July 6, 2007

CONTACT: Patricia Bertsch, 908-789-3670 ext.7910
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746


The Grand Falloons will Perform
‘Earth Science Circus’ at Trailside, July 18


Mountainside, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present a unique and lively performance by The Grand Falloons on Wednesday, July 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Trailside Nature and Science Center’s newly renovated Visitor Center.

The Grand Falloons are 20-year veterans of the Big Apple Circus and they’ve appeared on the Letterman Show and on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. They perform at museums, schools and community centers across the country.

“The Grand Falloons make learning fun as they explore timely topics for adults and children,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “Through magic, juggling, stories, songs, contests, plate-spinning and lots of audience participation, families are invited to experience this multi-layered performance designed to take visitors on an exploration of our Earth. The Grand Falloons will handle questions like: What is litter? What is recycling? How and why do we recycle? And, how do we keep the planet healthy?”

After the matinee, visitors can investigate Trailside’s new, state-of-the-art exhibits that include educational components entitled “Don’t Trash Our Earth” and “You Can Make a Difference.” These hands-on exhibits show children what they can do to help the environment.

The Grand Falloons show is recommended for children ages 4 and older. No infants or babies in strollers will be allowed in the auditorium. The fee is $4 per person and tickets go on sale 15 minutes before the show. Information regarding group rates may be obtained by calling Trailside in advance of the show.

For a listing of Trailside’s Summer Wednesday Matinee Series and information on remaining summer camp openings and other upcoming programs, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at This special presentation by The Grand Falloons is funded by the New Jersey Clean Communities Act.

Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at
452 New Providence Road in Mountainside
and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.