Residents Celebrate With St. Patrick’s Day Parades In Hoboken & Queens

NEW YORK (WCBS 880/1010 WINS) — Two St. Patrick’s Day parades took place in the Tri-State area on Saturday — one in Hoboken and the other in Queens.

The mayor of Cork, Ireland joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Rockaway Beach on Saturday afternoon. Many, including WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall, were on hand to enjoy the annual event featuring more than 26 bands and Saturday’s pleasant weather.

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Hall described parade goers dressed in green from head to toe along with shamrocks proudly displayed in the front windows of homes along the route.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports from the parade in Queens

One 7-year-old said she found the event to be “really fun.”

“I like marching in the parade…and you get to see your family and have a lot of fun,” she said.

The parade in Queens began at Newport Avenue and Beach 129th Street and ended at Beach 102nd Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

The other parade in Hoboken, New Jersey began at 1 p.m. Saturday at 14th and Washington streets and proceeded south to City Hall.

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One Hoboken resident that spoke with 1010 WINS called the parade a “great time.”

“A bunch of people just walking around, having a good time partying,” he said.

Many families came out to enjoy the main event featuring a sea of green, marching bands and bagpipes.  Following the parade, all bars in Hoboken opened their doors to patrons looking forward to a good time, 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reported.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reports from the parade in Hoboken

Hoboken officials have set up a DWI checkpoint and made it a point of emphasis this year to institute a zero tolerance policy for certain violations.

Among the violations that could results in fines of up to $2,000 include: consumption of alcohol/open container in public, urinating in public, maintaining a nuisance (disorderly and unsafe house parties), disorderly conduct & improper behavior.

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  • Boof

    The story is wrong. I was at the party on Grand. It didn’t get broken up. The cops came in to check and gave it the okay. News shows making stuff up again to get people to watch….


    MAYOR MIKEY..BOOED.YES ..AND THEY SHOULD HAVE THROWN THE GREMLIN INTO A paddy wagon and drove him out of town..

  • pat

    The Dailey News reported that His Whinniness Michael Doomberg was booed the entire length of the parade in Queens. Lets hope this is the beginning of a new tradition. He certainley deserves it.

  • Ellen

    Isn’t St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th? Talk about being a bit to early celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, and wonder how many of them went to mass.

  • marty griffin

    Keep those damned spades out of my neighborhood.

  • jay

    them eyeeeirish need two days to get sloshed!!!!!!!!

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