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

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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

National Public Lands Day ‘Cleans-Up’ on Saturday                                    

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Join Woodbridge in celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday (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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Barron Arts Center Presents: Woodbridge Poetry & Literary Festival

Poetry Fest

The Woodbridge Poetry Festival features readings by renowned authors and poets - Daniel J. Weeks.  Julie Mahoney.  Susanna Rich.  Joe Weil & Emily Vogel.  Explore Workshops… Discussion Panels… Readings… Open Mic and Poetry Slam… All for FREE at the 2nd Annual Barron Arts Center ‘Poetry & Literary Festival’ on Saturday (Sept. 29) from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the St. James School, 341 Amboy Avenue.


BarronFest Art & Craft Festival Returns Oct. 13 

The BarronFest Arts & Crafts Festival returns to Parker Press Park on Sat., Oct. 13, 2018.  BarronFest - sponsored by the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission and the Barron Arts Center - features over 50 local artisans & crafters.  Stroll the BarronFest booths and craft areas from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Food and other refreshments are available for purchase as a fundraiser for the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission. 

Let’s Go Fishing!!! Cast a Line on Saturday at the Frank Gagnon Memorial Fishing Derby

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Grab your fishing gear and some bait and join the Recreation Department for some fishing fun!!!  The annual Frank Gagnon Memorial Fishing Derby “casts-off” on Saturday (Sept. 29) from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Heards Brook in Woodbridge Park (Gorham Ave. and North Park Drive in downtown Woodbridge.)  Must register to fish.  Visit http://www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/331/Recreation to register.

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Tour de Woodbridge Rides on Sunday

CALLING ALL BICYCLISTS... The 11th Annual Tour d’ Woodbridge bike tour rolls through town on Sunday (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 Sunday

Hispanic Fest

The Hispanic Heritage Cultural Festival is set for Sunday (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 AM 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

Public Works Announces FREE Leaf Bag Distribution

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The Fall ‘Bagged Leaf’ collection program is about to get underway!!!  Check out the Public Works schedule to find out where to pick-up FREE leaf bags.  To collect leaves more efficiently the Township requires that residents bag leaves in biodegradable paper leaf bags only – plastic bags cannot be used  The biodegradable paper leaf bags are designated for ‘Leaves Only’ and are to be used only while the leaf collection program is in effect.  The Township distributes paper leaf bags to residents FREE of charge and are available at the Public Works Recycling Center located on Smith Street in Keasbey.  Check the Township web page at www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us. or call the Recycling Hotline at 732-738-1311 x3049 for more information on the ‘bagged leaf’ collection program.


“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.

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


FRI., SEPT. 28
Elks Soccer Shoot…  Free & Fun…  Woodbridge High School… 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Soccer Shoot

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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