Cultural Affairs News

City of Hoboken Announces Hoboken Huddle to Celebrate the Big Game

Hoboken Huddle

The City of Hoboken will host the Hoboken Huddle at Pier A Park on the Hoboken waterfront the week of January 27 to February 2 leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII.

The centerpiece of the Hoboken Huddle, which will include activities, food, and entertainment, will be a large 16 foot tall illuminated sculpture of the Roman numerals “XLVIII” overlooking the Manhattan skyline.

“We invite visitors to Hoboken to complete their Super Bowl experience with an iconic photo only available on the New Jersey side of the river,” said Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “With Hoboken’s restaurants, nightlife, easy access to Manhattan, and train access to the stadium, there is no better place to celebrate the big game.” 

Tickets Available For Spaghetti Dinner Block Party


Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken present the 9th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Block Party on Thursday, August 29th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm located at the walkway along Sinatra Drive between 1st and 2nd Streets. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $10 for children under 12.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to Perform Free Concert at Pier A Park


Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken proudly present – NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – PIER A PARK IN HOBOKEN – FREE – No tickets required, Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 7:30pm. Bring a blanket or low back chair and a picnic.

Take a seat on the lawn of Pier A Park where Music Director Jacques Lacombe leads the Orchestra in a concert of light classics and popular favorites—with a patriotic flair. As night falls, the New York City skyline lights up and is reflected in the Hudson River, making this a very unique and romantic summer symphony concert destination.

The Orchestra performs selections from Bizet’s Carmen, Copland’s Rodeo and Bernstein’s West Side Story, alongside favorite tunes from Gershwin and movie classics like John Williams’ Raiders March. Patriotic tributes include “America the Beautiful” and Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” and the Orchestra honors servicemen and women with the moving Armed Forces Salute.

Thanks to our sponsors: Burgiss, HUMC and United Water

This program is made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State,
Division of Travel and Tourism.

(DATE CHANGE) Hoboken to Host 7th Annual Sinatra Idol Contest

Due to the forecast for heavy rain, the event will be held on the rain date, Friday, June 14.

Friday, June 14, 2013, 6:30pm to 9:00pm at Sinatra Park on Sinatra Drive between 4th & 5th Streets. Featuring hosts: Gary Simpson & Geri Fallo. Prizes awarded to the best Sinatra Style Singers. Admission is free. After party will take place at Little Town NJ, 310 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ, just steps from Sinatra Park. Begins at 9:15pm, immediately after the contest. All are invited to attend.

Hoboken Hosts Spring Arts & Music Festival

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken are proud to host the Spring Arts & Music Festival on Sunday, May 5th (rain or shine) from 11am and 6pm. Admission is free.

The fair will take place on Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street and will include over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and craftspeople as well as rides, games, face painting, local businesses, restaurants, food vendors and much more.

Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters, as well as rides, games, face painting, local businesses, restaurants, food vendors, and much more.

Ticket Information for Bob Dylan, Wilco & My Morning Jacket Show

On Friday, July 26, 2013, Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket will hold a concert at Pier A Park in Hoboken as part of the AmericanaramA Festival of Music tour.

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10:00am. In addition to online sales, 500 tickets have been set aside for sale in Hoboken at Tunes, located at 225 Washington Street. Tickets are $75.50 each, cash only, and there is a 2 ticket limit per person. Tickets at Tunes will go on sale at the same time as online sales.

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:00am For additional information, visit

Hoboken to Host Bob Dylan, Wilco & My Morning Jacket for Waterfront Summer Concert

Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket will perform at Hoboken’s Pier A Park on Friday, July 26, 2013 as part of the AmericanaramA Festival of Music tour.

“After last year’s Mumford & Sons concert on Pier A, we received countless requests from our community for more similar events,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We’re excited to bring world-renowned talent to Hoboken to provide great entertainment options for our community in our own back yard and to support our local businesses.”

City of Hoboken to Host Hoboken Resilience Run 5K to Support Sandy Recovery Efforts

The City of Hoboken is proud to announce the Hoboken Resilience Run, a 5K and Fun Run for post Hurricane Sandy recovery. The run, which will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013, is being organized in support of a global UN initiative – the “Making Cities Resilient” campaign, led by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

City of Hoboken Invites Community to 2nd Annual Irish Cultural Festival


The City of Hoboken invites all residents and visitors to the 2nd Annual Irish Cultural Festival on Wednesday, March 13th from 3pm to 10pm at Sinatra Park. The event is free and features Irish music, food, beer, vendors, dance, and other activities for all ages.

The festival will be headlined by The Prodigals, who have been called the “Best Irish Traditional-Rock Band” by the Village Voice. Additional musical performances include local favorites Gold n Brown, the Will O’Connor Band, Colin Nisbet, and the Jersey City Fire Fighters Pipe and Drum Band.

Hoboken Artists Studio Tour & Healing Wall

Mayor Dawn Zimmer, the City of Hoboken & The Monroe Center for the Arts proudly present the 32nd Annual Hoboken Artists Studio Tour on Sat. & Sun. Nov. 17th – 18th from noon to 6pm.