Super Bowl events to kick off in Hoboken on Tuesday
Hoboken will kick off its pre-Super Bowl celebrations this week as the city invites tourists and residents to take part in a series of winter events that will be held on Pier A on Tuesday afternoon.
Three fully-equipped lanes for curling, a Scandinavian winter sport and an Olympic sport, will open for the first time at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, and remain open throughout the week. Curling professionals will be there to teach and demonstrate. Food and beverages will be available as part of the event until 4 p.m.
And if you don’t freeze to death by then, you’ll have a chance to see the city’s unveiling of its iconic new piece of waterfront décor, the Roman numerals XLVIII, positioned at the end of the pier with the New York skyline as a backdrop.
The 2013 New Jersey State Football Champion Hoboken Redwings, as well as the marching band and cheerleaders, will be on hand to participate in the unveiling.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hoboken-Events-Committee/ or contact Scott Katz at Hobokeneventscommitee@live.com.
Katz, who has spearheaded the city’s efforts to prepare for the Super Bowl over the course of the past year, is also looking for volunteers to run the curling. No expertise is necessary, just an ability to withstand the cold.
Meanwhile, Hoboken’s Barsky Gallery, located at 49 Harrison St., will put its own spin on the Super Bowl fun, exhibiting a series of sport-oriented pieces until Feb. 8. The gallery, “Art’s Salute to Football,” will feature pieces exclusively inspired by, or consisting of, footballs.
The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
There are many more events happening around Hudson County, open to the public, as well as transportation discounts, and other Super Bowl related festivities. To find out more and check out updates, keep watching hudsonreporter.com. And if you’re staying in a local hotel or at a local establishment, pick up our Huddle Zone Guide for all the details!