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Congratulations to the WPD Senior Police Academy Graduation Class of 2017. 

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

Kick-Off Summer at WB SummerFest 2017:  Coming 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 arrives 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’


The Mayor’s Summer Concert Series “Doubles-Up” this Summer with “Doo Wop” Monday and Tribute Band “Rock n’ Roll” Tuesday!!!  The incredible lineup of classic Monday “doo wop” bands opens on June 26 with everyone’s favorite – The Duprees.  Tribute Band Tuesday takes the stage on June 27 with Radio Nashville.  Concerts start at 7:30 PM on the grass field behind Woodbridge High School.  Woodbridge Wednesday “LIVE” concerts return to the Parker Press Park stage on June 28 with performances every Wednesday night at 7:30 P.M.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE concerts with family and friends!  Local Band Thursday kicks-off their hometown concert season with local musicians and their bands on June 29 at Tanzman Park (across from the Downtown Woodbridge Train Station) at 7:30 PM.  Second Friday Jazz musicians take the stage at 7:30 PM from Frank Pelzman Park in Avenel (end of West Park Avenue on Tappen Street).  Country Sunday returns to the Parker Press stage every Sunday night at 6:00 PM with the biggest Country-Western bands in the area.   The cost of admission to the Mayor’s Summer Concert’s is a can, or two, or three of non-perishable food for the “We Feed Woodbridge Food Bank.”  Check out the full Mayor Summer Concert  line-up on the Township Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us


Friday Concerts

Second Friday Jazz opens tonight (Fri., June 9) with Michael Mwenso and the Shakes “LIVE” on-stage from Frank Pelzman Park in Avenel (end of West Park Avenue on Tappen Street).  Second Friday Jazz is FREE.  Concert-goers are encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items for donation to the Township food bank.

June 15, 2017 at Woodbridge Community Center


Calling All Woodbridge Actors & Actresses... “My Big Gay Italian Funeral” - A New Comedy by: Anthony J. Wilkinson – is auditioning for mature actors/actresses (30 years +).  Open Call Auditions for the cast of “My Big Gay Italian Funeral” are scheduled for Thurs., June 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Woodbridge Community Center (600 Main Street). Auditioning talent must bring a copy of their headshot and resume and will be given an audition scene to prepare upon arrival. 
“My Big Gay Italian Funeral”... On-Stage One Night Only - July 28, 2017 at the Resorts Casino, Super Star Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Stay tuned to the WB News for more information on performance dates and tickets.  

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Woodbridge Farmers’ Market Returns June 28

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Farm Market

The Woodbridge Farmers’ Market returns to Parker Press Park every Wednesday afternoon beginning on June 28.  This season, the WB Farmers’ Market has expanded with more “Jersey Fresh” and specialty food vendors. Schieferstein Farm Market & Garden Center offers fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and organic specialties.  Market vendors include: DiSicilia’s Italian Deli... Jaker’s Pickles... Poppy’s Kitchen... Island of Treats specialty candies and trail mix... Enza’s Gifts, Arts, & Crafts... J.J. Bitting Brewing Company Beer & Wine Garden... Rita’s Ice... and more..

Walk the Woodbridge Wild at Oros Park on Saturday

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“Greenable Woodbridge” leads a “Walk in the Woodbridge Wild” at Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel on Saturday (June 10).  Explore the wetland and upland plant community at the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve on a guided tour... learn to identify native plant species common right here in Woodbridge.  Walks in the Woodbridge Wild are sponsored by M&T Bank and Bayshore Recycling.  The walk & explore tour starts at 10:00 AM from the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve located at Omar Avenue in Avenel.

Celebrate a Sunday in Spain:                                                   Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents “Feria de Sevilla en Woodbridge”                               



The Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents the splendor and charm of Spain’s artistic heritage with a gala “Feria de Sevilla en Woodbridge” on Sun., June 11, 2017 at Parker Press Park (428 Rahway Ave.).  Enjoy Live Music... Traditional Flamenco Dances... Arts & Crafts... Dance Workshops & Demonstrations... Spanish Food & Beverage.  The “Feria” is open and “on-stage” from 2:00 – 5:00 PM.  “Feria de Sevilla en Woodbridge” is an admission-free event. 

Now Playing:  More Weekend Events

And that’s not all!!!  Here’s what’s on the event calendar for the weekend.  Join the fight against cancer at the Relay for Life on Saturday and Sunday (June 10 & 11) at Woodbridge High School (1 Samuel Lupo Place.)  

Relay For Life

Join the Fords Business Community at the very first FBC Jigsaw Puzzle Relay on Saturday (June 10) from 4:00 to 7:00 PM along New Brunswick Avenue in downtown Fords.  Lollipop races... Live Entertainment... Food Trucks & Vendors... FREE Giveaways & Prizes.

Mayor’s Fluke Tournament Weighs Anchor on Sat., June 17


Anchors Away & Cast Off!!!  Try your luck at deep-channel fishing!!!  The Annual Mayor’s Fluke Tournament casts-off on Sat., June 17.  The tournament runs from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Weigh-in at the Sewaren boat launch.  Prizes include a First Place check for $1,000 (based on 40 boats).  Cost is $125.00 per boat - But you need to register.  Proceeds support Woodbridge Township youngsters diagnosed with acute disease.  Call the Township Recreation Department at (732) 596-4048 for registration and 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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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.

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.                                                          


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