Greetings from Woodbridge

Oros Park
Explore the flora and fauna at the Ernie Oros Wildlife Sanctuary at the Pin Oak Forest in Avenel

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’re at work putting together another year of spectacular Township events! Stay tuned for the exciting line-up for the Mayor's Summer Concert series – Monday “Oldies.” Tribute Band Tuesday.  Woodbridge Wednesday.  Local Band Thursday.  Second Friday Jazz and Country Sunday!!!  Tooling Around the Township returns on Sat., April 29 with a new line-up of home repair projects for Senior and Disabled residents!!!  Plan to shop the Summer Farmers Market!!!  Independence Day Fireworks extravaganza blast-off on July 3 from Alvin Williams Park in Sewaren!!!  Barron Arts Center concerts, exhibits and the annual BarronFest Art Festival.  Taste of Woodbridge serves in October.  And there are a host of new events and much, much more to come in 2017.   

Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!
See You Around Town

Mayor John E. McCormac

Woodbridge Township School District Referendum:  Tues., March 14

The Woodbridge Township School District and Board of Education are asking voters to approve a proposal to establish district-wide, full-day Kindergarten, construct critical upgrades to antiquated schools, and enhance school security and network technology in a Special Election Referendum scheduled for Tues., March 14, 2017.  Polls Open from 2:00 to 8:00 PM.
Approval of the Referendum will establish district-wide, full-day Kindergarten that will prepare our Kindergarten-age students to enter First Grade.  The Referendum also provides for upgraded technology for computers, laptop and notebook devices for students in all grades, additional classrooms for art, music, SGI instructional space and science labs, much-needed security upgrades in all schools and, most importantly, the construction of a new Ross Street School #11 (the oldest elementary school in the district built in 1920) and much-needed renovation improvements to Woodbridge Middle School (the oldest school in the district built in 1910).  For more information visit the Woodbridge Township School District web page at: www.woodbridge.k12.nj.us.

JJ Bitting Brewing Co. Charity Chili Cook-off "Heats-Up" on Sunday

Chili Cook Off

The 10th Annual Woodbridge Township Charity Chili Cook-off “Heats-Up” on Sun., March 5 at JJ Bitting Brewing Co., 33 Main Street, in Downtown Woodbridge from Noon - 2:00 P.M. Think your chili recipe is the best in Woodbridge? Enter your chili in the cook-off for an afternoon of fun, friendly competition and the chance to win a cash prize! Applications can be picked up at JJ Bitting Brewing Co., Woodbridge Community Center and Town Hall. 

Don't have a chili recipe? No problem! Come spend the afternoon sampling the best chili and local brew Woodbridge has to offer! Contact Rosemary Mende at: (732) 596-4047 or email 
www.njbrewpubs.com.  The Heat is on Us!!!!  All proceeds donated to a Woodbridge Charitable Cause.

Chili Cookoff

WPL Presents:  Teen Tech Week:  March 6-10


Ready to get techie?  There's lots of tech stuff happening at the Woodbridge Public Library during Teen Tech Week – March 6-10.  Turn bananas into a playable keyboard. Create a maze for the Sphero robot to navigate. Try Raspberry Pi, or get low-tech with a Lego building challenge! Tech Programs open to students in grades 6-12 at the Branch Libraries from 3:30 - 4:30 PM.  Iselin Branch: March 6.  Fords Branch: March 9.  Henry Inman Branch: March 10.  DIY Book Trailer Workshop at the Main Library BEC Room (3rd Floor) on March 8 from 4:00-5:30 PM.  Create a book trailer for your favorite read and we'll showcase the best ones!  Bring your own laptop or register to use a Library computer.  Questions? Call the WPL at: 732-634-4450 ext. 7130. 

Teen Tech

St. Patrick's Day Parade Set for March 12

St. Patrick's Day Parade Flyer

The 44th Annual Woodbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration gets underway on Sun., March 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM with the presentation of Proclamations to the St. Patrick’s Day honorees at the Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School followed by the raising of the Irish Flag at Woodbridge Town Hall (1 Main Street). The St. Patrick’s Day Parade - sponsored by the American Irish Association of Woodbridge – steps-off at 1:30 PM from Woodbridge High School, moves to Freeman Street, onto Linden Avenue, to Amboy Ave. (Route 35) to Main Street, concluding in front of Town Hall.  Enjoy more than 80 marching units, including traditional Irish Pipe Bands and Step Dancers, Irish-themed parade floats and displays, marching bands representing all three Woodbridge Township high schools, representatives from Township fire departments, first aid and emergency response squads, members of Woodbridge scouting organizations and community, civic, sports, and neighborhood associations. 

Pipe and Drum Band

Recycling in Woodbridge Just Got Easier!!!  Download the “MyWaste” APP!!! It’s FREE & Easy!!! 

MyWaste App Advertisement

The “MyWaste” APP puts trash and recycling collection schedules, special collection information, and more right at your fingertips!!!  “MyWaste” is Woodbridge Township’s Recycling & Solid Waste Internet ePortal and Smartphone APP featuring the 2017 Sanitation & Recycling Calendar customized to your address.  Search the ‘What Goes Here?’ database for specific recycling instructions. Plan to drop-off Household Hazardous waste at the Keasbey Recycling & Convenience Center.  See when the document shredding truck is in town.  Drop-off unwanted prescription drugs at the Police Department in Town Hall.  Report a “Waste Problem” or send comments & suggestions through the APP.  The MyWaste APP download is FREE and is available by going to: www.my-waste.mobi.  Select the icon link either to the iPhone/iPad or Android APP store.  Or visit the Woodbridge Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for more information.  


Bulk Waste Pick-Up Flyer

The annual Spring Clean-Up & Bulk Waste curbside collection program is now easier and more convenient than ever - instead of the complicated curbside pick-up schedule that ran from April through June, we’re now offering every residential household a ONE-TIME PER YEAR FREE BULK WASTE PICK-UP.  The revised bulk waste collection program is more convenient for resident homeowners and allows the Department of Public Works to better manage bulk waste collection.  All you need to do is call the Department of Public Works Sanitation Office at: 732-738-1311 x3600 – the staff will provide the details about the ONE-TIME PER YEAR FREE BULK WASTE PICK-UP and get you on the schedule.                                                          


Shopping???  Download the “Woodbridge NOW” APP for all the “Buy Local” Specials


Shopping this weekend???  Looking to find out what’s happening in Town???  Download the all-new
“Woodbridge NOW” APP for all of the best shopping deals rewards & 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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Sign-Up for WCC Summer Camp                                             

Summer Camp Program Guide

Attention Parents!!!  If you’re looking for that really cool Summer Camp... then look no further.  The all-new WCC Summer Camp program 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.

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It’s All About Health & Wellness at the WCC 
Start Your Membership Today!!!                


Spring into Health & Wellness at the WCC!!!  WCC membership packages are available in all shapes and sizes.  Check out the Family Membership or an Individual Membership - and receive 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.


The WCC is at the leading edge of what’s hot in the health, wellness and fitness industry – we’re 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.

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The WCC also 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!!!

WCC Flyer

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