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“Family Fun & Flix” at Warinanco Park, July 16, includes an Exhibit about Local Birds & the Movie “Hotel Transylvania”

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks & Community Renewal are happy to announce the next evening of “Family Fun and Flix” – the free summer entertainment and film series on Tuesday evenings – on July 16 in Warinanco Park. The evening will feature a discussion and display about the birds of Union County followed by a showing of the animated comedy “Hotel Transylvania,” which will give 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 Linda Carter. “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, Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. when naturalists from Trailside Nature & Science Center will be on hand with the Ecovan to talk about the diversity of bird life in the Watchung Reservation and the rest of Union County. Discover what makes birds different from other animals and examine feathers, bones, nests and eggs. Then sit back at dusk and watch as Dracula, owner of a hotel where monsters go to take a rest from human civilization, must deal with a visit by an ordinary 21-year-old traveler in the 2012 animated monster comedy, “Hotel Transylvania,” featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Cee Lo Green and Molly Shannon.

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

Tuesday, July 23 at Warinanco Park: The Trailside Ecovan will feature a display about turtles, snakes and other local reptiles before the animated fantasy comedy, “Brave.”

Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Meisel Park, Springfield: Be part of National Night Out, starting at 6 p.m., before viewing the animated family comedy, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.”

Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Conant Park, in Hillside: The Trailside Ecovan will feature a display about reptiles, before the animated comedy, “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.”

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