No Parade? No Problem: 1st Annual Lepre-Con Pub Crawl Comes To Hoboken On Saturday

HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The city of Hoboken cancelled the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade because of drunken rowdiness in recent years.

The move, however, is not enough to stop the celebrations.

The first annual Hoboken Lepre-Con will be held Saturday.

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It’s a day-long pub crawl along Washington Street sponsored by a local hospitality organization.

The event begins at 11 a.m. and will end at 9 p.m.

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A pre-Lepre-Con kick-off party will be held at Feile Bar and Restaurant at West 33rd Street in Manhattan from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Anyone taking part in the day’s festivities is encouraged to dress up as a Leprechaun or other Irish gear. Organizers have also designed special Lepre-Con T-shirts which will be sold at the Scotland Yard Pub.

Lepre-Con organizers are reminding participants to abide by city laws and behave responsibly.

Police will be out in force and said there will be zero tolerance for those caught drinking in public.

Violators face up to a $2,000 dine and possible community service.

The St. Patrick’s Day parade committee decided earlier this year to cancel what would have been their 26th annual parade after the city decided to hold the event on a Wednesday instead of the first Saturday in March.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer decided to move the day of the parade saying it was necessary to “reduce the amount of partying that occurs” on a day which traditionally includes heavy drinking.

Zimmer had said the aftermath of the parade has gotten out of control.

“Last year it reached a fever pitch with high levels of property damage, urination on the streets and people’s homes, reports of sexual assaults, there were flower pots that were even thrown on our firemen when they responded to a call,” Zimmer said.

During last year’s parade festivities, police made 34 parade-related arrests and issued 296 citations for urinating in public, carrying open containers of alcohol and other violations.

Will you be attending Lepre-Con? Let us know below…


One Comment

  1. Ready, Set CRAP! says:


  2. par-tay in hobloken says:

    pi$$, vomit and bang in hobloken…count me in. where am the hottie be at?

  3. P. Nesspudding says:

    The only true way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day is to stay home and drink til you stink, smoke til you choke, and fot til you rot. Then go drive the snakes out of Washington. Amen.

  4. Vik says:

    Zeroi tolerance?! What a joke. But then again the real police are here in NYC.
    So you law enforcement fools go ahead and babysit your grown men and women acting like pigs on the streets of — LOL — Jersey and let the NYPD stop real crooks like the terrorists — who by the way, in case you pathetic excuse for drivers forgot — murdered some of your own residents 11 years ago. Maybe you should remind your fat, fried chicken eating, blob of a governor of that fact as he spits out chicken grease and whines about what a better police force we have here in NYC.

    1. paulnadra says:

      LEt me remind you that 9/11 happened right under the precious NYC police nose.
      THe NYC foree are a bunch or arroagant pricks

      1. Vik says:

        A little p’ed off are we? What happened? You brought your drunken talkin on your cell phone Jersey behind to NYC and got pulled over? Tisk Tisk.

    2. Ophelia Roydz says:

      What the bloody butt berries is Zeroi tolerance? And what do you have against New Jersey? Some of the biggest morons in the world live there. I really think you should smell my ass! Bask in the healing rays and fumes, billowing from the deep valley between my conservatively-sized fun bags. Breath deep and be healed.

  5. Vik says:

    OK, I see. They won’t allow two girls to film a series there but they’ll alllow a bunch of drunken Irish and wanna-be Irish roam, pi$$k, vomit and fornicate on the streets of Hoboken. Gotcha! Just checking.

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