Greetings From Woodbridge

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Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in winter.
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The Woodbridge E-News is your direct link to all of the news, events, programs and happenings in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey. 

Just around the corner is another year of spectacular Township events! We're putting the final touches on an exciting line-up for the Mayor's Summer Concert series:  Monday Night ‘Doo Wop & Oldies!’   Tribute Band Tuesday!  Woodbridge Wednesday concerts at Parker Press Park!  Local Band Thursday at Tanzman Park.  Friday Jazz in Avenel!  Country Sunday at Parker Press Park!  Music-On-Main Street!  Tooling Around the Township ‘Builds & Repairs’ on April 28.  Plan to shop the Summer Farmers Market.  Don’t forget about the Barron Arts Center’s concerts, exhibits and the annual BarronFest Art Festival.  Taste of Woodbridge arrives in October... and there is much, much more to come.

Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for all of the Woodbridge events, programs and happenings.

See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac

Easter Bunny “Hops” To Parker Press Park 


Here Comes Peter Cottontail!!!  The Woodbridge Township Easter “Eggstravaganza” “Hops” to Parker Press Park on Saturday.  Pictures with the Easter Bunny from 10:30 AM to Noon.  One Day!!!  One Location!!!  One fun-filled Easter celebration for Woodbridge Township residents and families!!

And, don’t forget the 13th Annual Easter Bonnet Parade & Easter Egg Hunt (hosted by the Colonia Business Community and the Corner newspaper) on Sat., March 31, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Colonia Middle School.  ($5.00 Donation per Child.  Adults Free.)  Prizes awarded for the Funniest... Most Creative...and Best Looking Easter Bonnet or Hat!!!  Games.  Prizes.  Easter Baskets.  Music.  Vendors.  Easter Bunny 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

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

Youth Month

April is “Youth Month”... the time of year when we celebrate our youth!!!  Youth-oriented activities get underway on April 1 with the Woodbridge Police Department (WPD) 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 30.

Big Wheels

“Big Wheels Day” is set for Wed., April 4 at Woodbridge Center Mall.  Visit the Barron Arts Center and explore the extraordinary “Student Works” art exhibit (April 2 – 16).  Celebrate National Library Week (April 8-14) and explore the many interactive events and programs at the Woodbridge Public Library and the Henry Inman, Fords & Iselin Branch libraries.  Explore Elementary School Day at the Evergreen Youth Center (Wed., April 25).  Sign-up for “Playful Painting” - an 8-week children’s painting class with easy-to-follow instruction at the Woodbridge Artisan Guild Gallery (WAG).  Explore 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 2016.”

April 7:  Youth Health Day at the Health Center.  9:00 AM to Noon (insert Youth Day flyer)

April 13:  Career Fair for High School Senior & Junior students. WCC.  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


April 15:  Princess Breakfast Ball at the WCC.  9:30 AM 
April 21:  Colonia 5K Classic/Chris Jantas Fun Run.  St. John Vianney (Start/Finish).  8:30 - 11:00 AM
April 29:  Mayor’s Youth Volunteer Awards at WCC.  11:00 AM

Earth Day


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).

Multi Cultural day

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 all of the Youth Month activities at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us

Easter Shopping???  Download the Woodbridge NOW APP for all the ‘Buy Local’ Specials Stay Connected... It’s FREE... It’s Easy... It’s Everything Woodbridge


Planning on shopping the best Woodbridge Buy Local stores this weekend???  Looking to find out what’s happening in Town???  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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Recycling in Woodbridge Just Got Easier!!!  Download the “MyWaste” APP!!! It’s FREE & Easy!!! 

My Waste

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.  Find out 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.

Sign-Up for the WCC Summer Camp... Explore the Camp Open House on Thurs., March 22

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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“March Madness” Membership Month at WCC
          Make Family Fitness Fun with a Family Membership


It’s “March Madness” Membership Month at the WCC.  Come-on in and explore the all-new Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) - Woodbridge Township’s community, 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.  Join in March and receive a FREE WCC Gift with Paid Membership!!!  We’re betting that you’ll discover that the WCC is the perfect place for family fun and fitness.


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.

The WCC also 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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Now Playing:  WB Weekend Events 

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Support the Iselin Youth Athletic Club Winter Cheer Team.  Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser.  Tickets:  $10.00 Adults.  4:00 to 7:00 PM.  Colonia Fire House, 250 Inman Ave.
American Cancer Society “Relay-For-Life” Palm Sunday Breakfast.  Tickets:  $8.00 Adults.  $4.00 Children (under 5 free).  8:00 to 11:00 AM.  Woodbridge Elks, 665 Rahway Ave.

The Historical Association of Woodbridge Presents:  Gateways to the American Revolution:  A fascinating discussion about the American Revolution-Morristown-The Ford Family.  Mon. March 26 at 7:00 PM.  First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge, Rahway Ave


School News & Events

There are many events, programs and happenings every day that focus on our schools, student and extra-curricular activities.  The 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., SAT. & SUN. MARCH 23, 24 & 25
Woodbridge High School Theatre & Drama Presents:  “She Loves Me.”  Woodbridge High School auditorium.  Fri. & Sat. Performances at 7:00 PM.  Sun. Performance at 2:00 PM.
Colonia High School Theatre & Drama Presents: “Hairspray.”  Colonia High School auditorium.  Fri. & Sat. Performances at 7:00 PM.  Sun. Performance at 2:00 PM.
Menlo Park Terrace School 19 Pocketbook Bingo.  $30.00 for 10 Bingo Cards.  Doors Open at 5:30 PM.  JFK High School Cafeteria, 200 Washington Ave. 

Gifted & Talented Middle School Creative Writing/Theatre Arts Performance.  6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Avenel Middle School.
Woodbridge High School Spring Instrumental Music Concert.  7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Woodbridge High School.

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