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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 proud of our town and what we have to offer - residents and visitors alike.  We’ve put together a year-long line-up of spectacular entertainment, concerts, theatre, festivals and events.  Enjoy music under the stars with the Mayor's Summer Concert series.  Tour the Barron Arts Center & Woodbridge Artisan Guild Gallery.  Visit our World-Class Restaurants & Shopping.  Hike the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel.  Explore the Woodbridge Community Center.  Just name it... its right here in Woodbridge!!  

Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for all of the Woodbridge events, programs and happenings.

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Mayor John E. McCormac

Haunted Halloween” Invades Woodbridge with a ‘Spooktacular’ Line-Up of Events!!


Woodbridge Township is under the spell of “Haunted Halloween” with special Township-wide “Spooktacular” events to celebrate the annual recognition of “All Hollows Eve.”  This Halloween, the Department of Recreation is hosting an incredible line-up of “Spooktacular” events that are not to be missed!!!  


Woodbridge Haunted Ghost Tours & Zombie Walk take-over Main Street on Sat., Oct. 21!!!  Zombie Walk leaves from the (some say haunted) School District Administration Building (428 School Street) at 5:00 PM and ends at Parker Press Park.  Haunted Ghost Tours begin at 6:30 PM from Parker Press Park.  Tours depart every 15 minutes.  Tickets:  $8.00.  For more information follow on FaceBook at Woodbridge Ghost Walk, www.hauntedhistoryproductions.com or call 732-596-4048. (All proceeds benefit local charitable organizations and causes.)  

The Recreation Department’s Halloween “Trunk-or-Treat & Costume Contest” returns to the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) on Sun., Oct. 22 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM.  Show off your Halloween costume while “Trunk-or-Treating.”  Prizes for funniest, scariest and most original costume.  “Trunk-or-Treaters” must pre-register to hand out candy.  The Recreation Department will not accept any walk-ups.  Participants will receive a Registration Certificate that must be presented upon arrival at the WCC.  To Register:  RecreationDepartment@twp.woodbridge.nj.us


 And, stick around for the Halloween Drive-In Movie – “Hotel Transylvania” showing at dusk in the WCC parking lot.  The “Haunted Halloween Hay Ride & Family Fun Festival” is set for Thurs., Oct. 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Parker Press Park...  But, Beware of the Ghosts & Goblins along the way!!!  


Woodbridge Halloween fun continues with the Woodbridge High School Choirs’ 20th Annual “Haunted House & Halloween Festival” (proceeds benefit the WHS Choir) on Sat., Oct. 21 & 28.  Experience your worst “Fears, Phobias & Superstitions” at the “Haunted House” – located in a vacant store next to Crunch Gym across from Woodbridge High School.  “Happy Haunted House” (lights on) for youngsters is open from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.  The real scary “Haunted House” is open from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M.  Tickets:  $8.00 in advance; $10.00 at Door.

WPD Encourages Safe “Trick-or-Treating during “Haunted Halloween”... Halloween Curfew in Place for Mon., Oct. 30 & Tues., Oct. 31

Trick or Treat

The Woodbridge Police Department (WPD) will be watching out for ‘ghosts and goblins’ as part of special Halloween patrols and the Health Department is available to provide information on healthy treats.  The WPD will enforce a special Halloween curfew on the evenings of Mon., Oct. 30 (Mischief Night) and Tues., Oct. 31 (Halloween).  While scary fun is great, special safety reminders and precautions will be in place in order to keep Township “trick-or-treaters” out of harm’s way.  The curfew is in place from 7:00 PM to sunrise on Mon., Oct. 30 and Tues., Oct. 31 and applies to everyone under the age of 18 (unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult).  Police will issue a warning and instructions to return home to first-time violators; second offense violators will be taken into custody and held until picked up by a parent or guardian.  

Explore the Mayor’s Health Expo on Saturday

Health Fair

The Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services and the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign host the annual  Mayor’s Health Expo on Saturday (Oct. 21,  2017) from 9:00 AM to Noon at the Woodbridge Health Center (2 George Frederick Plaza.)  Plan to stop by the Health Expo for FREE or reduced-cost health screening tests which help monitor medical conditions and provide vital patient-care information.  Seasonal flu shots are available (FREE to Medicare patients; $15.00 for non-Medicare).  Health Expo visitors will find information on health-related topics including Social Security, Medicare, pharmacy assistance, substance abuse, domestic violence, and more.  Area health care providers and medical assistance agencies will be on-hand to provide information on health-care products, services and programs. Free cooking demonstrations by Wegmans target healthy diet and menu selections.

Awards Ceremony Honors Community Volunteers

Community Day
Community Day

Mayor John E. McCormac and the Municipal Council will host “Woodbridge Community Day” on Sun.,
Oct. 29, 2017 from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) when 50 community volunteers receive the annual Mayor’s Community Volunteer Award for distinguished community service. The Woodbridge Township community is served by volunteers helping neighbors in countless ways each
and every day - volunteer service that includes church and community, student tutoring, athletic coaches,
hospital aides, senior resident assistance, clothing and food drive coordinators, first aid and fire squad
members, serving and assisting area homeless, participating in the annual “Tooling Around the Township”
home repair program, and many more community service endeavors and programs.  

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Public Works Announces FREE Leaf Bag Distribution

Leaf bag schedule

The Fall “Bagged Leaf” collection program is now underway… Check out the Public Works schedule to find out where to pick-up FREE leaf bags.  To collect leaves more efficiently the Township requires that residents bag leaves in biodegradable paper leaf bags only – plastic bags cannot be used  The biodegradable paper leaf bags are designated for “Leaves Only” and are to be used only while the leaf collection program is in effect.  The Township distributes paper leaf bags to residents FREE of charge and are available at the Public Works Recycling Center located on Smith Street in Keasbey.  Check the Township web page at www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us. or call the Recycling Hotline at 732-738-1311 x3049 for more information on the “bagged leaf” collection program.

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“Fall” into “Fall” with a Health & Wellness Membership at the WCC


It’s time to trim-up for Fall 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!!!  

WCC Fall

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.  


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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