2016 Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County High School Student Film Festival Screening and Awards Ceremony on November 5th at iPic Theaters in Fort Lee The Fort Lee Film Commission will screen the top ten films from our student festival this year on November 5th at 2pm at iPic Theaters in Fort Lee followed by our awards ceremony. Our James Gandolfini Best of the Fest Award goes to the top filmmaker and includes a $500 prize and an internship at both Downtown Community Television (DCTV) and Sirk Productions, both located in NYC. Our top prize is named after the acclaimed New Jersey born actor James Gandolfini. Our jury includes Jim's son Michael Gandolfini as well as Directors Guild of America's Gary Donatelli. We thank our sponsors iPic Theaters, Tom Richardson of DCTV, the Gandolfini family, Sirk Productions, and Bonded Service Film Storage of Fort Lee.
2016 Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Awards Ceremony - November 5, 2016
Reenactment of General Washington’s 1776 Fort Lee Retreat to Victory - November 19, 2016
The public is invited to join the Brigade of the American Revolution as we reenact General George Washington's November 1776 Retreat to Victory from Fort Lee on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The march starts at 11:30 am at the Fort Lee Historic Park on Hudson Terrace. Special 12 noon ceremony and musket drill at Fort Lee's historic Monument Park on Palisade Avenue with the Brigade of the American Revolution, followed by a reception in the adjacent Fort Lee Museum sponsored by the Fort Lee Historical Society. Hot cider and donuts free to the public.
4th annual "Field of Heroes" program at Fort Lee High School
The 4th annual "Field of Heroes" Program will be held on Wednesday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m. in the Fort Lee High School Auditorium. See below Donation Form to purchase flags to honor veterans and first-responders.
Cancellation of October 31, 2016 Planning Board meeting
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, October 31, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda.
The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers, Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Cancellation of October 20, 2016 Mayor & Council Work Session
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Thursday, October 20, 2016 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 3, 2016 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 3rd meeting will be made available to the public on Wednesday, November 2nd by 12:00 noon.
Request for Qualifications - 2017
Request for Qualifications
Borough of Fort Lee
309 Main Street
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
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.
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.
Cancellation of October 11, 2016 Zoning Board meeting
Please be advised that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Zoning Board of Adjustment scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to observation of Yom Kippur.
The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers, Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Fort Lee Battlefield Grant update: open to the public on October 18, 2016
The Fort Lee Historic Preservation Commission and the Fort Lee Historic Society will sponsor a discussion of the National Park Service Battlefield Grant Award won for a study of the Revolutionary War in the neighborhood of present day Monument Park in Fort Lee. The Borough's chosen consultant for this project, Revolutionary War historian and author Todd Braisted, will discuss the progress of his research and the importance of this area in terms of the history of the American Revolution. This meeting is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, October 18th at 8pm at the Fort Lee Museum at 1589 Parker Avenue. For further info call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.
Notice of Request for Bids: Guntzer Lot Parking Structure - 09/2016
Notice of Request for Bids: Guntzer Lot Parking Structure
Dated: September 28, 2016
Bid Documents: https://timhaahs.sharefile.com/d-s4eb6af4cdd345228
The Pre-Bid meeting will be held October 7, 2016 at 10am
The Bid opening on October 28, 2016 at 2pm
Will be held at the following location:
Borough of Fort Lee
Court Chambers, RM 106
309 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Fort Lee Halloween Dog Park-tacular - Saturday, October 29, 2016
Fort Lee's 2nd Annual Halloween Dog Park-tacular
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 11:00AM-3:00PM (rain date: October 30)
Fort Lee Dog Park (bottom of Stillwell Avenue)
The Fort Lee Film Commission and the Fort Lee Public Library present "Laughter in the Shadows of War - 1941"
This 3-part film retrospective highlights the 75th anniversary of America’s entry into World War II with the screening and discussion of three wildly popular films of 1941 that kept Americans laughing and made box office stars of two Burlesque comedians from New Jersey, Bud Abbott & Lou Costello. Fort Lee Film Commission Executive Director Tom Meyers will introduce the films and discuss the importance of these films to American moviegoers in 1941.
Schedule of films:
- BUCK PRIVATES - Dec 2 at 6:30 pm
- IN THE NAVY - Dec 9 at 6:30
- KEEP 'EM FLYING - Dec 16 at 6:30 pm
Admission is free. Screenings take place in the Fort Lee Public Library Theater on the ground floor of the library at 320 Main Street. Doors open at 6pm and programs start at 6:30pm. For further info call (201) 693-2763.
Mayor's Message - Fall 2016
The past several weeks have been historic for our Borough...after over 50 years of remaining patient, our new state-of -the-art redevelopment has opened to the public. The iPic Theaters and our first farm to table restaurant known as City Perch has opened with well deserved fanfare. These openings represent only the beginning as the next several weeks will see many other grand openings including a variety of other restaurants, an exercise and wellness studio and well over 100,000 square feet of new and exciting retail uses for the entire community to enjoy. Coinciding with these new openings is our new 1-acre passive park located at the corner of Main Street and Lemoine Avenue which is now open to the public and has free public Wi-Fi for all to enjoy. Our new retail district, called Hudson Lights, also boasts luxury apartments with on-site parking for those residents that enjoy the conveniences of retail at their fingertips.
"You Have a Choice To Raise Your Voice"
Fort Lee Historic Jitney Tour "The Ghosts of Fort Lee" rolls out on Sunday, October 30, 2016
The Fort Lee Fall Historic Jitney Tour "Ghosts of Fort Lee" rolls Sunday, October 30th! Admission is free but first come / first served. Sign up is from 9am-11am at the Fort Lee Film Commission table at the Fort Lee Farmer's Market in the plaza of the Community Center (1355 Inwood Terrace) on the day of the event. The bus leaves on the hour from 11am through 2pm. For further you can call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.
Fort Lee Farmers Market 2016
The annual Fort Lee Farmer's Market will run once again out of the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center plaza area (1355 Inwood Terrace) each Sunday from 8am to 2pm from June 26th through November 20th. Among our vendors are Stone Pointe Farms, J&R Cookies, Mortgage Apple Cakes, Vesco Foods (pickles & olives), Bubby’s Babka, Caribbean Delight food & drink and Romarsi Pesto & pizzas. For further info call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.
Zika Virus information
Zika is caused by a virus that is spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Since 2015 Zika has been identified in several countries and territories including Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. All current cases of Zika are travel-associated meaning that a person with Zika became infected outside the U.S. in an area with ongoing Zika transmission and then traveled to the U.S. There is no known local transmission of Zika in New Jersey, which means that mosquitos in our area have not been infected with Zika virus. There have also been some reported cases of sexual transmission of Zika by a man to his sex partners.
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