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“Family Fun & Flix” in Union County Parks Begins July 10 at Warinanco Park with the Movie “Kung Fu Panda 2”

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks & Community Renewal are happy to announce the schedule of “Family Fun and Flix” – the free summer entertainment and film series on Tuesday evenings that gives families a chance to enjoy an outdoor activity and catch a movie under the stars in a Union County park.

“Family Fun and Flix begins at dusk, but come early to the park to enjoy interesting preview activities at 7:30 p.m. that are fun for the whole family,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Bring a blanket or beach chair to claim your spot on the lawn or save a seat in the bleachers – either way, the early birds are sure to like the preview activity before each movie.”

Come to Warinanco Park, on the border of Elizabeth and Roselle, on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. when naturalists from Trailside Nature & Science Center will display some of the natural wonders found in Union County’s Watchung Reservation. Then sit back at dusk and watch as a clumsy panda and his friends learn how to protect the Valley of Peace, in the 2011 animated action comedy film, “Kung Fu Panda 2,” featuring the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Yeoh and Gary Oldman.

The other dates and locations for this summer’s Family Fun and Flix are:

  • Tuesday, July 17 at Warinanco Park: The Trailside Ecovan will display natural artifacts before the showing of the animated musical adventure, “Happy Feet Two.”
  • Tuesday, July 24 at Warinanco Park: The Trailside Ecovan will display pelts, gemstones and other natural wonders before the animated action comedy, “Puss in Boots.”
  • Tuesday, August 7 at Meisel Park in Springfield: Take part in National Night Out, starting at 6 p.m., before viewing the concert film, “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.”
  • Tuesday, August 14 at Conant Park in Hillside: The Trailside Ecovan will feature a program about reptiles, before the animated action comedy spy film, “Cars 2.”

All movies start at dusk, weather permitting. For more information, call the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at 908-527-4900. For program and rain information call 908-558-4079 after 3:00 p.m. on the day of the show.


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