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Union County to Celebrate National Night Out August 6 at Meisel Park in Springfield with Free Activities and Family Fun & Flix Movie

Union County, NJ- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to celebrate National Night Out with “Family Fun & Flix,” the free outdoor film series, and an interactive display of police and emergency vehicles with free activities for children. The event will take place on Tuesday, August 6 at Meisel Park, off Meisel Avenue in Springfield.

“National Night Out provides a festive environment for children to enjoy while helping residents connect with local law enforcement to promote safety in the community,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. 

National Night Out activities kick off at 6:00 p.m. and last until 8:00 p.m. The Union County Prosecutor’s Office, the Union County Sheriff’s Department, and the Union County Police Department will be on hand among other law enforcement agencies.

Many police and emergency vehicles will be on display, along with live demonstrations by the Union County Police, S.W.A.T., the bomb squad, sheriff’s K-9 officers and much more. There will also be inflatables for children to enjoy. Free hot dogs will be available for those attending National Night Out.

Following the National Night Out activities, those in attendance can enjoy the animated comedy “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which tells the story of video game bad guy Ralph and his best friend Vanellope von Schweetz as they travel through the World Wide Web to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.” The movie will begin at dusk.

Attendees at the movie will receive free popcorn during the showing.

This summer’s free Family Fun and Flix series will continue on Monday, August 12, at Tamaques Park in Westfield for “Incredibles 2.” The final movie of the summer will be at Warinanco Park, Also showing “Incredibles 2” on Tuesday, August 13.

All 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.

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