Monday, April 8, 2013
Mark your calendars--there is a lot going on in Fort Lee this week.
The Fort Lee Historical Society is hosting a reading of the new historical novel, Palisades Park by Alan Brennert, Tuesday at the Fort Lee Museum. The reading coincides with the book's release by St. Martin's Press, as well as the museum's Palisades Amusement Park exhibit. The reading is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. The Fort Lee Board of Education is hosting a Special Public Work Session and a Special Private Work Session on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Fort Lee High School's Library/Media Center on the second floor. Purpose of this Special Public Work Session is to adjourn immediately into private session to discuss personnel matters. Official action may be taken at the Special Public Work Session. Purpose of this Special Private …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Palisades Amusement Park, currently on exhibit at the Fort Lee Museum, is the centerpiece of a new novel by Bergen County native, Alan Brennert
Highlighting the Fort Lee Museum's recently opened exhibit, Palisades Amusement Park: A Pool, A Book and a Centennial, is a reading of the newly released book, Palisades Amusement Park, by Alan Brennert, an emmy award winning screenwriter who spent many summer days as a young boy at the Park. The museum is commemorating the centennial of the pool which opened on June 8th, 1913. With its beaches, waves and waterfall it became an integral part of the Palisades Amusement Park experience. Brennert's story centers around a family of dreamers with eccentric ambitions who own a concession stand at Palisades Amusement Park and spans the park’s life from the Depression up to its closing in 1971. The story focuses on a young girl who grows up at …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Upcoming Palisades Amusement Park exhibit at the Fort Lee Museum to celebrate the centennial of the world's largest outdoor saltwater pool and the publication of a new book, "Palisades Park."
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- Tom Meyers
Friday, January 11
Palisades has the rides... Palisades has the fun… Come On Over. Shows and dancing are free... so's the parking, so gee... Come On Over. Palisades from coast to coast, where a dime buys the most. Palisades Amusement Park. Swings all day and after dark. (bumm, baa, dumm, bumm, bummmm) Ride the coaster...Get cool...In the waves in the pool. You’ll have fun... so...Come On Over..(dumm de dum da dum... dum) So goes the song Come on Over that was heard over all the New York metropolitan area radio stations and seen on TV commericials in the 1960s. This song, lodged in the recesses of millions of baby boomers’ brains, is an introduction of sorts for all of you readers to come on over to the Fort Lee Museum from March 2 through Sept. 9 this year …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Accomplished television screenwriter and novelist Alan Brennert comes home to read from his new novel "Palisades Park"
“Callahan’s or Hiram’s?” “Callahan’s,” he replied confidently and without pause. And so the interview began. Meet Alan Brennert local boy made good. Really, really good. Born in Englewood and growing up in Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Edgewater and Haledon, Brennert has made his mark in both television and literature. “I can’t recall a time when I didn’t want to be a writer,” Brennert remarked. Brennert sold his first commercial short story at the age of 18 for $35. “I was so excited that it might as well have been $3,500,” he laughed. After attending William Paterson College for a year, Brennert moved west to attend California State University at Long Beach, where he received his degree in English Literature and went on to do …