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Reel Jersey Girls Women's History Month Film Festival in March

Fort Lee Film Commission’s Reel Jersey Girls Women’s History Month Film Festival in March at the Fort Lee Public Library The Fort Lee Film Commission and the Fort Lee Public Library present a month long film festival dedicated to the women filmmakers, from the pioneers of the early days of cinema in Fort Lee up to a modern young filmmaker of today. The films we screen on March 1st, March 8th and March 15th were all produced and filmed in Fort Lee studios and in Fort Lee locations. Our March 8th program centers on the first  woman filmmaker in world cinema history, Alice Guy Blache’, who built her Solax studio in Fort Lee in 1912 where she produced, wrote and directed hundreds of films before women in this nation had the right to vote.

Dates all Wednesdays at 7pm: Wednesday, March 1, 8, 15 & 22

  • March 1st – Pearl of the Palisades: A Birthday Tribute to Cliffhanger Queen Pearl White
  • March 8th – Alice Guy Blache’ – Fort Lee NJ Solax Studio Owner and First Woman Director
  • March 15th – The Danger Game (1918) starring Madge Kennedy
  • March 22nd – China’s Forgotten Babies: Screening of  2016 documentary by filmmaker Michelle Yu.

Screenings are at the Fort Lee Public Library Meeting Room at 320 Main Street. Admission is free. This program is produced by the Fort Lee Film Commission and the Fort Lee Public Library. For further info call (201) 693-2763.

3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday, February 25, 2017

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...

Cancellation of February 16, 2017 Mayor & Council Work Session

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Thursday, February 16, 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, March 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 March 2nd meeting will be made available to the public on Wednesday, March 1st by 12:00 noon.

Fort Lee now a "Stigma Free" community

The Borough of Fort Lee has proudly passed by resolution to become a "Stigma Free Zone." This was done to raise the importance of Mental Health Awareness.

Stigma-Free Zones aim to inspire public interest and open dialogues about stigma, raise awareness of the disease of mental illness and create a culture wherein residents who have the disease of mental illness feel supported by their community and neighbors and feel free to seek treatment for the disease without fear of stigma.

Cancellation of February 6, 2017 Planning Board Meeting

PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda. The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 27, 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.

Student Recognition

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.

Bergen County Home Improvement Program

2017 Arts & Music Festival flyer

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.

December 2016 installment of "Fort Lee Today On Demand"

The Borough of Fort Lee has released the third installment of a video newsletter that showcases the people and places of Fort Lee's past, present and future: "Fort Lee Today On Demand". Please visit our YouTube Channel, and subscribe.

Mayor Mark Sokolich

Mayor's Message - Winter 2016-2017

There is so much to do here in Fort Lee and its government's job to communicate with each and every one of our residents so that everyone has an opportunity to participate in our many activities, programs, and events. From our 5K Diabetes Run and Health Fair to our incredible Holiday Tree Lighting and Main Street Art Festival, Fort Lee has become the "place to be" in northern New Jersey. As Mayor it is very frustrating to hear one of our residents say "I wish I knew about that, I would have attended" or "when was that event, I am sorry I missed it".  In an effort to "get the word out" and make sure all of our residents are aware of what's going on here in Fort Lee, there are a few new and exciting initiatives that we have put into place to make sure no one is ever left out and which are available at no cost to all of our residents.

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Kids of Fort Lee

Fort Lee Museum exhibit "The Kids of Fort Lee" opens October 22, 2016

The Fort Lee Historical Society new exhibit "The Kids of Fort Lee" opens on October 22, 2016 and runs through April 2017. The museum will be closed until October 22 for this exhibit installation. The exhibit will include rare archival photos and artifacts as well as vintage toys and a case devoted to the old 5&10 on Main Street and its toy displays.
The Fort Lee Historical Society is asking for people to send us high resolution scans of any class photos from any Fort Lee school from the 19th through the 20th century. You can contact us at (201) 693-2763 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Fort Lee Today newsletter

Download the "Fort Lee Today" newsletter

The Fort Lee Today newsletter publishes quarterly and brings you up-to-date news about the Borough of Fort Lee. The newsletter is mailed to residents, and made available for download on this web site.

Free Prescription Drug Card

Free Prescription Drug Card compliments of the Borough of Fort Lee

The Borough of Fort Lee Mayor & Council is pleased to offer you and your family/friends a free discount drug card. Simply print the free card below and receive savings of up to 75 percent at over 56,000 pharmacies across the country. This card is especially helpful if you are uninsured or underinsured. However, even if you have insurance, you can still use this card to get a discount on non-covered drugs. All prescriptions processed through the program are completely confidential (no name required on card).

This program also includes discounts on eyeglasses, hearing, diabetic supplies, and more. You can print as many cards as you need. Please feel free to forward this free Prescription Drug Card to your friends and family. This card is pre-activated and can be used immediately.


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