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Hoboken To Host Irish Festival

In wake of the cancellation of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, the city is holding an event on March 14.

The city of Hoboken has announced the first ever Irish Cultural Festival in Frank Sinatra Park on March 14. 

The event comes after the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade was canceled

According to the announcement, the event will feature Irish sport, dance, music, and food and is free and open to all ages. Proceeds from concessions will go to the Hoboken Shelter and Hoboken American Legion.

Hobokenite Chris Halleron is one of the chief organizers of the event and said he reached out to the organizers of the Pier Sessions, concerts held on the uptown piers in the summer. 

In the press release sent out by the city, Halleron said he was excited for the event. "It would be nice to get out and actually enjoy the St. Patrick's celebration in my own town for a change," he said, "and I bet there are a number of people in this town who feel the same way."

Below you'll find a list of activities on that day, as announced by the city: 

The event will kick-off at 4 pm at the Little League Field with a demonstration of theGaelic sport of Hurling from the Hoboken Guards, the city's GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) affiliated hurling squad—now entering their second season. Following the scrimmage, a youth clinic will be held for anyone interested in learning more about this fast-paced Irish pastime.

Entertainment will start at 6 p.m with a performance by the Traditional Irish Step Dancers from The Garden Street School of the Performing Arts (1018 Washington Street, 201-683-7078.

Music will follow with an acoustic set from Hoboken Irish-American artist Will O'Connor. Dublin's George Murphy takes the stage next, delivering a gritty set of traditional Irish seisún music. Finally, New Jersey's Paddy and the Pale Boys take the stage, performing their own hard-charging, uniquely styled Irish-American sound.

The event is free to the public. Proceeds from concessions will be donated via the Dr. Atlas Foundation to The Hoboken Shelter for the homeless and Hoboken American Legion Post 107, which runs an Adopt-A-Soldier program to deliver care packages to U.S. armed forces personnel overseas.

Redrider765 February 19, 2012 at 04:00 AM
You shouldn't talk about yourself in the 3rd person like that. And clearly you didn't if you are posting here now you crazy lady.
Redrider765 February 19, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Yeah, bet Mason was spitting mad each time her lies were exposed. She hates being shown as the fraud she is.
Redrider765 February 19, 2012 at 04:02 AM
What is funny is some fool is so stupid that they keep forgetting to keep all their SNs straight and they keep getting caught posting nonsense under multiple SNs.
Lane Dastardly February 19, 2012 at 04:11 AM
gettheledout/ sara// james baby, you beeen caught witth your pants down, you silly, sillly boy. bet beth docks your check foool
Lane Dastardly February 19, 2012 at 04:29 AM
thirrd person again gettheled44/ sara. "OMG- funniest prank everr??" sorry, your multiple screennamess aren't the funniest prank ever. only the person who wrotte it would say that. the fact they pay you is silly thogh
Grafix Avenger February 19, 2012 at 11:38 AM
gettheboozeout44... whazzzish??? beer is cheaper in Columbish? ... urp... lesh go!
Grafix Avenger February 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM
gettheboozeout44.... whazzzish??? yoo know sharah shullivan in ohio too? sheeez bringing 300 people to hoboken AND she hatez zimmer too!..urp... but she pulled down that hate-zimmer post shoooo fasht.... why'd she do that? whazzish? urp.... hey, letsh have shome schnapps and call carl carabelli at the NJDOE 25 times and shcream!!! now now now yooo can't throw me off the shkoool board ...urp... whazzish?
Grafix Avenger February 19, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Folks, the 'prank' route is the only way to spin that one of them is such an a-hole he/she forgot to log out as their fake persona. Notice how the dope pulled the 'Zimmer Fab 5' post as soon as he/she realized she effed up. Nah....these 3rd-rate goons are pissed that they were EXPOSED before their campaign to scare the public into thinking Lepre-Con will be bring even greater chaos than parade day. ha ha! So don't buy their 'it was a prank' spin. Knowing these a-holes, they had a sara sullivan piece all set to go on Hoboken411... probably a letter in the HR... but their scheme was nipped in the bud. Boo-hoo. Hey clowns: why wait 24 hours to tell us it was a 'prank'? Hmmmm? You ops are so dumb, you couldn't come up with that one a little faster? gettheboozeout44.... pour your friends a drink, unless you don't share... urp. http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2012/02/gang-that-cant-shoot-straight.html
ThisMeansWar February 19, 2012 at 05:17 PM
What do gettheledout44, "Sara Sullivan," curiouscardinal & prosbajardi have in common with PeeWee Herman? Here's your answer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJXU7EVXs2A When they do something embarrassingly stupid they always say "I meant to do that."
Lane Dastardly February 19, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Barrracato/ lame family //tools on thhe ropes. Too funny! Gender identitty issues tooo!!
Grafix Avenger February 19, 2012 at 08:47 PM
LD... the Weehawken dope even left clues... 'Sara' is the name of his (unfortunate) victim... charming that he named his fake college girl after the new Mrs.
Redrider765 February 19, 2012 at 09:22 PM
We talking about the same dope who lives at home w/ momma and flunked out of a C rate law program?
Outofcontrol February 19, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Seagull went to law school?
Redrider765 February 19, 2012 at 09:27 PM
I wouldn't expect someone too obtuse to know how to hit a reply button to have any clue what I was referring to. But if you must know Ms. Nosy, I am referring to one of Mason's paid minions who goes by the name Sharkbait.
Bob R February 19, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Yeah, Secaucus State, ever heard of it? Home of Hoboken's shrillest goomar!
Lane Dastardly February 19, 2012 at 09:43 PM
grafix avenger - OMG. he's such sewer scum. what idiott would marry such a cowardly betraying wimpp? let's hope he doesn't procreaate
Outofcontrol February 19, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Another ethnic remark. Good to see you ZimmerZombies are consistent.
Redrider765 February 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Someone who is intellectually incapable of learning to use a reply button shouldn't be calling anyone a zombie.
Outofcontrol February 19, 2012 at 10:09 PM
I've noticed the difficulty you have following conversations when they don't follow your prescribed pattern. You're forever harping on the reply issue. I would think you're the perfect candidate for ZimmerZombie of the Year! Keep up the good work,minion, I'm sure she appreciates it.
Bob R February 19, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Too bad you're far from the perfect candidate for life-getter of the year, Secaucusite. Not even in the running.
Outofcontrol February 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Too bad I don't live in Secaucus, moron. That's what you get for believing everything GA tells you.
Bob R February 19, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Whoever denies it supplies it, relative-of-evil-Simpsons-boss.
Outofcontrol February 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM
That's real grown up. I would expect something like that from my toddler. Moron.
Bob R February 19, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Gotta love people who start a comment with "That's real grown up" and end it with "moron." More like an "oxy," if you think about it.
PeoplePlease February 19, 2012 at 11:13 PM
No real Irishman cares what that rag of a paper has to say. Or does anyone in Hoboken care what a self hating jew has to say. Go get a life Grafix Avenger.
Redrider765 February 20, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Still too stupid to hit the reply button, not a shocker, you do support Mason, Russo and the rest of the crooks despite knowing they are out to do nothing but hose this town.
Outofcontrol February 20, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Give it a break, Redrider. The one's who are hosing this town are your mayor's politically connected lawyers who keep increasing their own contracts. Your mayor has to repay her debts to the south/central Jersey power machine, so she just keeps spending and spending and spending on more and more lawyers.
Bob R February 20, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Say goodnight, Secaucus. Time to go home to Homer's boss from the power plant.
Redrider765 February 20, 2012 at 02:24 AM
I challenge you to name 1 suit they are fighting that shouldn't be fought. I dare you to tell us which legal battles you wish to deliberately lose so the taxpayers of this town can foot the bill for your stupidity and hatred for the mayor.
Anthony Melero March 03, 2012 at 03:25 PM
(There is a place for festivals, but festivals will not, and cannot replace parades. Not in Hoboken, not this year, and not ever.) Very well put, I agree wholeheartedly. There's no substitute for parade. Vote Zimmer out!!!!!!!

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