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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. 

Just around the corner is another year of spectacular Township events! We're putting the final touches on an exciting line-up for the Mayor's Summer Concert series:  Monday Night ‘Doo Wop & Oldies!’   Tribute Band Tuesday!  Woodbridge Wednesday concerts at Parker Press Park!  Local Band Thursday at Tanzman Park (across from the Woodbridge NJT Train Station)!  Friday Jazz in Avenel!  Country Sunday at Parker Press Park!  Music-On-Main Street!  Tooling Around the Township ‘Builds & Repairs’ on Sat., April 28.  Plan to shop the Summer Farmers Market.  Don’t forget about the Barron Arts Center’s concerts, exhibits and the annual BarronFest Art Festival.  Taste of Woodbridge arrives in October... and there is much, much more to come.

Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for all of the Woodbridge events, programs and happenings.

See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac

Easter Bunny “Hops” To Parker Press Park 


Here Comes Peter Cottontail!!!  The Woodbridge Recreation Department will host the annual Woodbridge Township Easter “Eggstravaganza” on Sat., March 24 at Parker Press Park.  Join in the fun!!!  Egg Painting (registration required)... Pictures with the Easter Bunny... Show-off your Easter finest for the Easter Parade... Prizes and Give-away’s.  One Day!!!  One Location!!!  One fun-filled Easter celebration for Woodbridge Township residents and families!!!  Egg Painting: 9:00 – 10:30 AM (registration required).  Easter Parade & Pictures with the Easter Bunny:  10:30 AM – Noon.

And, don’t forget the 13th Annual Easter Bonnet Parade & Easter Egg Hunt (hosted by the Colonia Business Community and the Corner newspaper) on Sat., March 31, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Colonia Middle School.  ($5.00 Donation per Child.  Adults Free.)  Prizes awarded for the Funniest... Most Creative...and Best Looking Easter Bonnet or Hat!!!  Games.  Prizes.  Easter Baskets.  Music.  Vendors.  Easter Bunny Face Painting.  Sparkee the Somerset Patriot Mascot & Freddy the Talking Fire Truck.  And, don’t forget to bring a can... or two... or three... of non-perishable food to help “We Feed Woodbridge” bolster Township food pantries.

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Barron Arts Center Presents:  Stephane Wremble Trio
      LIVE In Concert on Fri., March 16

Stephane Wremble

The Barron Arts Center presents: Stephane Wrembel Trio... LIVE in concert on Fri., March 16 at 7:30 PM at the Barron Arts Center.  Stephane Wrembel – a French-born jazz guitarist who has settled in New Jersey is best known as a composer & performer of “Gypsey Jazz.”  His unique 21st Century homage to Django Reinhardt’s Romani French Jazz has earned him a place of honor in New Jersey’s new global sound.  FREE Admission.  Call 732-634-0413 for reservations.  Visit the Barron’s web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/150/Barron-Arts-Center to explore the upcoming concert and program schedule.

Shopping This Weekend???  Download the Woodbridge NOW APP for all the ‘Buy Local’ Specials.  Stay Connected... It’s FREE... It’s Easy... It’s Everything Woodbridge


Planning on shopping the best Woodbridge Buy Local stores this weekend???  Looking to find out what’s 
happening in Town???  Download the Woodbridge NOW APP for all of the best shopping deals, rewards and 
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!!! 

My Waste

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 2018 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.  Find out 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.

Sign-Up for the WCC Summer Camp... Explore the Camp Open House on Thurs., March 22

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 WCC.  Come-on in and explore the all-new Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) - Woodbridge Township’s community, 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 Gift with Paid Membership!!!  We’re betting that you’ll discover that the WCC is the perfect place for family fun and fitness.


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.

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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relay for Life

Support the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life”... “Dine-to-Donate” at Bellini’s Restaurant & Pizzeria (505 Avenel Street, Avenel) on Wed., March 21 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.  A percentage of your food purchase will be donated to Relay-for-Life.  Print the “Dine-to-Donate” coupon and stop-by Bellini’s on Wednesday.

Avenel VFW Auxiliary Spring Breakfast... Join the Avenel Auxiliary for their annual Spring Breakfast on Sun., March 18 from 9:00 AM to Noon.  $8.00 per person.  Includes:  eggs, sausage, French toast, pancakes, coffee, tea, and mire!!!  Avenel VFW Post, 7164, 60 W. Park Ave., Avenel.

Boy Scout Troop 143 Breakfast Fundraiser
Sunday, March 18, 2018 ~ 8:00 to 11:00 AM
$8:00 Adults.  $4.00 Child (5 to 10 years).  Kids under 5 Eat FREE.
Woodbridge Elks, 665 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge


School News & Events

There are many events, programs and happenings every day that focus on our schools, student and extra-curricular activities.  The E-News encourages residents, parents, students and visitors to support the various school-related activities - without community sponsorship, many of the student programs, events and activities would not be able to take place.  Plan to attend.

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MON., MARCH 19, 2018
Gifted & Talented Elementary School Music & Theatre performance at Avenel Middle School.  6:30 PM

TUES., MARCH 20, 2018
WHS Theatre & Drama Class Presents:  “She Loves Me”... Special performance for Senior Citizens.  Woodbridge High School auditorium.  4:00 PM

National Honor Society Student induction.  John F. Kennedy High School.  6:30 PM.

WED., MARCH 21, 2018
Colonia High School Theatre & Drama Class Presents: “Hairspray”...  Special performance for Senior citizens.  Colonia High School auditorium.  6:00 PM.

THURS., MARCH 22, 2018
Colonia Middle School Talent Show.  6:30 PM

WHS Theatre & Drama Class Presents:  “She Loves Me”... Woodbridge High School auditorium.  4:00 PM

Colonia High School Theatre & Drama Class Presents: “Hairspray”... Colonia High School auditorium.  6:00 PM.

FRI., MARCH 23, 2018
WHS Theatre & Drama Class Presents:  “She Loves Me”... Woodbridge High School auditorium.  4:00 PM

Colonia High School Theatre & Drama Class Presents: “Hairspray”... Colonia High School auditorium.  6:00 PM.

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