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.