Greetings From Woodbridge

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 includes:  Monday Night Oldies. Tribute Band Tuesday.  Woodbridge Wednesday & Music on Main.  Local Band Thursday and Country Sunday!!!  Plan to shop the Farmers’ Market at Parker Press Park.  The Independence Day Fireworks extravaganza ‘BLASTS OFF’ on July 3 from Alvin Williams Park in Sewaren!!!  Explore the BarronFest Art Festival!!!  The Taste of Woodbridge serves in October!!!  And there is much, much more to come – including the 350th Anniversary Grand Community Celebration on June 1.  

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

See You Around Town

Mayor John E. McCormac

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

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We’re Celebrating our 350th Birthday on June 1, 2019!!!  And everyone is invited!!!  Join the 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary celebration and explore the traditions of our Township with events and activities that create civic pride and foster community partnerships that honor the past, celebrate the present and anticipate the future.  It’s the community spirit of our Ten Towns that stand as the ‘Heart-and- Soul’ of our Township - neighbor helping neighbor and volunteers who work behind the scenes to keep the Woodbridge ‘Quality-of-Life’ the best in the state.   Visit the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.    



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The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC) rolled-out the Red Carpet and welcomed theatre-goers with a Grand Opening VIP reception.  The APAC - the region’s newest performing arts center specially designed for theatre, stage productions and special performances – features seating for 200 patrons, a separate performance room and pre-function lobby area that opens to exterior space for larger gatherings and events.  APAC also features Curtains Restaurant – a stand-alone dining destination available for catered pre-performance and special events.  


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MATT & LAINIE: New York-based duo, guitarist Matt Wolfe and vocalist Lainie Munro, bring together their experiences working in the worlds of jazz, theater, and pop to present unique and beautiful arrangements of beloved standards and contemporary songs in their two shows.

Featuring Lainie on vocals and Matt performing some of the most famous powerhouse guitar solos of all time, Legends of Guitar pays tribute to some of the most legendary guitarists including Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, George Benson, Joe Walsh, and many more. This show was first presented as a headliner show on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in 2015 and 2016.

Their second show, Songbook, celebrates great music from the worlds of jazz and Broadway featuring beloved standards from the likes of Rodgers & Hart, Henry Mancini, and more.


FACE Vocal Band is an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado who have been captivating audiences for fifteen years with their infectious energy punctuated by an endearing love of performance. “Blending modern popular tunes with complex harmonies, brilliant beat-box rhythms and superb singing…Face take their audience on a musical journey and it’s fantastic fun.” (FringeReview.co.uk)
Performing over 100 shows per year around the world, the band has also competed on the hit NBC series “The Sing-Off,” headlined at Edinburgh, Scotland’s prestigious Festival Fringe, as well as Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, and has opened for legendary performers such as Jon Bon Jovi, Barenaked Ladies, Jay Leno, 38 Special, The Wailers, Manhattan Transfer, Culture Club & Boy George, Rick Springfield, Cracker and Robin Thicke.

TONIGHT ONLY:  Woodbridge Community Choir Spring Concert

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The Woodbridge Community Choir presents its first concert of the season with a rousing Spring concert… LIVE from  the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge (The Old White Church) located at 600 Rahway Ave.  The concert is FREE (Freewill donations gratefully accepted at the door).  Reception to follow.  Visit the Woodbridge Community Choir at: https://www.facebook.com/WoodbridgeCommunityChoir/ for more information.

Celebrate Senior Month with Special Events & Programs  

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May is Senior Month in Woodbridge Township!!!  This year, we’re jam-packed with informative, educational, recreational and entertainment activities specially geared to our Senior residents. Senior Month encourages Senior residents to engage in health and fitness activities, attend informative programs and seminars, participate in mind-stimulating activities such as Rummikub and Sudoku competitions, art and music classes, entertainment events, senior receptions and community engagements. The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services, the Multi-Service Program on Aging & Senior Services, the Department of Recreation & Resident Services, the Woodbridge Police Department, the Department of Public Works, the Evergreen and Sycamore Senior Centers, the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC), the Woodbridge Township Public Library and our many senior organizations and associations participate and sponsor the many free programs and events, educational and informational sessions. Visit www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for all of the Senior Month activities and events.  

Calling All Dogs & Cats!!!
        Rabies Clinic set for May 7 & 8


The Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services - Animal Control Division and the Woodbridge Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center are offering FREE rabies inoculations for Woodbridge Township dogs and cats on Tues., May 7 and Wed., May 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza (adjacent to the Main Library and Woodbridge High School).  Pet license, proof of prior rabies inoculation and spaying/neutering certificate must be presented at time of inoculation (except for first-time pet inoculations).  The Health Department will also host a pet micro-chip clinic on both days - Fee: $25.00.  Adults must accompany the pet.  Dogs must be leashed and cats must be contained in a closed carrier.  For more information on the Rabies Clinic, contact the Woodbridge Health Center at (732) 855-0600, Ext. 5003 or 5004 or log-on to the Woodbridge Township Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

Buy Local & Stay Connected…  Woodbridge NOW APP… It’s Free... It’s Easy… It’s Everything Woodbridge!!!  

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Buy Local shopping this weekend.  Be sure to 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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Make Fitness Fun with a WCC Family Membership 

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Get a ‘jump-start’ on Summer fitness with a Membership at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) - Woodbridge Township’s family recreation, fitness/sport and entertainment center.   WCC membership packages are available in all shapes and sizes.  Check out the Family Membership or an Individual Membership.  Join today and score a FREE WCC gift with your new membership!!!  We’re betting that you’ll discover that the WCC is the perfect place for family fun, fitness and connection.


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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WCC Summer Camps are Filling-Up Fast... Sign-Up NOW!!! 


ATTENTION PARENTS!!!  If you’re looking for that really cool Summer Camp... then look no further.  The all-new WCC Summer Camp 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.                                           

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.



Colonia Clean- up.  Celebrating 30 Years Cleaning-Up Parks & Playgrounds.  Charlie Shaughnessy Park.  9:00 AM


Pawcasso Episode XI…  11th annual Art Auction to benefit Angel PAWS.  St. Anthony of Padua Church Hall (436 Port Reading Ave.)  Preview:  6:00 PM.  Auction: 7:00 PM


Relay for Life of Woodbridge.  Strike Out Cancer and Spare Lives Annual Bowling Tournament.  Proceeds benefit Relay for Life.  Majestic Lanes (525 Rt. 9 North).  4:00 – 7:00 PM


Raising Happier Kids (And Parents Too).  How to Raise Kind, Joyful Kids Who Can Deal With The Frustrations Of Growing Up!!!  An informative lecture series presented by the Woodbridge Township Division of Addiction Services.  7:00 PM at Iselin Middle School Auditorium (900 Panther Way, Iselin).  Attendance is FREE


MAY 8 – 11
The Woodbridge Golden Saints host their annual Carnival on Wed., May 8 thru Sat., May 11.  There are tons of rides and games, Live Music and Much, Much More.


School News and 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.


Fords Middle School & Lafayette Estates School #25 PTO Presents:  Tricky Tray & Bingo Night.  Columbian Club of Avenel (109 Morrisey Ave.) Admission:  $30.00


John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Project Graduation:  Tricky Tray Fundraiser.  Admission: $10.00 Doors Open: 4:00 PM.  Drawing: 6:00 PM.


POAC Autism Walk for a Difference.  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Matthew Jago School #28.


Woodbridge Township High Schools Present:  Celebration of the Arts.  Art… Music… Dance… Fashion… More. 
6:00 – 8:00 PM.  WCC Roller Rink. 600 Main Street.  

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