Greetings From Woodbridge

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Welcome to Avenel.  A new wall mural is “under construction” at the Avenel Street underpass with local artists, art teachers and students completing work on the new “Zoo Animal” mural.

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.  Enjoy music under the stars with the Mayor's Summer Concert series.  Plan to shop the Summer Farmer’s Market at Parker Press Park.  Explore the Barron Arts Center.  Hike the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel.  Bike with the Tour d’Woodbridge!!! 

Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!

See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac

Mayor’s Summer Concert: On Stage This Week


THIS WEEK ON THE MAYOR’S SUMMNER CONCERT STAGE...  ZBTB (Zac Brown Tribute) performs on the Country Sunday stage at Parker Press Park on Sun., Aug. 6 at 6:00 PM.  SHADOWS of the 60’s – MOTOWN return to the Monday Night stage on Mon., Aug. 7 at 7:30 PM and BACK to the GARDEN (Woodstock Tribute) takes the Tribute Band Tuesday stage on Tues., Aug. 8 at 7:30 PM – both concerts are “on the grass” at WHS.  ALSARAH & THE NUBATONES perform on the Woodbridge Wednesday platform on Wed., Aug. 9 at Parker Press Park at 7:30 PM.  Local Band Thursday “rocks” with SMOKE & MIRRORS on Thurs., Aug. 10 from Tanzman Park (across from the Downtown Woodbridge Train Station) at 7:30 PM.  Completing the week is DUCHESS “LIVE” from the Second Friday Jazz stage at Pelzman Park (Tappan St. at West Park Ave. in Avenel) at 7:30 PM.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE concerts with family and friends!!!  The cost of admission to a Mayor’s Summer Concert 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

Woodbridge Public Library Opens “Pop-Up” Little Free Library at Woodbridge Center Mall                       

Little Free Library

The Woodbridge Public Library (WPL) opened a “Pop-Up” Little Free Library - Take a Book-Return a Book at Woodbridge Center Mall (2nd floor next to Lord & Taylor).  Little Free Libraries offer new and lightly used books to support the cause of literacy.  The “Pop-Up” Library has open hours during the summer with a sample of summer reading programs, writers programs, and literacy activities based on the New Jersey State Library sponsored theme: Build a Better World. A schedule of open hours will be posted to the library website and the mall store.  The Little Free Library nonprofit organization (littlefreelibrary.org) has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation and the American Library Association.  Readers Digest named them one of the “50 Surprising Things We Love About America.”  More information about Woodbridge Public Library is available on-line at www.woodbridgelibrary.org, or by texting WPLNEWS to 22828.


The Barron Arts Center Presents:  Spotlight on Norman Rockwell – Art & History Exhibit


The Barron Arts Center presents: Spotlight on Norman Rockwell: Art & History Exhibit.  The Rockwell exhibit focuses on the man behind some of the most iconic pieces of 20th century Americana, featuring pieces on loan from the collection of Colonia resident Jack Cassidy. Items on display will include lithographs signed by the artist as well as collectibles, artifacts, and examples of Rockwell’s famous covers for the Saturday Evening Post.  On View: August 12 – September 1.  Opening Reception is set for August 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at The Barron Arts Center (582 Rahway Avenue).  Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Sat. & Sun.: 2:00 – 4:00 PM.


“Jersey Fresh” Farmers’ Market Open Every Wednesday at Parker Press Park 

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THE “JERSEY FRESH” WOODBRIDGE FARMERS’ MARKET IS OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 3:00 TO 8:00 PM AT PARKER PRESS PARK  (FREE parking at the NJT train station).  This season, the WB Farmers’ Market has expanded with more “Jersey Fresh” and specialty food vendors. Schieferstein Farm Market & Garden Center offers 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... J.J. Bitting Brewing Company Beer & Wine Garden... Rita’s Ice... and more.  Stop by for “Jersey Fresh” and the Woodbridge Wednesday concert:

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“Beat the Heat” & “Cool Down” at Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park and Bowtie Pool

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Bowtie Pool

HANGING BY THE POOL NEVER FELT SO GOOD!!!   NOW OPEN DAILY                                                                                                                                     Take a Summer “Splash” at the Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park and the Bowtie Pool!!  Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park (Fords) boasts an exciting SPRAY PARK which can be enjoyed by youngsters of all ages (and even Moms and Dads).  A newly renovated 25-yard pool.  Brand new covered lounge and sun bathing area.  A new kiddie pool for our younger guests and 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.         
The Bowtie Swim Club got a new make-over for the Summer swim season.  The 25-yard in-ground pool includes a 12-foot high waterslide with a 62-foot flume ride. The pool’s depth begins at 3 feet and graduates to 12 feet.  Our little swimmers will enjoy the kiddie pool with its own waterslide and water features. There are changing rooms, a picnic area, playground, and plenty of room to just lounge. It’s the perfect place for family members and visitors of all ages.
Summer Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Weekend & Holiday:  10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Tee-Off & Batter-Up:  WCC Mini Golf & Batting Cages Now Open

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Summer is “Sizzlin” with a Health & Wellness Membership at the WCC


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 wellness 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 – WCC members are 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.  

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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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