Greetings From Woodbridge

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Mayor McCormac & Woodbridge Dignitaries break ground at the future site of the Hickory Senior Center
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The former Fords First Aid Squad building is being remodeled to be the home of the future Hickory Senior Center

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

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Mayor’s Summer Concert Series Ready to ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ 

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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.  

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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..




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.                                                                                                                                             



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Sat., June 15:  2:00 and 8:00 PM
Tickets: $59.50-$79.50                                       

Sun., June 16: 7:00PM
Tickets $29.50

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


Barron Arts Center Presents:  History Alive – New Jersey & Beyond Joseph Alton Miller

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Fri., June 14: With a nod towards Contemporary American Folk Music, Joseph Alton Miller’s sound is reminiscent of a modern-day Woody Guthrie.  Miller’s past as an untethered traveler who ultimately settled in New Jersey explains his unique take on folk music.  Plan to attend this informative and fascinating discussion.  Free Admission.  Reservations Essential.  7:30 PM at The Barron.

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.

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Run for Pizza on July 10... Sign-Up Today!!!                         

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Woodbridge is on the run... for pizza! The Mayor's Wellness Campaign, The Club at Woodbridge and Wegmans sponsor the annual Woodbridge Run for Pizza on Wed., July 10. Sign-up today for the 4-mile run thru Alvin P. Williams Park and the Sewaren waterfront.  Celebrate at the finish line with pizza provided by local restaurants. Prizes awarded to the top three overall female and male runners and the top three male and female runners in each age group.  Pre-registration: $25.00 ($20.00 USATF-NJ members).  Race Day Registration: $30.00.  Corporate and Team Entries welcome! Run for Pizza is a USATF New Jersey 500 Point Event.  Proceeds benefit the Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports.  See you at the finish line! After the run head over to Tanzman Park (across from the NJT Train Station) for the Local Band Thursday concert at 7:30 PM.                                                                                                                                              

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Think “Summer” with a WCC Health & Wellness 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.  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!!!

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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:  

Friday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM-8:00PM                                             


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.

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.



TUES., JUNE 18                                                                  An Afternoon of Film Music Featuring The NJSO Chamber Players.  FREE Performance:  2:00 PM.  LIVE from the APAC, 150 Avenel Street, Avenel.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Skate with the WCC Elijah’s Warriors. Proceeds benefit Elijah “The Warrior” Bone Marrow Transplant.  Admission: $10.00.  6:00 – 8:00 PM.  WCC Roller Rink.

Downtown Car Cruise
Woodbridge Downtown Cruise.  Main Street.  6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Rally for Ryan

Rock for Awareness… A FREE concert in support of addiction services. Sponsored by The Nicholas Hudanish Foundation, Woodbridge Addiction Recovery Mentorship (WARM) and The Road to Hope.  WHS Lawn.  Noon to 6:00 PM.  

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WTARS Presents:  Open House +…  FAS Demonstrations… Free Food & Music.  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  WTARS Building, 77 Queen Road, Iselin.

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