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Fort Lee's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting - Thursday, December 4, 2014

image announcing Fort Lee Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

The Annual Fort Lee Holiday Tree Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00PM at the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center. Come celebrate with your community! Hot chocolate & refreshments; special holiday music by our DJ; and many more surprises. (Rain date: Friday, December 5, 7:00PM)

Please bring a toy to donate to the Fort Lee PBA Toy Drive in support of local families in need and the USMC Toys for Tots (new toys and unwrapped).

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"Punch & Pie Night" - November 22, 2014

Punch and Pie Night 2014

The Fort Lee Historical Society is hosting a November 22nd fundraiser at the historic Kearney House at the Alpine Boat Basin of the Palisade Interstate Park off exit 2 of the PIP. The program starts at 7 PM and includes a living history program in a tavern that dates back to before the American Revolution. Palisade Interstate Park historic interpreter Eric Nelsen and bios colleagues will wear period clothing and tell stories of life in Fort Lee in 1776. Troubadour Thaddeus MacGregor will play music if the era. Punch and pie will reserved. Tickets are $30 and seating is limited to the first 25. All proceeds go towards the Fort Lee Historical Society. For reservations contact (201) 592-3580 or (201) 693-2763 or visit www.thefortleehistoricalsociety.org.

Reenactment of General Washington's 1776 Retreat to Victory on November 22, 2014

Washington's Retreat 2014

The Borough of Fort Lee, the Palisade Interstate Park, the Fort Lee Historical Society, the Fort Lee Historic Preservation Commission, and the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs sponsor the annual Retreat to Victory. On Saturday, November 22nd at 11:30 AM the Brigade of the American Revolution will assemble at the Fort Lee Historic Park (Hudson Terrace and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard) and exit the park to retrace General George Washington's footsteps up Main Street. On November 20, 1776, General Washington led 3,000 of his troops up Main Street to escape British capture. Included in that group of soldiers was patriot and writer Thomas Paine who in his American Crisis detailed this event as the times that tried men's souls.

The public is encouraged to park their cars at the Fort Lee Historic Park no later than 11:15 AM on November 22nd and join the  Revolutionary War reenactors on a short march to Fort Lee's Monument Park on Palisade and Parker Avenues. There will be a ceremony at Monument Park that will include a musket fire salute. Following the ceremony there will be free donuts and hot cider at the adjacent Fort Lee Museum courtesy of the Fort Lee Historical Society. For further info visit www.thefortleehistoricalsociety.org or call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.

Seton Hall exhibit covers Fort Lee film history

Seton Hall flyerThe Walsh Gallery of Seton Hall University Presents: A Celluloid Story - New Jersey’s Filmmaking History
Monday November 3 – Friday December 12, 2014 at Walsh Gallery - Seton Hall University

This exhibit runs from Monday, November 3rd - Friday, December 12, 2014 at The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ (400 South Orange Ave.). The exhibit highlights the birth of American cinema in New Jersey and Fort Lee, the first American film town - the period covered is from 1890-1920 and the exhibit is in honor of New Jersey's 350th Anniversary. The opening reception is on November 6th from 5-8pm and a special event is being held on Monday, November 17th, 6:30 - 8pm "Romancing the Reels" which is a special presentation from Fort Lee Film Commission member Professor Richard Koszarski and the program includes a screening of the 1916 Fort Lee produced film "A Reckless Romeo" at the Art Center 104, Seton Hall University. For further info call (973) 275-2033 or (201) 693-2763. The exhibit is sponsored by the Seton Hall University MA in Museum Professions Program and by the Fort Lee Film Commission. For further information visit www.shu.edu/walshgallery or call 973-275-2033.

Field of Heroes 2014

Field of Heroes 2014 - flyer/donation form

Notices of Debates: Council Candidates and School Board Candidates

Notice of Council Candidates' Debate on 10/1/14:

Notice of School Board Candidates' Debate on 10/8/14:

Peril on the Hudson - Saturday, September 20, 2014

Peril on the Hudson

The Fort Lee Film Commission and Palisade Interstate Park present a centennial screening of Chapter 1 of "The Perils of Pauline" under Cliffhanger Rock at Ross Dock on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7 PM (NOTE: date changed from 9/13/14 due to weather forecast).

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The "Ghosts of Historic Fort Lee" - Saturday, October 25, 2014

Historic Jitney Tour flyer

October 25th  - The Ghosts of Fort Lee Historic Jitney Tour: Tour sign up at the Fort Lee Museum at 1588 Palisade Avenue from 9 AM to 11 AM on Saturday, October 25th the day of tour. Bus departs at 11 AM and every hour on the hour and tours end at 3 PM. Admission is free but seating is limited and on a first come basis.

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Fort Lee Film Commission to premiere restored film "The Waiter's Ball" shot in Fort Lee in 1916

The Fort Lee Film Commission will premiere the restored film The Waiter's Ball (Triangle Studio, Fort Lee, NJ 1916) on September 21st at 7 PM at the Closing Night of the Golden Door International Film Festival based at the Landmark Loew's Theatre in Jersey City.

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Fort Lee Film Commission presents 2014 Barrymore Award to acclaimed actor Paul Sorvino

actor Paul SorvinoThe Fort Lee Film Commission will present the 2014 Barrymore Award to actor Paul Sorvino during the closing night ceremony of the Golden Door International Film Festival at the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre in Jersey City on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 7 PM.

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