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Veterans Day Re-dedication Ceremony - November 11, 2017

VFW re-dedication ceremony on Saturday, November 11 at 11:00AM - 50th year anniversary of Vietnam Veterans Plaque at Main Street & Lemoine Avenue.

Seniors' Dance - November 12, 2017

Fort Lee Senior Dance: Sunday, November 12th, 5:30pm — 9:30pm, 319 Main Street, Fort Lee.
$15.00 for Fort Lee residents, $18.00 for non-residents.
LIVE music of the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, rock & disco with Peter Lieberman. Amateur hour! Call Crystal at (201) 592-3500 X3000 for reservations.

Request for Qualifications 2018

The Borough of Fort Lee (the “Borough”) is soliciting Qualification Statements from interested persons and/or firms for the provision of the services listed below.

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Cancellation of October 19, 2017 Mayor & Council Work Session

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Thursday, October 19, 2017 Work Session of the Fort Lee Mayor and Council has been cancelled due to a lack of an agenda. The next regularly scheduled work session meeting of the Mayor and Council will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, Memorial Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey. A copy of the agenda for the November 2nd meeting will be made available to the public on Wednesday, November 1st by 12:00 noon.

Free rabies vaccine vouchers & on-site pet licensing on Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Fort Lee Health Department will be on-site at "Paws In The Park", at the Fort Lee Dog Park (519 Stillwell Avenue), on October 28th from 11am-3pm handing out free rabies vaccine vouchers. The rabies vaccine will be not be administered on-site, but by appointment only at Fort Lee’s Red Roof Animal Hospital at no charge. Voucher expires 2 weeks after event, and can be used Mon-Fri (by appt only).

Pet registration and licensing forms will also be available. Pet licensing: $10 for neutered dogs, $13 for un-neutered; $4 for neutered cats, $7 for un-neutered. For the safety of your pets, all dogs must be leashed and all cats either leashed or placed in pet carriers. Pet license is valid for the calendar year and must be renewed annually.

Questions? Call 201-592-3500 x-1108 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm

Cancellation of October 2, 2017 Planning Board meeting

PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. is being cancelled due to lack of agenda. The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers, Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Punch and Pie Night

Fort Lee Historical Society Annual Punch & Pie Night at the Historic Kearney House - November 17, 2017

The Fort Lee Historical Society holds its annual Punch & Pie night fundraiser on November 17th at 7pm at the historic Kearney House at the Alpine Boat Basin, exit 2 of the Palisade Interstate Park. This is an evening of colonial music, drink, pie and song to raise funds for the Fort Lee Historical Society. Tickets are $30 each and seating is limited to 25. The evening includes a living history program led by Palisade Interstate Park Historical Interpreter Eric Nelsen and period music by troubadour Thaddeus Macgregor. To reserve your tickets call (201) 693-2763. Checks can be made out to the Fort Lee Historical Society.

Washington's Retreat to Victory

Fort Lee's Annual General Washington's Retreat to Victory - November 18, 2017

The Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, the Borough of Fort Lee and the Palisade Interstate Park sponsor this annual reenactment of General George Washington's retreat from Fort Lee in 1776. This is the 241st anniversary of this retreat where General Washington led his 3,000 soldiers safely out of Fort Lee east on Main Street to evade British capture. The Brigade of the American Revolution will march out of the Fort Lee Historic Park on Hudson Terrace and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard at 11:30am on Saturday, November 18th and the public is encouraged to join the march as they retrace Washington's steps on Main Street. The march will head east on Main Street, south on Parker Avenue to Monument Park where there will be a ceremony, wreath laying by the Fort Lee VFW and a musket salute by the Brigade of the American Revolution. Following the ceremony the Fort Lee Historical Society will offer hot cider and donuts to the public for free at the adjacent Fort Lee Museum. The weekend continues with a living history program at the Fort Lee Historic Park Saturday through Sunday, November 19th thanks to the Brigade of the American Revolution. For further info call (201) 693-2763.

Historic & Environmental Hike

Historic and Environmental Hike through Fort Lee - Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Fort Lee Historic Preservation Commission and the Fort Lee Environmental Committee will sponsor a historic / environmental hike through Fort Lee on Sunday, November 19th at noon at the Fort Lee Historic Park off Hudson Terrace - parking on site. Historic Preservation Commission Chair Tom Meyers and Fort Lee Environmental Committee liaison Councilperson Ila Kasofsky will lead the hike which will start at the Historic Park during Retreat Weekend where visitors will be given a tour of the site as the Brigade of the American Revolution performs a living history program for the 241st anniversary of General Washington's Retreat to Victory from Fort Lee. The hike will then head south of the bridge atop the Palisades for a discussion of the Palisades Interstate Park and the two ruins of the famous Riviera Nightclub of Fort Lee. Please wear hiking boots or sneakers - this is a moderate hike. Admission free. For further info contact (201) 693-2763.

Mayor Mark Sokolich

Mayor's Message - Fall/Winter 2017

Hey Fort Lee, we are on our way...

Never before in our 113-year history have we ever welcomed more businesses into our community, especially eating establishments. The cuisine offered in our local eateries now spans the globe...from Turkish kebabs to Korean galbi, from Italian pasta dishes to Chinese dumplings and everything in between - we now have it all! Stay tuned, Fort Lee will soon announce the beginning of construction of a new highly acclaimed restaurant to be located between The Modern high-rises, featuring dining al fresco surrounded by a new 1.7 acre park with water features. The days of empty sidewalks and limited business patrons are over; each and every day hundreds of folks visit our business districts, especially Main Street.

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Homeowners' council candidates debate cancelled

The United Homeowners of the Borough of Fort Lee, Inc.'s council candidates debate scheduled for October 11, 2017 has been cancelled.

Paws in the Park Halloween Dog Park-tacular

Paws in the Park Halloween Dog Park-tacular - October 28, 2017

The Borough of Fort Lee invites our community to the 3rd annual "Paws in the Park Halloween Dog Park-tacular" on Saturday, October 28th from 11am-3pm at the Fort Lee Dog Park, 519 Stillwell Avenue (rain date: October 29th). A fun afternoon for the entire family including live music, food, face painting, trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating & more!

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The Champion screening flyer

Screening of documentary "The Champion" on Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Fort Lee Film Commission recently established that the exterior location used by director DW Griffith in his 1912 Biograph film The New York Hat was in fact  Holy Trinity Church. For decades film scholars pegged that location as St. Stephen’s Church, which stood on nearby Washington Avenue before it was razed decades ago. Thanks to digitized frame grabs from the film and high resolution of images of Holy Trinity Church from that period we have established this new location. Rutgers University film historian Richard Koszarski agrees that this is in fact the location used in the film. The New York Hat features legendary film stars Mary Pickford and Lionel Barrymore. Lionel’s father Maurice Barrymore lived in the parish from 1895 until his death in 1905.

The screening will take place in the meeting hall at Holy Trinity Church at 2367 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee on Sunday, October 22nd at 3pm. Admission is free but if you are not a parishioner please contact the rectory at (201) 947-1216 to make sure seating is available. In addition to the screening of The New York Hat, Fort Lee Film Commission Executive Director Tom Meyers will screen the soon to be released Fort Lee Film Commission documentary The Champion: A Story of America’s First Film Town. This documentary and several restored Fort Lee films will be released in a DVD set by Milestone Films on October 17th. For further info contact the Fort Lee Film Commission at (201) 693-2763.

Historic Jitney Tour flyer

Fort Lee Historic Jitney Tour - Sunday, October 29, 2017

The semi-annual Fort Lee Historic Jitney Tour kicks off Sunday, October 29th at the plaza of the Fort Lee Community Center at the Fort Lee Farmers Market at 1355 Inwood Terrace. Sign up is only that day from 9am to 11am at the Fort Lee Film Commission table. There is no charge for the tour but it is first come first served and seating is limited. Tours run on the hour from 11am to 2pm. The Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, the Fort Lee Historical Society, the Fort Lee Historic Preservation Commission and the Fort Lee Film Commission sponsor this tour. For further info contact us at (201) 693-2763.



Milestone Film & Video and The Fort Lee Film Commission are thrilled to announce the home video release on October 17, 2017, of the deluxe 2-disc, 3-hour edition of The Champion.  The Fort Lee Film Commission worked with the Library of Congress and the Eastman House to obtain rare films not publicly distributed prior to this release.  Also included from an original nitrate print, is the first American produced film version of Robin Hood, produced by Éclair Studios in Fort Lee in 1912 and given to the Fort Lee Film Commission by a collector. This deluxe 2-disc DVD set features a new 2K restoration of the complete Ghost Town (1935) an astonishing and haunting amateur documentary about post-cinema Fort Lee.

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Election poll workers needed in Fort Lee

The Bergen County Board of Elections is currently recruiting poll workers. This important civic responsibility is open to all registered voters in Bergen County. It is vital to the democratic process to recruit and train reliable poll workers. In order to be eligibility, you must meet the following criteria:

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New Year's Eve Fundraiser flyer

Fort Lee Historical Society New Year's Eve Party - December 31, 2017

Spend New Year's Eve in Fort Lee and support the history of Fort Lee at our 2017 Fort Lee Historical Society Fundraiser! The Fort Lee Historical Society New Year's Eve Party / Fundraiser will feature Uncle Floyd! Not only will Uncle Floyd perform but he will be honored by the Fort Lee Film Commission with the 2017 Lou Costello Award for his lifetime work in entertainment. Seating is limited to 100 and tickets are $125 each - price includes open bar, cocktail hour, full buffet, champagne toast and countdown at midnight and desert. Call (201) 693-2763 to reserve your tickets.


FLFC podcast

Fort Lee Film Town USA Podcasts

The Fort Lee Film Commission monthly podcasts are up and they 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 along with our moderator Christina Kotlar. The link below will take you to our podcast.


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