Thousands of people with a love for Italian tradition and an urge to eat came to Hoboken's 80th annual Italian Festival last weekend on the waterfront.
The festival, which stretched from Fourth and Hudson streets to the area in front of Sinatra Park, ran from Thursday Sept. 7 to Sunday Sept. 10. The feast was held, as always, in honor of the Madonna Dei Martiri (Madonna of Martyrs), the patron saint of the Italian city of Molfetta, where the celebration originated 607 years ago.
In keeping with the festival's tradition, an 800-pound statue of the Madonna was carried through the streets from St. Francis Church to Pier A.
These photos from the feast were taken by Richard J. McCormack.