The annual Fort Lee Farmer's Market will run once again out of the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center plaza area (1355 Inwood Terrace) each Sunday from 8am to 2pm from June 26th through November 20th. Among our vendors are Stone Pointe Farms, J&R Cookies, Mortgage Apple Cakes, Vesco Foods (pickles & olives), Bubby’s Babka, Caribbean Delight food & drink and Romarsi Pesto & pizzas. For further info call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.
Historic Jitney Tour 2016 - June 29
The semi-annual Fort Lee Historic Jitney Tour will run out of the Fort Lee Farmer's Market in the plaza of the Fort Lee Community Center (1355 Inwood Terrace) on Sunday, June 26th. Tour sign ups are from 9am - 11am at the Fort Lee Film Commission table. Admission is free but seating is limited. For further info call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.
2016 Fort Lee Arts & Music Fest rescheduled for Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Call for Vendors & Artists
The annual Fort Lee Arts & Music Fest will take place on Lemoine Avenue between Main Street and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 11am - 6pm. Interested vendors / artists can fill out the applications found below. There is very limited space available as we have a number of vendors who applied for the postponed June 5th festival and who already have spots for the October 2nd event. The application deadline is September 1st. For further info contact the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.
2016 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival moves to Sunday, October 2
Mayor's Corner - Summer 2016 Edition
Fort Lee is nothing without volunteers. At no time in her 112th year history has Fort Lee had more volunteers serving on more boards and committees than the present time. From our Planning Board to our Environmental Commission, from our multiple youth sports programs to our Business District Alliance, Fort Lee boasts well over 100 volunteers who truly serve as the spirit of our community. Over the past 8 years, Fort Lee has progressed into one of the most envied communities in northern New Jersey, which in large part is attributable to the folks that give their time and devote great effort to our many committees, commissions and boards.
Shakespeare in the Park 2016
The Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs presents our annual Shakespeare in the Park season at Fort Lee's Monument Park on Palisade Avenue. The Hudson Shakespeare Company will perform the following plays:
- Tuesday, June 14th, 21st - Richard II
- Tuesday, July 19th, 26th - Edward III
- Tuesday, August 16th, 23rd - Henry IV
All programs start at 7:30 pm and admission is free. Seating is extremely limited so please bring lawn chairs or blankets. For further info call (201) 693-2763.
Movies & Music Under the Stars 2016
The Fort Lee Film Commission presents the 16th annual Movies & Music Under the Stars program. Each Saturday night from July 2nd through September 3rd live music runs from 7-8:30 pm and movies screen at sunset on the outdoor stage / green of the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center (1355 Inwood Terrace).
Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series 2016
July 6: The Mahoney Brothers: "Jukebox Heroes Live"
July 20: Good Vibrations (Beach Boys tribute band)
August 3: The Duprees
August 17: The Bronx Wanderers
All Wednesday evening performances will begin at 7:30PM. All concerts are free to the public. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Fort Lee named one of the safest cities in New Jersey
Fort Lee has been named one of the safest cities in New Jersey according to SafeWise. The company reviewed data from the most recent FBI Crime in the U.S. Report, along with its own comprehensive investigation and created an all-inclusive list of the 50 safest cities in New Jersey, with 10,000 residents or more.
This is the information on Fort Lee from the company's website: "Fort Lee is a quintessential all-American community that's earning kudos for its crime fighting accomplishments. Recently, two Fort Lee police officers, Carlos Cabrera and Tom Keelen, received awards for their efforts in combating drunk driving. With officers like these keeping the street of Fort Lee safe, it's easy to see why the community's crime rate is notably low. Fort Lee is a quintessential all-American community that's earning kudos for its crime fighting accomplishments. Recently, two Fort Lee police officers, Carlos Cabrera and Tom Keelen, received awards for their efforts in combating drunk driving. With officers like these keeping the street of Fort Lee safe, it's easy to see why the community’s crime rate is notably low."
Zika Virus information
Zika is caused by a virus that is spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Since 2015 Zika has been identified in several countries and territories including Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. All current cases of Zika are travel-associated meaning that a person with Zika became infected outside the U.S. in an area with ongoing Zika transmission and then traveled to the U.S. There is no known local transmission of Zika in New Jersey, which means that mosquitos in our area have not been infected with Zika virus. There have also been some reported cases of sexual transmission of Zika by a man to his sex partners.
2016 Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County High School Student Film Festival
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Prescription Drug Safety and Disposal
Free Prescription Drug Card compliments of the Borough of Fort Lee
The Borough of Fort Lee Mayor & Council is pleased to offer you and your family/friends a free discount drug card. Simply print the free card below and receive savings of up to 75 percent at over 56,000 pharmacies across the country. This card is especially helpful if you are uninsured or underinsured. However, even if you have insurance, you can still use this card to get a discount on non-covered drugs. All prescriptions processed through the program are completely confidential (no name required on card).
This program also includes discounts on eyeglasses, hearing, diabetic supplies, and more. You can print as many cards as you need. Please feel free to forward this free Prescription Drug Card to your friends and family. This card is pre-activated and can be used immediately.