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The Woodbridge E-News is your direct link to all of the news, events, programs and happenings in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey.  We’re putting the finishing touch on another year of spectacular Township events! Stay tuned for the exciting line-up for the Mayor's Summer Concert series – Monday “Oldies.” Tribute Band Tuesday.  Woodbridge Wednesday.  Local Band Thursday.  Second Friday Jazz and Country Sunday.  Tooling Around the Township returns on Sat., April 29 with a new line-up of home repair projects for Senior and Disabled residents!!!  Plan to shop the Summer Farmers Market!!!  The Independence Day Fireworks extravaganza “blasts-off” on July 3 from Alvin Williams Park in Sewaren!!!  Barron Arts Center concerts, exhibits and the annual BarronFest Art Festival.  Taste of Woodbridge serves in October.  And there are a host of new events and much, much more to come in 2017.

Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!
See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac

Woodbridge Township School District Referendum:  Tues., March 28

Due to the winter storm that blanketed Woodbridge, the School District Special Referendum Election was moved to Tues., March 28, 2017. (Polls Open from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at all Township polling locations.)  A YES Vote for the Referendum will establish district-wide, full-day Kindergarten that will better prepare our Kindergarten-age students as they enter First Grade.  The Referendum also provides upgraded technology for computers, laptop and notebook devices for students in all grades; additional classrooms for art, music, SGI instructional space and science labs; much-needed security upgrades in all schools and, most importantly, the construction of a new Ross Street School #11 (the oldest elementary school in the district built in 1920) and much-needed renovation improvements to Woodbridge Middle School (the oldest school in the district built in 1910).  For more information visit the Woodbridge Township School District web page at: www.woodbridge.k12.nj.us.

April Is Youth Month.  Bigger & Better Than Ever!!!

Youth Month Calendar

April is “Youth Month” – the time of year when we celebrate our youth!!!  Youth-oriented activities get underway beginning on April 1 with the Woodbridge Police Department accepting applications for this summer’s ever-popular Junior Police Academy and going right through the hotly-contested Gladiator Games between the Evergreen Center’s Youth and Senior members on April 28.  Visit The Barron Arts Center and explore the extraordinary “Student Works” art exhibit (April 1 – 11).  Celebrate National Library Week (April 9 - 15) and uncover the many interactive events and programs at the Woodbridge Public Library and the Henry Inman, Fords & Iselin Branch Libraries.  Party at the Evergreen Youth Center (Grades 6-8).  Sign-up for “Playful Painting” - an 8-week children’s painting class with easy-to-follow instruction at the Woodbridge Artisan Guild Gallery (WAG).  Special “Youth Month” events all month long at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC).  In all, more than 60 events geared to Woodbridge Township young people will take place at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC), Barron Arts Center, Parker Press Park and Township schools, libraries, parks and playgrounds.  Here’s just a sampling of the many events that are on tap for “Youth Month 2017.”

April 1:                   Colonia 5K Race & Chris Jantas Fun Run
April 8:                   Easter Eggstravaganza: Pictures with the Easter Bunny & Easter Parade at Parker Press Park
April 13:                Wellness Woodbridge Festival at Woodbridge Center Mall
April 15:                Colonia Easter Bonnet Parade
April 19:                Big Wheels Day at Woodbridge Center Mall
April 23:                Mayor’s Youth Volunteer Awards at WCC

Multicultural Day

SPECIAL YOUTH MONTH HIGHLIGHT – SAT., APRIL 22:  Plan to be at the WCC for the annual Multi-Cultural Day Festival featuring multi-cultural exhibits, food, dance, music and cultural performances presented by residents and neighbors representing more than a dozen different cultures and ethnicities that live and work in Woodbridge.  As part of Multi-Cultural Day, Woodbridge will welcome new U.S. citizens from around the globe as they take the “Oath-of-Allegiance” to the United States at a special ceremony administered by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services.  Citizenship ceremony is set for 10:00 AM in the WCC Auditorium.

Earth Day

And, this year’s “Earth/Arbor Day” celebration includes “green” displays by environmental companies and local businesses and FREE give-away’s of tree seedlings, flower seeds and other “green” items (while supplies last).  The “Earth/Arbor Day” festival also includes information on the importance of recycling, energy-saving seminars and information and a special “Earth Day” program for children.  At 11:30 AM, the Woodbridge Environmental Commission celebrates “Arbor Day” with the planting of blossoming Redspire Pear trees along Community Center Drive – an annual event that signifies the important role trees play in keeping the Township environment clean and smog-free.

Barron Arts Center Presents:  Jazz Lobsters
LIVE In Concert on Fri., March 24

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The Barron Arts Center and the Middlesex County Cultural Arts Commission present: Legends of New Jersey Big Band Concert Series - The Jazz Lobsters… LIVE in concert on Fri., March 24 at 7:30 PM at the Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Ave.)  One of the busiest bands in the tri-state area, The Jazz Lobsters feature the timeless Big Band sounds of Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, and More.  FREE Admission.  No Reservations needed.  Visit the Barron web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/150/Barron-Arts-Center to learn more about the Legends of New Jersey Big Band Concert series. Legends of New Jersey Big Band Concert.

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The Food Network has nothing on Woodbridge Township... or its libraries!!!  Join local chefs for a world tour of international culinary specialties - complete with a sample of their cuisines – as the WPL presents: “Cooking Around the World.”  The culinary demonstrations feature various ethnicities and cultures from Woodbridge Township’s diverse community. Next up:  Travel to South America with WAKA-Tay Executive Chef Yahir Botiavin and Jairo Flores as they explore the flavors and ingredients used in Peruvian cooking... it’s all happening on Mon., March 27 at 6:30 PM at the Henry Inman Branch Library (607 Inman Ave., Colonia).

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SATURDAY IS “MAKER’S DAY” FAIR AT THE WPL:  Get “Revved” about Robotics... Explore Electric Experiments...  Construct Cool Creations... it’s all at the “Maker’s Day Fair” this Saturday at the Main Library (George Frederick Plaza.) .

Get Ready for Easter Shopping!!!  Download the “Woodbridge NOW” APP for all the “Buy Local” Specials 


Shopping for your Easter finest this weekend?  Looking to find out what’s happening in Town? Download the all-new “Woodbridge NOW” APP for all of the best shopping deals rewards & specials!!!  The “Woodbridge NOW” APP Is FREE!!!  And, it’s the best source for what’s happening in Woodbridge. 

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Recycling in Woodbridge Just Got Easier!!!  Download the “MyWaste” APP!!! It’s FREE & Easy!!! 

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The “MyWaste” APP puts trash and recycling collection schedules, special collection information, and more right at your fingertips!!!  “MyWaste” is Woodbridge Township’s Recycling & Solid Waste Internet ePortal and Smartphone APP featuring the 2017 Sanitation & Recycling Calendar customized to your address.  Search the ‘What Goes Here?’ database for specific recycling instructions. Plan to drop-off Household Hazardous waste at the Keasbey Recycling & Convenience Center.  See when the document shredding truck is in town.  Drop-off unwanted prescription drugs at the Police Department in Town Hall.  Report a “Waste Problem” or send comments & suggestions through the APP.  The MyWaste APP download is FREE and is available by going to: www.my-waste.mobi.  Select the icon link either to the iPhone/iPad or Android APP store.  Or visit the Woodbridge Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for more information.


Bulk Waste Pick-Up Flyer

The annual Spring Clean-Up & Bulk Waste curbside collection program is now easier and more convenient than ever - instead of the complicated curbside pick-up schedule that ran from April through June, we’re now offering every residential household a ONE-TIME PER YEAR FREE BULK WASTE PICK-UP.  The revised bulk waste collection program is more convenient for resident homeowners and allows the Department of Public Works to better manage bulk waste collection.  All you need to do is call the Department of Public Works Sanitation Office at: 732-738-1311 x3600 – the staff will provide the details about the ONE-TIME PER YEAR FREE BULK WASTE PICK-UP and get you on the schedule.                                                                                                                   


Sign-Up for Do Not Drop... It’s FREE & EASY!!!                                                          

Do Not Drop

It’s time for Spring Cleaning and time to get rid of those unwanted flyers and ad circulars that keep piling-up in the driveway!!!  More than 3,400 Township residents have signed-up for “Do Not Drop” – which regulates the unsolicited distribution of advertising circulars, fliers, newspaper supplements and related advertising bulletins.   Along with creating the registry, the Township Ordinance mandates that circulars, flyers, and unsubscribed-to newspaper supplements must be delivered or dropped within ten feet of the intended recipient’s driveway, sidewalk or pathway to the front door of the property and must be delivered so that it is visible and easily retrieved by the resident.  Visit the Township web page at www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us to sign-up for “Do Not Drop.”

Explore WCC Summer Camp... Register Today!!! 

Summer Camp Program Guide

Attention Parents!!!  If you’re looking for that really cool Summer Camp... then look no further.  The all-new WCC Summer Camp program offers more camping alternatives than any other camp in the region.  Check out the exciting swim camp at the Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park in Fords.  The Recreation Department’s Summer Camps return to Merrill Park in Colonia with expanded Specialty Sports Camps for soccer, baseball, basketball and the hugely popular Multi-Sports camp – all camps offer in-depth individualized sport coaching  from swimming to skating... arts & crafts... sports & specialty camps - there’s a camp for every child and every interest.  So, before time runs out, stop-by the WCC at 600 Main Street and sign-up your campers for the best - and most affordable - Summer Camp experience anywhere.  The camps always fill-up quickly, so don’t miss the “early bird” special.  The professional WCC Summer Camp staff is waiting for YOU!!!  Visit www.njwcc.com to learn more about the WCC Summer Camp Program.    

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“March Madness” Membership Month at WCC
          Make Family Fitness Fun with a Family Membership 


It’s “March Madness Membership Month” at the all-new Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) - Woodbridge Township’s recreation, entertainment, fitness/sport, and cultural center.   WCC membership packages are available in all shapes and sizes.  Check out the Family Membership or an Individual Membership.  Join in March and receive a FREE WCC “March Madness” gift with paid membership!!!  We’re betting that you’ll discover that the WCC is the perfect place for family fun, fitness and connection.


In case you didn’t know...  the WCC is at the leading edge of what’s hot in the health, wellness and fitness industry – we’re going strong and getting in shape with the popular LesMills “Group Effect” exercise classes and personal training program.  The WCC also offers a full aquatics program with swim lessons for all ages, a competitive swim team, roller and ice skating lessons, ice hockey, open skate sessions, weight and aerobic center, personal training & fitness programs, a full-court gymnasium, basketball court, indoor track, and so much more.  Perfect your swing – baseball or softball - at the 3-cage batting center.  And, after taking batting practice, tee-off at SkyLine Mini-Golf - the best and most challenging mini-golf course in Central Jersey.

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The WCC also hosts Corporate/Office outings and Birthday, Anniversary, Project Graduation, or any party for that special occasion.  Your special event party comes with the full-service, in-house WCC Café and catering.  Contact our Membership Services Coordinator at 732-596-4196.  Visit our webpage at: www.njwcc.com.  See us on Facebook.  Or stop-by the WCC at 600 Main Street, Woodbridge.  You’ll be glad you did!!!

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