Hoboken Advisory: Arts & Music Festival Cancelled Due to Saturday’s Predicted Weather

Please be advised that a weather advisory has been issued due the remnants of Hurricane Ian.  Rain is expected to begin Saturday, October 1, at approximately 1 a.m., and continue throughout the day, and into Sunday. Heavy winds of up to 30 MPH are currently predicted on Saturday and Sunday.

As a result, the Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to exercise caution as any intense rainfall of greater than 0.8 inch per hour could result in flooding in low-lying areas.

Avoid flood-prone areas 

The Office of Emergency Management has deployed barricades near flood-prone intersections. Please do not walk or drive through flooded areas.

Temporary No Parking signs have been posted in flood-prone areas. These signs are informational, and vehicles will not be towed.

Please report flooded intersections and clogged drain inlets by calling the NHSA Hotline at (866) 689-3970

Discounted parking available

Residents are encouraged to move their cars from flood-prone areas. Due to the predicted storm, a special rate of $5 per 24-hour period is being offered in Garages B (28 2nd Street) and D (215 Hudson Street) to residents with a valid Resident On-Street Parking Permit or Temporary Parking Permit, beginning at 5 p.m. tonight, September 30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 1.  

In addition, Hoboken residents with disabilities who possess either a handicapped license plate or hang tag for their permitted vehicle may also park in the Midtown Garage (371 4th Street) for the same reduced rate.

Garage space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Regular rates apply at other times.

Secure loose objects  

Residents should secure all loose objects outside or bring them inside, especially from balconies.

Wind gusts of up to 30 MPH are predicted on Saturday and Sunday.

Outdoor tents should be taken down depending on the wind load.

Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines, resulting in power outages.

Please report power outages and downed wires to PSEG at https://nj.myaccount.pseg.com/myservicepublic/outagepublic

Waste collection will occur as scheduled 

For the full waste collection schedule, go to https://www.hobokennj.gov/resources/waste-collection

Art and Music Festival cancelled; concerts moved 

The Hoboken Arts and Music Festival is cancelled due to predicted wind gusts of up to 30 MPH.

The City has relocated two of the free musical performance to the auditorium at Hoboken High School at 800 Clinton St.

Freedy Johnston will perform from 3 p.m. to  4 p.m. and Alejandro Escovedo and the Rant Band will perform from 4:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, October 2.

Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Monitor local forecasts 

Residents should monitor local forecasts for additional advisories, watches, and warnings. Residents are also encouraged to monitor the City’s Twitter (twitter.com/cityofhoboken) and Facebook (facebook.com/hoboken) or sign up to receive email or text updates by visiting www.hobokennj.gov/alerts.

Learn how Hoboken and NHSA prepare for, respond to, and recover from intense rainfall storms. Learn about Hoboken’s efforts to mitigate rainfall flooding.