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Halloween Dog Park-tacular

Fort Lee Halloween Dog Park-tacular - Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fort Lee's 2nd Annual Halloween Dog Park-tacular
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 11:00AM-3:00PM (rain date: October 30)
Fort Lee Dog Park (bottom of Stillwell Avenue) 

Laughter in the Shadows of War - 1941

The Fort Lee Film Commission and the Fort Lee Public Library present "Laughter in the Shadows of War - 1941"

This 3-part film retrospective highlights the 75th anniversary of America’s entry into World War II with the screening  and discussion of three wildly popular films of 1941 that kept Americans laughing and made box office stars of two Burlesque comedians from New Jersey, Bud Abbott & Lou Costello. Fort Lee Film Commission Executive Director Tom Meyers will introduce the films and discuss the importance of these films to American moviegoers in 1941.

Schedule of films:

  • BUCK PRIVATES - Dec 2 at 6:30 pm
  • IN THE NAVY - Dec 9 at 6:30
  • KEEP 'EM FLYING - Dec 16 at 6:30 pm

Admission is free. Screenings take place in the Fort Lee Public Library Theater on the ground floor of the library at 320 Main Street. Doors open at 6pm and programs start at 6:30pm. For further info call (201) 693-2763.

Cancellation of September 26, 2016 Planning Board meeting

Please be advised that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda. The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers, Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Horror on the Hudson

Fall 2016 Cliffhanger Film Festival - "Horror on the Hudson" - October 7, 2016

Fort Lee Film Commission and Palisades Interstate Park present "Horror on the Hudson: A Century of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"

The Fort Lee Film Commission and the Palisades Interstate Park will sponsor an outdoor film screening on October 7th at 8pm at Ross Dock, Fort Lee on the Hudson River. Admission is free – bring a blanket or lawn chair. We will screen segments from the 1916 Universal Studio film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea part of which was shot at Universal Studio on Main Street in Fort Lee, NJ. This will be followed by a screening of the classic 1954 Walt Disney film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. For additional info call the Fort Lee Film Commission at (201) 693-2763. For directions to Ross Dock visit

Mayor Mark Sokolich

Mayor's Message - Fall 2016

The past several weeks have been historic for our Borough...after over 50 years of remaining patient, our new state-of -the-art redevelopment has opened to the public.  The iPic Theaters and our first farm to table restaurant known as City Perch has opened with well deserved fanfare.  These openings represent only the beginning as the next several weeks will see many other grand openings including a variety of other restaurants, an exercise and wellness studio and well over 100,000 square feet of new and exciting retail uses for the entire community to enjoy.  Coinciding with these new openings is our new 1-acre passive park located at the corner of Main Street and Lemoine Avenue which is now open to the public and has free public Wi-Fi for all to enjoy.  Our new retail district, called Hudson Lights, also boasts luxury apartments with on-site parking for those residents that enjoy the conveniences of retail at their fingertips.

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Jitney Bus Tour

Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival - Sunday, October 2, 2016

The annual Fort Lee Arts & Music festival will take place on Sunday, October 2nd from 11am to 6pm on Lemoine Avenue between Main Street and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard. There will be two stages of free entertainment, which will include a 60th anniversary concert of the legendary Fort Lee based Rock & Roll group The Royal Teens. The event includes free rides and face painting for kids, arts & crafts vendors and food vendors. Parking is in the adjacent Municipal Lot. For further info call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.

"You Have a Choice To Raise Your Voice"

Jitney Bus Tour

Fort Lee Historic Jitney Tour "The Ghosts of Fort Lee" rolls out on Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Fort Lee Fall Historic Jitney Tour "Ghosts of Fort Lee" rolls Sunday, October 30th! Admission is free but first come / first served. Sign up is from 9am-11am at the Fort Lee Film Commission table at the Fort Lee Farmer's Market in the plaza of the Community Center (1355 Inwood Terrace) on the day of the event. The bus leaves on the hour from 11am through 2pm. For further you can call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.

2016 Farmers Market

Fort Lee Farmers Market 2016

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.

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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.

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blood pressure testing

Annual Health Fair - Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Fort Lee Health Department's 22nd annual Health Fair will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terrace.

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Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow

2016 Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County High School Student Film Festival

The Fort Lee Film Commission's annual High School student film festival entry period kicks off March 1st. Forms are available on the Fort Lee Film Commission web site ( and at Deadline for return of entry forms is July 1st, 2016. Films must be sent by October 1st. The finalists screening / awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th at 2 PM at the new iPic Theaters of Fort Lee. The iPic Theaters in Fort Lee is set to open this July and we are happy to welcome them as one of our sponsors. In addition we thank our other sponsors, the Fort Lee Suburbanite, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Sirk Productions, Downtown Community Television (DCTV) and the family of acclaimed actor and New Jersey native James Gandolfini. The JFOT Best of the Fest Award is named in honor of James Gandolfini. For further info email the Fort Lee Film Commission at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at (201) 693-2763.

Fort Lee Today newsletter

Download the "Fort Lee Today" newsletter

The Fort Lee Today newsletter publishes quarterly and brings you up-to-date news about the Borough of Fort Lee. The newsletter is mailed to residents, and made available for download on this web site.

Free Prescription Drug Card

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.


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