Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hoboken Irish Cultural Event in Sinatra Park a huge success

What a tremendous Hoboken event.  As one person who did not know Da Horsey said, "This is great, the vibe is great, the food is great and the music is perfect."

That kind of sums it up.  The weather and the crowd, just tremendous:

The Freedom Tower at sunset was a spectacular backdrop to the Irish cultural event at Sinatra Park.

Three bands played through the course of the evening and made for a great time.

Hundreds of people in attendance, and the Jersey Journal put the event into four figures.  The event ran to 10:00 pm.

Organizers estimated the event will raise about $4,000 for Hoboken charities but that's not an official tally.

Congratulations to Hoboken residents who worked and contributed to making this a very successful event for the Mile Square.  Thank you to the readers who stopped Da Horsey to tell us they are avid readers and are now following the Hoboken Sopranos, re: the City Council meetings and keeping abreast of what's going on in our local government.

Your kind remarks and encouragement are greatly appreciated.

Irish flag raising at City Hall

Minutes ago at City Hall:

Mayor Dawn Zimmer (l) watches as the Irish flag is raised at City Hall by former Senator Bernard Kenny.
Watching right are Freeholder Anthony Romano and Council members Carol Marsh and Jen Giattino.

Hoboken's Irish Cultural Festival kicks off at 4:00 today

As noted on The Hoboken Journal:

According to organizer Chris Halleron the “
Beer permit has been secured! Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s on draught thanks to Peerless Beverages. 

All proceeds from beer sales will go to the Hoboken Shelter and the American Legion Post 107′s Adopt-A-Soldier program.” The flyer for the event has also been released as shown (right).

The itinerary is as follows:

  • 4pm- Hoboken Guards Hurling Exhibition (this type of hurling is actually a real sport)
  • 6pm- Traditional Irish Step Dancers from the Garden Street School of Performing Arts
Musical Performances by:

  • Paddy and the Pale Boys
  • George Murphy from Dublin
  • The Will O’Connor Band

The link to the Facebook event is here:  

Sign of the Times: Mayor Zimmer shows budget professionalism

The Wiley Coyote returns with a budget chart, part of his Hoboken Advocate research showing a timeline for the Hoboken budget's introduction and approval over the years:

The chart shows in dark blue the Hoboken budget's introduction and the time until its adoption in light blue going back to Mayor Anthony Russo.

The Wiley Coyote known to most as Eric Kurta was inspired to make the chart after one fabrication on Hoboken Patch by a commenter who is banned from posting here but has turned the family aspirations for the Public Information Office under their predicted Beth Mason mayoralty into online neurosis of hatred and bajobseeking envy and that site's comment section into a cesspool.  

For the original entry at the Hoboken Advocate, see:

Unrelated: Da Horsey would be remiss if you didn't get a link to the latest insights into the Boys of Summer, our heroes at the FBI serving the Republic who may have a problem on their hands.

Turns out one confidential informant picked up on waivers in 2009 and a friend of the arrested Patrick Ricciardi hasn't been delivering on his agreement.

MSV can confirm we've tracked a similar storyline involving this same person for quite a while, but chalk this one up to Grafix Avenger and her source.