(ABOVE: photo by Vito Zarrillo)
“Y’know, I live in Hoboken—but I’ve never been to the St. Ann’s Feast.”
Then you don’t live in Hoboken, you just sleep here…
This event is so renowned, Frank Sinatra himself brought Ronald Reagan to the Hoboken St. Ann’s Feast in 1984, as he was running for re-election.
“I heard about your zeppoles,” said Reagan, “and so, here I am in Hoboken.”
Reagan knew of what he spoke. Of course, the line for zeppoles is nearly as well-known as the festival itself. But it’s worth the wait—as is the line at the sausage trucks, pizza trucks, seafood trucks and so, so much more.
The St. Ann’s Feast IS Hoboken—there’s no better representation of the dichotomy of life here in this city. It’s loud, it’s noisy, it’s crowded, it’s hot, it’s sticky… it has great food, great drinks, and great times with great people. It’s worth every minute.
The games and rides are great for the kids, the beer tent is great for the adults and the entertainment is fun for all. If you’re looking to truly connect with essence of this community, the Hoboken St. Ann’s Feast is it—all packed into a few blocks near 7th & Jefferson.
Here’s a look at this year’s schedule:
The actual Feast of St. Ann is Wednesday, July 26. Here’s the mass/novena schedule: