Public Info

“Family Fun & Flix” at Conant Park on August 14 features Reptiles Exhibit & the Movie, “Cars 2”

HILLSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks & Community Renewal announce the final evening of this summer’s “Family Fun and Flix” – the free entertainment and film series on Tuesday evenings – on August 14 at Conant Park in Hillside. The evening will feature a display of reptiles from the Trailside Ecovan followed by a showing of the animated action comedy spy film, “Cars 2,” which will give families another 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 an interesting preview activity at 7:30 p.m. at the Trailside Ecovan that is 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 the movie.”

Come to Conant Park in Hillside on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. when naturalists from Trailside Nature & Science Center will display reptiles found in Union County’s Watchung Reservation. Then sit back at dusk and watch as star racecar Lightning McQueen and his buddy, Mater the tow truck, take their friendship to exciting new places when they travel overseas to compete in the first World Grand Prix in the 2011 Pixar animated adventure, “Cars 2.”

The movie starts 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.


For more information on any Union County press release, please contact Sebastian D’Elia, Communications Director for the County of Union, or a designee listed at the top of this press release. Please join the County of Union online at, on Facebook at, and on Twitter at .