Home Sections Entertainment

Weehawken Day cancelled due to inclement weather

The event will be back in 2023

Many fun opportunities are offered to residents on Weehawken Day. Archival photo.

Due to the threat of inclement weather this past Sunday, October 2, Weehawken Day was cancelled, according to the township. And it won’t be rescheduled this year, meaning eager Weehawkenites will have to wait until 2023 for the festivities.

First, the “fun-filled community-wide celebration” with food, rides, games, live entertainment, and more, was set for Saturday, October 1, at Weehawken Waterfront Park at 1 Port Imperial. The annual event for residents only was required locals to register ahead of time, with the township anticipating limited parking and offering shuttles to and from the event all day.

However, anticipating the increasing threat of inclement weather, the festival was postponed the day of the event by the township to Sunday, October 2. The hours were going to largely remain the same, shifting from the original 12 to 6 p.m. to 1 to 6 p.m.

Then, on the rain date, the township was faced with the uncertainty of weather forecasts in addition to the remnants of Hurricane Ian, including the possibility for rain, potentially isolated thunderstorms, and gusty winds.

For safety reasons, the township announced it had cancelled Weehawken Day entirely this year.

Weehawken Day was previously on a seven-year hiatus staring in 2009, following the seventeenth annual year of the event after the township was hit hard by the economic recession. However, the festival for residents returned in 2016 and continued strong for some years.

While it did not occur in 2020 due to COVID-19, the fun was back in 2021. Prior to that, the last time Weehawken Day was cancelled was the ninth annual iteration of the event which was not held in 2001 in the wake of the attacks on September 11. This year the event was nixed due to inclement weather, but residents can expect the fun to make a comeback in 2023.

“We look forward to seeing you next year,” the township wrote in an announcement posted on social media. “Thank you for your cooperation.”

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at disrael@hudsonreporter.com.

Exit mobile version