The Woodbridge Township 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary hosted thousands of visitors for the day-long festival and concerts. Special thanks to everyone who attended… see you at the 400th Anniversary!!!
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 are proud of our town and what we have to offer - residents and visitors alike. Top-name entertainment performing at The Avenel Performing Arts Center. Mayor’s Summer Concert Series. Festivals & Farmer's Market. Barron Arts Center & Woodbridge Artisan Guild Gallery. Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) and The Club at Woodbridge. World-Class Restaurants & Shopping. 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… Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!
See You Around Town… Mayor John E. McCormac
Mayor’s Summer Concert Series Ready to ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’
The Mayor’s Summer Concert Series ‘Doubles-Up’ this Summer with Golden Oldies Doo Wop Monday and Tribute Band Rock n’ Roll Tuesday!!! The incredible lineup of classic Monday ‘Oldies’ opens on June 24 with everyone’s favorite… The Duprees. Tribute Band Tuesday takes the stage on June 25 with Sail On (Beach Boys Tribute). Concerts start at 7:30 PM ‘on the lawn’ behind Woodbridge High School. Woodbridge Wednesday concerts return to the Parker Press Park stage on June 19 with performances every Wednesday night at 7:30 PM.
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE concerts with family and friends! Local Band Thursday kicks-off their hometown concert season with local musicians and their bands on June 27 at Tanzman Park (across from the Downtown Woodbridge Train Station) at 7:30 PM. Country Sunday returns to the Parker Press stage every Sunday night at 6:00 PM with the biggest Country-Western bands in the area. The cost of admission to the Mayor’s Summer Concerts is a can, or two, or three of non-perishable food for the We Feed Woodbridge Food Bank. Check out the full Mayor Summer Concert line-up on the Township Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us..
AVENEL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC) - the region’s newest performing arts center specially designed for theatre, stage productions and special performances - rolled-out the Red Carpet and welcomed theatre-goers with a Grand Opening Reception. The APAC 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.
NOW SHOWING: WAYNE HOFFMAN: MENTALIST & ILLUSIONIST
Fri., June 7 at 8:00 PM Sat., June 8: 2:00 and 8:00 PM
APAC SPECIAL: FREE ADMISSION FOR AGES 18 & UNDER. 2:00 PM SHOW ONLY. CALL THE APAC BOX OFFICE TO RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKET… 732-314-0500 OR VISIT AVENELARTS.COM
Greenable Woodbridge leads a “Walk in the Woodbridge Wild” at Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel on Saturday (June 8). Explore the Oros Wildlife Preserve on a guided “Aquatic Walk” and learn about the fish and macroinvertebrate communities living in the Oros Preserve. Learn how the presence or absence of these critters can indicate the health of an aquatic ecosystem. Sampling nets provided. Waterproof shoes/boats suggested. Walk & Explore starts at 10:00 AM from the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve located at Omar Avenue in Avenel.
Celebrate Sunday in Spain… Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents “Feria de Sevilla en Woodbridge”
The Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents the splendor and charm of Spain’s artistic heritage with a gala Feria de Sevilla en Woodbridge on Sunday (June 9) from 2:30 to 6:00 PM at Parker Press Park (428 Rahway Ave.) Enjoy Live Music... Traditional Flamenco Dances... Arts & Crafts... Dance Workshops & Demonstrations... Spanish Food & Beverage. Feria de Sevilla en Woodbridge is an admission-free event.
Walk the Middlesex County Greenway... Wed., June 12
Join Mayor Mac and the Woodbridge Wellness Campaign on Wed., June 12 for a ‘Walk on the Middlesex County Greenway.’ The Middlesex County Greenway is a great place to spend a Summer afternoon hiking or riding a bike. The ‘rails-to-trails’ Greenway follows the abandoned Lehigh Valley railroad along a 3.5-mile trail from Crows Mill Road in Woodbridge to Middlesex Avenue in Metuchen. Connected to several parks in the area, the Greenway weaves through Woodbridge, Metuchen and Edison as a green ribbon that ties the communities together. The Woodbridge section of the Greenway provides residents with a walking/hiking and bike trail, as well as a living classroom for educational and environmental exploration! Walkers meet at 5:30 PM at the Dudash Park/May Street Entrance (Edison).
Woodbridge Farmers' Market Returns June 26th
The Woodbridge Farmers’ Market returns to Parker Press Park every Wednesday afternoon beginning on June 26. This season, the WB Farmers’ Market has expanded with more ‘Jersey Fresh’ and specialty food vendor offering fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and organic specialties. Market vendors include: DiSicilia’s Italian Deli. Jaker’s Pickles. Poppy’s Kitchen. Island of Treats specialty candies and trail mix. Enza’s Gifts, Arts, & Crafts. The J.J. Bitting Brewing Company Beer & Wine Garden. Rita’s Ice... and more.
Buy Local Shopping: Woodbridge NOW APP It’s Free... It’s Easy… It’s Everything Woodbridge!!!
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.
Think “Summer” with a WCC Health & Wellness Membership
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. Receive a FREE WCC gift with paid membership!!!
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!!!
Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park… Open Every Weekend... Hanging by the Pool Never Felt so Good
Splash into summer at the Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park - opening this weekend:
Highland Grove Swim Club (Fords) boasts an exciting SPRAY PARK which can be enjoyed by youngsters of all ages - even Moms and Dads. Enjoy the newly renovated 25-yard pool and kiddie pool for our younger guests. Relax under the brand new covered lounge and sun bathing area… but first, ‘suit-up’ in the newly renovated changing rooms and showers. Highland Grove offers a shaded picnic area and new playgrounds with fun and challenging play equipment (all on a new soft and spongy fall zone) and plenty of room to just lounge and make the facility perfect for members and residents of all ages and interests. Memberships are now open. So come on in... Relax and enjoy the day in one of our comfortable lounge chairs and soak up the sun poolside. .
SkyLine Mini Golf & Batting Cages Now Open
SkyLine Mini-Golf is Back!!!! The area’s best (and most challenging) mini-golf course is now open!!! So Make Your Tee Time Today. And while you’re at SkyLine Mini-Golf, check-out the Batting Cage Center – 3 new batting cages to improve that Home Run swing!!! There’s so much to do and enjoy at the WCC – so many opportunities for family fun and entertainment, recreation, health, wellness and fitness, cultural activities, and more. The WCC is home to the Roller & Ice Skating Center... WCC Arena’s Café... the all-new WCC Sports Center and the Arena’s Pavilion. Come See For Yourself.
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
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.
SAT., JUNE 8 Relay for Life of Woodbridge Township vs. Cancer!!! Help us Attack Cancer in Our Community. Rally on Sat., June 8. Noon to Midnight. Clothing Drive to benefit Relay. Woodbridge High School stadium.
SAT., JUNE 8 WCC & The Club at Woodbridge Present: Summer Fitness Kick-Off!!! FREE Event & Open to Everyone!!! Explore Zumba Fitness. LesMills BodyCombat. BodyPump & BodyFlow. GiveAway’s & Door Prizes. 8:00 – 10:00 AM. WCC Parking Lot (600 Main Street).
SAT., JUNE 8 Woodbridge Department of Public Works & Middlesex County Solid Waste Management Present: Residential Paper Shred Day. Recycle your old confidential files safely and securely. Maximum of 5 boxes or 100 pounds per car. 9:00 AM to Noon. Woodbridge Public Works Convenience Center, 225 Smith Street, Keasbey.
SAT., JUNE 8 Rally for Ryan… An afternoon of family fun in support of Ryan Terebetsky who is battling Leukemia. Bouncers * Petting Zoo * Kids Games * Dunk a Fireman * Food & Drinks * and much more. $10.00 wristband. 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Port Reading School #9.
SAT., JUNE 8 Car Wash… Boy Scout Troop 523. Colonia Evergreen Center, 400 Inman Ave., 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
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