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 spectacular line-up of Fall events that will keep everyone – residents and visitors alike – entertained throughout the year.

Experience top-name entertainment appearing at The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC).  Plan to shop the “Jersey Fresh” Farmers Market at Parker Press Park every Wednesday through October!!!  And, while you're downtown, don’t forget to check-out our Buy Local shopping… offering the best buys anywhere.  And, grab a bite to eat at any of our Main Street restaurants, deli's, & pizzerias!!!  Explore the Barron Arts Center & Woodbridge Artisan Guild Gallery.  Get into “Wellness” and work-out at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) & The Club at Woodbridge. Bike with the Tour d’Woodbridge.  Explore the Fall events at Parker Press Park… 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

A Township Remembers: 9/11 Interfaith Memorial Service

9/11 Memorial at Woodbridge Town Hall stands as a tribute to the residents who perished in the September 11, 2001 Attack on America.
Township officials and guests offer a Moment of Silence.
Woodbridge Township Firefighters offer a Salute.

September 11, 2019 represented the 18th Anniversary of the Attack on America.  On that fateful day in 2001, nine Woodbridge Township residents fell victim, never to return to their families - Cmdr. Patrick S. Dunn, USN, Edward Allegretto, Marlyn Bautista, John Adam Larson, James Lynch, Charles Mauro, Tonyell McDay, Narender Nath, and Saukara Velamuri.

Hundreds of Woodbridge Township First Responders: Woodbridge Police Department, Woodbridge Fire Departments, First Aid Squads & EMT’s, Office of Emergency Management and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), residents and visitors attended the Interfaith Memorial Service to honor and remember those Woodbridge Township residents who perished on 9/11 and to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of the Woodbridge First Responder Community who risked their lives and sacrificed on that tragic day.  Members of the Woodbridge Interfaith Community Council offered readings, remembrances and prayers, along with the Woodbridge High School Choir performing the National Anthem, God Bless America and Amazing Grace.  Woodbridge will never forget... and will always remember.




The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC) - the region’s newest performing arts center designed for theatre, stage productions and special performances – is welcoming theatre-goers with the very best entertainment venue in Central Jersey.  The APAC is a multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Avenel (Woodbridge Township). Managed by the Woodbridge Arts Alliance (WAA), the APAC promises to energize Avenel and surrounding communities by programming exceptional, professional theatre, music, comedy, dance and more.  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.    

Avenel Arts This Weekend


Fri., Sept. 13: 8:00 PM
Sat., Sept. 14: 2:00 & 8:00 PM

TICKETS: $29.50
Visit: www.avenelarts.com or call Box Office at:  732-314-0500

APAC show

Sun., Sept. 15: 2:00 & 8:00 PM 
TICKETS: $39.50

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

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Woodbridge Jazz Festival 2019… LIVE on Stage


Free admission!!!  Four Bands!!!  Family friendly!!!
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019 ~ Noon – 4:00 PM
The First-Ever Woodbridge Jazz Festival opens on Saturday at Parker Press Park with the Jazz Sounds performed by:
Noon: Danny Mixon Quartet featuring Antionette Montague
1:00 PM: Peter & Will Anderson Quartet
2:00 PM: David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band
3:00 PM:  Danny Tobias and Friends
Visit: http://woodbridgeartsnj.org/jazz_festival.html  for concert information.

Calling All Dogs & Cats:  FREE Rabies Clinic at Health Center


The Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services - Animal Control Division is offering a FREE rabies clinic for Woodbridge Township dogs and cats on Tues., Sept. 17 and Wed., Sept. 18, 2019 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).  The Animal Shelter veterinarian staff will be on-site to administer pet micro-chips - $25.00 fee includes micro-chip, lifetime pet i.d. and registration with Home Again, the national pet recovery database.  Micro-chipping your pet ensures their safe return and provides owners with peace of mind. For more information on the rabies and micro-chip clinics, 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.

Central Jersey Charity BeerFest “On Tap” Sat., Sept. 21 at Parker Press Park

Central Jersey Beer Festival

Taste New Jersey’s finest local handcrafted beers at the 13th Annual Central Jersey Charity BeerFest on Sat., Sept. 21 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Parker Press Park in downtown Woodbridge.  Sponsored by the J.J. Bitting Brewing Company of Woodbridge, the Central Jersey BeerFest is bigger and better than ever - with more New Jersey breweries offering specialty brews, live music and entertainment, food vendors, and a whole lot more.  Admission for the festival is $30.00 for adult “beer samplers” and $15 for “non-beer samplers.”  Children under 12 are free.  Admission includes a two ounce official BeerFest sampler glass and free parking. Contact J.J. Bitting Brewing Company at 732-634-2929 or log-on to the Woodbridge Township web page at:  www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.  All proceeds benefit local charity.

National Public Lands Day is Sept. 28… Volunteer to Clean-Up Woodbridge  

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Join the Woodbridge Green Team as we celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sat., Sept. 28.  National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort geared to clean-up and restore the natural beauty of public lands, parks, playgrounds and recreational areas.  Want to Help!!! We’re looking for hands-on volunteers to clean-up our parks, school grounds, playgrounds and public areas.  It's easy... contact Eileen Caggiano and the Woodbridge Department of Recreation at 732-596-4047 or  eileen.caggiano@twp.woodbridge.nj.us

And that’s not all!!!  National Public Lands Day also serves as the kick-off for the annual “Ernie Oros Woodbridge River Celebration” ~ the FREE festival and celebration gets underway at 11:00 AM at the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel.  Guided Kayak & Canoe trips on the Woodbridge River.  Walking tour of the Butterfly Park at Pin Oak Forest.  Food & Beverages.  Live Music.  The Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve is located off Omar Ave. between Rahway Ave. and Blair Road in Avenel.

Tour de’ Woodbridge Rides on Sept. 29

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CALLING ALL BICYCLISTS... The 12th Annual Tour de’ Woodbridge bike tour rolls through town on Sun., Sept. 29.  The recreational tour of Woodbridge - 30 or 15 mile tour - starts and finishes at The Woodbridge Community Center (WCC), 600 Main Street.  Registration: $25.00 (Advance).  $30.00 (Tour Day).   To Register:  https://raceroster.com/2019/25058/12th-NNUl-tour-de-woodbridge.  Registration Opens at 7:00 AM.  Tour starts at 8:00 AM.  Still time to register.        

Hispanic Heritage Festival Set For Oct. 5

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The Hispanic Heritage Festival is set for Sun., Oct. 5, 2019 from Noon to 4:00 PM at Parker Press Park in downtown Woodbridge.  Meet friends and neighbors in a fun-filled and educational festival that celebrates the contributions of the Woodbridge Township Hispanic & Latino community!!!  Music…  Dancers… Food… Fun… and so much more!!!  (FREE Parking in the NJT lot.)

Shop the Woodbridge Farmers’ Market Every Wednesday


The Woodbridge Farmers’ Market is OPEN every Wednesday from 3:00 to 8:30 PM through October at Parker Press Park.  This season, the WB Farmers’ Market has expanded with a brand-new “Jersey Fresh” farmer and specialty food vendors. Asprocolas Farm joins the WB Market offering straight-from-the-field produce, vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and organic specialties.  Market vendors include: J.J. Bitting Brewing Company Beer & Wine Garden; AMA Gelato, Kielbasa & Sausage Lady; Benson’s BBQ, the Barron Arts Center, the Woodbridge Animal Group, the Woodbridge Community Center and the Township Recreation Department... and surprise vendors every week!!!

Buy Local Shopping... Download the 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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Mayor Mac Sponsors 2019 Holiday Shopping Spree Raffle
Raise $$$ For Your Group or Organization


Check-Out a Fall Health & Wellness Membership at the WCC

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Check out the Fall Membership packages 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…  Sign-up for a Family Membership or an Individual Membership and receive a FREE WCC gift!!!


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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It’s All Happening at The Club

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The Club Entrance

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.

WB Events & Happenings

car wash

SAT., SEPT. 14
Car Wash - Boy Scout Troop 523

Colonia Evergreen Center
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

St. james street fair

SAT., SEPT. 21
St. James 30th Annual Street Fair
150 Vendors
Crafts... Food... Rides... Games… LIVE Entertainment and More!!!
Main Street in Downtown Woodbridge

psychic fair

SAT., SEPT. 21
Woodbridge Psychic Fair
Sponsored by The Barron Arts Center
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Ave.)
Admittance:  $5.00 (At Door)

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