There are so many Hoboken and Jersey City events coming up this summer. From Hoboken’s Movies Under the Stars (now with free pizza!) to the eagerly-anticipated Le Dîner En Blanc, there is no shortage of things to do locally in Hudson County. The latest local tradition coming soon is Hoboken’s Spaghetti Dinner Block Party, which falls on Tuesday, August 30th this year from 5PM to 8PM on Sinatra Drive walkway between 1st and 2nd. This family-friendly event will serve 4 types of pasta, meatballs, eggplant, salad, + more. Plus, beer, wine, water, and soda will all be available to purchase — and all proceeds from beverage sales will support the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps, meaning you can indulge for a great cause. Read on to learn all about this year’s Spaghetti Dinner Block Party, happening on August 30th on Sinatra Drive from 5PM to 8PM.
About the Block Party
The Spaghetti Block Party was started back in 2005 to celebrate Hoboken’s 150th anniversary. Back in 1955, locals held a similar event to honor Hoboken’s 100th anniversary. The 2005 event happened on Washington Street and was beloved by so many that it’s been brought back as a yearly gathering, except it’s now moved to the waterfront for beautiful NYC views while eating pasta together as a community.
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This year, the Spaghetti Dinner Block Party (put together by the City of Hoboken and Mayor Bhalla) will be held on August 30th from 5PM to 8PM on Sinatra Drive walkway between 1st and 2nd. The dinner, which is catered by The Brownstone, will include 4 types of pasta, eggplant, bread, sausage, salad, meatballs, Italian pastries, and cookies. Water and soda will be available to purchase, and 21+ visitors will also have the option to buy beer + wine — all of which will help raise money for the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps (HVAC). HVAC provides free (yes, completely free) ambulance rides to residents — and fundraising like this helps them to do so.
This is a family-friendly event — though it is not BYOB, just FYI.
For those interested in attending, there are limited tickets + they must be bought in advance. Tickets are $40 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under, and $20 for seniors (65+). If you’re interested in reserving a 10-person table, tickets are $400. To buy tickets, you can purchase with a credit card by creating an account on the Communitypass website. There’s also an option to purchase tickets by mail by sending a check or money order to the City of Hoboken, mailing address: Hoboken Cultural Affairs Office, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030. If you use this method, just be sure to let them know your name, address, phone, email, and how many tickets you want. The deadline for online tickets sales is August 22nd — though if you’re paying by mail, the deadline is August 15th.
For more details about this event, you can call 201-420-2000 Ex. 5100 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.