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Title Program: The Hoboken River City Fair. (1985). Hoboken Environment Committee.
Object Name Program
Catalog Number 2014.025.0040
Collection Hoboken Parades & Events Collection
Credit Gift of Mel Kiernan.
Scope & Content Program: The Hoboken River City Fair. (1985). Hoboken Environment Committee.

Single folio, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" high, [4] pp.

Event took place on the Hoboken waterfront pier area near Fifth Street on August 17 and 18.

See notes for text.
Notes The Jersey Journal Hoboken Observer

The Hoboken River City Fair

The Hoboken River City Fair was started by the Hoboken Environment Committee in 1974. The purpose then — and now — was to get people to see their waterfront.

Back in 1974 we were vigorously opposing plans for an oil tank farm along the waterfront. We envisioned the fair as the most effective way to get our message across that the waterfront should be for people and not for the exclusive use of heavy industry.

The enthusiasm generated by the River City Fair helped prevent the establishment of the tank farm and also brought about the much-needed repaving of River Road.

Today, the Fair continues its historic mission — to insure recreational waterfront space for the people of Hoboken. Our current concern focuses on the plans for Hoboken's waterfront development. All of us must insist that we get park space and continuous access to the waterfront. They must not be allowed to exclude us.

Welcome to the Hoboken Waterfront!

Hoboken Environment Committee, Box M 252, Hoboken, N.J. 07030


Entertainment Schedule
Noon to Dusk

Saturday, August 17

J J Jumpers
Yo La Tengo
J. G. and the Initials
Forced Vengeance
Wild Again



Sunday, August 18

Gut Bank
Myra Holder Group
Gene the Singing Plumber


Hoboken Modeling Club
Doll Parade



City of Hoboken
Community Development Agency
Port Authority
Stevens Institute of Technology
Department of Public Works
Burger King
Hufnagel Tree Service
Dyke's Lumber
The Jersey Journal
City Paint and Hardware
Coyote Records
Members of "The Other Side"
Police Athletic League Karate Academy
Steve Fallon
Ira Kaplan

Special thanks to all of the entertainers on the main stage and in the cabaret.

Thanks, too, to the many Hoboken residents who donated their time to clean the pier area and run the River City Fair.


Date 1985
Year Range from 1985
Year Range to 1985
Search Terms River City Fair
Hoboken Environment Committee
Caption pg [1]
Imagefile 315\20140250040.TIF
Classification Festivals
Social & Personal Activity