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Celebrating Our 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary 1669 ~ 2019

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Greetings From Woodbridge

Join the 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary celebration and explore the traditions of our Township with events and activities that create civic pride and foster community partnerships that honor the past, celebrate the present and anticipate the future.  It’s the community spirit of our Ten Towns that stand as the ‘Heart-and- Soul’ of our Township - neighbor helping neighbor and volunteers who work behind the scenes to keep the Woodbridge ‘Quality-of-Life’ the best in the state.   

Visit: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for all of the upcoming 350th events, programs and happenings!!!

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COMING SOON:  We’re nearly ready to announce the exciting line-up for the Mayor's Summer Concert series:  Golden Oldies Monday and Tribute Band Tuesday.  Woodbridge Wednesday & Music-On-Main Street.  Local Band Thursday.  Friday Jazz Festival and Country Sunday.  Tooling Around the Township ‘Builds & Repairs’ in April.  Plan to shop the Summer Farmer’s Market.  Don’t forget about the Barron Arts Center concerts, exhibits and the annual BarronFest Art Festival.   Taste of Woodbridge arrives in October... and there is much, much more to come in 2019 – including the 350th Anniversary Grand Community Celebration on June 1.

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

See You Around Town

Mayor John E. McCormac



The Avenel Performing Arts Center Presents:  Dixie’s Tupperware Party


The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC) opens on April 10 with the first area presentation of Dixie’s Tupperware Party - the hilarious off-Broadway show featuring Dixie Longate, the fast-talking, gum chewing, ginger-haired Alabama gal who is bringing your grandma’s Tupperware party out of the living room and into the 21st century. Audiences howl with laughter from her outrageously funny tales, homespun wisdom, audience participation and uses for Tupperware that you never thought possible.  For anyone who has ever felt like they don’t matter, Dixie’s Tupperware Party is a southern tale of empowerment that leaves your heart a little bigger and your food a little fresher. Adult Content.

WPD Kicks-Off Street Smart Woodbridge Pedestrian Safety & Enforcement Campaign


Mayor John E. McCormac, the Woodbridge Township Police Department (WPD), North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and representatives from state and county traffic safety agencies  announced the kick-off of the 2019 Street Smart Woodbridge pedestrian safety/motorist enforcement and education campaign - a multi-agency, highly visible public awareness and traffic enforcement initiative geared to improve safety at pedestrian crossings and reduce accidents and fatalities due to inattentive and/or aggressive driving. 

April Is Youth Month.  Bigger & Better Than Ever!!!

April is Youth Month!!! Plan to attend as many Youth Month events as possible!!!  

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Big Wheels Day – the Youth Month highlight event - is set for Wed., April 24 at Woodbridge Center Mall.  Visit the Barron Arts Center (BAC) and explore the extraordinary Student Works art exhibit (April 4 - 16).  Celebrate National Library Month and explore the many interactive events and programs at the Woodbridge Public Library (WPL) and the Henry Inman, Fords & Iselin Branch libraries.  Sign-up to volunteer at the Woodbridge Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center.  Explore the many fun and exciting Youth Month events all month long at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) and The Club at Woodbridge.  In all, more than 60 events, programs and happenings geared to Woodbridge Township young people will take place at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) and The Club, Barron Arts Center, Parker Press Park and Township schools, libraries, parks and playgrounds.

Here’s just a sampling of the many events that are on tap for Youth Month 2019

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April 4-16:  The Barron Arts Center Presents:  Student Works:  Art Celebrates the Woodbridge Township 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary.  High School students from Woodbridge Township express themselves through visual art.   

April 6:    Meet the Wolves of Howling Woods at the WPL                                                                       
April 10:
  Heroes & Cool Kids Celebration at the WCC   

April 28:  Mayor’s Youth Volunteer Awards at WCC 

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Plan to be at the WCC for the annual Earth/Arbor & Multi-Cultural Day Festival featuring exhibits, food, dance, music and cultural performances presented by residents and neighbors representing more than a dozen different cultures and ethnicities that live and work in Woodbridge.  And, this year’s Earth/Arbor Day celebration includes ‘GREEN’ displays by environmental companies and local businesses and FREE give-away’s of tree seedlings, flower seeds and other “GREEN” items (while supplies last).  The Earth/Arbor Day festival also includes information on the importance of recycling, energy-saving seminars and information and a special Earth Day program for children.  At 11:30 AM, the Woodbridge Environmental Commission celebrates Arbor Day with the planting of blossoming Redspire Pear trees along Community Center Drive – an annual event that signifies the important role trees play in keeping the Township environment clean and smog-free. Check out all of the Earth Day activities at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us

Saturday is Public Health Day…

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The Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services host the annual Mayor’s Public Health Day on Saturday (April 6) from 9:00 AM to Noon.  Free Health & Wellness Screenings & Give-Away's ... Healthy Cooking Demonstrations… Face Painting and Fun Events and Programs for the entire family.  Please bring a non-perishable healthy food item for the We Feed Food Bank.  Public Health Day takes place at the Woodbridge Township Health Center located at 2 George Frederick Plaza, in Woodbridge. Call the Health Center at 732-855-0600 for additional information.

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Easter Bunny “Hops” To Parker Press Park on April 13


Here Comes Peter Cottontail!!!  The Woodbridge Recreation Department hosts the annual Easter “Eggstravaganza” on Sat., April 13 at Parker Press Park.  Join in the fun.  Egg Painting (pre-registration required) from 9:00 – 10:30 AM.  Show-off your Easter finest for the Easter Parade & Pictures with the Easter Bunny from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.  Prizes and Give-Away’s.  A fun-filled Easter celebration for Woodbridge Township residents and families.  

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And, don’t forget the 14th Annual Easter Bonnet Parade & Easter Egg Hunt (hosted by the Colonia Business Community and the Corner newspaper) on Sat., April 20, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Colonia Middle School.  $5.00 Donation per Child.  Adults Free.  Prizes awarded for the Best, Funniest, and Most Creative Easter Bonnet or Hat.  Games... Prizes... Baskets... Music... Vendors... Face Painting... And More!!!  And, don’t forget to bring a can... or two... or three... of non-perishable food to help We Feed Woodbridge supply Township food pantries.

Tooling Around the Township ‘Repairs’ on Sat., April 27


Tooling Around the Township is set for Sat., April 27, 2019.  The annual Township-wide “fix-up” day targets home repair projects for eligible Senior and handicapped residents.  We’re taking applications for home repair/maintenance projects and signing-up volunteers.  Want to nominate a house for repair... volunteer... donate services... or sponsor a home repair project???  Just call the Mayor’s Office at: 732-602-6015.  Email: tooling@twp.woodbridge.nj.us.  Or visit us on the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

Buy Local & Stay Connected…  Woodbridge NOW APP… It’s Free... It’s Easy… It’s Everything Woodbridge!!!  

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Before you start your Buy Local 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.

‘Spring Into Spring’ with a WCC Membership 

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Spring into Spring’ at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) - Woodbridge Township’s family recreation, fitness/sport and entertainment center.   WCC membership packages are available in all shapes and sizes.  Check out the Family Membership or an Individual Membership.  Join today and score 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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Fish Fry

Fish Fry Fridays!!! St. Andrew’s Knights of Columbus, 109 Morrisey Ave., Avenel.  Tickets:  $12.00 per person.  $10.00 Seniors & Children (under 10).  4:30 – 7:30 PM.   


Support Relay-for-Life of Woodbridge…  Easter Bunny Tricky Tray & Breakfast fundraiser.  Adults:  $8.00.  Children 5-10: $5.00.  Woodbridge Elks.


Woodbridge Township Historical Preservation Commission Presents:  Tenth Annual Tour of Historic Sites. The Revolution:  War Comes to Woodbridge.  Noon – 2:00 PM.  Starting:  Parker Press Park (Rahway Ave.) 
Pre-Registration encouraged.  $5.00 per person.  Call 732-634-4500 x2126.  Wthpc1669@hotmail.com


Mayor Mac’s Smoothie Challenge.  Join Mayor Mac and the Smoothie Teams from WHS, JFKHS and CHS at PK’s Café at The Club at Woodbridge (585 Main Street).  Sponsored by the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, The Club at Woodbridge & PK’s Café, Want a Smoothie Café & Juice Bar, and Wegmans.  6:00 PM.


School News and 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.


APRIL 5, 6 & 7
Colonia High School Presents:  “Chicago – School Edition.”  A theatrical production.  Performance time: 7:00 PM (2:00 PM on Sun., April 7)
WMS PTO Designer Bag Bingo & Basket Raffle.  WMS (525 Barron Ave.)  Doors Open:  6:00 PM. 
Gifted & Talented Elementary Music/Theatre Arts Show.  Avenel Middle School.  6:00 PM.
High School Career Fair.  Woodbridge Community Center.  8:30 AM – Noon.  High School Senior students… Plan to attend.  Free event.

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