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

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The Woodbridge E-News is your direct link to all of thenews, events, programs and happenings in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey.  We’ve put together a Spectacular line-up of SummerFest events that will keep everyone – residents and visitors alike – entertained throughout the entire Summer.  The Mayor's Summer Concert series returns with Country Sunday... Monday Night “Oldies”... Tribute Band Tuesday... Woodbridge Wednesday and Local Band Thursday.  Plan to shop the Summer Farmer’s Market at Parker Press Park!!!  Explore the Barron Arts Center concerts, exhibits and the annual BarronFest Art Festival!!

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

See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac


The annual Woodbridge Township Independence Day Festival & Fireworks get underway on Tues., July 3 at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park on the Sewaren waterfront.  The Independence Day festivities kick-off with live music by Special Guests Good to Go.  Mayor McCormac and Township officials recognize Woodbridge Township First Responders, Veterans and Military personnel at 7:15 PM.  


The Time Machine take the stage at 8:00 PM followed by the incredible "Bringing the Night to Life" fireworks display choreographed to music at dusk (approximately 9:15 PM) - the fireworks will be simulcast on 1079 WOLD radio.  Alvin P. Williams Park will be closed during the day to allow for the fireworks set-up.  The gates will open to the public at 4:00 PM.  Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are encouraged.  There is no reserved seating and no alcoholic beverages are permitted in the park. In case of inclement weather call the Woodbridge Township Department of Recreation at 732-602-6045 or go to the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.        

TRAFFIC ALERT:  At the conclusion of the fireworks all traffic exiting Sewaren via Ferry Street (by Moby Dick’s) will be directed to make a left turn onto State Street. Traffic will not be permitted to make a right turn onto West Avenue towards Woodbridge.  State Street traffic into Perth Amboy will be prohibited from turning right onto Maurer Road.  Traffic will be diverted down West Ave./State Street onto Route 440, to Amboy Avenue, back into Woodbridge.

Mayor’s Summer Concert Series On-Stage This Week


The Mayor’s Summer Concert Series returns to the Country Sunday Parker Press Park stage on Sunday (July 1) with Michela Anne.  Golden Oldies Monday host The Capris on Monday (July 2) at 7:30 PM on the grass field behind Woodbridge High School.  Local Band Thursday performs on Thursday (July 5) with Kickback Band on-stage at Tanzman Park (across from the Downtown Woodbridge Train Station) at 7:30 PM.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE concerts with family and friendsThe cost of admission to a Mayor’s Summer Concert  performance 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

Walk the Woodbridge Wild at Oros Park on Saturday

Take a “Walk in the Woodbridge Wild” at the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel on Sat., June 30.  Did you know that nine species of bats call New Jersey home and many can be seen flying around Woodbridge at nighttime!!!  Explore the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve as light fades into dusk to watch bats hunt insects using echolocation and learn about their unique ecology.  Walking tour leaves from the Oros Wildlife Preserve Gazebo at 7:30 PM.  The Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve is located at Omar Avenue in Avenel.  Register by email or phone to secure a space on the tour.  Contact Eileen at: Eileen.caggiano@ywp.woodbridge.nj.us or call 732-596-4047.

Pizza Run “Starting Gun” set for Wed., July 11... Sign-Up Today!!!       

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Woodbridge is on the run... for pizza! The Mayor's Wellness Campaign, The Club at Woodbridge and Wegmans sponsor the annual Woodbridge Run for Pizza on Wed., July 11, 2018.  Sign-up today for the 4-mile run thru Alvin P. Williams Park and the Sewaren waterfront.  Celebrate at the finish line with pizza provided by local restaurants. Prizes awarded to the top three overall female and male runners and the top three male and female runners in each age group.  Register before July 9 for only $25.00 ($20.00 USATF-NJ members).  Race Day Registration: $30.00.  Corporate and Team Entries welcome! Run for Pizza is a USATF New Jersey 500 Point Event.  Proceeds benefit the Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports.  See you at the finish line! After the run head over to Tanzman Park (across from the NJT Train Station) for the Local Band Thursday concert at 7:30 PM.   

WPD Announces Summer Bicycle Safety Campaign
          “Safety” Summons Good For FREE Ice Cream Cone

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The Woodbridge Police Department (WPD) announced the kick-off of the Summer Bicycle Safety Campaign which targets bicyclists under the age of 17.  WPD officers on patrol will issue a “Safety” summons to youngsters wearing safety helmets – state law requires children under the age of 17 to wear a bicycle safety helmet while riding a bicycle, roller blades, skateboard or scooter.  The “Safety” summons is good for a FREE ice cream cone at Colonia Dairy Maid (1075 St. Georges Ave., Colonia.)  For more information about the Summer Bicycle Safety Campaign and the WPD Community Affairs Division go to the Woodbridge Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.  

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The WPD issues a Summer “Safety” ticket – good for a FREE ice cream cone at Colonia Dairy Maid. 

Barron Arts Center Flea Market Returns on Sat., July 14

The Barron Arts Center will host their annual outdoor Flea Market on Sat., July 14, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM.  (Rain or Shine)  Get great deals on toys, books, household items, specialty crafts and much more! Food market & vendors open all day.  The Flea Market is at Parker Press Park (400 Rahway Ave. in downtown Woodbridge).  The flea market benefits the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission and programming at The Barron Arts Center throughout the year.   

Summer 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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The Woodbridge Farmers’ Market returns to Parker Press Park every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 to 8:30 PM.  This season, the WB Farmers’ Market has expanded with a brand-new “Jersey Fresh” farmer and specialty food vendors. Melick’s Town Farm Market joins the WB Market offering straight-from-the-field produce, 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.


Make Fitness Fun with a WCC Family Membership


It’s Summer!!! Time to 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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WCC Summer Camps are Filling-Up Fast... Sign-Up Today!!!

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.                                 

Tee-Off at Skyline Mini Golf... Batter-Up at WCC Batting Cages 

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.

Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park Now
Open Every Day
Hanging by the Pool Never Felt so Good...

Open Every Day:
Mon.-Fri.: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
Weekends & Holidays:
10:00 AM-8:00 PM 

Splash into summer at the Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park.  Enjoy the renovated 25-yard Olympic-size swimming pool and the kiddie pool for 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 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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