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      Celebrating Our 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary 1669 ~ 2019

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We’re having a party... and everyone is invited!!!  Woodbridge is celebrating its 350th Sesquarcentennial
Anniversary and we’re kicking-off the year-long celebration with “SummerFest ~ 2018” - a FREE Concert to open the Summer concert series!!!  The region’s hottest band – THE NERDS – take the stage at 7:30 PM “On-The-Lawn” at Woodbridge High School.  Warm-up performance by “The Dead Cowboys”... Food vendors... and Much, Much More!!! 


And the fun doesn’t stop with our concerts...  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 more to come!!! 

Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!
See You Around Town!
Mayor John E. McCormac

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


The Mayor’s Summer Concert Series “Doubles-Up” this Summer with “Golden Oldies Doo Wop” Monday and Tribute Band “Rock n’ Roll” Tuesday!!!  The incredible lineup of classic Monday “Oldies” opens on June 25 with everyone’s favorite – The Duprees.  Tribute Band Tuesday takes the stage on June 26 with Refugee (Tom Petty tribute).  Concerts start at 7:30 PM “on the grass” behind Woodbridge High School.  Woodbridge Wednesday “LIVE” concerts return to the Parker Press Park stage on June 27 with performances every Wednesday night at 7:30 PM.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE concerts with family and friends!  Local Band Thursday kicks-off their hometown concert season with local musicians and their bands on June 28 at Tanzman Park (across from the Downtown Woodbridge Train Station) at 7:30 PM.  Second Friday Jazz musicians take the stage at 7:30 PM from Eric LeGrande Park in Avenel Station Village.  Country Sunday returns to the Parker Press stage every Sunday night at 6:00 PM with the biggest Country-Western bands in the area.   The cost of admission to the Mayor’s Summer Concerts 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.

Celebrate a Sunday in Spain ~ Sun., June 3
Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents “Feria de Sevilla en Woodbridge” 

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The Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents the splendor and charm of Spain’s artistic heritage with a gala Feria de Sevilla en Woodbridge on Sunday (June 3) from 2:30 to 6:00 PM at Parker Press Park (428 Rahway Ave.)  Enjoy Live Music... Traditional Flamenco Dances... Arts & Crafts... Dance Workshops & Demonstrations... Spanish Food & Beverage.  Feria de Sevilla en Woodbridge is an admission-free event. 

Barron Arts Center Presents: FRONTLINE ARTS 

FRONTLINE ARTS (formerly known as Combat Paper, NJ) is a unique art project that strives to ignite awareness of critical issues and encourage public involvement.  FRONTLINE ARTS: On view at The Barron through June 17. Opening Reception is May 31 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at The Barron, 582 Rahway Avenue.  Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sat. & Sun.: 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Mayor’s Fluke Tournament Weighs Anchor on Sat., June 16

It’s Anchors Away!!!  Try your luck at deep-channel fishing!!!  The Annual Mayor’s Fluke Tournament casts-off on Sat., June 16.  The tournament runs from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM Weigh-in will be at the Sewaren boat launch.  Prizes include a First Place check for $1,000 (based on 40 boats).  Cost is $125.00 per boat… but you need to register.  Proceeds support Woodbridge Township youngsters diagnosed with acute disease.  Call the Township Recreation Department at (732) 596-4048 for registration and information.   

Shopping!!! Download the Woodbridge NOW APP... It’s FREE... It’s Easy... It’s Everything Woodbridge


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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Woodbridge Farmers’ Market Returns June 27

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The Woodbridge Farmers’ Market returns to Parker Press Park every Wednesday afternoon beginning on June 27.  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.

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 WCC Summer Camps offer 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 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


It’s almost Summer and time to 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 today 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.


DID YOU KNOW???  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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Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park
Open Every Weekend
Hanging by the Pool Never Felt so Good...

Splash into summer at the Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park

Open Every Weekend
Saturday & Sunday:  10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

HIGHLAND GROVE SWIM CLUB (Fords) boasts an exciting SPRAY PARK which can be enjoyed by youngsters of all ages - even Moms and Dads.  Enjoy the newly renovated 25-yard pool and kiddie pool for our younger guests.  Relax under the brand new covered lounge and sun bathing area… but first “suit-up” in the 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. Memberships are now open.  So come on in... Relax and enjoy the day in one of our comfortable lounge chairs and soak up the sun poolside.

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SkyLine Mini Golf & Batting Cages Now Open

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.

WB Events & Happenings

Colonia Fire Department 75th Anniversary Parade & Festival.  Parade steps-off from the Colonia Fire Department (250 Inman Ave.) at Noon.  Parade to the Colonia Middle School...  Festival from 1:00 to 6:00 PM. 


Relay for Life of Woodbridge Township vs. Cancer!!!  Help Us Attack Cancer in Our Community.  Rally on Sat., June 9...12 Noon to Midnight. Woodbridge High School.

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.

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Ernest Dubay Elementary Track Meet.  JFK High School Stadium.  9:00 AM.
Ford Avenue School #14 Spring Concert.  7:00 PM
“Meet of Champions” Grade 7 Cross Country Competition.  Merrill Park.  4:00 PM

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