Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 24, 2021

Free Multicultural Entertainment Day Event & Outdoor Movie “Aladdin” in Conant Park, August 26

Free outdoor movie to be shown at dusk; will cap off Multicultural Entertainment Day beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Commissioners invites all residents to enjoy the next outdoor movie night in Union County’s “Family Fun and Flix” series. The series continues with Aladdin on Thursday, August 26. The screening will cap Multicultural Entertainment Day in Conant Park, a full day of free public activities beginning at 11:00 a.m.

A basketball tournament, nature programs and musical performances will all be part of Multicultural Entertainment Day leading up to the movie. A family-friendly jazz and pop open music session will also be held prior to the movie, at 7:30 p.m. The movie will start at dusk.

The August 26 screening is the final event for this year in Union County’s annual “Family Fun & Flix” series of free outdoor movies, open to all the public.

“Free outdoor summer movies are a favorite family tradition in Union County, and we are looking forward to a full day of activities for the whole family at Conant Park as we close out the 2021 season,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

“Family fun embodies and highlights our Multicultural Entertainment Day as a wonderful opportunity for our residents of all ages to enjoy Conant Park, which provides the community with space for team sports, individual fitness, nature appreciation, and entertainment events, too,” said Union County Commissioner and Hillside resident Dr. Angela R. Garretson.

Union County’s Mobile COVID-19 Unit will also have a vaccination clinic at Conant Park on August 26 available from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., to dispense the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. To make an appointment online visit ucnj.org/vax. If assistance is needed with the online booking system contact the Union County COVID-19 Call Center at 908-613-7829.

Conant Park is one of 36 parks within the Union County parks system. It is located on Conant Street in Hillside. In recent years the park has been upgraded with a new playground, an outdoor fitness gym, new bleachers for the athletic fields and a walking path, among other features.

Visitors to Union County parks are reminded to wear masks in restrooms and other indoor spaces, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

For more information about all activities in Union County parks, call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900 or visit the Union County website; ucnj.org.

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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