Holiday Greetings from Woodbridge: The Best Town Around

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Celebrating Our 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary 1669 ~ 2019

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Happy Holidays from Mayor John E. McCormac and the Woodbridge E-News!!!  It’s our hope that everyone is Home-For-The-Holiday’s and able to share the merriment of the season with family and friends. We’ve put together a spectacular line-up of Festive events that will keep everyone – residents and visitors alike – entertained throughout the Holiday season.  Explore the Holiday Train Show (the largest train display in Central Jersey) at The Barron Arts Center.  Hike the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel.  Shop the very best Woodbridge Buy Local stores.  Stay-tuned to the WB E-News for all of the upcoming 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary events.  Visit: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!   

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See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac

Home for the Holidays... Check Out the WB Holiday Event Calendar
‘Season of Giving’ Food Drive Highlights WB Holiday Season


The Season of Giving food drive is underway at all of the WB holiday events, concerts and programs.  More than ever, we are seeking food donations for the Woodbridge Township food pantries that provide for the hungry throughout the holiday season and into the New Year.  We have set a goal to collect at least 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food for the Season of Giving holiday food drive by the end of the year - food that will be distributed by our local food pantries as they work to ensure that Township residents receive much needed supplies.  We are once again encouraging our always generous Township residents and visitors to donate a can… or two… or three… of non-perishable food to help neighbors and families experience a healthy and happy holiday.

The Woodbridge Township ‘Season of Giving’ food drive continues at the following Woodbridge Township holiday events:


The Barron Arts Center hosts the region’s largest Holiday Train Show & Exhibit – which has become the singular stop for the Season-of-Giving food drive.  The Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Display is ‘On Track’ until December 30 (closed on Christmas Day - Dec. 25.)  If you’re stopping by to see the incredible train exhibit, plan to drop-off a food donation at the holiday express.   


Dec. 15:  Start your Holiday Saturday with Pictures with Santa…  Presented by the Woodbridge Township Recreation Department, Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!!!  Parker Press Park.  10:00 to 11:30 AM. 

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DEC 15:  The Main Street Holiday Stroll returns with all-new and exciting holiday events… including horse-drawn carriage rides.  Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Ice Skating on Main Street.  Ice Sculptors.  Holiday Carolers.  Special Performances.  DJ Entertainment. 4:00 to 6:30 PM. Main Street in Woodbridge.


DEC 15:  Woodbridge Community Choir Presents: Journey Into the Winter Sky… A Winter Concert.  St. Anthony of Padua Church, Port Reading.  7:30 PM – FREE Admission.


DEC. 19:  Woodbridge High School (WHS) Choir Presents:  Christmas & Holiday Concert.  WHS Concert Choir performs a complete major work with Alumni soloists…  WHS Women’s Choir preforms a themed set of holiday selections… WHS Jazz Choir offers traditional holiday carols.  FREE ADMISSION.  St. Andrews Church, Avenel.  7:30 PM.
DEC. 25:  Annual Christmas Friendship Dinner will be served from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. on Christmas Day at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Father Milos Parish Hall, 436 Port Reading Ave., Port Reading.  All are Welcome.  Please call St. Anthony’s Church at 732-634-1419 to confirm a seat at the table.

WPL Hosts Special 350TH Anniversary Celebration:
              woodBRIDGE to ART: An Evening of Art & Music

RECEPTION TONIGHT: FRI., DEC. 15 ~ 6:30 – 9:00 PM 
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Join in celebrating the works of more than 70 New Jersey artists on display at a Special Exhibition & Reception.  Music by: Jeff Linden, Cold Weather Company & Woodbridge locals The Afraid Brigade.  Woodbridge Main Library

Holiday Shopping.  Stay Connected with the Woodbridge NOW APP.  It’s Free... It’s Easy…   It’s Everything Woodbridge!!!                                                                                                                       

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Before you start your holiday shopping be sure to 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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It’s All Happening at The Club

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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

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WCC   ‘Stocking  Stuffer’ Membership Special


Looking for that perfect ‘Stocking-Stuffer’ gift!!!  Stop by the WCC and explore the special Holiday Membership packages.  Check out the Family Membership or an Individual membership for that special someone.  Join in December and receive a FREE WCC gift with your new membership!!!  We’re betting that you’ll discover that the WCC is the perfect place for family fun, fitness and connection.


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

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SAT., DEC. 15
WREATHS Across AMERICA.  Join American Legion T. Nulty Post #471, the Vietnam Veterans of America and Mayor John E. McCormac and the Township Administration in placing more than 200 wreaths on the graves of Veterans (Revolutionary War to the Present) at the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge (Old White Church).  600 Rahway Ave.  Wreath placement at 11:00 AM.  Program at 1:00 PM.


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.

MON., DEC. 17
Claremont Avenue School #20 Presents:  Winter Concert.  Colonia Middle School (Delaware Ave., Colonia).  6:30 PM

Menlo Park Terrace School #19 Presents: Winter Holiday Concert.  6:30 PM
TUES., DEC. 18
Pennsylvania Avenue School #27 Presents:  Winter Concert.  6:30 PM

Ross Street School #11 Presents:  Holiday Concert.  6:30 PM

Oak Tree Road School #29 Presents:  Holiday Vocal Music Concert.  7:00 PM

Avenel School #4/5 Presents:  Winter Concert.  7:00 PM

Fords Middle School Presents:  Holiday Instrumental Music Concert.  7:00 PM
WED., DEC. 19
Lynn Crest School #22 (Carson Ave., Colonia) Presents:  Winter Concert.  6:30 PM

Lafayette Estates School #25 Presents: Winter Concert @ Fords Middle School.  7:00 PM

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