Pier A Park

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Completed in 1999, this long stretch of parkland hugs up against the Hudson River and Hoboken Train Terminal at 1st & River St.  Once occupying the Hoboken Shipyards and site of the Marlon Brando film On the Waterfront, this large park is now home to HSC summer events, Hoboken Movies Under the Stars and other summer events.  With a large geyser-like fountain at next to the waterfront walkway and the large circular stage at the river's edge, this park has become a popular site for tourists, businesses and is often the first site used for local news broadcast remotes.  HSC again premiered this site in June 1999 with its production of Julius Caesar.  Performance and seating areas are to the right of the large circular stage facing the river.   See below for driving and parking directions and other park information.  To view pictures of past shows click on these show titles.  A Midsummer Night's Dream, Coriolanus, Lysistrata, Cymbeline.

To view accompanying articles on our events at in Hoboken click on the links below:

The Gory and the Glory, Monkey Trial in Hoboken, Hoboken Courtroom Provides Setting for Witness, Courtroom by Day, and Stage by Night, Much Ado Features Clipping

A panoramic view of the entire length of the park.

Above, the park's geyser fountains, butting up against the river walkway. 

Our staging area, at the other end of the park, next to the Hudson river.

Getting to Pier A Park

From NYC PATH:   Go to the 33rd Street PATH, located at 33rd St.& 6th Ave, with entrances at 32nd St.& 6th Ave and 34th St & Broadway.  At the turnstiles, go to the right most track, marked HOB, and take the train to last stop, Hoboken Train Station.  As you come up to street level, you will enter the NJ Transit Bus Stop, which is a cobblestone street area.  With the Hudson river to your right, proceed across the cobblestone area to a brick walkway butting up against the river.  Make a RIGHT as you pass the ferry launch and come up next to the park's fountains and proceed down to the river's edge to the staging area.  The park walkway proceeds around the perimeter of the green.

From NYC Driving: NOTE - Parking for Pier A, can be a task.  Free Street Parking is available around Sinatra Park or once on Washington St, go up to 5th St and make a right on to Hudson St.  There are 3 paid parking garages on your left Take the Holland Tunnel, get into the right lane and make a right at the first light (Marin Blvd).  Take Marin BLVD until it dead ends and make a right on to Observer Highway.  Proceed 2 lights and make a left at the second light on to Washington St

NJ DRIVING - TURNPIKE NORTH:  NOTE - Parking for Pier A, can be a task.  Free Street Parking is available around Sinatra Park or once on Washington St, go up to 5th St and make a right on to Hudson St.  There are 3 paid parking garages on your left. Take the I-78 EAST LOCAL to Turnpike North. Bear Left at the Toll Plaza to take the Newark Bay Extension (14, a, b, c).  Continue past toll plaza, to Holland Tunnel exit, last exit off of extension.  Make a LEFT on to Jersey Ave.  Jersey Ave dead ends at the NJ TRANSIT train bridge.  Merge RIGHT into NEWARK ST.  Follow NEWARK ST and it will change into OBSERVER HWY at the Hoboken firehouse.  At the second light past the firehouse, make a LEFT on to WASHINGTON ST.  

NJ DRIVING - RT. 3 EAST:  Take RT 3 E toward the Lincoln Tunnel.  After passing exits for US1/US9 & Kennedy BLVD,  get into the right most lane.  Take the Weehawken/Hoboken exit, "Last Exit in NJ" and bear into the right lane.  At the second light, bear right on to Boulevard East and get into the left most lane, following signs for Hoboken at the next light.  Proceed for several blocks along this street and you will dead end into Park St and 14 St with the Malibu Diner on your right.  Make a left on to 14th St.  Proceed 3 blocks and make a right on to Washington St.  See above for parking directions.  Make a left on to 5th St for garage parking or a left on to 3rd St to proceed to Sinatra Park.  If parking at Sinatra Park, please consult the Sinatra Park page for further directions from RT 3 E.

Please consult mapquest.com for further driving directions.       


Click here to view our other Hoboken Venues:   

Pier A Park     Sinatra Park     Shipyard Park     Hoboken Courtroom    


To view other HSC Venues:   

College Misericordia - Dallas, PA

Hackensack, NJ

Hoboken, NJ

Jersey City, NJ

Kenilworth, NJ New York, NY
Secaucus, NJ South Orange, NJ
Stratford, CT  Union City, NJ

West Milford, NJ

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