Greetings From Woodbridge


Work crews from “Tooling Around the Township” fanned-out on Saturday successfully making repairs and sprucing-up 23 homes for Township senior residents.  The Columbia Bank crew completed work on a Woodbridge house and property.

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 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 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 and the annual BarronFest Art Festival!!!  The “Taste of Woodbridge” serves in October. And there are a host of new events and much, much more to come!!!

Visit the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for all the details on how you can join the Celebration.
See You Around Town!
Mayor John E. McCormac  

Woodbridge: The Best Town Around
Celebrating Our 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary
1669 ~ 2019

350th anniversary

Woodbridge celebrates its 350th Birthday in 2019!!!  And, we’re kicking-off the year-long celebration with the 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary Community Gala on June 1, 2018... and everyone is invited!  Advance Ticket Puchase Only!!!  Visit the Township web page at:  www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us to purchase tickets to the 350th Gala celebration.

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Woodbridge Township - the oldest Township in the State of New Jersey - was chartered on June 1, 1669.  Over its 350 years, Woodbridge Township has had many historic New Jersey firsts –  from the first drinking of British tea in the “Colonies” to the site of the first permanent printing press operated by James Parker in 1751.  During the Nineteenth century, clay mining and brick manufacturing became the major industry of the Township.  The Township Seal - adopted on November 11, 1885 by the Town Committee - depicts the prominence of the clay and brink industry.  Standing at the “Crossroads of New Jersey,” Woodbridge prospered over the years achieving the designation as an “All American City” home to international corporations, commercial manufacturing and development and a thriving “Buy Local” economy. Today, ten separate and distinctive communities make up the fabric and fiber of our Township – Avenel, Colonia, Fords, Hopelawn, Iselin, Keasbey, Menlo Park Terrace, Port Reading, Sewaren, and Woodbridge Proper – where we’re proud of our “Quality-of-Life” which is why we are “The Best Town Around.”

Celebrate Senior Month with Special Events & Programs  


May is “Senior Month” in Woodbridge Township!!!  The entire month is jam-packed with educational, recreational and entertainment activities geared to Senior residents. Senior Month encourages Senior residents to engage in health and fitness activities, attend informative programs and seminars, participate in mind-stimulating activities such as Rummikub and Sudoku competitions, attend art and music classes, entertainment events, senior receptions and community engagements.

Senior Summit

The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services, the Multi-Service Program on Aging, the Department of Recreation & Resident Services, the Woodbridge Police Department, the Department of Public Works, the Evergreen and Sycamore Senior Centers, the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC), the Woodbridge Township Public Library and our many senior organizations and associations participate and sponsor the free programs, events, educational and informational sessions. Visit  www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for all of the Senior Month activities and events.

The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services, the Multi-Service Program on Aging, the Department of Recreation & Resident Services, the Woodbridge Police Department, the Department of Public Works, the Evergreen and Sycamore Senior Centers, the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC), the Woodbridge Township Public Library and our many senior organizations and associations participate and sponsor the free programs, events, educational and informational sessions. Visit  www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for all of the Senior Month activities and events.   

Support Our Troops Rally Set for Wed., May 16  

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Troop Rally

Woodbridge Township welcomes the families of military personnel and honors Woodbridge-area troops serving in outposts across the globe at the annual "Support Our Troops" rally on Wed., May 16, 2018.  Support Our Troops not only honors active-duty military personnel serving our country, but the past service and heroic contributions of Woodbridge Township Veterans. The Rally will be held at the Veterans Monument, George Frederick Plaza (between the Woodbridge Main Library and Woodbridge High School) at 6:00 PM.

Calling All Dogs & Cats!!!
        Rabies Clinic set for May 14 & 16


The Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services - Animal Control Division and the Woodbridge Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center are offering FREE rabies inoculations for Woodbridge Township dogs and cats on Mon., May 14 and Wed., May 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza (adjacent to the Main Library and Woodbridge High School).  Pet license, proof of prior rabies inoculation and spaying/neutering certificate must be presented at time of inoculation (except for first-time pet inoculations).  The Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services will also host a pet micro-chip clinic on both days from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Fee: $25.00.  Adults must accompany the pet.  Dogs must be leashed and cats must be contained in a closed carrier.  For more information on the Rabies Clinic, contact the Woodbridge Health Center at (732) 855-0600, Ext. 5003 or 5004 or log-on to the Woodbridge Township Web Page at:  www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

Celebrate Avenel Community Day on Sat., May 19


Join fellow Avenel residents in celebration of the 11th Annual Avenel Community Day.  Enjoy a FREE picnic, games, music, arts and craft, petting zoo and the Avenel community spirit.  11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Mayor Frank G. Pelzman Park (End of West Park Avenue and Tappen Street).  Please bring a can... or two... or three of non-perishable food for donation to "We Feed Woodbridge" which supports Woodbridge Township food banks and food pantries.  Find us on FaceBook @ Avenel Community Day.

Woodbridge Fights Back:  Join the Walk & Vigil Against Opioid Addiction – Sat., May 19

Join the Woodbridge Township Office of Addiction Services & W.A.R.M. (Woodbridge Addiction Recovery Mentors) at a community Awareness Walk & Vigil in memory of those we have lost to addiction overdose.  4:00 to 8:00 PM at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park in Sewaren.  To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-woodbridge-township-overdose-awareness-walk-2018-tickets-4236047231


Woodbridge Community Choir Spring Concert: A Musical Journey Through Americana Performance on Fri., May 18


The Woodbridge Community Choir will host their first concert of the season with a rousing “Musical Journey Through Americana” on Fri., May 18 at 7:30 PM.  LIVE from the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge (The Old White Church) located at 600 Rahway Ave.  The concert is FREE with a Reception to follow.  Visit the Woodbridge Community Choir at: https://www.facebook.com/WoodbridgeCommunityChoir.

Woodbridge Community Players Announce Auditions for Little House of Horrors                 
Sat., May 19 & Mon., May 21 @ The Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School

LSOP Auditions

The Woodbridge Community Players (WCP) – our very own summer stock theatre group of local actors and actresses – are looking for talent!!!  Ensemble auditions for the cast of “Little House of Horrors” are scheduled for Sat., May 19 at 9:00 AM and Mon., May 21 at 7:00 PM at the Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School. Stay tuned to the WB News or the WCP Facebook at:  www.facebook.com/wcyp.inc or  www.WoodbridgeCommunityPlayers.org for information on performance dates and tickets.

WCP Needs Patrons:  The work of the WCP does not end with the final curtain call for “Little House of Horrors” in July!!!  What many theatre-goers may not realize is how costly a stage production can be - just the rights to a play or Broadway musical show can run more than $5,000.00 - add to that costs for lighting, sound, scenery, costumes and props and you’ll understand why the WCP needs your help to produce shows the entire community can be proud of.  That’s why we’re asking Township residents to support the Woodbridge Community Players by signing on as a Patron.  To support the WCP and to learn how you can be a “Patron of the WCP” go to: www.WoodbridgeCommunityPlayers.org.

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Shopping this weekend.  Download the 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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WCC Summer Camps are Filling-Up Fast... 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.  

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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. 


Make Fitness Fun with a WCC Family Membership


Stop by and 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 May 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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Coming Soon:  WB Events & Happenings

Relay For Life

Relay-For-Life of Woodbridge Survivor Dinner  - May 17                                                                                      Please join us as a “Guest-of-Honor” at the Relay-For-Life of Woodbridge Survivor Dinner on May 17. The dinner is FREE to all survivors who are registered for the event. Each survivor may bring one guest with them to the dinner. If you have not signed up yet, please register at   www.relay07095.org. To RSVP for the dinner, please contact Maryalice Jacko by email:  ed91753@aol.com or 732-925-4670 by Mon., May 14.    

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.

FRI., MAY 11
Color Fun Run at Iselin Middle School.  1:30 – 3:00 PM

SAT., MAY 12
Ernest Dubay Elementary Track Meet.  JFK High School Stadium.

Pennsylvania Avenue School 27 PTO hosts 4th Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Tricky Tray.  Tickets:  $15.00 Adults.  Children 12 & Under: $8.00.  Doors Open at 5:00 PM.  Colonia Fire House, 250 Inman Ave., Colonia.

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