FORT LEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY FUNDRAISER - NOVEMBER 22ND: PUNCH & PIE NIGHT AT THE HISTORIC KEARNEY HOUSE
The Fort Lee Historical Society is hosting a November 22nd fundraiser at the historic Kearney House at the Alpine Boat Basin of the Palisade Interstate Park off exit 2 of the PIP. The program starts at 7 PM and includes a living history program in a tavern that dates back to before the American Revolution. Palisade Interstate Park historic interpreter Eric Nelsen and bios colleagues will wear period clothing and tell stories of life in Fort Lee in 1776. Troubadour Thaddeus MacGregor will play music if the era. Punch and pie will reserved. Tickets are $30 and seating is limited to the first 25. All proceeds go towards the Fort Lee Historical Society. For reservations contact (201) 592-3580 or (201) 693-2763 or visit www.thefortleehistoricalsociety.org.
November 22nd - Reenactment of General Washington's 1776 Retreat to Victory
The Borough of Fort Lee, the Palisade Interstate Park, the Fort Lee Historical Society, Fort Lee Historic Preservation Commission and the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs sponsor the annual Retreat to Victory. On Saturday, November 22nd at 11:30 AM the Brigade of the American Revolution will assemble at the Fort Lee Historic Park (Hudson Terrace and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard) and exit the park to reenact the 1776 retreat of 3,000 troops led by General Washington on Main Street. The route will lead to Monument Park on Palisade and Parker Avenues where there will be a 12 noon musket gun salute and the Fort Lee VFW will lay a wreath. Guests including Senator Loretta Weinberg will deliver remarks and this will be followed by a reception at the adjacent Fort Lee Museum where the Fort Lee Historical Society will provide hot cider and donuts to the public and reenactors. The public is encouraged to park their cars at the Fort Lee Historic Park off Hudson Terrace and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard and join in the march. This living history program continues at the Fort Lee Historic Park through Sunday, November 23rd with the Brigade of the American Revolution. For further info visit www.fortleenj.org or www.thefortleehistoricalsociety.org or call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.