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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Passaic County Freeholders and Friends of Passaic County Parks Announce Movies in the Parks Series

(Paterson, New Jersey) – Today, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in partnership with the Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., announced a 2017 Movies in the Park Series at locations throughout the Passaic County Park System.  Movies will be broadcast at 8:30 PM during Saturday nights, and popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase. Patrons are asked to bring their own blankets or chairs for seating.

The 2017 Movies in the Park Series Schedule is as follows:

  • June 17th, 8:30 PM, Back to the Future, in Weasel Brook Park (Clifton, New Jersey)
  • July 22nd, 8:30 PM, Zootopia, in the Garret Mountain Reservation (Paterson, New Jersey)
  • August 5th, 8:30 PM, Moana, at the Highlands Preserve Athletic Fields (West Milford, New Jersey)  
  • August 12th, 8:30 PM, Fantastic Beasts, in the Goffle Brook Park (Hawthorne, New Jersey)
  • September 9th, 8:30 PM, Guardians of the Galaxy, at the Dey Mansion (Wayne, New Jersey)

 

“The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to partner with the Friends of Passaic County Parks, to offer the Movies in The Park Series, which affords our residents and families with free entertainment during the summer months,” stated Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara. “We are offering free movies in every corner of Passaic County and encouraging residents to visit the Passaic County Park System this summer.”

The Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. is a non-profit corporation established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders to raise private donations and secure grant funding to support the Passaic County Park System and Passaic County’s Historic Sites. In addition to the Movies in the Parks Series, the FOPCP hosts the annual Passaic County Fair, and is launching a Summer Concert Series in 2017. The FOPCP is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees who work in conjunction with Passaic County staff to run programming and cultural events in the park system, as well as secure grant funding and private donations to finance amenities and upgrades to the park grounds.

“We are proud to join with the Freeholders to offer free entertainment to residents in the Passaic County Park System this summer,” stated Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. Chairwoman Alice Szepietowski. “As a Clifton resident, I am excited to kick-off this year’s movie series at the recently improved Weasel Brook Park, and look forward to visiting our parks across Passaic County.”

For more information on the Movies in the Park Series, please contact the Passaic County Department of Cultural and Historic Affairs at (973) 760-6640 or email Kelly Ruffel at kellyr@passaiccountynj.org.

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