Hoboken Arts & Music Festival cancelled due to expected flooding & winds, concerts remain


The Hoboken Arts & Music Festival scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled due to expected heavy flooding and winds, while the scheduled concerts have been moved to the high school free of charge.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Rain is expected to begin Saturday, Oct. 1, at approximately 1 a.m., and continue throughout the day, and into Sunday. Heavy winds of up to 30 MPH are currently predicted on Saturday and Sunday,” the city said in a Nixle alert this afternoon.

“The Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to exercise caution as any intense rainfall of greater than 0.8 inch per hour could result in flooding in low-lying areas.”

The expected nasty weather is the remnants of Hurricane Ian, prompting OEM to deploy barricades at flood-prone intersections: which residents/commuters are urged to avoid. Temporary no parking signs have also been posted in these areas.

As for the concerts, Freedy Johnston will perform from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Alejandro Escovedo and the Rant Band will perform from 4:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. on Sunday at Hoboken High School, located at 800 Clinton St. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m.

Also due to the predicted storm, a special rate of $5 per 24-hour period is being offered in Garages B (28 2nd Street) and D (215 Hudson Street) to residents with a valid Resident On-Street Parking Permit or Temporary Parking Permit, beginning at 5 p.m. tonight, Sept. 30th until 5 p.m. Saturday, October 1st.

Additionally, Hoboken residents with disabilities who possess either a handicapped license plate or hang tag for their permitted vehicle may also park in the Midtown Garage (371 4th Street) for the same reduced rate.

Garage space is available on a first-come, first-served basis and regular rates apply at other times.

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