SPRINGFIELD– The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks & Community Renewal’s “Family Fun and Flix” – the free summer entertainment and film series on Tuesday evenings – will team-up with National Night Out organizers tonight, Aug. 6 at Meisel Park, off Meisel Avenue in Springfield.
National Night Out activities start at 6 p.m. and then at sunset, after 8 p.m., the audience can enjoy the animated family comedy “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” This will give families a chance to participate in the 30th annual nationwide community safety event – including free hot dogs, popcorn and refreshments; balloons, inflatable slides and activities for kids; and an assortment of emergency vehicles – and then catch a movie under the stars in Meisel Park.
“Family Fun and Flix begins at dusk, but come early to the park to enjoy free refreshments, activities and raffles for kids, meet Springfield and Union County police and emergency personnel, and learn about youth, educational, safety and public awareness programs,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “Bring a blanket or beach chair to claim your spot on the lawn for a good view before the movie begins at sundown.”
Children of all ages will enjoy the animated comedy family film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” about a young inventor whose unique devices inadvertently create a massive food storm that threatens the town of Chewandswallow. The 2009 movie features the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Mr. T, Lauren Graham, Al Roker and Will Forte.
This summer’s Family Fun and Flix will conclude on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Conant Park in Hillside, where the Trailside Eco Van will feature a display about turtles, snakes and other local reptiles, before the animated comedy movie, “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.”
Family Fun and Flix movies start at dusk, weather permitting. For more information, call the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at 908-527-4900 or visit the Union County website: www.ucnj.org. For program and rain information call 908-558-4079 after 3:00 p.m. on the day of the show.
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