Hoboken has just announced two communal events that will be happening this week. There will be a Memorial Day Parade on Wednesday, May 25th, and a reproductive rights rally on Thursday, May 26th. Read on for what we know about the 2022 Hoboken Memorial Day Parade and the Reproductive Rights Rally.
Hoboken’s Annual Memorial Day Parade
On Wednesday, May 25th, Hoboken will be holding its 122nd Annual Memorial Day Parade, per a Nixle update. The parade, hosted by American Legion Post 107 and the City of Hoboken, returns to Washington Street after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
The parade will gather at 6PM and leave at 6:30PM. It will leave from City Hall at 94 Washington Street, then head north on Washington Street to the viewing stand at the Hoboken Elks Lodge at 10th Street and Washington Street.
This year marks the 122nd year of marching up Washington Street to honor and remember those who served our country.
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Washington Street will be closed between Observer Highway and 11th Street from approximately 5:30PM to 8PM for the annual Memorial Day Parade. NJ Transit buses will be diverted to Hudson Street and Bloomfield Street during this time. Hop riders can expect delays and busses to be re-routed during this time.
Drivers should also expect traffic delays in the area during the parade.
Rally for Reproductive Rights
Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the City of Hoboken announced via a Nixle update that all members of the Hoboken community are invited to a rally for reproductive rights on Thursday, May 26th, at 5PM at City Hall at 94 Washington St. This rally is in response to the May 2nd revelation that the U. S. Supreme Court’s draft opinion would overturn Roe v. Wade. The pending decision could be issued by the Court by the end of June.
The ‘Pro-Women, Pro-Family, Pro-Choice’ rally will feature several speakers including New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy, who spoke at a Montclair ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ rally a few weeks ago, along with representatives from the Hudson Pride Center, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey, and the Hoboken Family Planning Clinic.
Due to the rally, Washington Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Observer Highway to Second Street from around 4PM to 7PM. Temporary no parking signs have been posted. NJ Transit buses will be diverted to Hudson Street and Bloomfield Street during this time. The Blue Hop will be re-routed from Newark Street to Observer Highway before proceeding north on Bloomfield Street where it will resume its normal route.
Drivers should also expect traffic delays in the area during the rally.