Greetings From Woodbridge

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. 
Experience top-name entertainment appearing at The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC).  Plan to shop the best Buy Local stores and merchants… and, grab a bite to eat at any of our fantastic restaurants, delis, & pizzerias!!!  Explore the Barron Arts Center & Woodbridge Artisan Guild Gallery.  Get into Wellness and work-out at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) & The Club at Woodbridge. Explore the Fall events at Parker Press Park…  And, there is much, much more to come!!!  

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

See You Around Town…
Mayor John E. McCormac

AriZona Manufacturing Facility Locates to Woodbridge


Mayor John E. McCormac welcomed the arrival of AriZona Beverage Production, Manufacturing & Bottling Facility at the Federal Business Center located in the Keasbey Industrial Zone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the operational start-up of their new manufacturing and distribution center.  AriZona Beverage, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of iced-tea beverage products, has completed construction of their new state-of-the-art 621,000 SF production and bottling facility on a 37-acre parcel at the Keasbey Redevelopment Zone.  Located on AriZona Way off Mac Lane, the production facility is located in close proximity to the New Jersey Turnpike and the Central New Jersey Transportation network, Newark Liberty International Airport, the Port Newark/Elizabeth Marine Terminal and East Coast rail network(s).  When construction is complete, an abandoned rail spur will be reactivated to serve the facility.  The AriZona Beverage production and bottling facility features 45 dock positions, a 20,640 SF maintenance garage, solar energy systems, and is outfitted with a guard shack reminiscent of the Alamo.

Veterans Day Parade Steps-Off on Sunday

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The 13th Annual Woodbridge Township Veteran’s Day Parade steps-off from Ross Street School at 1:30 PM on Sunday (Nov. 10) and marches down Main Street to Town Hall.  Welcome and salute Township Veterans and active-duty military personnel from all branches of service as they proudly march in celebration of Veterans Day.  Join members of our Veterans organizations:  American Legion Post #87; American Legion T. Nulty Post #471; American Legion Post #248; The Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard  Marine Corps League Detachment #189; VFW Woodbridge Memorial Post #4410; VFW Hopelawn Memorial Post #1352;  VFW Colonia Memorial Post #6061; VFW Avenel Memorial Post #7164; VFW Iselin Memorial Post #2636; VFW Fords Memorial Post #6090; DAV Chapter #56; Woodbridge public service and emergency response units, scouting, youth, civic and historic organizations; Woodbridge, Colonia and JFK High School marching bands and parade dignitaries.  Honor and support our hometown heroes.  See you at the parade!!!




The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC) - the region’s newest performing arts center offering top-name theatre, stage productions and special performances – is welcoming theatre-goers with the very best entertainment venue in Central Jersey.  The APAC is a multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Avenel (Woodbridge Township). Managed by the Woodbridge Arts Alliance (WAA), the APAC promises to energize Avenel and surrounding communities by programming exceptional, professional theatre, music, comedy, dance and more.  The APAC 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. 

Avenel Arts This Weekend

GUY BAVLI: Master of the Mind
Sat., Nov. 9:  2:00 PM & 8:00 PM 
Sun., Nov. 10: 3:00 PM    
TICKETS: $39.50
Visit: www.avenelarts.com or call Box Office at:  732-314-0500                                                                                                        

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Savor Woodbridge Restaurant Week:  Nov. 11 – 17


Join the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce (WMCC) for Restaurant Week: The Taste of Ten Towns – serving from Nov. 11 -17, 2019.  Woodbridge Restaurant Week features 25 Township eateries offering a variety of menu options.  Pick up your Restaurant Week dining card and each time you visit a participating eatery, get your dining card stamp - when you collect 10 stamps drop-off the card at the Chamber office located at 91 Main Street (inside Floral Expressions) for entry into a drawing for a $25 gift card to one of the participating eateries.  The drawing will take place on December 9, 2019.  
Participating Eateries: Applebee’s, Athens Gyro, Bahama Breeze, Bar Louie, Blu Ale House, Bonefish Grill, Center Bar, Curtains, Dave & Busters, D’Orsi’s Bakery, Il Castello’s, Knot Just Bagels, Little Italy, Millers Ale House, Moby Dicks, Mama Lena’s, Mulberry Street, Panda Express, Ristorante Venezia, Roosevelt’s Deli, Sandwich Time (Avenel),   Sandwich Time (Keasbey), Strawberry’s Pub, Three in One and Want-a-Smoothie.

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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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“Strut” Your “Stuff” at the Colonia Turkey Trot on Sat., Nov. 16


The annual Colonia “Turkey Trot” struts down Inman Avenue in Colonia on Sat., Nov. 16.  The “Trot” assembles in the Oak Ridge Heights School #21 parking lot at 11:15 AM and leaves promptly at 11:30 AM enroute to the Evergreen Center for the “Turkey Festival.”  Enjoy crafts, vendors, refreshments, live entertainment and more!!! 

Mayor Mac Sponsors 2019 Holiday Shopping Spree Raffle
Raise $$$ For Your Group or Organization


Check-Out a Fall Health & Wellness Membership at the WCC

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Check out the Fall Membership packages 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…  Sign-up for a Family Membership or an Individual Membership and receive a FREE WCC gift!!!


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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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.

WB Events & Happenings


SAT. NOV. 9 
The Avenel First Presbyterian Church hosts the 51st Annual Holiday Fair.  Live Music… Jewelry… White Elephant… DVDs & CDs… Crafts… Baked Goods…  FREE Admission & Parking.  9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  

SUN., NOV. 10
WHS Swimming & Tennis Club Host Elks Breakfast Fundraiser.  8:00 – 11:00 AM.  Woodbridge Elks, 665 Rahway Avenue.  Tickets: $8.00.

School News

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.


SUN., NOV. 10
WHS Swimming & Tennis Club Host Elks Breakfast Fundraiser.  8:00 – 11:00 AM.  Woodbridge Elks, 665 Rahway Avenue.  Tickets: $8.00.
Avenel Street School #4/5 Presents:  Eighth Annual Diwali Celebration.  6:00 – 8:00 PM.

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