Annual LepreCon pub crawl to be held this weekend in Hoboken

Signs are illuminated telling people that there is a zero-tolerance policy for drinking in public. Police will be issuing fines.

Matt Trapani

Mar 2, 2024, 3:22 AM

Updated 52 days ago

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St. Patrick’s Day celebrations kick off Saturday in Hoboken with the annual LepreCon pub crawl.
City officials say they are doing what they can to make sure the day is safe and enjoyable for everyone.
Signs are illuminated telling people that there is a zero-tolerance policy for drinking in public. Extra police officers have been asked to come in this weekend and are strictly enforcing violations with fines of up to $1,000.
Fire inspectors also will be checking to make sure venues aren’t over capacity or blocking entrances.
“We try to make sure bars are doing a good job of securing their own spaces. When you have overoccupancy that’s where it leads to fights. It leads to accidents happening, people getting hurt. And when we stay on top of that proactively and we get the cooperation from the bars, which we always appreciate, that really leads to less problems,” says Hoboken Public Safety Director Ken Ferrante.
Officials are also urging participants to use public transportation or have a designated driver.


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