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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 Fall events that will keep everyone – residents and visitors alike – entertained throughout the year.  Explore the Barron Arts Center.  Hike the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel.  Shop the very best Woodbridge ‘Buy Local’ stores.  Bike with the Tour d’Woodbridge.  Stay-tuned to the WB E-News for all of the upcoming 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary events.     

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

See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac

It’s All Happening at The Club

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It’s Official!!!  The Club at Woodbridge is now part of the Woodbridge Township Recreation Family – and we’re offering an incredible menu of health, wellness, fitness and entertainment programs, events and happenings to members and guests!!!

The Club is the perfect complement to the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) right across Main Street.  Both facilities have a pool, running track, cardio rooms, weight rooms, concession areas and child care functions. Both run summer camps for kids and personal training and other amenities. The Club has racquetball and badminton, while the WCC has a hockey rink, roller rink, mini-golf course and batting cages.

Explore all The Club has to offer at: www.theclub.org

Taste of Woodbridge Serves on Oct. 25
Tickets on Sale Now!!!


Experience the best food, deserts, wine & beverage that Woodbridge restaurants and culinary establishments have to offer.  The Taste of Woodbridge returns to the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) on Thurs., Oct. 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.  Tickets: $30 Advance.  $35 at the Door.  Call the Woodbridge Department of Recreation at 732-596-4047.      E-mail: eileen.caggiano@twp.woodbridge.nj.us or martina.wenger@twp.woodbridge.nj.us for ticket information.  See you there!

WPD Encourages Safe Trick-or-Treating During Haunted Halloween
Halloween Curfew on Tues., Oct. 30 & Wed., Oct. 31

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The Woodbridge Police Department (WPD) will be watching out for Ghosts & Goblins as part of special Halloween patrols.  The WPD will enforce a special Halloween curfew on the evenings of Tues., Oct. 30 (Mischief Night) and Wed., Oct. 31 (Halloween).  While scary fun is great, special safety reminders and precautions will be in place in order to keep Township Trick-or-Treaters out of harm’s way.  The curfew is in place from 7:00 PM to sunrise both days and applies to everyone under the age of 18 (unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult).  Police will issue a warning and instructions to return home to first-time violators; second offense violators will be taken into custody and held until picked up by a parent or guardian.

Woodbridge Zombie & Ghost Walk  ‘Haunts’ Main Street

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Calling All Vampires & Zombies:  The Woodbridge Zombie walk steps-off on Saturday (Oct. 20) at 5:00 PM from the Board of Education Administration building (some say it’s really haunted) on School Street.  Prizes for the best Vampire & Zombie costume and make-up.  The Woodbridge Ghost Walk returns with an all-new, fun and fascinating 40-minute guided tour into the spirit-filled past of Woodbridge Township.  Ghost Walk explores a side of Woodbridge not typically found in textbooks – the Township’s rich history of ghosts, curious incidents and unexplained occurrences from Colonial days to the present.  Costumed guides and actors tell the stories of New Jersey’s first European settlers, Revolutionary War heroes, members of Victorian society and much, much more!!!  Meet the spirits of both famous and infamous local residents of the town’s past.    Ghost tours haunt Main Street starting at 6:30 PM.  Tours leave every 15 minutes from Parker Press Park (400 Rahway Ave. across from Berkeley College).  Tour Tickets: $8.00 per person (strollers FREE). 

Like us on Facebook at: Woodbridge Ghost Walk.  www.hauntedhistoryproductions.com


Recreation Department Hosts Halloween ‘Hauntings’ & ‘Spooktacular’ Events!!!


Woodbridge Township is under the spell of Haunted Halloween with special Township-wide Spooktacular events to celebrate the annual recognition of All Hollows Eve.  The Department of Recreation has a line-up of Halloween events that are not to be missed!!!  The Haunted Halloween Hay Ride & Family Fun Festival is set for Thurs., Oct. 25 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. at Parker Press Park... Beware of the Ghosts & Goblins along the way!!!   The Woodbridge High School Choir hosts their annual Haunted House on Sat., Oct. 20 and Sat., Oct 27.  Happy Haunted House from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.  The SCARY Haunted House opens at 8:00 to 10:00 PM.  The WHS Haunted House is at the old A&P store (across from WHS.)  The Halloween Trunk-or-Treat & Costume Contest returns to the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) on Sun., Oct. 28 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM.  Show off your Halloween costume while Trunk-or-Treating at the WCC.  Prizes for funniest, scariest and most original costume.  And, stick around for the Halloween Drive-In Movie – Hotel Transylvania II – showing at dusk in the WCC parking lot.


Explore the Mayor’s Health Expo on Saturday

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The Department of Health & Human Services and the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign host the annual Mayor’s Health Expo on Saturday (Oct. 20) from 9:00 AM to Noon at the Woodbridge Health Center (2 George Frederick Plaza.)  Plan to stop by the Health Expo for FREE or reduced-cost health screening tests which help monitor medical conditions and provide vital patient-care information. 

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 Seasonal flu shots are available (FREE to Medicare patients; $15.00 for non-Medicare).  Health Expo visitors will find information on health-related topics including Social Security, Medicare, pharmacy assistance, substance abuse, domestic violence, and more.  Area health care providers and medical assistance agencies will be on-hand to provide information on health-care products, services and programs. Free cooking demonstrations by Wegmans target healthy diet and menu selections.

Port Reading Community Day Festival on Saturday
Picnic, Music, Arts, Games… Fun for the Entire Family

Plan to join Mayor John E. McCormac, Councilman Cory Spillar (3rd Ward) and Port Reading residents and neighbors at the annual Port Reading Day festival and picnic on Saturday (Oct. 20).  Port Reading Day gets underway at Noon at the Port Reading Fire Department (Port Reading Avenue).  Enjoy a FREE picnic, games, music, arts and crafts and the Port Reading community spirit.

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Save The Date:  Community Day Ceremony Honors Volunteers

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Mayor John E. McCormac and the Municipal Council will host Woodbridge Community Day on Sun., Oct. 28, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC).  Plan to attend when 50 volunteers receive the Mayor’s Community Volunteer Award for distinguished community service.  The Woodbridge Township community is served by volunteers helping neighbors in countless ways each and every day - volunteer service that includes church and community, student tutoring, athletic coaches, hospital aides, senior resident assistance, clothing and food drive coordinators, first aid and fire squad members serving and assisting area homeless, participating in the annual Tooling Around the Township home repair program and many more community service endeavors and programs.

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“Fall-Into-Fall” With a WCC Family Membership


Fall-Into-Fall with a Family Membership at 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 –WCC members are 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 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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WB Events & Happenings


SUN., OCT. 21
2nd Annual Inman Avenue Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.  Walk leaves School #21 at 12:30… Walk to the Colonia Fire House for FREE refreshments.  $10.00 per walker.


SUN., OCT. 21
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser to Benefit the Family of Ryan Shaughnessy.  Colonia Fire Department (250 Inman Ave,)  
$10.00 per adult


MON., OCT. 22
Historical Association of Woodbridge Township Presents:  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 1792: a Dramatical Reading of Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow!!!  7:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church (Rahway Ave.)


TUES., OCT. 30
Relay-for-Life of Woodbridge Presents:  A Murder Mystery Co. Who Dunit!!!  Reservations Required:  $60.00 per person. Dominic’s Italian Restaurant, 453 Avenel Street.


School News & Events

There are many events, programs and happenings every day that focus on our schools, students and extra-curricular activities.  The WB 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.


SAT., OCT. 20
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Port Reading School #9 (Turner Street).  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 


FRI., OCT. 26
Trunk or Treat at Woodbridge High School.  4:30 PM


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