The Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center has been reopened to the public on a limited basis, beginning with adult classes. We will be holding these programs in the gymnasium to allow for proper spacing. We want to ensure that everyone feels protected and comfortable, so we are urging all participants to maintain social distancing whenever possible and to wear masks if not vaccinated.
Proof of residency must be shown to participate in classes, which include: a Community Center ID card; a current driver’s license with your Fort Lee address; or a lease, deed, property tax bill or recently canceled rent check along with a photo ID. (No utility bills will be accepted.) All participants must sign in with a staff member before each class to allow for COVID-19 contact tracing. As always, please do not come to class if you are not feeling well. Copies of the schedule will be available for pick-up at the Community Center main desk.
Our July 2021 calendar is now available and a printable copy can be found here, which includes information on the classes and hours of operation. We will continue introducing and phasing in various classes throughout the summer, including the return of our popular Tai Chi instructor in August!
We will also be hosting our Concert & Movie Series on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the summer on the lawn. Find a printable copy of that schedule here!
We thank you for the patience you have exhibited throughout this challenging time and are looking forward to seeing you again as we begin our return to “normalcy.”
The Community Center Staff
Welcome to the Community Center!
The Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center is a 35,000 square foot facility that opened in October of 2005. It is home to many of the Borough’s youth and adult sports’ organizations, including basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and more.
The Community Center offers seasonal programs for Fort Lee residents, many of which are free. These include, but are not limited to, Latin Zumba Aerobics, Tai Chi, Ballroom Dance, Pilates, Pilates Gold, Yoga, Chair Yoga, Stretch and Tone, English Conversation, Line Dancing, Salsacize and Open Toddler gym time.
Special Events held during the year include weekly summer concert series, Movies & Music Under the Stars, a Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, Fort Lee NIGHT OUT and the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Fort Lee residents who wish to participate in Community Center activities and/or classes must have a photo ID card. In order to receive an ID card, one must show proof of residency in the form of a current NJ Driver’s License with a photo – OR – a lease, deed, property tax bill, recent cancelled rent check, recent cancelled maintenance check, or co-op or condo maintenance agreement. If a card needs to be replaced the fee is $5. Utility bills will not be accepted as proof of residency. For residents under 18 years of age, a current Fort Lee school issued photo ID card will also be accepted as proof of residency.
Proof of age (passport or birth certificate) may be required for classes or events that are geared to a specific age group by the Community Center.
For further information, please call (201) 592-4699.