Fort Lee Historic Jitney Tour

31819300_411290939337617_3586891248050372608_nSunday, June 24th from 11 AM – 2 PM

The Fort Lee Film Commission will offer its semi-annual free historic jitney tour on Sunday, June 24th. The event is free but there is limited seating – first come, first served, and signup for the tours are the day of the event from 9am-11am at the Fort Lee Film Commission table at the Fort Lee Farmers Market in the plaza of the Community Center (1355 Inwood Terrace). Tours run on the hour from 11am through 2pm.

For further info visit or or call (201) 693-2763.



Summer Solstice Celebration


Thursday, June 21 from 6 – 8 PM at Joe’s Crab Shack

What better way to celebrate the longest day of the year, than outdoors on the deck at Joe’s Crab Shack? Join the Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce for free hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar and lots of fun and interaction with Chamber members and guests. TICKETS

The Common Art-Hanging Mistakes We Keep Seeing Over and Over


Though I’m a firm believe in the power of doing whatever you damn well want—and in fact applaud design rule breakers—sometimes design “mistakes” don’t make a room feel rebellious. They just make a space seem sad. Read on to see if either of these art hanging no-no’s is currently on display in your home. And then learn how you can remedy and re-hang the situation.

Mistake #1: Hanging art too high

I see this mistake the most often. It seems so trivial, but even a piece of art hung a few inches too high can make a whole room feel “off.”

What do I mean by too high? Because factors are different for every home—where the art is going, what it will be hanging above, how high the ceilings are—there’s no one-size-fits-all formula that can tell you exactly where on your wall an art piece needs to go. But, there are some tips you can remember that might help you remedy this mistake if you’ve realized some of your art is too high.

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Fort Lee 2nd Annual Fast & Flat 5k Run and One Mile Fun Run/Walk


Sunday, June 17th starting at 9 AM


Fort Lee PBA Local 245 will be hosting its 2nd Annual Fast and Flat 5k Run and One Mile Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 9AM. The USATF certified course will be held on Fort Lee’s famous Abbott Blvd. The 1 mile fun run/walk will start 9am sharp followed by the 5K at 930am.
Packet pickup begins at 7:30 AM onsite.
All proceeds will benefit the youth within Fort Lee.



A look inside Avora, Hudson’s newest waterfront condo building (PHOTOS)


(Reena Rose Sibayan |The Jersey Journal)

By Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal

Landsea Homes, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner and township officials held a ceremonial ribbon cutting Thursday for the grand opening of Avora at Port Imperial. The occasion marks the completion of Avora’s full suite of indoor and outdoor amenities.

“We celebrate the important milestone when vision becomes reality,” said Gabe Pasquale, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Landsea Homes, which is developing Avora adjacent to the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal. “We carefully selected the Weehawken waterfront for its unique and desirable lifestyle attributes, including a world-class waterfront setting, considerable open space and proximity to Manhattan, and designed a modern, sophisticated and amenity-rich building for it to set a new standard of luxury living in the area. We’re thrilled to now raise the curtain on Avora and fully introduce it to the public.” See Photos

Derby, Champagne and Cigars on The Hudson


Sunday, June 17th at Orama

There is no other event like this. Mr Davis is partnering with Veuve Clicquot and Hennessy to bring you this Father’s Day blowout celebration!
Musical guest Valerie Adams and The Dimensions Band benefiting
100 Suits for 100 Men and Women

Orama’s Restaurant, One of New Jersey’s best waterfront venue will be serving up the best drinks, great music, and good times as always, we will also be opening the doors to the only waterfront deck in northern NJ. We will our owe special cigar rollers with his world renowned cigars and over 3 diffferent specialty champagnes to choose from. We will be sble to smoke and drinking from 5pm until,. 25+ to purchase and consume alcohol**

You may have seen us around NY/NJ recently. We started this journey last year so we’re back by popular demands at here at Orama Restuarant….BUT if you haven’t seen us yet the red carpet patio outside with seating for 200 people is sure to help you not to forget


Summer Tablescape Ideas

summer-tablescape-2-copyWelcome to the summer edition of 10 Minute Decorating!  Today we’ll all be sharing some simple outdoor decorating ideas that reflect that more relaxed summer vibe that I love.  You can find all of the beautiful projects from my blogging friends at the end of this post.  They’re all quick, easy, and add that pretty summer touch!  But first, some simple summer tablescape ideas from me!

Summer is my absolute FAVORITE season of the year!  I look forward to it all year.  The weather, the more laid back schedules, the fresh fruits and veggies, evenings on the backyard patio – I love it all! {well… except the mosquitos!}.  We also love BBQing and having our meals outdoors.  Our patio is east facing so I can get some morning sun while having my breakfast and enjoy the cooler shade once the later afternoon hits. Continue Reading at >>>

Sea Glass Hunt!

seaglassthumbA special summertime adventure for children | Sunday, July 8, 2018

The historic Kearney House in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey will sponsor a “Sea Glass Hunt!” on Sunday morning, July 8. The riverfront adventure will be held “drizzle or shine,” with participants meeting at 11 AM by the entrance to the park’s Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin. There is a $5, cash-only parking fee charged at the area, but admission to the program is free and open to all, and advance registration is NOT required.

The focus of the morning will be “sea glass,” shards of glass that have been in the river long enough — in some cases, a century or more — that their sharp edges have been rounded smooth. Fragments of plates and pottery, even bricks, likewise rounded by time and tide, are also commonly found along the shore, as are shells from clams and oysters. Each piece of sea glass tells a story of days past, of steamboats and sloops and the river’s rich maritime history.

The program will start with a half-mile hike along the Palisades Shore Trail to a sandy cove where the tides deposit an unusual amount of sea glass. The trail is relatively easy but crosses stone stairways (strollers cannot be used on this trail, so that very young children may need to be carried). The group will spend about half an hour exploring the beach and then return to the start point by around 12:30.

Participants may wish to bring a sturdy container for their collected “treasure.”

Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin is accessible from Alpine Approach Road, which begins at the park’s Alpine entrance off U.S. Route 9W north of Closter Dock Road, or at PIP Exit 2 (click here for detailed directions). Participants should wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, such as sneakers or hiking boots, and long-sleeved clothing is recommended for protection against poison ivy and ticks. Insect repellent and sunscreen are also recommended, and hikers should bring water to drink. If weather conditions seem questionable, participants can call 201-768-1360 and enter extension 108 on the morning of the program to confirm.


hostess-gifts-guide-2015Not all hostess gifts come equal… While you may bring a good bottle of wine or a designer scented candle to a dinner party, you’ll want to splurge a little more if you’re staying with someone for a few days to a week.

If you have no idea how much you should be spending on a hostess gift, a good guide to follow is to estimate how much they’re spending on your dinner/stay/etc. If you’re ravaging their fridge and wine cellar every day for a week, it might warrant a bigger present than if you were simply crashing their couch, and drinking their tap water for two days.

Keep your budget in mind while shopping too. While you might want to splurge on a nice gift for a friend who’s hosting you over the Holidays, there’s no reason to open a credit line for it. Make sure you’re comfortable with what you’re spending, and that goes for all gifts. CONTINUE READING AT SAVVY HOME

2018 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival


The Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Mayor and Council Present the 2018 Annual Fort Lee Arts & Music Fest! The event takes place on Sunday, June 3 from 11am-6pm on Lemoine Avenue between Main Street and Bruce Reynolds Blvd. There will be two stages of Free Music, Artists & Crafters, Free Kids Rides, a Harley Davidson Bike Show and Food Vendors. Rain or shine! For more info, call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763 or (201) 592-3663.​ Thank you to our sponsors: Wendy’s, Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce, Investors Bank and Yelp.