Hoboken Announces ‘Open Streets’ on Sinatra Drive This July 4th Weekend

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In the next open streets pilot closure in the Mile Square, Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced Friday that Hoboken’s “open streets” program will continue this holiday weekend along the waterfront on Sinatra Drive and other nearby streets. Many residents have taken advantage of Hoboken’s open streets and “slow streets” initiatives, intended to provide additional space for socially distant public activities. Residents are permitted to walk, bike, and jog. Face masks are required and congregating is prohibited.

  

Read More: 1st Street in Hoboken to Close to Traffic as Part of ‘Summer Streets’ Pilot on 6/28

Where to Find Open Streets this Weekend

Here’s the complete list of open streets restricting vehicular traffic:

  • Sinatra Drive between Newark Street and 11th Street: 8AM-11 PM {July 4}, 8AM-8PM {July 5}
  • Sinatra Drive North between Sinatra Drive and 12th Street: 8AM-11PM {July 4}, 8AM-8PM {July 5}
  • Hudson Street between 11th Street and 14th Street: 4PM-11PM {July 4}
  • 14th Street between Hudson Street and Sinatra Drive North: 4PM-11PM {July 4}

According to Mayor Bhalla, “We are continuing to make the best use of our public spaces for outdoor activities, which we know are a safer alternative to gathering indoors. Our open and slow streets programs have provided residents with more room to walk, jog and bike while remaining socially distant. Outdoor exercise is an important part of remaining healthy during this pandemic and we encourage our residents to take advantage of our open streets this July 4 weekend.”

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A Few More Details — Especially About Cars on Sinatra

According to the City’s press release, “Residents with vehicles legally parked along Sinatra Drive and other open streets do not need to move their cars. No parking signs, if posted, should continue to be observed. If residents need to utilize vehicles parked along the open streets over the weekend, they are encouraged to move vehicles outside of the hours of the open streets. Vehicles can be accessed during the hours of operation of the open streets by proceeding with extreme caution and driving no more than 5 miles per hour.”

Looking for More to Do in Hoboken This Weekend?

Most fireworks shows are canceled this year, but, like most everything these days, they are going virtual.

You can tune in online at some amazing shows such as Disney Magic Moments or Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks on NBC (you may have heard the . For added effect, turn on the big screen TV, dim the lights, and turn up the volume so it feels close to the real thing. If you want the real thing, the fireworks shows in North Wildwood and Ocean City are currently still on, but be sure to check prior to attending, as cancellations may happen.

Or, if burgers and ‘que are more your speed on the Fourth of July, check out House of ‘Que.

Now that restaurants have expanded their outdoor spaces, plenty of residents are getting back into the swing of dining out. There’s also the option of celebrating with cocktails and apps from your favorite local restaurant, or a visit to Pier 13, which is open at limited capacity.

Check out HobokenGirl.com for even more holiday weekend ideas.

Stay safe, Hoboken and Happy 4th!

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Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, Alena visited Hoboken {her parents’ hometown} regularly as a little girl and has always had a soft spot for the Mile Square. With family roots in the town’s fire department, she has been a proud resident of our fair city since attending graduate school at The New School in NYC. Alena began her career as a beat reporter at a small newspaper, before finding her groove as a development professional in the non-profit field. She has a passion for helping others, a penchant for writing, and is excited to get back to her journalism roots. When she’s not raising funds or following up on a scoop, Alena is practicing yoga, listening avidly to true crime podcasts, reading a great book, gallivanting with friends, and missing Schitt’s Creek.


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