Stories produced by St. Peter's Journalism Students
By Meghan Ianiro, Class of 2015 —
When someone hears “Hoboken, New Jersey,” a few things may come to mind: Frank Sinatra, its proximity to New York City, Carlo’s Bakery, “Let’s not talk about that night at the bar,” and most importantly, the how vital diversity, culture, art, and music are to its people.
The city of Hoboken held its 20th Annual Spring Arts & Music Festival on Sunday, May 4th from 11am to 6pm. Over 300 vendors promoting themselves and selling art, food and homemade crafts were stretched across several blocks intersecting with Washington Street.
There were also 3 stages where bands and musical artists performed. Children were certainly not left out of the celebration as there were many activities for them to enjoy, such as face painting, a gigantic inflatable slide, a helicopter ride, sand art, and many more.
However, judging by the flood of enthusiastic fans,there was no doubting what the highlight of the event was for Hoboken. Jersey Shore rock band, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes headlined and closed the event on the main stage as a massive crowd of people danced and sang along.
The festival was highly successful as roughly a couple thousand people came to watch, buy, or simply enjoy their Sunday and it certainly looks as though there are many more to come.
For more information, please visit: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/arts-music-festival/
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Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes – http://www.southsidejohnny.com/