Greetings From Woodbridge

Welcome to the Woodbridge E-News - your direct link to all of the news, events, programs and happenings in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey.  We’ve put together a line-up of Spectacular ‘SummerFest’ events that will keep everyone – residents and visitors alike – entertained throughout the entire Summer.  The Mayor's Summer Concert series features:  Monday Night Oldies. Tribute Band Tuesday.  Woodbridge Wednesday & Music on Main.  Local Band Thursday and Country Sunday!!!  Plan to shop the Farmers’ Market at Parker Press Park.  The Independence Day Fireworks extravaganza BLASTS OFF on July 3 from Alvin Williams Park in Sewaren!!!  Explore the BarronFest Art Festival!!!  The Taste of Woodbridge serves in October!!!  And there is much, much more to come – 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

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


We’re Celebrating our 350th Birthday on June 1, 2019!!!  And everyone is invited!!!  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 the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.




The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC) rolled-out the Red Carpet and welcomed theatre-goers with a Grand Opening VIP reception.  The APAC - the region’s newest performing arts center specially designed for theatre, stage productions and special performances – features seating for 200 patrons, a separate performance room and pre-function lobby area that opens to exterior space for larger gatherings and events.  APAC also features Curtains Restaurant – a stand-alone dining destination available for catered pre-performance and special events.  


This Weekend at APAC

NOW SHOWING:  Mike Delamont: Husky Panda.  Thurs., May 23 – Sat., May 25.  All Shows at 8:00 PM.  All Tickets:  $29.50.  Visit: www.avenelarts.com or call Box Office at:  732-314-0500. 


Woodbridge Hosts Memorial Day Services


It’s Memorial Weekend!!!  Let’s remember to take time to honor our Township residents who have served – and continue to serve - our nation and community.  This Memorial Day, our mission as a community is to get word to our Home Town Hero's serving in the military - Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard – and who are currently deployed to Military Stations around the globe - that we offer our prayers for a safe journey home.  Celebrate our freedom and honor the memory of those who fought for our liberty at one of the Memorial Day events.
SUN., MAY 26
Colonia VFW Post #6061 will host a Memorial Day service on Sun., May 26 at Noon outside the Post located at 606 Inman Avenue in Colonia.  The memorial service will honor USMC Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard - Cpl. Reinhard, assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, was one of six U.S. Marines who died In-The-Line-Of-Duty in January 2012 while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Following the service, the Colonia VFW will host a Memorial Day BBQ.  $20.00 per person (children under 10 Free).  Tickets: VFW Post #6061 at 732-574-9783 or Councilwoman Debbie Meehan at: 732-382-0273.
Keasbey Fire Company #1 will conduct a Memorial Day Parade & Service at the Keasbey War Memorial Monument Park (foot of Edison Bridge on Smith Street).  The Parade steps-off at 7:30 AM from the Keasbey Fire Department (420 Smith Street, Keasbey) and will march to the Keasbey War Memorial Monument Park (Smith Street) for the 8:00 AM Memorial Service.

Disabled American Veterans Woodbridge Memorial Chapter 56 will host a Memorial Day service at the Soldiers & Sailors Monument located at Main Street & Rahway Ave. (across from Town Hall) at 9:00 AM.
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 04-04 Station Sewaren will conduct a Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony at 9:00 AM at the Woodbridge Municipal Boat Launch at the foot of Cliff Street in Sewaren.  Members of the USCG Flotilla will lay a wreath in honor of the men and women lost at sea.
Port Reading Fire & First Aid Squad will conduct their annual Memorial Day Flag-Raising & Remembrance Service at 9:00 AM outside the Fire Company Headquarters, 916 West Ave., Port Reading.
Avenel Fire Department will host their annual Memorial Day Flag-Raising & Remembrance service at 9:30 AM at the Avenel Fire House, 398 Avenel Street, Avenel.
Avenel VFW Memorial Post #7164 will conduct a Memorial Day service at 10:00 AM at the Post Headquarters located at 60 West Park Avenue, Avenel.
Hopelawn VFW Memorial Post #1352 will conduct a Memorial Day Flag-Raising service at 10:00 AM at the Hopelawn Fire Department located at 127 Loretta Street, Hopelawn. 
American Legion Post #87 will host Memorial Day Flag-Raising & Memorial Services starting at 10:30 AM at Post Headquarters located at 314 Berry Street, Woodbridge.  Additional services will take place at the Soldier & Sailors Monument at Main Street and Rahway Avenue; the American Legion Monument located on School Street, Oak Avenue Park and the Woodbridge Avenue and Old Road Monument ending in Sewaren at the West Avenue Monument.
American Legion T. Nulty Post #471 will host Memorial Day services at 11:00 AM at the Five Branches Center located at 25 Brown Avenue in Iselin.
Iselin VFW Memorial Post #2636 will hold a Memorial Day service at 11:00 AM at the VFW Memorial located outside Post Headquarters on Auth Avenue in Iselin. 
Hopelawn VFW Post #1352 will conduct a Memorial Day Flag-Raising service at Noon at the Post Headquarters, 113 James Street, Hopelawn.

Senior Summit Targets Programs & Events
Senior Month Celebration Continues Throughout May  


Woodbridge Township Senior’s gathered at the Mayor’s Senior Summit this week to exchange ideas in an open discussion on topics ranging from expanding and improving services, programs and facilities at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC), Evergreen Senior Center in Colonia, Sycamore Senior Center in Port Reading, Five Branches Senior Center in Iselin and other Township senior facilities... to improving communications with senior residents on emergency preparedness, weather-related alerts and consumer safety... to suggestions on improving public safety such as cracking down on speeding in residential areas... to Quality-of-Life issues such as home maintenance and repair and expanded physical fitness and wellness programs and seminars for senior residents.  Representatives from the Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services, the Multi-Service Program on Aging, the Department of Recreation & Resident Services, the Woodbridge Police Department, Department of Public Works, the Evergreen, Sycamore and Five Branches Senior Centers, the Woodbridge Community Center, the Woodbridge Township Public Library, The Barron Arts Center and many Woodbridge businesses and medical care facilities participated in the Mayor’s Senior Summit.  Visit www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for all of the Senior Month activities and events.

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Mayor’s Fluke Tournament Weighs Anchor on Sat., June 15 


Try your luck at deep-channel fishing!!!  The Annual Mayor’s Fluke Tournament casts-off on Sat., June 15.  The tournament runs from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Weigh-in at the Sewaren boat launch.  Prizes:  First Place: $1,000 (based on 40 boats).  Cost is $125.00 per boat… but you need to register.  Proceeds support Woodbridge Township youngsters diagnosed with acute disease.  Call the Township Recreation Department at (732) 596-4048 for registration and information.   

Memorial Weekend Buy Local Shopping:  Woodbridge NOW APP
It’s Free... It’s Easy… It’s Everything Woodbridge!!!

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Buy Local shopping this weekend.  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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Think “Summer” with a WCC Health & Wellness Membership 

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Get a ‘jump-start’ on Summer fitness with a membership 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.  Receive a FREE WCC gift with paid membership!!!  


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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Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park Opens Memorial Day Weekend
     Hanging by the Pool Never Felt so Good...


Splash into summer at the Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park - opening this weekend:  

Fri., May 24:
3:00 – 8:00 PM                                             

Sat., May 25, Sun., May 26  & Mon., May 27: 
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM


Highland Grove Swim Club (Fords) boasts an exciting SPRAY PARK which can be enjoyed by youngsters of all ages - even Moms and Dads.  Enjoy the newly renovated 25-yard pool and kiddie pool for our 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 new 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.

SkyLine Mini Golf & Batting Cages Now Open


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.

WCC Summer Camps are Filling-Up Fast... Sign-Up NOW!!! 


ATTENTION PARENTS!!!  If you’re looking for that really cool Summer Camp... then look no further.  The all-new WCC Summer Camp offers 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.  The Recreation Department’s Summer Camps return to Merrill Park in Colonia 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.                                           

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.



Relay for Life of Woodbridge Township vs. Cancer!!!  Help us Attack Cancer in Our Community.  Rally on Sat., June 8...  12 Noon to Midnight.  Woodbridge High School


SUN., MAY 19
WCC Presents:  Super Hero Breakfast.  Advance Reservations a Must.  9:30 – 11:30 AM. Advance: $15.00.  Door:  $20.00 


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.


SAT., MAY 30
Color Run… Port Reading School #9… Registration: 5:45 PM.  Initial Throwing of Powder: 6:30 PM.  Fun Run/Walk: 6:40 PM.


FRI., MAY 31
Woodbridge School District Presents:  The 350th Anniversary of the Chartering of Woodbridge… Barron Arts Center.

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