2008 Hoboken Saint Patrick's Day Parade

 

Saturday,  March 1st, 2008  1:00 pm

 

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The 2008 Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 1st at Washington and 14th Streets.

 

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Dick England to be Grand Marshal; Senator Bernie Kenny to Receive Special Recognition 

Hoboken, NJ (February 15, 2008) – The Hoboken St. Patrick’s Parade Committee has announced that Richard England, Business Administrator for the City of Hoboken, has been chosen Grand Marshal of the Hoboken St. Patrick’s Parade scheduled for March 1, 2008 starting at 1:00 PM. 

Mr. England has worked for the city for eighteen years after retiring from Maxwell House with thirty-two years of service.  In addition to his current role as Business Administrator, he was Commissioner of the Hoboken Parking Authority for thirteen years, a Member of the Board of Education for six years, and a City Councilman for four years.  A lifelong Hobokenite, Mr. England is a member of the Hoboken Elks Lodge and is a former Commissioner of Hopes Head Start. 

“I was pleasantly surprised to be named Grand Marshal of the Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day Parade, an event that I have enjoyed as a spectator since its inception over twenty years ago.  I am honored to have been chosen and am looking forward to marching with my children Derek, Daniel, Richard and Katie, who will be my Aides on parade day,” said England. 

Also being honored on parade day, Eileen O’Connor Farinola, a veteran volunteer with many community and charitable organizations, will be honored as the 2008 Irish Woman of the Year.  Additionally, the former New Jersey Senate Majority Leader, Bernard F. Kenny, Jr., will be presented with a special committee award, the 2008 Man of the Year.  It will be given to him in recognition of his lifetime of support for Hoboken and Hudson County, especially his work on Irish immigration and in honor of his Irish heritage. 

The parade begins at 14th and Washington Streets, proceeds down Washington Street and concludes at the reviewing stand in front of City Hall.  “This is our twenty-first year and the parade promises to be bigger and better than ever.  There will be more bands, pipers and marchers than ever before, and we’re expecting record crowds to line Washington Street.  The entire parade is great family entertainment,” said Bill Coughlin, Director of Public Relations for the Parade Committee.   

“We cordially invite the community to join us at a special St. Patrick’s Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church to take place at five o’clock on Saturday, February 23rd at 400 Willow Avenue,” Coughlin added.

Hoboken Irish Party -- Sunday, February 10, 2008

Our Lady of Grace School Hall (Corner of Willow & 5th)

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tickets are $50.00

Hot Buffet & Open Bar

Tix at door

or now at Moran's, Mulligan's, Nag's Head, McBride's, Quiet Woman

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The Hoboken Irish Party, which attracts hundreds of people from all over New Jersey each year, is renowned for its delicious corned beef dinner, great music and packed dance floor. This year’s party will once again feature the rollicking sounds of “Round the House,” a crowd-pleasing Irish band known for its ability to mix lively Irish music with danceable standards and pop tunes.

“The Irish Party on February 10th is our only fundraising event. That’s why it’s important for everyone who enjoys and supports our parade to come on out for this great evening of fun, food, music and dancing,” said Bill Coughlin, Public Relations Director for the Parade Committee. Tickets for the Irish Party are $50 each and include dinner, an open bar and dancing. They can be purchased in advance at Mulligan’s, Nag’s Head Pub, Willie McBride’s, and The Quiet Woman, all in Hoboken, or email the committee at jjcunni@optonline.net.

“The Irish Party also provides the committee with the opportunity to introduce our 2008 Grand Marshall and other honorees. This year our Grand Marshall is Richard England, Business Administrator for the City of Hoboken and Irishwoman of the Year is Eileen O’Connor Farinola, a veteran volunteer with many community and charitable organizations. Additionally, there will be a special recognition for former State Senate Majority Leader Bernard F. Kenny Jr.”

“The Parade will be held on Saturday, March 1st at one o’clock. It’s our twenty-first year and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. There will be more bands, pipers and marchers than ever before, and we’re expecting record crowds to line Washington Street on parade day,” Coughlin added.

The committee has also made arrangements for a special St. Patrick’s Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church to take place at 5:00 PM on Saturday, February 23rd (400 Willow Ave).

 

 

Parade information Contact Helen Cunning (201) 996-3717

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