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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. 

Just around the corner is another Summer of spectacular Township events! We're putting the final touches on an exciting line-up for the Mayor's Summer Concert series:  Monday Night ‘Doo Wop & Oldies!’   Tribute Band Tuesday!  Woodbridge Wednesday concerts at Parker Press Park!  Local Band Thursday at Tanzman Park.  Friday Jazz in Avenel!  Country Sunday at Parker Press Park!  Music-On-Main Street!  Plan to shop the Farmers’ Market.  Don’t forget about the Barron Arts Center’s concerts, exhibits and the annual BarronFest Art Festival.  Taste of Woodbridge arrives in October... and there is much, much more to come.

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

See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac

April Is Youth Month.  Bigger & Better Than Ever!!! 

Youth Month

April is “Youth Month”...jam-packed with youth-oriented activities beginning with the Woodbridge Police Department (WPD) accepting applications for this summer’s ever-popular Junior Police Academy and going right through the hotly-contested Gladiator Games between the Evergreen Center’s Youth and Senior members on April 30

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Visit the Barron Arts Center and explore the extraordinary “Student Works” art exhibit (April 2 – 16).  Celebrate National Library Week (April 8-14) and explore the many interactive events and programs at the Woodbridge Public Library and the Henry Inman, Fords & Iselin Branch libraries.  Explore Elementary School Day at the Evergreen Youth Center (Wed., April 25).  Sign-up for “Playful Painting” - an 8-week children’s painting class with easy-to-follow instruction at the Woodbridge Artisan Guild Gallery (WAG).  Explore special “Youth Month” events all month long at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC).  In all, more than 60 events geared to Woodbridge Township young people will take place at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC), Barron Arts Center, Parker Press Park and Township schools, libraries, parks and playgrounds.


Here’s just a sampling of the many events that are on tap for “Youth Month 2018.”

April 13:  Career Fair for High School Senior & Junior students. WCC.  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

April 15:  Princess Breakfast Ball at the WCC.  9:30 AM 


April 21:  Colonia 5K Classic/Chris Jantas Fun Run.  St. John Vianney (Start/Finish).  8:30 - 11:00 AM
April 29:  Mayor’s Youth Volunteer Awards at WCC.  11:00 AM

Earth Day


Plan to be at the WCC for the annual Earth/Arbor & Multi-Cultural Day Festival featuring exhibits, food, dance, music and cultural performances presented by residents and neighbors representing more than a dozen different cultures and ethnicities that live and work in Woodbridge.  And, this year’s Earth/Arbor Day celebration includes “green” displays by environmental companies and local businesses and FREE give-away’s of tree seedlings, flower seeds and other “green” items (while supplies last).  

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The Earth/Arbor Day festival also includes information on the importance of recycling, energy-saving seminars and information and a special Earth Day program for children.  At 11:30 AM, the Woodbridge Environmental Commission celebrates Arbor Day with the planting of blossoming Redspire Pear trees along Community Center Drive – an annual event that signifies the important role trees play in keeping the Township environment clean and smog-free. Check all of the Youth Month activities at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

Saturday is Public Health Day    

Health Day

The Department of Health & Human Services hosts the annual Mayor’s Public Health Day on Saturday (April 7) at the Health Center.  Free Health & Wellness Screenings.  Healthy Cooking Demonstrations presented by Wegmans of Woodbridge.  FREE Wellness Give-Away’s.  Moon Walk Bounce House.  Face Painting and Much, Much More!!!  9:00 AM to Noon at the Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza.  

Music on Main Presents:  Carl Palmer: ELP Legacy
LIVE on Stage:  Sat., April 21

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The popular Music on Main Street concert series returns with Carl Palmer:  ELP Legacy... LIVE on-stage on Sat., April 21 at 7:30 PM at The Theatre @ Woodbridge Middle School. Music on Main Street - presented by Mayor John E. McCormac, the Woodbridge Township Department of Recreation and the Woodbridge Committee for the Arts - features top-name entertainment performing an incredible line-up of folk, rock, blues, soul, jazz, and more!!!  Tickets: $30.00 Advance and $35.00 at the Door.  Visit: www.WoodbridgeArtsNJ.org for tickets and concert information.

Tooling Around the Township Set for Sat., April 28

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“Tooling Around the Township” is Sat., April 28, 2018.  The annual Township-wide “fix-up” day targets home repair projects for eligible Senior and handicapped residents.  We’re taking applications for home “fix-it” projects and signing-up “fix-it” volunteers.  Want to nominate a house for repair... volunteer... donate services... or sponsor a home repair project???  Just call the Mayor’s Office at: 732-602-6015.  Email: tooling@twp.woodbridge.nj.us.  Or visit us on the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

Woodbridge NOW APP...  It’s FREE... It’s Easy... It’s Everything Woodbridge


Planning on shopping the best Woodbridge “Buy Local” stores this weekend???  Looking to find out what’s happening in Town???  Download the Woodbridge NOW APP for all of the best shopping deals, rewards and 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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Recycling in Woodbridge Just Got Easier!!!  Download the “MyWaste” APP!!! It’s FREE & Easy!!! 

My Waste

The “My Waste” APP puts trash and recycling collection schedules, special collection information and more right at your fingertips!!!  “MyWaste” is Woodbridge Township’s Recycling & Solid Waste APP 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.  Find out 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.

WCC Summer Camp...  Sign-Up NOW!!!

ATTENTION PARENTS!!!  If you’re looking for that really cool Summer Camp... then look no further.  The all-new WCC Summer Camp 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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“Spring Into Spring” with a WCC Membership
          Make Family Fitness Fun with a Family Membership


“Spring Into Spring” with a new WCC Membership.  Explore the all-new Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) - Woodbridge Township’s community, 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.  Join in March and receive a FREE WCC Gift with Paid Membership!!!  We’re betting that you’ll discover that the WCC is the perfect place for family fun and fitness.


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.
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!!!

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Now Playing:  WB Weekend Events

See What’s on the Event Calendar This Weekend


Help rebuild Puerto Rico at the Giving Back Concert on Friday (April 6)... LIVE from the Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School.  Sponsored by Investors Bank with performances by Dead Space (A Tribute to the Grateful Dead) and the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre.  Concert Starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets: $10.00.  Proceeds benefit the Ricky Martin Foundation.

Colonia Cleanup

Plan to “lend-a-hand” at the annual Colonia Clean-Up at Charlie Shaughnessy Park as Colonia celebrates its 29th year sprucing-up parks and public spaces.  Meet at 9:00 AM behind the Shell gas station (corner of Inman and Amherst Avenues)... and bring a pair of gloves!!!

Play Ball!!!  Little League Opening Day Ceremonies Set For Saturday
It’s Opening Day for Woodbridge Little League baseball!!! Join the Fords Clara Barton Baseball League at 10:00 AM as they parade from the Our Lady of Peace Annex Building parking lot (New Brunswick Ave.) to Fords Park (King Georges Road & Park Road) for the First Pitch ceremonies.
The Woodbridge Little League Opening Day parade steps-off at 11:30 AM from Mawbey Street School #1 to the Woodbridge Little League Baseball Park at Van Buren Street for the Opening Day First Pitch.

Relay for Life

Join Relay For Life of Woodbridge Township for a “KICK-OFF” event at Dave & Busters... Mon., April 9 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.  Drop-in to learn how you can get involved in this year’s Relay!!!  Refreshments.  Light Appetizers.  Prizes.  To register: www.RelayForLife.org/Woodbridge.


School News & Events

There are many events, programs and happenings every day that focus on our schools, students and extra-curricular activities.  The E-News encourages residents, parents, students and visitors to support the various school-related activities - without community sponsorship, many of the student programs, events and activities would not be able to take place.  Plan to attend.
National Junior Honor Society Induction.  Fords Middle School.  1:30 – 3:00 PM
JROTC Awards Ceremony.  Woodbridge High School.  6:00 – 7:00 PM
National Honor Society at Colonia High School.  6:30 PM
Career Fair – High School Senior & Junior Students.  Woodbridge Community Center (WCC).  8:30 AM to Noon.

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