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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.


Outdoor Art Show

Annual Fort Lee Outdoor Art Show - September 25, 2016

The Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs and the Fort Lee Artist Guild sponsors the annual Fort Lee Outdoor Art Show in the plaza of the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center (1355 Inwood Terrace) on Sunday, September 25th from 10am to 2pm. Join us for a daylong celebration of the arts. Works are for sale. This is a juried art show with prizes. Interested artists should call the Office of Cultural Affairs at (201) 693-2763 or send emails to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Shredding Event - Saturday, September 10, 2016

Fort Lee Shredding Event: Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9AM to 1PM at the Recreation Center on Stillwell Avenue.

Fort Lee residents only (proof of residency required) and 4 bags per household allowed.

Congressman Pascrell Town Hall Meeting in Lyndhurst - 8/16/16

Summer Cruiser Night

Fort Lee Summer Cruiser Night Classic Car Show - August 25, 2016

Applications are now available for the 2016 Fort Lee Summer Cruiser Night Classic Car Show to be held Thursday, August 25th from 6pm to 9pm at the Palisade Trolley Junction at the south end of Abbott Boulevard (Sharon Plaza). There will be trophies awarded, DJ music, food available and a Palisades Amusement Park gallery of posters to view. The rain dates September 8th.

This district of Fort Lee is known as The Junction as it is where up to 1938 trolleys would turn from Route 5 up from  Edgewater and then head south on Abbott Boulevard. We hope to designate this business district as The Palisade Trolley Junction and bring more people here to shop and for events such as this classic car show. For further info call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications for the cruiser night can be downloaded below.

Meter rate change effective July 15, 2016

Please be advised that as of July 15, 2016, meter rate changes for Zone A will be in effect as follows:

Zone A Street meters $1.00 per hour, you may still purchase 15mins/30mins/45mins if you do not wish to purchase a full hour.

Zone A Parking Lots = $.75 per hour.  

Zone A – Please see the map on the Fort Lee Parking Authority website, under "Residential Parking" on the home page, then click on Residential Parking Zone A Map street listing.

All meters in Zone B will remain the same.

Smithsonian Aerial America: Without Fort Lee, There Would Be No Hollywood

This video produced by the Smithsonian Channel visually documents Fort Lee's role as the first American film town and birthplace of the American film industry: http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/videos/without-fort-lee-thered-be-no-hollywood/35601.

2016 Fort Lee Night Out

Fort Lee Night Out - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Meet your local Police, Fire, EMS, & OEM heroes at Fort Lee Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 6-9PM at the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center (1355 Inwood Terrace). The night will feature complimentary food, rides, face painting, a DJ, and more. There will also be a 7PM screening of the move "Zootopia". Bring your blankets!

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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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2014 Historic Jitney Tour

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.

Call for Artists and Vendors

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 and Music Festival

2016 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival moves to Sunday, October 2

The Fort Lee Arts & Music fest will run on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 11am to 6pm on Lemoine Avenue between Main Street and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard. The June 5th event was cancelled due to inclement weather. For those vendors / artists interested in participating you can download an application on this website or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can also call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763 for further info.

Mayor Mark Sokolich

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.

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2016 Shakespeare in the Park Festival

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.

2016 Movies & Music Under the Stars

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).

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2016 Summer Concert Series

2016 Summer Concert Calendar

All events will being at 7:00PM, rain or shine. All events are free to the public. Please bring a chair or blanket.

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2015 Summer Concert Series

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.

 

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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."

 
 
 
 

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

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