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 best Buy Local stores and merchants… and, grab a bite to eat at any of our fantastic restaurants, delis, & 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. 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

Mayor John E. McCormac Welcomes Fords Seniors to All-New Hickory Center


Mayor John E. McCormac hosted the Fords Women’s Club and the Fords Senior Club, along with more than 100 Woodbridge Township Senior residents, to celebrate the Grand Opening of the all-new Hickory Senior Center.  The Hickory Senior Center, located in the former Fords First Aid Squad building, stands as a gateway connecting the Township’s Senior residents 60 years-of-age and older by providing vital community services that help Seniors remain healthy, active and independent. 
The Hickory Senior Center, located at 17 Corrielle Street, features a large community room, activity rooms, game room, computer learning center with FREE wifi, and the Fords Corner Café. Senior residents are encouraged to register as a member of the Hickory Senior Center – Registration is FREE.  The Hickory Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Call 732-726-6285 for information.




The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC) - the region’s newest performing arts center offering top-name 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

NOW SHOWING:Fri., Nov. 1:   8:00
Sat., Nov. 2:  2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sun., Nov. 3: 3:00 PM
TICKETS: $39.50
Visit: www.avenelarts.com or call Box Office at:  732-314-0500                                                                                                        

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Election Day is Tues., Nov. 5... Cast-A-Can-When-You-Cast-Your-Vote


The Municipal Clerk’s Office is open and at work on General Election Day – Tues., Nov. 5, 2019.  Voters are reminded to bring their Sample Ballot with them to the polls – the Sample Ballot includes information on where you go to vote and a complete list of candidates seeking election to all offices – national, state, county, municipal and school board.  Voters can verify registration by contacting the Middlesex County Board of Elections at 732-745-3471.  Polls are open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  Go to the Woodbridge Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us (Departments/Clerk’s Office) for voting information. 
And, speaking of voting... students from Woodbridge and Colonia High Schools are again coordinating the Township-wide ‘Cast-A-Can-When-You-Cast-Your-Vote’ food drive.  So, before you leave home to vote on Tues., Nov. 5, grab a can… or two… or three… for drop-off at your polling location.  Donating non-perishable food is a great way to help our less fortunate friends and neighbors as we approach the upcoming holiday season.  Vote... And donate a can of food!!!

Veterans Day Parade Steps-Off on Sun., Nov. 10

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The 13th Annual Woodbridge Township Veteran’s Day Parade marches down Main Street to Town Hall on Sun., Nov. 10, 2019 at 1:30 PM.  Welcome and salute Township Veterans and active-duty military personnel from all branches of service as they proudly march in celebration of Veterans Day.  Join members of our  Veterans organizations:  American Legion Post #87; American Legion T. Nulty Post #471; American Legion Post #248; The Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard  Marine Corps League Detachment #189; VFW Woodbridge Memorial Post #4410; VFW Hopelawn Memorial Post #1352;  VFW Colonia Memorial Post #6061; VFW Avenel Memorial Post #7164; VFW Iselin Memorial Post #2636; VFW Fords Memorial Post #6090; DAV Chapter #56; Woodbridge public service and emergency response units, scouting, youth, civic and historic organizations; Woodbridge, Colonia and JFK High School marching bands and parade dignitaries.  Honor and support our hometown heroes.  See you at the parade!!!

Savor Woodbridge Restaurant Week:  Nov. 11 – 17


Join the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce (WMCC) for Restaurant Week: The Taste of Ten Towns – serving from Nov. 11 -17, 2019.  Woodbridge Restaurant Week features 26 Township eateries offering a variety of menu options.  Pick up your Restaurant Week dining card and each time you visit a participating eatery, get your dining card stamp - when you collect 10 stamps drop-off the card at the Chamber office located at 91 Main Street (inside Floral Expressions) for entry into a drawing for a $25 gift card to one of the participating eateries.  The drawing will take place on December 9, 2019.  

Participating Eateries: Applebee’s, Athens Gyro, Bahama Breeze, Bar Louie, Blu Ale House, Bonefish Grill, Center Bar, Curtains, Dave & Busters, D’Orsi’s Bakery, Il Castello’s, Knot Just Bagels, Little Italy,   Millers Ale House,   Moby Dicks, Mama Lena’s, Mulberry Street, Panda Express, Ristorante Venezia, Roosevelt’s Deli, Sandwich Time (Avenel),   Sandwich Time (Keasbey), Strawberry’s Pub, Three in One, Waka-Tay and Want-a-Smoothie.

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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 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


SAT. NOV. 16
Strut Your Stuff at the Colonia Turkey Trot 
The Colonia Turkey Trot struts down Inman Avenue in Colonia on Sat., Nov. 16.  Strut your “Turkey” costume from Oak Ridge Heights School #21 to the Evergreen Center Turkey Festival.  Enjoy crafts, vendors, refreshments, live entertainment and more!!!  Strut steps-off at 11:30 AM from Oak Ridge Heights School #21 (Inman Avenue).  

SUN., NOV. 17
Woodbridge Addiction Services presents a Candlelight Memorial to Remember the Lives Lost to Opioid Addiction.   6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Woodbridge Community Center (600 Main Street).  

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