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Greetings from Woodbridge: The Best Town Around
      Celebrating Our 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary 1669 ~ 2019

350th anniversary

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Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey.  We’ve put together a spectacular line-up of Fall events that will keep everyone – residents and visitors alike – entertained throughout the year.  Explore the Barron Arts Center.  Hike the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel.  Shop the very best Woodbridge ‘Buy Local’ stores.  Bike with the Tour d’Woodbridge.  Stay-tuned to the WB E-News for all of the upcoming 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary events.  

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

See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac

“Top-Off” Ceremony Marks Milestone in Construction at Ross Street School #11

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Mayor John E. McCormac and members of the Woodbridge Township School Facilities Improvement Project, Board of Education and Municipal Council, community leaders, educators and students gathered for a ‘Topping-Off’ ceremony to mark  the completion of steel construction at the new $30 million Ross Street School #11.   As part of the ‘Topping-Off’ ceremony, attendees, including the Fifth Grade Class at Ross Street School #11, signed the structural steel beam before being hoisted into place and secured atop the buildings frame. 

The new three-story, 87,000 square foot Ross Street School #11 is centered around a large atrium courtyard which will provide natural light and a connection to nature. The courtyard will house a small amphitheater for outdoor lessons, several ‘living learning’ gardens and seating areas for reading and eating. The school promotes various break-out spaces and flexible learning environments for a variety of learning styles, while equipped with state-of-the-art photovoltaics combined with daylighting strategies to reduce overall energy consumption.  Construction of Ross Street School #11 is anticipated to be finished for the start of the 2020 school year.

Central Jersey Charity BeerFest ‘On Tap’ Saturday at Parker Press Park

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Taste New Jersey’s finest local handcrafted beers at the 12th Annual Central Jersey Charity BeerFest on Saturday (Sept. 22) from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Parker Press Park in downtown Woodbridge.  Sponsored by J.J. Bitting Brewing Company, the Central Jersey BeerFest is bigger and better than ever - with more New Jersey breweries offering specialty brews, live music and entertainment, food vendors, and a whole lot more.  Admission for the festival is $30.00 for adult “beer samplers” and $15 for “non-beer samplers.”  Children under 12 are free.  Admission includes a two ounce official BeerFest sampler glass and free parking. Contact J.J. Bitting Brewing Company at 732-634-2929 or log-on to the Woodbridge Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.  All proceeds benefit local charity.

“Woodstock in Woodbridge”... LIVE on Stage...
Sun., Sept. 23

Concert Benefits “Rebuilding  Warriors”

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‘Woodstock in Woodbridge’ performs at Herbert Rankin  Ferry Street Park (across for Moby Dicks in Sewaren) on Sun., Sept. 23.  Performances by:  City Hicks.  Saloonatics.  Black Rose.  Uncle Pecos Band.  Kickback.  Mercury Rising.  Gates Open at 11:00 AM.  $20.00 Admission.  Proceeds benefit Rebuilding Warriors: Saving Warriors One Dog At A Time.

National Public Lands Day is Sept. 29… Volunteer to Clean-Up Woodbridge                                     

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Woodbridge in celebrating National Public Lands Day on Sat., Sept. 29.  National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort geared to clean-up and restore the natural beauty of public lands, parks, playgrounds and recreational areas.

Want to Help!!! We’re looking for hands-on volunteers to clean-up our parks, school grounds, playgrounds and public areas.  It's easy... contact Eileen Caggiano and the Woodbridge Department of Recreation at 732-596-4047 or eileen.caggiano@twp.woodbridge.nj.us

And that’s not all!!!  National Public Lands Day also serves as the kick-off for the annual “Ernie Oros Woodbridge River Celebration”... the FREE festival and celebration gets underway at 11:00 AM at the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel...  Guided Kayak & Canoe trips on the Woodbridge River...  Walking tour of the Butterfly Park at Pin Oak Forest... Food & Beverages...  Live Music...  The Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve is located off Omar Ave. between Rahway Ave. and Blair Road in Avenel.  

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Tour de Woodbridge Rides on Sept. 30

CALLING ALL BICYCLISTS... The 11th Annual Tour d’ Woodbridge bike tour rolls through town on Sun., Sept. 30.  The recreational tour of Woodbridge - 30 or 15 mile tour - starts and finishes at The Club at Woodbridge (585 Main Street).  Registration: $25.00.   To Register:  www.raceroster.com/18981.  Tour Day Registration Opens at 7:00 AM.  Tour starts at 8:00 AM.  Still time to register.  

Hispanic Heritage Cultural Festival Set For Sept. 30

Hispanic Fest

The Hispanic Heritage Cultural Festival is set for Sun., Sept. 30 from Noon to 4:00 PM at Parker Press Park in downtown Woodbridge.  Meet friends and neighbors in a fun-filled and educational festival that celebrates the contributions of the Woodbridge Township Hispanic & Latino community!!!  Music…  Dancers… Food… Fun… and so much more!!!  (FREE Parking in the NJT lot.)

Women’s Health & Fitness Day Set For Thurs., Oct. 4

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The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services and the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign is sponsoring “Women’s Health & Fitness Day” on Thurs., Oct. 4 from 11:00 A.M to 2:00 PM at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza (adjacent to the Woodbridge Main Library).  Learn the facts specific to women’s health from the Health Department’s wellness experts and professional staff.  Participate in FREE health and wellness screenings and events... explore Aromatherapy... Fitness Demonstrations... Personal Safety Tips... Healthy Nutrition... and much more.  Call the Health Department for all the details:  732-855-0600 x5024.

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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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Visit Greenable Woodbridge at: http://www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/595/Greenable-Woodbridge.  Complete the Buy             Local “Greenable Woodbridge” Green Business questionnaire.  Check-off 10 categories and your business earns the    ”Greenable Woodbridge” Buy Local Green Business Award.  Congratulations to WEGMAN’S… The 1srt ‘Greenable Woodbridge’ Buy Local Green Business


“Fall-Into-Fall” With a WCC Family Membership


“Fall-Into-Fall” with a Family Membership at the newly renovated 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 today 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.


DID YOU KNOW???  The WCC is at the leading edge of what’s hot in the health, wellness and fitness industry –WCC members are 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 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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School News & Events

There are many events, programs and happenings every day that focus on our schools, students and extra-curricular activities.  The WB 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.

SAT., SEPT. 22

The Woodbridge Golden Saints 8th Annual Tricky Tray fundraiser.  Woodbridge High School.  $25.00 Admission. 
Doors Open at: 4:00 PM.  

Tricky Tray

FRI., SEPT. 28
Lynn Crest School #22 Pocketbook Bingo.  $25.00 Admission.  Doors Open at: 6:00 PM.  Colonia Middle School (100 Delaware Ave.)


SAT., OCT. 6
Colonia High School PTO Clothing Drive Fundraiser.  Collecting new or gently used men, women and children’s clothing, shoes, purses, belts, bed & bath linens and stuffed animals.  Contact:  coloniahspto@gmail.com

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