Greetings From Woodbridge

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Mayor John E. McCormac announced a Township-wide initiative to eliminate potential mosquito breeding areas with the demolition of an abandoned swimming pool at 206 Green Street.  The Department of Health & Human Services and the Department of Public Works, in concert with the Woodbridge Township Abandoned Property initiative, identifies abandoned swimming pools and undertakes the removal of the pools as part of a public health and safety campaign to eliminate potential areas for mosquito breeding. 

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’ve put together a line-up of “spectacular” SummerFest events that will keep everyone – residents and visitors alike – entertained throughout the entire Summer.  Stay tuned for the exciting and entertaining Mayor's Summer Concert series:  Monday “Oldies.” Tribute Band Tuesday.  Woodbridge Wednesday.  Local Band Thursday.  Second Friday Jazz and Country Sunday.  Plan to shop the Summer Farmer’s Market at Parker Press Park!!!  The Independence Day Fireworks extravaganza “blasts-off” on July 3 from Alvin Williams Park in Sewaren!!!  Explore the Barron Arts Center concerts, exhibits, and the annual BarronFest Art Festival all Summer!!!   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

Join the “BioBlitz” at Oros Wildlife Preserve on Saturday 

Plan to join teams of biologists, scientists, wildlife experts, students and outdoor recreationists at the first-ever Greenable Woodbridge Bio Blitz at the Ernie L. Oros Wildlife Preserve (Omar Avenue, Avenel) on Sat., June 3.  

BioBlitz is a 24-hour race to find and identify as many species of plants, birds, mammals, frogs, lizards, turtles, snakes and insects as possible in the Oros Wildlife Preserve.  Participate in this special project to discover the diversity of life right here in our own backyard.  BioBlitz is a FREE EVENT.  Sat., June 3, 2017.  Registration: 8:00 AM.  BioBlitz: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Woodbridge Community Players Presents: An Evening with Russell Fischer Saturday, June 3  

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The Woodbridge Community Players (WCP) – our very own summer stock theatre group of local actors and actresses – presents a very special fundraising event:  An Evening With Russell Fischer – Star of Broadway’s Jersey Boys!!!  Join Russell on Saturday (June 3) for an intimate evening as he sings a very special collection of his favorite music from Show Tunes to Pop/Rock & Soul.  The Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Ave.)  7:30 PM.  Tickets: Adults: $10.00.  Senior & Student: $8.00.  Tickets available at: www.wcypnj.booktix.com.  Proceeds benefit the Woodbridge Community Players and the upcoming July production of West Side Story.  Stay tuned to the WB News or WCP Facebook at: www.facebook.com/wcyp.inc or www.WoodbridgeCommunityPlayers.org for information on West Side Story performance dates and tickets.   

“Cast-A-Can” Food Drive Set for Primary Election Day – Tues., June 6 

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Help us provide for the community this Summer by participating in the “Cast-A-Can-When-You-Cast-Your-Vote” food drive on Primary Election Day - Tues., June 6, 2017.  WHS students are collecting canned goods and nonperishable food items at all Township polling locations as part of the annual Election Day food drive geared to re-stock Woodbridge food pantries. Voters can drop off donations at their polling location when they go to vote.  The donations will be collected by the students after the polls close and delivered to the Township Health Center where they will be sorted and distributed to local food pantries. 

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The year-round effort to keep Woodbridge Township food banks stocked continues with food donations being part of every Township-sponsored event such as the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series, the Barron Arts Center summer programs and concerts, and other Township-sponsored public events.  Non-perishable foods can be dropped off any weekday at the Woodbridge Township Public Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Additional food drop-off locations are at Woodbridge Town Hall, 1 Main Street, the Woodbridge Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza, or at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street. 

Walk the Middlesex County Greenway on Wed., June 7

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Join the Woodbridge Wellness Campaign – and Mayor “Mac” – for a Walk on the Middlesex County Greenway.   The Middlesex County Greenway is a great place to spend a Summer afternoon hiking or riding a bike.  The “rails-to-trails” Greenway follows the abandoned Lehigh Valley railroad along a 3.5-mile trail from Crows Mill Road in Woodbridge to Middlesex Avenue in Metuchen. Connected to several parks in the area, the Greenway weaves through Woodbridge, Metuchen, and Edison as a green ribbon that ties the communities together. The Woodbridge section of the Greenway provides residents with a walking/hiking and bike trail, as well as a living classroom for educational and environmental initiatives.  Walkers Meet at 5:30 PM at the Dudash Park/May Street Entrance.

WB SummerFest Kick-Off To Summer Set for June 22


It’s Almost Summer!!!!  Which means it’s time to plan your “Staycation ~ Vacation” in Woodbridge.  We’re kicking-off the Summer festivities with the first-ever WB SummerFest – a FREE preview of this Summer’s upcoming Concerts, Events, Festivals and Happenings!!  The region’s hottest band – THE BENJAMINS – take the stage at 7:30 PM. Enjoy a preview performance from the Woodbridge Community Players and the cast of West Side Story.  Shop the Farmers Market.  Sign-up for the Pizza Run and other wellness events.  And There Is So Much More To Explore!!!  The WB SummerFest opens on Thurs., June 22 at 4:00 PM at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street.

Mayor’s Summer Concert Series Ready to “Rock ‘n’ Roll’

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Monday “Golden” Oldies and Tuesday Tribute Bands Rock “On The Lawn & Under the Stars” at WHS.  Woodbridge Wednesday Concerts Return to Parker Press Park.  Local Band Thursday Perform at Tanzman Park and Friday Jazz return to Frank Pelzman Park in Avenel.  Country Sunday Bands Perform at Parker Press.  Visit www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for the entire Summer Concert & Event Schedule..

Download the “Woodbridge NOW” APP for all the “Buy Local” Specials                             


Shopping 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.  Stay connected with just one touch. 

Visit www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

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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.  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.

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Think “Summer” with a WCC Health & Wellness Membership


It’s time to trim-up for Summer with a membership at the 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.  Receive a FREE WCC gift with paid membership!!!  


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 hosts Corporate/Office outings and Birthday, Anniversary, Project Graduation... or a 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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WCC Summer Camp:  Sign-Up Today for the Best Camp in Town!!! 

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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.                                                          

SkyLine Mini Golf & Batting Cages Now Open

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SkyLine Mini-Golf is Back!!!!  The area’s best (and most challenging) mini-golf course is now open!!!  So Make Your Tee Time today!!!  And while you’re at SkyLine Mini-Golf, check-out the “Batting Cage” Center – 3 new batting cages to improve that “Home Run” swing!!!  There’s so much to do and enjoy at the WCC – so many opportunities for family fun and entertainment, recreation, health, wellness and fitness, cultural activities, and more.  The WCC is home to the Roller & Ice Skating Center... WCC Arena’s Café... the all-new WCC Sports Center and the Arena’s Pavilion.  Come See For Yourself.

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