accommodate those who wanted to get drunk as early & often as possible.
Outofcontrol June 01, 2014 at 11:32 PM
Boycott this pathetic attempt at pandering!
HudsonStreet June 02, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Actually Outofcontrol you usually come across as being pathetic.

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