On Saturday, February 25, 2017, the Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce will be having their 8th Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the Fort Lee High School gym. Players will check-in at 9am, and the event will officially begin at 9:30am, and go throughout the day. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the Fort Lee Academy of Finance program and various college scholarships. This is a great event that includes participation from high school students, teachers, local businesses, Fort Lee Municipal Departments and the general community. Come and show your support. Admission is free, and food and beverages will be sold. Also, the first 100 players will receive a free pass to a spin class at CYCLEBAR. See you Saturday, February 25th! Spread the word...
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3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday, February 25, 2017
The below images are from local students of Fort Lee School # 3 and Christ the Teacher Interparochial School, which were recently published in the 2017 Bergen County Calendar.
Thomas Paine Birthday Celebration at Fort Lee Museum on January 29, 2017
Celebrate Patriot Thomas Paine’s 230th Birthday with a celebration at the Fort Lee Museum on January 29th at 7pm The Fort Lee Historical Society and the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs invite you to our annual celebration of Thomas Paine’s birthday. This year we celebrate a few days ahead of the date – our celebration is scheduled for Friday, January 27th at 7pm at the Fort Lee Museum at 1588 Palisade Avenue adjacent to Monument Park. The evening will include our Thomas Paine reenactor Ken Miller and period music by troubadour Thaddeus MacGregor. Thomas Paine was a member of General Washington’s army here in Fort Lee and he encamped with 3,000 fellow soldiers in the area surrounding our museum in 1776. Here in Fort Lee he began to write his famous American Crisis. Admission is free but seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served. For further info contact us at (201) 693-2763.
Annual John Barrymore Birthday Fundraiser for the Fort Lee High School Drama Department on February 15, 2017
The Fort Lee Film Commission will hold a celebration of acclaimed actor John Barrymore's 135th birthday on February 15, 2017 at 7pm at Santorini Restaurant at 202 Central Road in Fort Lee (parking in adjacent lot). This is across the street from the former Buckheister's Hotel and John Barrymore Way which is where 18-year-old John Barrymore made his stage debut in a the play "A Man of the World" directed by his dad Maurice Barrymore as a fundraiser for Fire Company #2 in the Coytesville section of Fort Lee. Maurice was a resident of Coytesville and his son spent that year with his dad in Coytesville at the family home on Hammett Avenue. Tickets for the fundraiser are $25 each and all proceeds go towards programs of the Fort Lee High School Drama Department for the benefit of the student actors of Fort Lee High School. Seating is limited to 50 and the price includes appetizers and soft drinks with a cash bar as well as a performance by our Barrymore reenactor. Call (201) 693-2763 to reserve tickets - all checks can be made out to the Fort Lee Film Commission.
2017 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival set for Sunday, June 4, 2017
The 15th annual Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival is set for Sunday, June 4, 2017 on Lemoine Avenue between Main Street and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard. There will be two stages of free musical entertainment and over 100 arts & crafts and food vendors and artists. For an application please download below or call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763. Application fee is $75 made out to the Borough of Fort Lee. Deadline for receipt of application and fee is May 20, 2017.
Fort Lee Film Town USA Podcast
The Fort Lee Film Commission rings in 2017 with a monthly podcast that will center on the film history of America's first film town, Fort Lee, NJ. The podcasts include news about upcoming events, film screenings and details about the soon to be built Barrymore Film Center here in Fort Lee. The hosts of the podcast Fort Lee Film Town USA are FLFC Executive Director Tom Meyers and FLFC Chair Nelson Page. The podcast can be found at the following link: fortleefilmtownusa.com.
Fort Lee's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting - Thursday, December 1, 2016
The Annual Fort Lee Holiday Tree Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2016 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 2, 7:00PM)
Please bring a toy to donate to the Fort Lee PBA Toy Drive (new toys and unwrapped).
Santa visits the Fort Lee Museum on Saturday, December 3, 2016
The Fort Lee Historical Society hosts a visit from Santa Claus at the Fort Lee Museum on Saturday, December 3rd from Noon to 5pm at the museum at 1589 Parker Avenue / parking and entrance on Palisade Avenue side of museum. First 100 children will get a free photo of them with Santa. Hot cider and donuts will be served free to the public. The museum currently hosts a vintage toy exhibit with archival photos of Fort Lee children that dates back to the 19th century and through the 20th century - the exhibit is titled The Kids of Fort Lee. For further info visit www.thefortleehistoricalsociety.org or call us at (201) 693-2763.
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