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      Celebrating Our 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary 1669 ~ 2019

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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.  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. 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

Veterans Day Parade Steps-Off on Sunday


The 12th Annual Woodbridge Township Veteran’s Day Parade steps-off on Sunday (Nov. 11, 2018) at 1:30 PM.  from the Ross Street School to Main Street to Town Hall . Welcome and salute Township Veterans and active-duty military personnel from all branches of service as they proudly march in celebration of Veterans Day.  Join members of our  Veterans organizations:  American Legion Post #87; American Legion T. Nulty Post #471; American Legion Post #248; The Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard  Marine Corps League Detachment #189; VFW Woodbridge Memorial Post #4410; VFW Hopelawn Memorial Post #1352;  VFW Colonia Memorial Post #6061; VFW Avenel Memorial Post #7164; VFW Iselin Memorial Post #2636; VFW Fords Memorial Post #6090; DAV Chapter #56; Woodbridge public service and emergency response units, scouting, youth, civic and historic organizations; Woodbridge, Colonia and JFK High School marching bands and parade dignitaries.  Honor and support our hometown heroes.  See you at the parade!!!

Woodbridge Celebrates Recycle America Day… Thurs., Nov. 15

Come join us on America Recycles Day and explore the world of recycling.  The Woodbridge Department of Public Works and Office of Recycling are hosting a Community outreach event at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC), 600 Main Street, on Thurs., Nov. 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  Learn what can be recycled... and the correct way to do it!!!  Find out what your recycled paper, glass, metal and textiles can be turned into!!!  Test your “recycling” knowledge on our FREE prize wheel!!!  Walk away with a better understanding of recycling!

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WPL Celebrates 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary        Open Call for Art: woodBRIDGE to ART: A 350th Anniversary Celebration 

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The Woodbridge Public Library (WPL), in collaboration with the Barron Arts Center, invites artistic voices to celebrate the Township’s 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary as part of an open, all-media exhibition:  woodBRIDGE to ART: A 350th anniversary celebration. The open call aims to reflect and highlight the artistic voices in the community, to showcase the work of a wide array of ages, experience levels and mediums. In celebrating the history of our community, we are marking a moment in time, showing where artists are in the present. Works will be displayed at an opening reception, where prizes will be awarded for each category. Special prize categories include: Woodbridge residents, a 350th Anniversary Award, a Mayor’s Prize and Director’s Choice.   The Awards Reception is scheduled for Fri., Dec. 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm, at the Main Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge.

This is an open call for residents of New Jersey. Submissions, which are due by December 1st, are not limited to artists who have been exhibited in the past. All mediums are welcome. Works must have been completed by the artist within the last five years, and must be available for the duration of the run. Category winners may be asked to allow their works to be exhibited for additional time.  Details will be available soon for a Children’s Art Show for the 350th Anniversary, to be held during the reception, as well.  For more information, please visit woodbridgelibrary.org/artshow.  Interested applicants may also contact the WPL Reference Desk, 723-634-4450, x7120, for assistance with entry.

“Strut” Your “Stuff” at the Colonia Turkey Trot on Sat., Nov. 17


The annual Colonia” Turkey Trot” struts down Inman Avenue in Colonia on Sat., Nov. 17.  Strut in your “Turkey” costume from Oak Ridge Heights School #21 to the Evergreen Center “Turkey Festival.”  Enjoy crafts, vendors, refreshments, live entertainment and more!!!  Strut “steps-off” at 2:00 PM Oak Ridge Heights School #21 (Inman Avenue).

Lighting-Up Woodbridge:  Holiday Stroll on Main Street… Sat., Nov. 24


Start your holiday shopping on Sat., Nov. 24 with the Recreation Department and Downtown Merchants Association’s annual “Holiday Stroll” down Main Street from 4:00 – 6:30 PM.  This year, the “Holiday Stroll” serves as the featured event for “Small Business Saturday” - a national promotion to “Buy Local” at the premier Downtown Main Street small businesses. Check-out the new and exciting holiday events, including horse-drawn carriage rides.  Holiday carolers.  Live performances.  DJ entertainment.  And don’t miss the first visit of the season from Santa and Mrs. Claus!!! Plan to shop “Small Business Saturday” at the great specialty shops in any of our Downtown Shopping areas.  Main Street in Woodbridge.  New Brunswick Avenue in Fords.  Inman Avenue in Colonia.  Oak Tree Road in Iselin. You'll be sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list!!!

1st Annual Santa Paws Dog Walk… SAT., Nov. 24


Start your Holiday Stroll at the 1st Annual Santa Paws Dog Walk…  Sat., Nov. 24 from 10:00 AM to Noon at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park in Sewaren.  “Walk-The-Park” with Your Pet…  Free Pet Photos with Santa & Pet Treats...  Adopt a Shelter Pet…  Registration Fee: $20.00 (Receive a FREE T-Shirt with Paid Registration).  Proceeds Benefit the Woodbridge Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center..

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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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Fall Leaf Pick-Up Underway

The Department of Public Works continues to pick-up leaves until Dec. 20. To collect leaves more efficiently, the Township requires that you bag your 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.
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or call the Recycling Hotline at 732-738-1311 x3049 to find out when your area is scheduled for pick-up.  Still need leaf bags? Stop by the Public Works Convenience Center in Keasbey to get your FREE leaf bags. 

It’s All Happening at The Club

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The Club at Woodbridge is now part of the Woodbridge Township Recreation Family – and we’re offering an incredible menu of health, wellness, fitness and entertainment programs, events and happenings to members and guests!!!

The Club is the perfect complement to the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) right across Main Street.  Both facilities have a pool, running track, cardio rooms, weight rooms, concession areas and child care functions. Both run summer camps for kids and personal training and other amenities. The Club has racquetball and badminton, while the WCC has a hockey rink, roller rink, mini-golf course and batting cages. 

Explore all The Club has to offer at: www.theclub.org


“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.


SUN., NOV. 11
St. John Vianney School Presents: 
Designer Bag Bingo.  Tickets: $25.00 per person. 
2:00 – 6:00 PM. 
SJV School Gym.


TUES., NOV. 13
Woodbine Avenue School #23… 
Fall In Love With Literacy Program.  6:00 PM


WED., NOV. 14
Avenel Street School 4/5 Presents:
Diwali Celebration.

6:00 – 8:00 PM

our town

WED., NOV. 14… FRI., NOV. 16…  SAT., NOV. 17

Colonia High School Presents: 
“Our Town" 
A Senior Class Play Production.
Curtain: 7:00 PM

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