Though the official start of fall doesn’t kick off for another couple of weeks, the end of Labor Day and September itself mark the end of the summer and the transition to autumn. As such, we say goodbye to Summer Streets and instead welcome First Street Sundays — a Hoboken program that closes off First Street between Washington and Park Streets once a week in order to create a car-free zone for pedestrians + encourage residents to visit local businesses. Per TapInto, this initiative was first started by the Hoboken Business Alliance and the City of Hoboken in September of 2019. First Street Sundays will officially begin this weekend on September 11th from 10AM to 8PM and continue throughout the fall. Read on to learn more about what to expect for this year’s First Street Sundays in Hoboken.
A Brief History
First Street Sundays began back in September 2019 as a way to create a vehicle-free, pedestrian-only zone and improve business for local restaurants on First Street, according to TapInto. The initiative was created by the Hoboken Business Alliance and the City of Hoboken.
Along with Hoboken’s Summer Streets program, these initiatives encourage residents to get outside, support local businesses, and work to decrease traffic-related fatalities. Instead of Sinatra Drive, the fall version of this vehicle-free zone focuses on First Street. This program gives locals a chance to stroll around Hoboken without any traffic, shop at local stores, and dine on the street at a variety of different participating restaurants.
First Street Sundays Schedule 2022
Per TapInto, First Street Sundays will be in effect (and will be a no-car zone) for the following Sundays from 10AM to 8PM on First Street between Washington + Park Streets:
- September 11th
- September 18th
- September 25th
- October 9th
- October 16th
- October 23rd
- November 6th
- November 13th
- November 20th
TapInto also reported that the following five restaurants will participate in First Street Sundays:
- McSwiggan’s Pub, 110 First Street
- The Shannon, 106 First Street
- The Ferryman On 1st, 94-98 Bloomfield Street
- Mulligan’s Pub, 159 First Street
- Dear Maud, 205 First Street
There will be lots of outdoor seating available.