Greetings From Woodbridge


 The Woodbridge High School Varsity Baseball Team and the Varsity Girls Softball team dedicated new synthetic turf playing fields for their opening day games last Saturday – both teams Won.  GO WHS “Barrons.”

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 line-up of “spectacular” Township events! Stay tuned for the exciting and entertaining Mayor's Summer Concert series:  Monday “Oldies.” Tribute Band Tuesday.  Woodbridge Wednesday.  Local Band Thursday.  Second Friday Jazz and Country Sunday.  Plan to shop the Summer Farmer’s Market at Parker Press Park!!!  The Independence Day Fireworks extravaganza “blasts-off” on July 3 from Alvin Williams Park in Sewaren!!!  Explore the Barron Arts Center concerts, exhibits, and the annual BarronFest Art Festival all Summer!!!   The “Taste of Woodbridge” serves in October.  And there are a host of new events and much, much more to come in 2017. 

Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!
See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac

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

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April is “Youth Month” – that time of year when we celebrate our youth!!!  Youth-oriented activities get underway with the Woodbridge Police Department accepting applications for this summer’s ever-popular Junior Police Academy and going right through the hotly-contested Gladiator Games between the Evergreen Center’s Youth and Senior members on April 28.  Visit The Barron Arts Center and explore the extraordinary “Student Works” art exhibit (Closing Reception on April 11).  Celebrate National Library Week (April 9 - 15) and uncover the many interactive events and programs at the Woodbridge Public Library and the Henry Inman, Fords & Iselin Branch Libraries.


Sign-up for “Playful Painting” - an 8-week children’s painting class with easy-to-follow instruction at the Woodbridge Artisan Guild Gallery (WAG).  Special “Youth Month” events all month long at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC).  In all, more than 60 events geared to Woodbridge Township young people will take place at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC), 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 2017.”

April 13:                Wellness Woodbridge Festival at Woodbridge Center Mall
April 19:                Big Wheels Day at Woodbridge Center Mall
April 23:                Mayor’s Youth Volunteer Awards at WCC

Multicultural Day

SPECIAL YOUTH MONTH EVENT – SAT., APRIL 22:  Plan to be at the WCC for the annual 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.  As part of Multi-Cultural Day, Woodbridge will welcome new citizens from around the globe as they take the “Oath-of-Allegiance” to the United States at a special ceremony administered by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services.  Citizenship ceremony is set for 10:00 AM in the WCC Auditorium.  

Earth Day

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.

Explore Everything Woodbridge on Saturday, April 8

Woodbridge Health Center Hosts Public Health Day 

Public Health Day Flyer

The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services and the Municipal Alliance will host the annual Mayor’s Public Health Day on Saturday at the Health Center.  Free Health & Wellness Screenings.  Healthy Cooking Demonstrations courtesy of Wegman’s of Woodbridge.  FREE Wellness Give-Away’s.  Bounce House, Rock Climbing, Face Painting and Much, Much More!!!  9:00 AM to Noon at the Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza.  

Easter Bunny “Hops” To Parker Press Park on Sat., April 8

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail!!!  The Woodbridge Recreation Department hosts the annual Easter “Eggstravaganza” on Saturday 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 Noon.  Prizes and Give-Away’s.  A fun-filled Easter celebration at Parker Press Park for Woodbridge Township residents and families.

Colonia Corner Easter Bonnet Parade Flyer

And, don’t forget the 12th Annual Easter Bonnet Parade & Easter Egg Hunt (hosted by the Colonia Business Community and the Colonia Corner newspaper) on Sat., April 15 from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. 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... Sparkee the Somerset Patriot Mascot & Freddy the Talking Fire Truck.  And, don’t forget to bring a can... or two... or three... of non-perishable food to help “We Feed Woodbridge” bolster Township food pantries.

Play Ball!!!  Little League Opening Day Ceremonies Set For Saturday

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It’s Opening Day for Woodbridge Little League baseball!!! Join the Fords Clara Barton Baseball League at 9:30 AM on Saturday as they parade from the Our Lady of Peace Annex Building parking lot (New Brunswick Ave.) to Fords Park (King Georges Road & Park Road) for the First Pitch ceremonies.  

The Woodbridge Little League Opening Day parade steps-off at 12:30 PM on Saturday from Mawbey Street School #1 to the Woodbridge Little League Baseball Park at Van Buren Street for the Opening Day First Pitch.


And, plan to join the Merrill Park Baseball League on Sunday as they parade from Indiana Avenue School #18 to the Merrill Park Baseball League Cooper Field Park (3 Cooper Ave. off Green St.) in Iselin for the Opening Day First Pitch and start of play. Parade steps-off at 9:00 AM.

Easter Shopping!!!  Download the “Woodbridge NOW” APP for all the “Buy Local” Specials 


Shopping for your Easter finest this weekend???  Looking to find out what’s happening in Town???  Download the all-new “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.  

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Tooling Around the Township Set for April 29 

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Tooling House

“Tooling Around the Township” is Sat., April 29, 2017.  The annual Township-wide “fix-up” day targets home repair projects for eligible Senior and handicapped residents.  We’re taking applications for home “fix-it” projects and signing-up “fix-it” 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.

Recycling in Woodbridge Just Got Easier!!!  Download the “MyWaste” APP!!! It’s FREE & Easy!!! 

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The “MyWaste” APP puts trash and recycling collection schedules, special collection information, and more right at your fingertips!!!  “MyWaste” is Woodbridge Township’s Recycling & Solid Waste Internet ePortal and Smartphone APP featuring the 2017 Sanitation & Recycling Calendar customized to your address.  Search the ‘What Goes Here?’ database for specific recycling instructions. Plan to drop-off Household Hazardous waste at the Keasbey Recycling & Convenience Center.  See when the document shredding truck is in town.  Drop-off unwanted prescription drugs at the Police Department in Town Hall.  Report a “Waste Problem” or send comments & suggestions through the APP.  The MyWaste APP download is FREE and is available by going to: www.my-waste.mobi.  Select the icon link either to the iPhone/iPad or Android APP store.  Or visit the Woodbridge Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for more information.


Bulk Waste Pick-Up Flyer

The annual Spring Clean-Up & Bulk Waste curbside collection program is now easier and more convenient than ever - instead of the complicated curbside pick-up schedule that ran from April through June, we’re now offering every residential household a ONE-TIME PER YEAR FREE BULK WASTE PICK-UP.  The revised bulk waste collection program is more convenient for resident homeowners and allows the Department of Public Works to better manage bulk waste collection.  All you need to do is call the Department of Public Works Sanitation Office at: 732-738-1311 x3600 – the staff will provide the details about the ONE-TIME PER YEAR FREE BULK WASTE PICK-UP and get you on the schedule.                                                                                                                   


Think Summer Camp... Register Today for the WCC Summer Camp!!! 

Summer Camp Program Guide

Attention Parents!!!  If you’re looking for that really cool Summer Camp... then look no further.  The all-new WCC Summer Camp program 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.    

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“Spring into Spring” With A WCC Health & Wellness Membership
WCC Personal Training Special – Buy 5 Sessions... Get 1 FREE!!


It’s time to “Spring into Spring” at the all-new Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) - Woodbridge Township’s recreation, entertainment, fitness/sport and cultural 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!!!  


In case you didn’t know... the WCC is at the leading edge of what’s hot in the health, wellness and fitness industry – we’re 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.

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The WCC hosts Corporate/Office outings and Birthday, Anniversary, Project Graduation... or a 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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