That's right, it's FuHo's annual Earth Day Tire Fire and Bar-B-Q. Last year's event was a huge success and drew people from as far away as Weehawken and Bayonne. Mayor Dawn Zimmer is looking forward to this year's 'Flaming Wheel Roll' where tires are filled with gas, lit and then tapped along Frank Sinatra Blvd by kids using the same idea as the old hoop rolls made so popular in dreary early America. We're pretty sure Zimmer is looking forward to the Flaming Wheel Roll, and we're willing to take a "Stop calling here" as proof.
Popular FuHo entertainer Sooty the Clown will make a return visit to make all the kids uncomfortable. Another favorite from last year, the Hoboken St. Patrick's Day Parade simulator, will be available for adults only. A new event this year, the Oak Tree Clear Cut Competition will be held at 6 pm and contestants are asked to gather outside city hall for a plastic disposable number by 5:30.
It's fun for the entire family. Hoboken city officials have said they hope to surpass the length of last year's fire which wasn't out until June 5th.
File photo of Hoboken Earth Day Tire Fire and Bar-B-Q ©2009