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 13th at 7 PM - rain date is Saturday, September 20th same time. This screening will occur right under the cliff where part of the Perils of Pauline was shot one hundred years ago. Following this screening we will screen the classic "Creature From the Black Lagoon" in 3-D. $10 per carload and all funds will be used for programs of the Fort Lee Film Commission and Palisade Interstate Park. For further info call the Fort Lee Film Commission at (201) 592-3663.
Community News & Events
Peril on the Hudson - Saturday, September 13, 2014
Fort Lee Farmer's Market 2014
The Fort Lee Farmer's Market season opens Sunday, June 29th at the plaza of the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center. The market is open every Sunday from June 29th through November 23rd from 8 AM to 2 PM in the plaza of the Community Center. Among the vendors are Stone Point Farms, Vesco Foods, Mortgage Apple Cakes, Johnny Cookies, and the Callahan's Food Truck.
For further info, call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.
Historic Jitney Tour 2014
The Fort Lee Film Commission, The Fort Lee Historical Society and the newly formed Fort Lee Historic Preservation Commission sponsor this June 29th Historic Jitney Tour of Fort Lee. This June the tour will have a Coytesville theme to play off the current exhibit at the Fort Lee Museum "Coytesville: Home of the Barrymores." The tour will take us to the northern section of Fort Lee (Coytesville) where the American film industry was born over a century ago. There will be stops at Woodland Cemetery and historic Rambo's Saloon, recently saved from the wrecker's ball by the Fort Lee Film Commisison and the Borough of Fort Lee. There will be a stop at the Fort Lee Museum as well. Tours will run from 11 AM and end at 3 PM.
Tours are free to the public but seating is limited and first come first serve. Sign ups are from 9 AM to 11 AM on the day of the event, Sunday, June 29th at the Fort Lee Film Commission table at the Fort Lee Farmer's Market in the plaza of the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center at 1355 Inwood Terrace. For further info contact the Fort Lee Film Commission at (201) 693-2763 or visit www.fortleefilm.org.
Shakespeare in the Park 2014
The Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs announces the annual Fort Lee Shakespeare in the Park program. This program by the Hudson Shakespeare Company is free to the public and takes place at Fort Lee's Monument Park at 1588 Palisade Avenue adjacent to the Fort Lee Museum. Programs start at 7:30 PM. Seating is limited so please bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Tuesday, June 17th and 24th:
Tuesday, July 15th and 22nd:
Tuesday, August 12th and 19th:
For further info call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.
2014 Summer Concert Calendar
2014 Summer Concert Calendar, beginning July 5.
2014 Sounds of Summer Wednesday night summer concert series
2014 Sounds of Summer concert series, Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. beginning July 9.
2014 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival - Sunday, June 1, 2014
The annual Fort Lee Arts & Music Fest takes place on Sunday, June 1st - this is the 12th annual Arts & Music fest in Fort Lee.
There are 140 vendors lined up for the festival, which is an all-time high. The vendors include crafters and artists. We have a food court set up in the Post Office Parking Lot with other food vendors lining several areas of the festival.
This festival this year serves as the homecoming of the beloved Fort Lee institution "Callahan's Hot Dogs." A decades old establishment across the street from the equally loved and still operating Hiram's Road Stand, Callahan's closed several years ago. However, recently a member of the family that operated Callahan's has established a Callahan's Food Truck which will be in Fort Lee for the first time at this Arts & Music Fest.
We will have two stages of free music, and the acts include our 2013 Battle of the High School Bands winner Radio Activity along with local band Double Tap headed by In Napoli chef Sammy Gnasso, Doc Lane and Loose Change, Billy Panic, and The Mars Project all on stage one on Main and Lemoine. On stage 2 we feature Don Williams Jazz with Lady Cc and Carlos Colina Jazz Band.
The Fort Lee Artist Guild will operate a juried art show on the western section of the festival. Bergen County Harley Davidson will head up a
motorcycle show in the Municipal Lot. WFDU radio DJ Christine Vitale will be at the WFDU tent providing music in our Municipal Lot. Also in the
Municipal Lot will be the Fort Lee Police Dept. Motorcycle display and the Fort Lee Fire Department / Fire Prevention Bureau interactive displays. There will be free bounce rides and a rock climbing wall for kids along with free face painting.
The New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum will make its first appearance in Fort Lee and admission is free. The museum will be stationed in the Municipal Lot and it includes displays of artifacts of such NJ Hall of Fame members as New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra. The newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame have Fort Lee connections - legendary first woman director and studio owner in cinema history Alice Guy Blache' of Solax Studio in Fort Lee, and the Queen of Salsa the late Celia Cruz who was a long time Fort Lee resident.
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich will present TV icon and former Fort Lee Riviera Nightclub performer Larry Storch with a proclamation naming him Mayor of Fort Lee for a Day. Larry was nominated for an EMMY for his role in the iconic 1960's TV hit F-Troop, where he played the character of Corporal Randolph Agarn. Larry will be at the Fort Lee Film Commission table near stage 1 from 1 PM to 4 PM to meet with fans and to preside over the festival as Fort Lee's Mayor for a Day!
"I Hate Hamlet" play and fundraiser to benefit FLHS Drama Dept.
Fort Lee Film Commission produced Fort Lee High School play and fundraiser for the FLHS Drama Department: "I Hate Hamlet"
May 16 & 17th at 7 PM and May 18th at 2 PM
Fort Lee High School auditorium (3000 Lemoine Avenue, Fort Lee, NJ) – lobby Barrymore Display
$10 general admission / $5 for seniors and students and children under 12
All proceeds go for programs for the Fort Lee High School Drama Department and the student actors of Fort Lee High School - this play is directed by Fort Lee High School Drama Dept. teacher Ms. Jodi Etra. This play in a sense is a tribute to one time Fort Lee (Coytesville) resident John Barrymore who made his stage debut in Fort Lee at the age of 18 in 1900.
Movies & Music Under the Stars 2014 schedule
Join us at our Fort Lee Film Commission 2014 Movies & Music Under the Stars programs each Saturday night from July 5th through September 6th at the outdoor stage / green of the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center at 1355 Inwood Terrace in Fort Lee, NJ - admission free! Live music from 7-8:30 PM and movies screen at sunset. Bring blankets and / or lawn chairs. For further info visit www.fortleefilm.org or call the Fort Lee Film Commission at (201) 693-2763.
Joyce Kilmer tribute on May 8, 2014
A program to honor acclaimed American poet Joyce Kilmer from his days in NJ through his heroic death on the battlefield in World War I - former Fort Lee councilman and award winning journalist Alex Michelini will discuss his work on Joyce Kilmer followed by a rare screening of the 1940 film "The Fighting 69th" featuring Jeffrey Lynn as Joyce Kilmer and starring James Cagney - admission free. May 8th at 7:00 PM in the Fort Lee Public Library Meeting Room Lower Level (320 Main Street). Sponsored by the Fort Lee Film Commission and the Fort Lee Public Library. For further info call the Fort Lee Film Commission at (201) 693-2763 or the Fort Lee Public Library at (201) 592-3614 ext. 4010.
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