“Family Fun & Flix” Returns To Warinanco Park On July 17

UNION COUNTY – “Family Fun and Flix” – the free summer entertainment and film series on Tuesday evenings – returns to Warinanco Park on July 17. The evening will feature a display of natural artifacts followed by a showing of the animated adventure, “Happy Feet Two,” which will give families a chance to enjoy an outdoor activity and catch a movie under the stars in a Union County park.

“Family Fun and Flix begins at dusk, but come early to the park to enjoy interesting preview activities at 7:30 p.m. that are fun for the whole family,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Bring a blanket or beach chair to claim your spot on the lawn or save a seat in the bleachers – either way, the early birds are sure to like the preview activity before each movie.”

Naturalists from Trailside Nature & Science Center will display some of the natural wonders found in Union County’s Watchung Reservation. Then sit back at dusk and watch as the Master of Tap, Mumble the penguin, learns that his son is reluctant to dance in the 2011 animated musical adventure, “Happy Feet Two” featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, and Brad Pitt.

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

  • Tuesday, July 24 at Warinanco Park: The Trailside Ecovan will display pelts, gemstones and other natural wonders before the animated action comedy, “Puss in Boots.”
  • Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Meisel Park in Springfield: Take part in National Night Out, starting at 6 p.m., before viewing the concert film, “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.”
  • Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Conant Park in Hillside: The Trailside Ecovan will feature a program about reptiles, before the animated action comedy spy film, “Cars 2.”

All movies start at dusk, weather permitting. For more information, call the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at 1-908-527-4900. For program and rain information call 1-908-558-4079 after 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

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