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Residents Find Relief from Heat Wave at “Family Fun & Flix” in Warinanco Park

ROSELLE, NJ – Hundreds of Union County families found some welcome relief from the hot weather on Tuesday evening, July 16, when they attended a free County-sponsored outdoor activity in Warinanco Park on the border of Roselle and Elizabeth.

More than one thousand children and adults enjoyed the weekly installment of “Family Fun & Flix” – the 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.

The staff from the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal, who organized Tuesday’s activity, was pleased to see so many families in Warinanco Park enjoying the animated monster comedy, “Hotel Transylvania,” after Trailside naturalists spoke to the audience about the different kinds of birds that live in Union County. Organizers of the event believe Tuesday’s turnout was the largest yet for this popular weekly series.

“The movie portion of Family Fun and Flix begins at dusk, but those who come to the park before sundown enjoy educational activities organized by naturalists from the Trailside Nature and Science Center,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “It’s an evening of fun for the whole family.”

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

Tuesday, July 23 at Warinanco Park: The Trailside Eco Van will feature a display about turtles, snakes and other local reptiles before the Academy Award-winning animated fantasy film, “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 Eco Van will feature a display about Turtles, snakes and other 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.