Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 15, 2021

UC PRIDE Family Movie Night Screening of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on June 25

Drive in Movie event at UC Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains

 

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites all residents to a special drive-up screening of “How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World” celebrating PRIDE Month at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus, located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Friday, June 25. The parking lot will open at 7:00 p.m. with a DJ and a free “PRIDE in a Box” collection of giveaways for each registration. The movie will begin at dusk. The rain date for this event is Saturday, June 26.

Admission is free but attendees must register to reserve a spot by visiting ucnj.org/reserve. Only one registration is required per vehicle.

“The Union County Drive-up movie series provides families with a great way to enjoy a night out with safety in mind,” said County Commissioner Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “The Commissioner Board is proud to include this family friendly event as part of our month long celebrations of PRIDE.”

“LGBTQ representation in children’s media should be unabashedly positive. Incorporating diversity into children’s media is essential not just for representation, but for instilling empathy and normalizing acceptance,” said County Commissioner Vice Chair Rebecca Williams, liaison to the LGBTQ Ad Hoc Committee. “While more representation and exposure is needed, we celebrate progress. With Dreamworks’ “How to Train Your Dragon” series we celebrate the LGBTQ character Blacksmith Gobber.”

The following rules and guidelines apply to residents wishing to attend:

  • The event will run in compliance with NJ Executive Order https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-142.pdf.
  • The event is open to Union County residents ONLY.
  • The event is free to attend but pre-registration is required.
  • To help promote social distancing, no walk-ups, bikes or chairs are permitted.
  • Attendees must bring their own snacks and drinks. There will not be any food or drink available for purchase. Alcohol is not permitted.
  • Vehicles will be arranged at least 6 feet apart with adequate social distancing.
  • Port-o-johns will be available. Attendees must stay in their vehicles (unless they need to use the port-o-johns)

Further details will be available to residents upon registration.

The Commissioner Board established the Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs to provide a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, and to serve as a catalyst for advocacy, awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals. For more information on Union County Pride Month events and the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, please contact Danni Newbury, Office Coordinator, at dnewbury@ucnj.org or visit online at ucnj.org/lgbtq.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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