HOBOKEN, NJ (CBSNewYork) – The city of Hoboken cancelled the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade because of drunken rowdiness in recent years, but there will be something to celebrate.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney On The Story

The first annual Hoboken Lepre-Con will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m. onward.

“We want everyone to come up and come out and dress up and enjoy the festivities,” said co-organizer Jamie Darrah, who is hoping for a crowd of green-bearded leprechauns. “Hopefully we’ll have a set bar crawl listed on our website.”

They hope to have several bars and businesses participating.

She sees the event as being similar to SantaCon held across the river in New York City.

“You should get very creative with your costumes, but we are promoting that you be responsible,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Levon Putney on Wednesday.

More details will follow on the event’s website HERE.

Comments (2)
  1. ShantyIrish says:

    Tickets for open containers of alcohol if you get caught on the street in Hoboken will cost you two grand. Only two rapes reporter last year.
    Sounds like fun don’t it ?

  2. lieutenantdan says:

    A parade that gives a reason for public displays of drunkeness.
    I once saw a man urinating and vomiting both at the same time while leaning against a tree in Central Park. This guy was still able to hold onto his drink without spilling a drop. I wish I could forget this but this image has lived in my brain for 20 years now.

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