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Meeting of United Homeowners of Fort Lee on 5/31/17

Ridgefield Community Pool invitation to Fort Lee residents

Cancellation of May 22, 2017 Planning Board meeting

PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda. The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers, Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Cancellation of May 18, 2017 Mayor & Council Work Session

The Thursday, May 18, 2017 Work Session of the Fort Lee Mayor and Council has been cancelled due to a lack of an agenda.

The next regularly scheduled work session meeting of the Mayor and Council will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, Memorial Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey. A copy of the agenda for the June 1st meeting will be made available to the public on Wednesday, May 31st by 12:00 noon.

Small Business Workshop - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Small Business Workshop at the Library: Wed, May 24, 10am-1pm

Click here to register

Movies & Music Under the Stars 2017 flyer

Movies & Music Under the Stars 2017

The Fort Lee Film Commission Presents The 2017 Movies Under the Stars

All programs are free to the public and take place on the outdoor green / stage of the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center at 1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee. Music starts at 7pm and runs to 8:30pm and films screen at sunset each Saturday evening from July 1st through September 2nd. In case of rain the program takes place on the second floor of the Community Center. Seating is limited so please bring lawn chairs or blankets. For further info call the Fort Lee Film Commission at (201) 693-2763.

We thank our 2017 Movies & Music Under the Stars sponsor: The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce, NY Waterway, Investors Bank, Wendys, Yelp and Norm’s Ice Cream.

New Year's Eve Fundraiser flyer

Fort Lee Historical Society New Year's Eve Party - December 31, 2017

Spend New Year's Eve in Fort Lee and support the history of Fort Lee at our 2017 Fort Lee Historical Society Fundraiser! The Fort Lee Historical Society New Year's Eve Party / Fundraiser will feature Uncle Floyd! Not only will Uncle Floyd perform but he will be honored by the Fort Lee Film Commission with the 2017 Lou Costello Award for his lifetime work in entertainment. Seating is limited to 100 and tickets are $125 each - price includes open bar, cocktail hour, full buffet, champagne toast and countdown at midnight and desert. Call (201) 693-2763 to reserve your tickets.

 

Comedy Night 2017 flyer

Comedy Night Fundraiser - September 9, 2017

WHAT: Fort Lee Fire Department Comedy Night Fundraiser (proceeds go to the American Cancer Society)
WHEN: Saturday, September 9, 2017; doors open at 6PM/8PM Show
WHERE: Fort Lee Recreation Center, 1500 8th Street (bottom of Stillwell Avenue), Fort Lee
HOW: Tickets $25 online (www.jerseynightlive.eventbrite.com) or $30 at door

Light fare, water & soda included
BYOB permitted

Notice of Request for Bids: Guntzer Lot Parking Structure – 5/1/2017

Notice of Request for Bids: Guntzer Lot Parking Structure

Dated: May 1, 2017
Bid Documents: https://timhaahs.sharefile.com/d-sf241dc9704244599

Please note: The bid due date has been changed to Friday, June 23, 2017 2:00 PM at the Court Chambers Room 106
The Pre-Bid meeting will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10am.

The Pre-Bid meeting and Bid opening will be held at the following location:

Borough of Fort Lee 
Municipal Building 
Court Chambers, RM 106 
309 Main Street 
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Addendum #1 has been posted 5/10/17
Latest posting to date – 5/10/17

Additional Information:

Guntzer Lot Site Utilities Bid has been awarded to J. Fletcher Creamer, lowest responsible and responsive bidder in accordance with Resolution 2017-13.

Mayor Mark Sokolich

Mayor's Message - Spring 2017

There are many characteristics that make our community very, very special. While Fort Lee continues to aggressively progress into the new millennium by creating new and exciting redevelopment districts, improving our public schools and placing a priority on quality-of-life issues for our residents, we also take very seriously our responsibility to provide for those who need our help and assistance. In my view, this is one of government’s most important mandates.

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Shakespeare in the Park 2017 flyer

Shakespeare in the Park 2017

At Monument Park on Palisade Avenue. Presented by the Hudson Shakespeare Company and the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.

The Taming of the Shrew

  • Tuesday, June 13th - 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 20th - 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 27th – 7:30 PM

Romeo and Juliet

  • Tuesday, July 18th - 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, July 25th - 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, August 1st - 7:30 PM

For further info call (201) 693-2763. Admission is free but you must supply your own lawn chair or blanket.

Cancellation of April 24, 2017 Planning Board meeting

PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda. The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers, Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Fringe Fest 2017 flyer

Fringe Fest 2017

2017 FORT LEE FRINGE FEST
May 30th – June 3rd

Fringe Fests started in 1947 in Edinburgh, Scotland, as an alternative festival that played concurrently with the Edinburgh International Festival. In 1948, Robert Kemp, a local journalist, gave it the name Fringe: "Round the fringe of official Festival drama, there seems to be more private enterprise than before..." Fringe performing arts festivals can now be found all over the world and, in the United States, the concept has taken hold in cities and towns across the nation.

Venues and dates:

  • Tuesday, May 30th – 7-8pm "Classical Music Extravaganza" performed by Camerata New Jersey at Main Violin, 523 Summit Avenue in West Fort Lee. Hudson Shakespeare Company to perform live work at Coytesville Park on Sixth Street.
  • Wednesday, May 31st Hudson Shakespeare Company to perform live work at iPic park.
  • Thursday, June 1st – Classic Fort Lee Car Show –Columbia Avenue & Abbott Boulevard in The Junction. Palisade section of borough.
  • Friday, June 2nd – live music at park at Hudson Lights / iPic Park lasting no more than one hour per performance – bands to provide their own speakers / sound.
  • Saturday, June 3rd – 1pm–4pm Fort Lee History event at historic Rambo's Hotel building at 2423 First Street in the Coytesville section – picnic in backyard with live music (Dr. Dubious and the Agnostics Dixieland Jazz Band) free to the public and presentation of 2017 Fort Lee Historical Society Sylvia Abbott Award for Historic Preservation to the Fort Lee Housing Authority.

For further info on the Fringe Fest contact the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.

Car Show 2017 flyer

2017 Summer Cruiser Night Classic Car Show

Calling All Vintage Car Owners!
The second annual Fort Lee Classic Car Show / Cruiser Night takes place as part of the Fort Lee Fringe Fest on Thursday, June 1st from 6pm–9pm. Awards will be presented for several categories including the Mayor’s Trophy and the location of the show is the Fort Lee Trolley Junction Business District at the south end of Abbott Boulevard adjacent to Pomodoro Restaurant at 795 Abbott Boulevard. Advance registration is $15 and $20 at the gate the evening of the event. For further info contact the Fort Lee Film Commission at (201) 693-2763.

Fort Lee Shredding Event - Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Borough has scheduled a shredding event for Saturday, May 6, 2017. The event will take place at the Recreation Center, 1500 Stillwell Avenue, between the hours of 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Proof of residency will be required.

Memorial Day Parade flyer

Memorial Day Parade - May 29, 2017

The Fort Lee VFW Presents the Fort Lee Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29th, 2017 10am to 2pm

The Parade kicks off at the Fort Lee Community Center (1355 Inwood Terrace) at 10am and follows a route north on Center Avenue to Main Street, west on Main Street, south on Anderson Avenue to the Fort Lee Community Center where there will be a ceremony to honor all veterans followed by free refreshments to the public. For further information please contact Parade Director George Porto at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at (201) 615-9055.

Paint & Sip for Women's Health - May 17, 2017

JFOT flyer

Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow entry period begins March 1, 2017

2017 Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County High School Student Film Festival Entry Period Starts March 1st

The Fort Lee Film Commission announces its 13th annual Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow High School Student Film Festival. The festival is open to all high school age students who reside in Bergen County. The entry period runs from March 1st through July 1st, 2017. Applications are available at www.jerseyfilmmakersoftomorrow.org.

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Battle of the High School Bands flyer

2017 Battle of the High School Bands

All bands in NJ of high school age are welcome! The Fort Lee Film Commission seeks all New Jersey based high school garage bands to send us their music and enter our annual Battle of the High School Bands scheduled for May 19th - winner take all for a prize of $500 and a gig at our upcoming June 4th Fort Lee Arts & Music Fest. For further info call (201) 693-2763 or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Fort Lee now a "Stigma Free" community

The Borough of Fort Lee has proudly passed by resolution to become a "Stigma Free Zone." This was done to raise the importance of Mental Health Awareness.

Stigma-Free Zones aim to inspire public interest and open dialogues about stigma, raise awareness of the disease of mental illness and create a culture wherein residents who have the disease of mental illness feel supported by their community and neighbors and feel free to seek treatment for the disease without fear of stigma.

 
 
 
 

Borough of Fort Lee, New Jersey
Borough Hall • 309 Main Street • Fort Lee, NJ 07024
201-592-3500

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