Greetings From Woodbridge

Welcome to the Woodbridge E-News - 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 features:  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


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.  



Charles Peachock: Sat., May 18

Will Martin Sings Dean Martin Sun., May 19

www.avenelarts.com or call Box Office at:  732-314-0500.                                                                                       


Mayor’s Senior Summit & Active Older Adults Day on Wednesday  


May is Senior Month in Woodbridge Township!!!  And, 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.  

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Tour the Chamber of Commerce Street Fair on Saturday


THE WEATHER LOOKS GREAT!!  Plan to tour the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce Street Fair on Saturday.  Shop dozens of Vendors, Crafters, Artists, Retailers, Food Trucks and Much, Much More!!!  10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Main Street in Downtown Woodbridge.  Admission is FREE.

Support Our Troops Rally “Front & Center” on Wed., May 22


Woodbridge Township welcomes the families of military personnel as we honor Woodbridge-area troops serving in outposts across the globe at the annual Support Our Troops rally on Wed., May 22.  Support Our Troops not only honors active-duty military personnel serving our country, but the past service and heroic contributions of Woodbridge Township Veterans. The Rally will be held at the Veterans Monument, George Frederick Plaza (between the Woodbridge Main Library and Woodbridge High School) at 6:00 PM.

Woodbridge Community Players Announce Auditions for Cabaret… Mon., May 20 @ WHS


The Woodbridge Community Players – our very own summer stock theatre group of local actors and actresses – are looking for talent!!!  Ensemble auditions for the cast of CABARET are scheduled for Mon., May 20 at 6:30 PM at Woodbridge High School.  Stay tuned to www.WoodbridgeCommunityPlayers.org for performance dates and ticket information. 

WCP Needs Patrons:  The work of the WCP does not end with the final curtain call for CABARET!!!  What many theatre-goers may not realize is how costly a stage production can be - just the rights to a play or Broadway musical show can run more than $5,000.00 - add to that costs for lighting, sound, scenery, costumes and props and you’ll understand why the WCP needs your help to produce shows the entire community can be proud of.  That’s why we’re asking Township residents to support the Woodbridge Community Players by signing on as a Patron.  To support the WCP and to learn how you can be a “Patron of the WCP” go to www.WoodbridgeCommunityPlayers.org

New Jersey Paraunity Expo “Haunts” Woodbridge 


The 6th Annual New Jersey Paraunity Expo 2019 returns to Woodbridge on Fri., May 17 and Sat., May 18.  Doors open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Woodbridge High School (1 Samuel Lupo Place, Woodbridge, NJ 07095).  Meet Amy Allan from the hit Travel Channel show Dead Files and Brian Cano from the SyFy show Haunted Collector.  Also:  Paranormal groups from across New Jersey, Mediums, Authors, Lectures, Psychics, Ghost Tours, Vendors and Much More.  Visit: www.newjerseyparaunityexpo.com

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.



FRI., MAY 17
Barron Arts Center Presents:  The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo.  Long before Jazz was cool, it was hot!!!  The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo performs Ragtime, Dixieland, Ballads and Blues.  7:30 PM. FREE Admission.  Reservations Essential.


SUN., MAY 19
WCC Presents:  Super Hero Breakfast.  Advance Reservations a Must.  9:30 – 11:30 AM. Advance: $15.00.  Door:  $20.00 


SUN., MAY 19 
8th Annual Emergency Services Cup Hockey Game…  Woodbridge Fire/Ems vs. WPD.  Two Great Games!!!!  One Amazing Benefit for Kids!!!  Gates Open: 1:30 PM.  Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) ice hockey rink.                                                                                                                                                                                                   


The Old Neighborhood:  Stroll Down Memory Lane & Revisit Colonia  
Join Township Historian Brenda Velasco and life-long Colonia residents in a discussion about the “Old Days.”   2:00 to 4:00 PM.  Barron Arts Center (582 Rahway Ave.)                                                                                                                     


MON., MAY 20 
Historical Association of Woodbridge Township Presents:  FARMING IN THE Millstone Valley:  Past & Present.  A new 38-minute documentary film discusses how Dutch farmers helped earn New Jersey its Garden State nickname and became the breadbasket for the NYC metropolitan area.  First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge (Rahway Ave.)  7:00 PM.                                                                                                                                                                                                     


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.


SAT., MAY 18
Indiana Ave. School #18 Presents:  1st Annual 5th Grade Car Wash.  10:00 AM – 1:00 Pm at the School 18 parking lot (Indiana Avenue).  Only $5.00 per car.


SAT., MAY 18
Musical Theatre Gala Fundraiser – “A Night of Stars”…  Colonia High School.  7:00 – 10:00 PM.  

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