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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 the news, 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.  Enjoy music under the stars at the Mayor's Summer Concert series.  Plan to shop the Farmer’s Market at Parker Press Park.  Explore the Barron Arts Center.  Hike the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel. Shop the very best ‘Buy Local’ stores in the region.  Bike with the Tour d’Woodbridge.  

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

See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac

Mayors Summer Concert Series...Performing this Week

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The Mayor’s Summer Concert Series returns to the Country Sunday stage at Parker Press Park on Sunday (July 29) with Swearingen & Kelli and Maybe April.  Larry Chance & The Earls revive their Golden Oldies favorites on Monday (July 30) and The Weeklings (Beatles Tribute) rock the Tribute Tuesday stage on Tuesday (July 31)... both concerts LIVE on-stage at 7:30 PM on the grass field behind Woodbridge High School.  Woodbridge Wednesday hosts The Mullican Brothers & Ryanhood (August 1) at 7:30 PM on the Parker Press stage and Local Band Thursday returns with City Hicks on Thursday (August 2) 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 friends! The cost of admission to a Mayor’s Summer Concert is a can, or two, or three of non-perishable food for the We Feed Woodbridge Food Bank.  Check out the full Mayor’s Summer concert line-up on the Township Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

Five Branches Welcomes Senior Residents

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Mayor John E. McCormac, the Woodbridge Township Municipal Council and the Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services, celebrated the Grand Opening of the all-new Five Branches Senior Center in the Iselin section of Woodbridge with an official ribbon-cutting Ceremony on July 20.  With more than 200 Woodbridge Township Senior residents in attendance, the Five Branches Senior Center - named in honor of the Five Branches of the United States Armed Services: US Army, US Navy, USMC, US Air Force and the US Coast Guard – is located in the newly renovated T. Nulty American Legion Post #471.  

The Five Branches Senior Center, along with the Evergreen Senior Center in Colonia and the Sycamore Senior Center in Port Reading, offer Senior residents a convenient neighborhood multi-purpose center designed to engage every visitor in social, recreational, educational, health and wellness programs and activities that enhance their Quality-of-Life and serve to cultivate new friendships.  The Five Branches Senior Center includes a large community room, activity rooms, game room, computer learning center with FREE wifi, and a café’ area with kitchen.  Senior residents are encouraged to register as a member of the Five Branches Senior Center.  The Five  Branches Senior Center, located at 1 Brown Avenue, Iselin, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Call 732-726-6276 for all the information. 

Woodbridge Community Players Present:
Little Shop of Horrors 

Performances:  The Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School 
Fri., July 27 & Sat., July 28 @ 7:30PM

Tickets on Sale Now!!!

Little Shop of Horrors

It’s Show Time!!!!  The Woodbridge Community Players and the Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School are the center of Theater Arts in central New Jersey with the performance of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by an incredibly talented group of Woodbridge actors, actresses and supporting cast. Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names Audrey II - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it... BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!  It’s a performance not to be missed!!!!


Advance Tickets On-Line: https://wcypnj.booktix.com/ or www.woodbridgecommunityplayers.org

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The Woodbridge Farmers’ Market is OPEN every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 to 8:30 PM at Parker Press Park.  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: J.J. Bitting Brewing Company Beer & Wine Garden; Benson’s BBQ; Jaker’s Pickles; Kenny’s Empanadas; Poppy’s Kitchen; Dudes Mobile Food; Pallotta Hot Sauce Company and Rita’s Ice.  Explore arts & crafts vendors Two Crafty Chicks; Cloudwell Artisan Products; Lula Roe; Barron Arts Center; Woodbridge Animal Group; New York Life; the Woodbridge Community Center and the Township Recreation Department... and new surprise guests and vendors every Wednesday!!!

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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Toys for Tots 5K ‘Starting Gun’ Kicks-Off on Aug. 2

Get Ready... Get Set... Go... Register today for the Toys for Tots 5K Run on Thurs., Aug. 2.  Toys for Tots 5K is sponsored by the Colonia Business Community, Investors Bank, Colonia Pharmacy and The Springwood Swim Club.  Cash awards for top 3 overall Male/Female runners and prizes to the top three female/male runners in each age group.  Register before July 31 for only $22.00 ($19.00 USATF-NJ members).  Toys for Tots 5K is a USATF New Jersey 500 Point Event.  Proceeds benefit Toys for Tots.  See you at the finish line! Contact Emma Yepez-Ziegenbalg, Race Director, at: 732-499-9199 or Email: DrEYepez@aol.com.
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Civil War Living History Comes Alive on Sat., Aug. 4

Experience the Civil War with the Robert E. Lee Civil War Roundtable of Central New Jersey as history comes to life on Sat., Aug. 4 when the Civil War Library & Research Center (94 Green Street) is transformed into a “living” Civil War encampment. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the Civil War Calvary Camp and meet the soldiers of the 7th Regiment Virginia Calvary, Company A.  Watch kids ‘drill’ with the soldiers.  Experience civilian life as it was in 1864.  Explore Civil War history displays and learn from living historians portraying notable Civil War personalities. Civil War books and other period goods on sale at the Civil War Library.  Admission is free to this wonderful learning experience and unforgettable trip back in time.  Camp Open: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.    

Mayor Mac Sponsors 2018 Holiday Shopping Spree Raffle  Raise $$$ For Your Group or Organization                                                                                              



Make Fitness Fun with a WCC Family Membership


It’s Summer!!! Time to explore the newly renovated 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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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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