The ninth annual Fort Lee Arts and Music Festival featured hundreds of vendors, a wide range of musical acts and—of course—plenty of art on display. But it also featured for the first time ever a “green fair,” sponsored by the borough’s newly formed Environmental and Beautification Committee that organizers hope to make an annual event.
A section of Main St. in front of the post office was devoted to a “Fort Lee Go Green” area, or what Fort Lee Councilwoman and Environmental and Beautification Committee Chair Ila Kasofsky called her “Green Fair.”
Festival organizer Tom Meyers worked with Kasofsky to bring “environmentally friendly companies and organizations” to Fort Lee for the festival, including American Recycling Tech, Clean Plates, New York Waterway Ferry, Nuvo Green, United Water and Bergen County Utilities, among others, to meet the public and distribute items to help residents “go green.”
Kasofsky said the committee had been planning the “green fair” since December.
She described putting the “green” part of the festival together for the first time as a learning experience, and said she’s expecting even more participation next year in what she hopes to make it an annual event.
“This is my very first one, and each one’s a learning experience,” Kasofsky said. “I’m learning for next year.”