Members of the Hoboken St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee have opted to cancel the annual festivities, after the city made the "insulting" decision to move the event to a weekday saying, "the idea of marching in a parade, in the dark, on a week night, is as insulting as it is unreasonable".
The committee announced the cancellation of what would have been the parade's 26th year on its website:
The Hoboken St. Patrick’s Parade Committee met earlier this week to discuss what would have been our 26th annual parade. After a long, arduous and sad meeting, the committee has decided to cancel the 2012 Hoboken St. Patrick's Parade. The City of Hoboken’s inability to protect our spectators, bands and participants led us to this heartbreaking decision," adding that "for those who were not here in the beginning, or think that 26 years is not long enough of a tradition, we remind all that the parade was a strong catalyst in the revitalization of the Hoboken we love so dearly today.
— EatDrinkHoboken (@EatDrinkHoboken) January 13, 2012
How New York's population of dudebros will survive after the loss of their annual spring mating festival remains to be seen.