Greetings From Woodbridge


 The annual “Support Our Troops” Rally Honored Active Duty Military Personnel and Township Veterans.

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 line-up of “spectacular” SummerFest events that will keep everyone – residents and visitors alike – entertained throughout the entire Summer.  Stay tuned for the exciting and entertaining Mayor's Summer Concert series:  Monday “Oldies.” Tribute Band Tuesday.  Woodbridge Wednesday.  Local Band Thursday.  Second Friday Jazz and Country Sunday.  Plan to shop the Summer Farmer’s Market at Parker Press Park!!!  The Independence Day Fireworks extravaganza “blasts-off” on July 3 from Alvin Williams Park in Sewaren!!!  Explore the Barron Arts Center concerts, exhibits, and the annual BarronFest Art Festival all Summer!!!   The “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 Hosts Memorial Day Services

Hometown Hero

It’s Memorial Day Weekend!!!  Let’s remember to take time to honor and remember our fellow Township residents who have served – and continue to serve - our nation and community.  This Memorial Day, our mission as a community is to get word to our "Home Town Hero's" serving in the military - Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard - many of whom are currently deployed to Military Stations around the globe, that we offer our prayers for a safe journey home.  Celebrate our freedom and honor the memory of those who fought for our liberty at one of the Memorial Day events this weekend.
Colonia VFW Post #6061 will host a special Memorial Day service on Sun., May 28, 2017 to honor Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard, USMC - Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard was the first Woodbridge Township soldier to give his life for our country since the war in Afghanistan began more than 15 years ago.  Cpl. Reinhard, assigned to Marine Heavylicopter Squadron 363, was one of six U.S. Marines who died “In-The-Line-Of-Duty” in January 2012 while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  The Cpl. Reinhard Memorial service starts at 11:15 AM at the Gazebo in Charlie Shaughnessy Park, Inman Avenue, Colonia.

Colonia VFW Post #6061 will hold their annual Memorial Day service at Noon on Sun., May 28, 2017 at the Colonia VFW Post located at 600 Inman Avenue, Colonia.  Following the services, the Colonia VFW will host a Memorial Day BBQ.  $20.00 per person (children under 10 Free).  Tickets: VFW Post #6061 at 732-574-9783 or Councilwoman Debbie Meehan at: 732-382-0273. 


Keasbey Fire Company #1 will hold a Memorial Day (Mon., May 29, 2017) Parade & Service at the Keasbey War Memorial Monument Park (foot of Edison Bridge on Smith Street).  The Parade steps-off at 7:30 AM from the Keasbey Fire Department (420 Smith Street, Keasbey) and will march to the Keasbey War Memorial Monument Park for the 8:00 AM Memorial Service.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 04-04 Station Sewaren (Woodbridge Township) will conduct a Memorial Day (Mon., May 29, 2017) Wreath-Laying Ceremony at 9:00 AM at the Woodbridge Marina and Boat Launch at the foot of Cliff Street in Sewaren.  Members of the USCG Flotilla will lay a wreath in honor of the men and women lost at sea.

Port Reading Fire Company #1 will conduct their annual Memorial Day (Mon., May 29, 2017) Flag-Raising & Remembrance Service at 9:00 AM outside the Fire Company Headquarters, 916 West Ave., Port Reading.

Avenel Fire Department will conduct their annual Memorial Day (Mon., May 29, 2017) Flag-Raising & Remembrance Service at 9:30 AM at the Avenel Fire House, 346 Avenel Street, Avenel.

God Bless America

Avenel VFW Memorial Post #7164 will conduct a Memorial Day (Mon., May 29, 2017) service at 10:00 AM at the Post Headquarters located at 60 West Park Avenue, Avenel.  For information contact Avenel VFW Post #7164 at 732-636-9615.
Hopelawn VFW Memorial Post #1352 will conduct a Memorial Day (Mon., May 29, 2017) Flag-Raising service at 10:30 AM at the Hopelawn Fire Department located at 127 Loretta Street, Hopelawn.
American Legion T. Nulty Post #471 will conduct their annual Memorial Day (Mon., May 29, 2017) Flag-Raising & Memorial service at 11:00 AM at Post Headquarters, 25 Brown Avenue, Iselin.
Iselin VFW Memorial Post #2636 will hold a Memorial Day (Mon., May 29, 2017) service at 11:00 AM at the Auth Avenue Memorial (located outside Post Headquarters on Auth Avenue) in Iselin.
Woodbridge VFW Post #4410 will conduct a Memorial Day (Mon., May 29, 2017) service at 11:00 AM at the Post Headquarters, 393 Pearl Street, Woodbridge.

BioBlitz at Oros Wildlife Preserve on Sat., June 

Plan to join teams of biologists, scientists, wildlife experts, students and outdoor recreationists at the first-ever Greenable Woodbridge Bio Blitz at the Ernie L. Oros Wildlife Preserve (Omar Avenue, Avenel) on Sat., June 3, 2017. 

 BioBlitz is a 24-hour race to find and identify as many species of plants, birds, mammals, frogs, lizards, turtles, snakes and insects as possible in the Oros Wildlife Preserve.  Participate in this special project to discover the diversity of life right here in our own backyard.  BioBlitz is a FREE EVENT.  Sat., June 3, 2017.  Registration: 8:00 AM.  BioBlitz: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Woodbridge SummerFest Kick-Off To Summer


It’s Almost Summer!!!!  Which means it’s time to plan your “Staycation ~ Vacation” in Woodbridge.  We’re kicking-off the Summer festivities with the first-ever WB SummerFest – a FREE preview of this Summer’s upcoming Concerts, Events, Festivals and Happenings!!  The region’s hottest band – THE BENJAMINS – take the stage at 7:30 PM. Enjoy a preview performance from the Woodbridge Community Players and the cast of West Side Story.  Shop the Farmers Market.  Sign-up for the Pizza Run and other wellness events.  And There Is So Much More To Explore!!!  The WB SummerFest opens on Thurs., June 22 at 4:00 PM at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street.

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

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Monday “Golden” Oldies and Tuesday Tribute Bands Rock “On The Lawn & Under the Stars” at WHS.  Woodbridge Wednesday Concerts Return to Parker Press Park.  Local Band Thursday Perform at Tanzman Park and Friday Jazz return to Frank Pelzman Park in Avenel.  Country Sunday Bands Perform at Parker Press.  Visit www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for the entire Summer Concert & Event Schedule.

Woodbridge Community Players Presents: An Evening with Russell Fischer

Russell Fischer

The Woodbridge Community Players (WCP) – our very own summer stock theatre group of local actors and actresses – presents a very special fundraising event:  An Evening With Russell Fischer – Star of Broadway’s Jersey Boys!!!  Join Russell on Sat., June 3, 2017 for an intimate evening as he sings a very special collection of his favorite music from Show Tunes to Pop/Rock & Soul.  The Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Ave.)  7:30 PM.  Tickets: Adults: $10.00.  Senior & Student: $8.00.  Tickets available at: www.wcypnj.booktix.com.  Proceeds benefit the Woodbridge Community Players and the upcoming July production of West Side Story.  Stay tuned to the WB News or WCP Facebook at: www.facebook.com/wcyp.inc or www.WoodbridgeCommunityPlayers.org for information on West Side Story performance dates and tickets. 

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

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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.  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.

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Think “Summer” with a WCC Health & Wellness Membership


It’s time to trim-up for Summer with a membership at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) - Woodbridge Township’s recreation, entertainment, fitness/sport and cultural 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!!!  


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 hosts Corporate/Office outings and Birthday, Anniversary, Project Graduation... or a 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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WCC Summer Camp:  Sign-Up Today for the Best Camp in Town!!! 

Happy Campers
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.                                                          

SkyLine Mini Golf & Batting Cages Now Open

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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.

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