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.
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.
The 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.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda.
The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in Council Chambers, Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main St., Fort Lee, New Jersey.
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PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda.
The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in Council Chambers, Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main St., Fort Lee, New Jersey.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Thursday, October 16, 2014 Executive Session of the Fort Lee Mayor and Council has been cancelled due to a lack of an agenda.
The next executive session meeting of the Mayor and Council remains unchanged for November 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Memorial Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee,New Jersey.
A copy of the agenda for November 6th meeting will be made available to the public on Wednesday, November 5th by 12:00 noon.
October 14, 2014
September 30, 2014 — MobileNOW!, a global innovator known for mobile parking solutions, announced today the implementation of electronic permits by leveraging License Plate Recognition (LPR) in Fort Lee, NJ.
All you Sinatra type crooners - enter our GW Grill / Fort Lee Film Commission Frank Sinatra Birthday Sing Off scheduled for Frank's birthday on December 12, 2014 - to be held at the GW Grill on Hudson Terrace opposite the location of Bill Miller's Riviera Nightclub in Fort Lee where Sinatra made his spectacular comeback during a two week gig in September of 1953!