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Senior Valentine's Dinner Dance - Sunday, February 14, 2016

couple dancingSenior Valentine's Dinner Dance
Sunday, February 14, 2016, 5:00-9:30PM

Join us for an elegant dinner dance at the Fort Lee Senior Center, 319 Main Street. Enjoy a fully-catered meal and live music with Peter Lieberman. Music from the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s, rock, pop, and line dancing. Talent review after dinner.

Residents: $15
Non-residents: $18

Please call 201-592-3500 x1301 to reserve your tickets today. 

Spring 2016 Cliffhanger Film Festival on March 4, 2016

Cliffhanger Film Festival

Fort Lee remembers our Cliffhanger Queen for Women's History Month on Her Birthday on March 4, 2016

The Fort Lee Film Commission and the Palisades Interstate Park celebrate cinema cliffhanger queen Pearl White's birthday! On March 4th at 8pm we will screen Chapter 10 of Pearl of the Army along with clips from Pearl's many films shot atop Fort Lee's Palisades. Fort Lee Film Commission Executive Director Tom Meyers and Palisades Interstate Park Historical Interpreter Eric Nelsen will introduce the program. Admission is free and includes a birthday cake in honor of Pearl whose birthday is March 4th. Doors open at 7pm on March 4th and at 7:15pm Eric will lead a short walk to the George Washington Bridge overlook - location the Fort Lee Historic Park on Hudson terrace and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard - parking free on site. On Sunday, March 6th, Eric will lead a walk to famed Cliffhanger Point, which starts at 1 PM at the Fort Lee Historic Park. For further info contact the Fort Lee Film Commission at (201) 693-2763 or the Palisades Interstate Park at (201) 768-1360 ext. 108.

Change in starting time for February 11, 2016 Mayor & Council Regular Meeting

Borough HallThe starting time for the Thursday, February 11, 2016 Regular Session Meeting of the Mayor and Council has been changed from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

An agenda for the regular session meeting will be available in the Borough Clerk’s Office on Wednesday, February 10th  at 12:00 Noon.

Change in starting time for February 4, 2016 Mayor & Council Executive Session

Borough HallThe starting time for the Thursday, February 4, 2016 Executive Session Meeting of the Mayor and Council has been changed from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

An agenda for the executive session meeting will be available in the Borough Clerk’s Office on Wednesday, February 3rd at 12:00 Noon.

Cancellation of Planning Board meeting scheduled for January 25, 2016

Borough HallPLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda.

Docket #9-15, HOMA Construction, 2443 First Street, Block 6959, Lot 7 is being carried to the meeting of February 8, 2016 at the request of the applicant.

The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 8, 2016  at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in Council Chambers, Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main St., Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Barrymore Birthday Fundraiser for Fort Lee H.S. Drama Department and Student Actors of Fort Lee - February 15, 2016

Barrymore Birthday Fundraiser flyer

Help us help the student actors of Fort Lee High School! Annual Fort Lee Film Commission fundraiser for the student actors and drama department of Fort Lee High School - John Barrymore Birthday Fundraiser, February 15, 2016 at 7pm at Santorini Taverna Restaurant at 2020 Central Road. Tickets $25 in advance - make your reservation today via (201) 693-2763 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Price includes great appetizers, soft drinks and live music by troubadour Thaddeus McGregor. All proceeds go towards the Fort Lee Drama Department and the student actors / thespians of Fort Lee High School in John Barrymore's name. Barrymore made his stage debut at age 18 in 1900 at a play directed by his dad Maurice Barrymore for the benefit of the Fort Lee (Coytesville) Fire Department - this is where John Barrymore made his stage debut in the play "A Man of the World" across the street from Santorini Taverna at the former Buckheisters Hotel on Main Street and Central Road, today's Barrymore Way.

Winter Storm Jonas Alert (posted 1/21/16)

snowstormIt is anticipated that snow will begin early Saturday morning and continue until early Sunday morning. Total snowfall is expected to be 6 to 10 inches, with gusts of wind between 15 to 25 MPH and as high as 45 MPH.

We urge residents to refrain from on-street parking, so that our Department of Public Works can effectively plow the streets. In the event of sufficient accumulation, parking will be prohibited on designated snow streets; however Fort Lee residents affected by these restrictions will be permitted to park in the following Municipal lots:

  • 2030 Guntzer Street
  • 1622 Gerome Avenue
  • 1637 Center Avenue
  • 540 Main Street
  • 262 Warren Avenue

Vehicles must be removed within 24 hours on weekends or the next business day, during the week. Please call the Parking Authority at 201-592-3500, extension 1518 and leave your phone number, license plate number, the lot you are parked in so that you may reached if necessary.

Updates and emergency preparedness information can be found at:

You may also sign up for text message updates through Nixle on the Fort Lee Police Web Page at www.fortleepd.org.

2016 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival Call for Artists and Vendors

Call for Artists and Vendors

The annual Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival will be held rain or shine on Sunday, June 5, 2016 on Lemoine Avenue between Main Street and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard. Applications can be dowloaded on this web site. The deadline for applications is May 20, 2016. For further information, contact the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.

Borough awarded National Park Service American Battlefield Grant to study Revolutionary War history of Monument Park area

Nest of ToriesThe Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs applied for and won a National Park Service American Battlefield Grant in 2015 to study the history of our Monument Park area, which in fact was a battlefield during the American Revolution.

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Change in starting time for January 14, 2016 Mayor & Council Executive Session

Borough HallPLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the starting time as stated in the annual notice for the Thursday, January 14, 2016 Executive Session Meeting of the Mayor and Council has been changed from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at 8:00 P.M. the Mayor and Council will reconvene their public session in the Borough Hall 1st Floor Council Chambers, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ.

An agenda will be available in the Borough Clerk’s Office on Wednesday, January 13th at 12:00 Noon.

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