Summer Streets continues this fall

Initiative to migrate up and down Washington Street in Hoboken

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Summer Streets continues this fall
Summer Streets, an initiative that helps local businesses expand outside, will continue into October.

Today, the Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) and City of Hoboken announced a new September and early October schedule with updated locations and operating hours for Summer Streets which brings more outdoor space, dining, and entertainment to Hoboken’s business districts.

The HBA Summer Streets program launched in partnership with the city in June as a way to bring more public, commercial, and recreational space for residents to walk, jog, and bike without major disruptions to area parking and local traffic.

Since the start of the program, participating Hoboken shops and restaurants have expanded their capacities and reached more customers by setting up outdoor ordering or dining areas, as well as merchandise displays.

Following the successful launch this summer, the Summer Streets program will continue to feature both Downtown and Uptown locations.

Where and when 

In September through the first week of October, there will be Open Streets on Washington Street every Thursday and Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m, and on Sundays from noon to 8 p.m., with designated streets open to pedestrian and bike traffic only. 

The program will run Sept. 10 through 13 on Washington Street between Fifth and Eighth streets.

On Sept. 17, 19, and 20 Summer Streets will be on Washington Street from Newark Street to Second Street. 

On Sept. 24,26, and 27 Summer Streets will be on Washington Street between Eighth Street and 11th Street. 

On Oct. 1, 3, and  4 Summer Streets will take place on Washington Street between Second and Fifth streets. 

During this same time every weekend in September and October, Summer Streets will take place with extended hours from noon to 11 p.m. on First Street from Washington Street to Garden Street, and on Sinatra Drive from Newark Street to Fourth Street.

“While some indoor dining and shopping have recently reopened at a reduced capacity in our area, we understand how important our Summer Streets program is to help local businesses extend their outdoor space and seating capacities to allow for as many patrons as possible,” said Gregory Dell’Aquila, president of the HBA. 

“Our open streets have been a great way to enjoy the outdoors while patronizing our local businesses,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla. “Thank you to the Hoboken Business Alliance for partnering with the City to continue this option for our residents.”

Attendees must practice physical distancing and follow mask guidelines, as well as call ahead for reservations.

The Summer Streets schedule is subject to change.

For more information and the most up-to-date calendar of events, visit www.hobokenalliance.com or follow Hoboken Business Alliance on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

For updates on this and other stories check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Marilyn Baer can be reached at Marilynb@hudsonreporter.com.

 

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