Greetings From Woodbridge

Summerfest On Stage

Mayor McCormac announces the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series at the Woodbridge SummerFest kick-off performance by the Benjamins.

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.  The Mayor's Summer Concert series kicks off this week with Monday Night “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” from Alvin Williams Park in Sewaren!!!  Explore the Barron Arts Center concerts, exhibits, and the annual BarronFest Art Festival all Summer!!!   

Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!

See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac

Mayor’s Summer Concert Series Kicks-Off Monday with The Duprees


The Mayor’s Summer Concert Series returns to the stage on Monday (June 26) with everyone’s favorite – The Duprees.  Tribute Band Tuesday performs on Tuesday (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 Wednesday (June 28) with performances at 7:30 PM by The New Breed Brass Band.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE concerts with family and friends!  Local Band Thursday kicks-off the hometown concert season on Thursday (June 29) with The Saloonatics on-stage 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

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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 this coming Wednesday (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 the Oros Wildlife Preserve on Saturday

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Barron Exhibit

Take a “Walk in the Woodbridge Wild” at the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel on Saturday (June 24).  Explore the Preserve on a guided tour to look for reptiles and amphibians and learn about the common species that inhabit the Preserve.  Walking tour leaves from the Gazebo at 10:00 AM.  The Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve is located at Omar Avenue in Avenel.

Independence Day Fireworks Blast Off July 3



The annual Woodbridge Township Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks get underway on Mon., July 3, 2017 when gates open at 4:00 PM at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park on the Sewaren waterfront.  The Independence Day festivities kick-off with live music by AM GOLD followed by the incredible "Bringing the Night to Life" fireworks display choreographed to music. Alvin P. Williams Park will be closed during the day to allow for the fireworks set-up.  Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are encouraged.  There is no reserved seating and no alcoholic beverages are permitted in the park. In case of inclement weather call the Woodbridge Township Department of Recreation at 732-602-6045 or go to the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

Run for Pizza on July 6... Sign-Up Today!!

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Woodbridge is on the run... for pizza! The Mayor's Wellness Campaign, The Club at Woodbridge and Wegmans sponsor the annual Woodbridge Run for Pizza on Thurs., July 6, 2017.  Sign-up today for the 4-mile run thru Alvin P. Williams Park and the Sewaren waterfront.  Celebrate at the finish line with pizza provided by local restaurants. Prizes awarded to the top three overall female and male runners and top three male and female runners in each age group.  Register before July 4 for only $25.00.  Race Day Registration: $30.00.  Corporate and Team Entries welcome! Run for Pizza is a USATF New Jersey 500 Point Event.  Proceeds benefit the Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports.  See you at the finish line! After the run head over to Tanzman Park (across from the NJT Train Station) for the Local Band Thursday concert – Good to Go - at 7:30 PM.

WCP Present:  “WEST SIDE STORY” July 21-29

For five days this summer (July 21, 22, 23, 28 & 29) The Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Ave.) will be the center of Theater Arts in central New Jersey with the performance of “WEST SIDE STORY” by an incredibly talented group of young Woodbridge actors, actresses and supporting staff.  Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet.  From the first notes to the final breath, “WEST SIDE STORY” is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.  Advance Tickets On-Line: https://wcypnj.booktix.com/ or www.woodbridgecommunityplayers.org

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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.                                                    

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 – WCC members are 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.    

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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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Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park and Bowtie Pool Now Open                                                
Hanging by the Pool Never Felt so Good!!!

Highland Grove

NOW OPEN DAILY:   10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Splash into summer at the Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park and the Bowtie Pool!!  Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park (Fords) boasts an exciting SPRAY PARK which can be enjoyed by youngsters of all ages (and even Moms and Dads)… a newly renovated 25-yard pool… brand new covered lounge and sun bathing area… a new kiddie pool for our younger guests and newly renovated changing rooms and showers.  Highland Grove offers a shaded picnic area and new playgrounds with fun and challenging play equipment (all on a new soft and spongy fall zone) and plenty of room to just lounge and make the facility perfect for members and residents of all ages and interests.  The Bowtie Swim Club’s 25-yard pool includes a 12-foot high waterslide with a 62-foot flume ride. Little swimmers will enjoy the kiddie pool with its own waterslide and water features. There are changing rooms, a picnic area, playground, and plenty of room to just lounge. It’s the perfect place for family members and visitors of all ages.

SkyLine Mini Golf & Batting Cages Now Open

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Tee-Off at the WCC SkyLine Mini-Golf!!! The area’s best (and most challenging) mini-golf course is now open!!!  And while you’re at SkyLine Mini-Golf, check-out the “Batting Cage” Center – 3 new batting cages to improve that “Home Run” swing!!!  Open: Mon. – Thurs.: Noon-9:00 PM.  Fri. & Sat.: Noon-10:00 PM.  Sunday: Noon-9:00 PM.


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