Now I’m not Irish in the least bit – I have *naturally* dark hair and eyes, tan skin, and zero freckles. But that doesn’t stop me from having a beer with the leprechauns every March 17th.
And I have to say, I do support holiday parades whether it’s in front of Macy*s or just a few kids in baseball uniforms on Memorial Day. Either way, my point is clear: there should be a St. Patty’s Day Parade. Don’t get me wrong, there is a parade every March where people dress up in green and paint their faces and get drunk, which, hey, that’s cool, it makes a TON of money for those local pubs. But to shut down the one parade in Hoboken, the kid sister to New York City, that’s just downright cruel.
consider this a vintage t-shirt
Hoboken is home to thousands of 20-somethings and drinking is their middle name. Whether its a glass of pinot with lunch or a one-way ticket to blackout city, Hoboken – no jokin’ – oozes with bars and pubs and all sorts of places to get your drink on. And now, come the first weekend in March, it’s just going to be another weekend. No green party beads or wannabe leprechauns duking it out on the street. Granted, these post-grads get way too drunk and things get out of control, but it’s their own faults and that’s what the police are for. However, Hoboken mayor, Dawn Zimmer, and the parade committee have said no more.
Click here to read the full letter from the city.
On the bright side, there will be an Irish Mass on February 25th. Woop-dee-friggin-do.