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  • How to Celebrate {the REAL} St. Patrick’s Day in Hudson County!

    Leprecon may be over – and the Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day parade a thing of the past – but there are still plenty of festive {and some family friendly!} ways to celebrate the upcoming holiday in Hudson County. Remember, everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patty’s Day! Here’s how to celebrate {the REAL} St. Patrick’s Day in Hudson County:

    St. Patty’s Weekend in Bayonne, NJ

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    Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebration a day early at the Masonic Lodge of Bayonne on Thursday, March 16. Held by the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation, the festivities will include Irish food, drinks, and live music performed by the popular all-sister Celtic Band, The Screaming Orphans. Tickets are $25 and benefit the BEOF.

    Extend your St. Patty’s fun all weekend with Bayonne’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday, March 19. The parade will step off at 1 pm, starting near Fifth Street, winding its way down Broadway, onto Avenue C, and eventually ending at Steph R. Gregg County Park.

    St. Patty’s Week at Zeppelin Hall {88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City}

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    St. Patrick’s Day week kicks off at Zeppelin Hall on Wednesday, March 15 and continues through Sunday, March 19. The party is headlined by The Itinerants {a Celtic-infused rock band} taking the stage at 9:30 pm on Friday, March 17. Six Irish-themed meal specials including corned beef and cabbage, Guinness beer bratwurst, and bangers and mash will be offered throughout the week.

    Irish Eats in Hoboken

    It’s no surprise that when it comes to St. Patrick’s day dinner, the Mile Square’s Irish pubs are in full-blown celebration mode. The Dubliner {96 River Street} is opening at 11 am on the 17th and is serving up Guinness with corned beef and cabbage plates as well as corned beef sandwiches all day long. Onieal’s {343 Park Ave} will have a themed menu including corned beef sandwiches and fries, a corned beef and cabbage entree served with potatoes, and $6 green tea shots. Sláinte!

    Live Irish Music at the Hoboken Library {500 Park Ave}

    Irish singer and musician Ian Gallagher is putting on a special concert guaranteed to get your Irish eyes smiling at the Hoboken Public Library on Thursday, March 16 at 7 pm. He’ll entertain the audience with Irish classics, new songs, and stories about the history of Ireland.

    St. Patrick’s Week at Houlihan’s {1200 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken}

    All week {through Friday the 17th} Houlihan’s in Weehawken is offering St. Patty’s specials including Irish pot roast, fish and chips, and Bailey’s creme pie, with the addition of corned beef and cabbage on the 17th itself. The restaurant will also host bagpipers and giveaways {bring your luck of the Irish!} throughout the celebration.

    Where will you be celebrating the real St. Patrick’s Day in Hudson County? Be sure to tag @HobokenGirlBlog and share your festivities with us!


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    A Jersey girl born and raised, Kelly moved from Hoboken to Weehawken a year and a half ago and loves exploring all of the history and hidden spots in her new city while still making frequent trips to her favorite spots in the Mile Square (because while she signed up for a new zip code, she definitely didn’t sign up for a life without Black Bear buffalo bites, sunsets at Pier 13 or Sunday football on Washington!). After graduating from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a degree in journalism, she spent five years as a style editor and now freelances on everything from fashion to finance. When she’s not working on her next story, you can usually find Kelly swimming at the Stevens pool, checking out new happy hour spots (bonus points always given for a spot with a view) or cheering on her Maryland Terrapins (Go Terps!).


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