Fort Lee Art & Music Festival

Chinese American Family Coalition is invited to join The annual Fort Lee Arts & Music Fest takes place on Sunday, June 1st – this is the 12th annual Arts & Music fest in Fort Lee.
Below is the News to introduce the Arts & Music Festival.

There are 140 vendors lined up for the festival  which is an all time high.  The vendors include crafters and artists.  We have a food court set up in the Post Office Parking Lot with other food vendors lining several areas of the festival.  This festival this year  serves as the  homecoming of the beloved Fort Lee institution “Callahan’s Hot Dogs.”  A decades old establishment across the street from the equally loved and still operating Hiram’s Road Stand, Callahan’s closed several years ago.    However recently a member of the family that operated Callahan’s has established a Callahan’s Food Truck which will be in Fort Lee for the first time at this Arts & Music Fest.
We will have two stages of free music and the acts include our 2013 Battle of the High School Bands winner Radioactivity along with local band Double Tap headed by In Napoli chef Sammy Gnasso, Doc Lane and Loose Change, Billy Panic,  and The Mars Project all on stage one on Main and Lemoine.  On stage 2 we feature Don Williams Jazz with Lady Cc and Carlos  Colina Jazz Band.


The Fort Lee Artist Guild will operate a juried art show on the western section of the festival.   Bergen County  Harley Davidson will head up a motorcycle show in the Municipal Lot.  WFDU radio DJ Christine Vitale will be at the WFDU tent providing music in our Municipal Lot.  Also in the Municipal Lot will be the Fort Lee Police Dept. Motorcycle display and the Fort Lee Fire Department / Fire Prevention Bureau interactive displays.


There will be free bounce rides and a rock climbing wall for kids along with free face painting.


The New Jersey Hall of Fame
Mobile Museum will make its first appearance in Fort Lee and admission is free. The museum will be stationed in the Municipal Lot and it includes displays of a artifacts of such NJ Hall of Fame members as New York Yankee legend Yogi Berra.  The newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame  have Fort Lee connections – legendary first woman director and studio owner in cinema history Alice Guy Blache’ of Solax Studio in Fort Lee and the Queen of Salsa the late Celia Cruz who was a long time Fort Lee resident.


Fort Lee Mayor Mark
Sokolich will present TV icon and former Fort Lee Riviera Nightclub performer Larry Storch with a proclamation naming him Mayor of Fort Lee for a Day.  Larry was nominated for an EMMY for his role in the iconic 1960’s TV hit F-Troop  where he played the character of Corporal Randolph Agarn.  Larry will be at the Fort Lee Film Commission table near stage 1 from 1 PM to 4 PM to meet with fans and to preside over the festival as Fort Lee’s Mayor for a Day!

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