SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation will celebrate National Night Out this year with “Family Fun & Flix, the free summer entertainment and film series, and a display of police and emergency vehicles. The event will take place on Tuesday, August 7 at Meisel Park, off Meisel Avenue in Springfield.

National Night Out activities get underway at 6 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. A number of law enforcement agencies will be on hand, including the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, the Union County Sheriff’s Department, and the Union County Police Department.

There will be plenty of police and emergency vehicles 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 the kids to enjoy. Free hot dogs will be available for those attending National Night Out.

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Following the National Night Out activities, those in attendance can enjoy the animated  comedy “Cars 3,” which tells the story of Lightning McQueen, a racing legend pushed aside by younger drivers, but who is determined to show the younger drivers he is still the best.

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

“National Night Out provides an opportunity for members of our law enforcement community to provide important information to residents to assist them in keeping themselves and their families safe,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.  “And when the sun goes down, relax in your chair or on your blanket and enjoy the movie.”

This summer’s Family Fun and Flix will continue on Tuesday, August 14, returning to Warinanco Park in Elizabeth for the presentation of “Wonder.” The final movie of the summer will also be at Warinanco Park, Despicable Me 3 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 21.

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: ucnj.org.  For program and rain information call 908-558-4079 after 3:30 p.m. the date of the show.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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