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Family Fun & Flix Teams up with National Night Out August 4

“Family Fun & Flix” Teams up with “National Night Out” at Meisel Park in Springfield, August4, Featuring the Movie “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”

SPRINGFIELD, NJ- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation announce that the next evening of “Family Fun & Flix – the free summer entertainment and film series on Tuesday evenings – will team-up with National Night Out organizers on August 4 at Meisel Park, off Meisel Avenue in Springfield.

National Night Out activities, sponsored Target, Route 22 in Union Township, start at 6 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Come out and explore emergency vehicles and check out games, activities, and demonstrations provided by the Union County Police and the Springfield Police Department. Union County Sheriff’s Officers will be on hand for fingerprinting, and there will be EMT Units and the American Red Cross.  Magician Will Shaw will be on hand performing magic tricks throughout the grounds.

Following the National Night Out activities, those in attendance can enjoy the family comedy “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,”  which tells the story of 12 year old Alexander Cooper and his family who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Free popcorn will be given to all children in attendance for the movie courtesy of Performance Food Group.

“Family Fun and Flix begins at dusk, but come early to the park to enjoy free refreshments, activities and fun things for the kids to do, meet police and emergency personnel, and learn about safety and public awareness programs,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh.  “Bring a blanket or beach chair to claim your spot on the lawn for a good view before the movie begins at sundown.”

This summer’s Family Fun and Flix will continue on Tuesday, August 11, returning to Warinanco Park in Elizabeth for the presentation of “Annie.” The series will conclude on August  18 with the showing of “Dolphin 2.”

Family Fun and Flix movies start at dusk, weather permitting. For more information, call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900 or visit the Union County website:  For program and rain information call 908-558-4079 after 3:30 p.m. the date of the show.