Thanksgiving Greetings from Woodbridge: 
The Best Town Around


Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Woodbridge E-News!!!  It’s our hope that everyone is Home-For-The-Holiday’s and able to share the bounty 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 Thanksgiving and Holiday season.  
Experience top-name entertainment appearing at The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC).  Plan your Holiday shopping at 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.  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




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

Friday, November 22 @ 8:00 PM



SAT., NOV. 23 @ 8:00 PM & SUN., NOV. 24 @ 3:00 PM
FREDA PAYNE: SINGER OF 70s HIT “BAND OF GOLD’                                                                                                                                                                

Visit: www.avenelarts.com or call Box Office at:  732-314-0500                                                                                                        

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Holiday Stroll & Small Business Saturday ‘Light-Up’ Main Street on Sat., Nov. 30


Start your holiday shopping on Sat., Nov. 30 with the Downtown Merchants Association and the Woodbridge Recreation Department’s annual ‘Holiday Stroll’ on Main Street from 4:00 – 6:30 PM.  This year, the ‘Holiday Stroll’ serves as the featured event for Small Business Saturday - a national promotion to Buy Local at the premier Downtown Main Street businesses.  Plan to shop Small Business Saturday at the great specialty shops in any of our Downtown Shopping areas - Main Street in Woodbridge.  New Brunswick Avenue in Fords.  Inman Avenue in Colonia.  Oak Tree Road in Iselin. You'll be sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list!!!
The Main Street Holiday Stroll features all-new and exciting holiday events… including horse-drawn carriage rides.  Ice Skating on Main Street.  Ice Sculptors.  Holiday Carolers.  Special Performances.  DJ Entertainment.  Don’t miss Santa and Mrs. Claus on their first visit of the season to Woodbridge.

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Looking to get a jump on Holiday shopping this weekend!!!  Download the Woodbridge NOW APP for all of the best shopping deals, rewards & 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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Explore a Holiday Health & Wellness Membership at the WCC

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Check out the Holiday 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. 23
Woodbridge Community Choir’s 3rd Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair. Photos with Santa. Tricky Tray.  Food Drive.10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Woodbridge High School Gym.

SUN., NOV. 24
Avenel Community Day & the Avenel Fire Company Present the 2nd Annual Avenel Very Merry Holiday Festival & Tree-Lighting  Ceremony.  on Sun., Nov. 24 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  Tree-Lighting Ceremony is set for 6:00 PM.  Holiday Carolers.  Pictures with Santa.  Refreshments.  And More!!!  The Avenel Fire Company is collecting non-perishable food items for We Feed Woodbridge and the ‘Season of Giving’ food drive.                                 

MON., NOV. 25
The Historical Association of Woodbridge Township Presents:  Stranger Among Saints: Stephen Hopkins of the mayflower.  7:00 PM.  First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge.   


SAT., NOV. 30
Woodbridge Animal Group “Pet Photos with Santa.”  Holiday Pet Gifts & FREE Refreshments.  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Parker Press Park..


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.


Fri., NOV. 22 & SAT., NOV. 23
The International Thespian Society of Colonia High School Presents:  Maybe Baby, It’s You.  Show Times: 7:00 PM.  Tickets:  $10.00 (Advance).  $12.00 (At the Door).  

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