Feast of the Madonna dei Martiri

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This year’s feast begins Thursday, September 5th and continues through Sunday, September 8th.  Highlights of the celebration, which takes place down by Sinatra Park, include the Cannoli Eating Contest Saturday at 8:00, Fireworks Saturday night, the blessing of the fleet and the traditional  procession Saturday through the streets of Hoboken.  The Hoboken Italian Festival is nearly 85 years old, and is derived from a festival in Italy that is over 600 years old.  For details, go to www.hobokenitalianfestival.com