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

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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.  Explore the Barron Arts Center.  Hike the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel.  Shop the very best Woodbridge ‘Buy Local’ stores.  Bike with the Tour d’Woodbridge.  Stay-tuned to the WB E-News for all of the upcoming 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary events.    

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

See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac

Woodbridge Celebrates Columbus Day on Sunday

Columbus Day

Celebrate Columbus Day on Sunday (Oct. 7) when the Knights of Columbus Colonia Council #6571 welcome Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella as part of the annual Columbus Day Observance & Flag-Raising Ceremony.  State Senator Joe Vitale, Mayor John E. McCormac, the Woodbridge Township Municipal Council, dignitaries and residents will join the Columbus Day festivities with the presentation of Proclamations to Columbus Day honorees and the raising of the Italian flag.  The festivities start at 10:00 AM in the Municipal Council Meeting Room, First Floor, Town Hall (1 Main Street).

National Public Lands Day Returns with Colonia Clean-Up on Saturday                                 

Colonia Cleanup

Join National Public Lands Day on Saturday (Oct. 6) with the annual Colonia Clean-Up at Charlie Shaughnessy Park.  Meet at 8:30 AM behind the Shell gas station at the corner on Inman and Amherst Avenues.  

Music on  Main Returns… Live at the Fillmore: The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman    Brothers Band

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‘Music on Main Street’ returns with a special Live at the Fillmore: The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band on Wed., Oct. 10 at 7:30 PM at The Theatre @ Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Ave.)   Tickets: $20.00 Advance and $25.00 at the Door.  Visit: www.WoodbridgeArtsNJ.org for tickets and concert information.

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BarronFest Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Returns Oct. 13                  

The BarronFest Fine Arts & Crafts Festival returns to Parker Press Park on Sat., Oct. 13.  NEW TIME:  NOON – 4:30 PM.  BarronFest - sponsored by the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission and the Barron Arts Center - features over 50 local artisans & crafters.  Explore the BarronFest booths and craft areas.  Food… Refreshments… Vendors.

Woodbridge Zombie & Ghost Walk  ‘Haunts’ Main Street

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The Woodbridge Halloween ‘Spooktacular’ starts with Haunted Woodbridge: Dead or Alive:  A Halloween performance curiously presented on Sat., Oct. 13 by the European School of Dance.  Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Ave.)  Tickets on Sale at 6:00 PM.  $10.00 General Admission.  Doors Open: 6:30 PM.  Show Time: 7:00 PM.  (Not recommended for scaredy cats).


Calling All Vampires & Zombies:  The Woodbridge ‘Zombie’ walk steps-off on Sat., Oct. 20 at 5:00 PM from the Board of Education Administration building (some say it’s really haunted) on School Street.  Prizes for the best Vampire & Zombie costume and make-up.  The Woodbridge ‘Ghost’ walk returns with an all-new, fun and fascinating 40-minute guided tour into the spirit-filled past of Woodbridge Township.  ‘Ghost’ walk explores a side of Woodbridge not typically found in textbooks – the Township’s rich history of ghosts, curious incidents and unexplained occurrences from Colonial days to the present.  Costumed guides and actors tell the stories of New Jersey’s first European settlers, Revolutionary War heroes, members of Victorian society and much, much more!!!  Meet the spirits of both famous and infamous local residents of the town’s past.    Ghost tours haunt Main Street starting at 6:30 PM.  Tours leave every 15 minutes from Parker Press Park (400 Rahway Ave. across from Berkeley College).  Tour Tickets: $8.00 per person (strollers FREE).
Like us on Facebook at: Woodbridge Ghost Walk.  www.hauntedhistoryproductions.com

Recreation Department Hosts Halloween ‘Hauntings’ & ‘Spooktacular’ Events!!!


Woodbridge Township is under the spell of ‘Haunted Halloween’ with special Township-wide ‘Spooktacular’ events to celebrate the annual recognition of ‘All Hollows Eve.’  The Department of Recreation has a line-up of Halloween events that are not to be missed!!!  Pumpkin Painting returns to Parker Press Park on Wed., Oct. 17 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.  Come pick out a ‘Great’ pumpkin and paint a Halloween masterpiece.  It’s Stuff Your Own Scarecrow on Thurs., Oct. 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Parker Press Park.  We supply the hay... you bring some old clothes and create your own take-home scarecrow.  The Haunted Halloween Hay Ride & Family Fun Festival is set for Thurs., Oct. 25 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. at Parker Press Park... Beware of the Ghosts & Goblins along the way!!!   The Halloween Trunk-or-Treat & Costume Contest returns to the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) on Sun., Oct. 28 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM.  Show off your Halloween costume while ‘Trunk-or-Treating’ at the WCC.  Prizes for funniest, scariest and most original costume.  And, stick around for the Halloween Drive-In Movie – Hotel Transylvania II – showing at dusk in the WCC parking lot.  

Save the Date: Taste of Woodbridge Serves on Oct. 25


Experience the best food, deserts, wine & beverage that Woodbridge restaurants and culinary establishments have to offer.  The Taste of Woodbridge returns to the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) on Oct. 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.  Tickets: $30 Advance.  $35 at the Door.  Call the Woodbridge Department of Recreation at 732-596-4047.   E-mail: eileen.caggiano@twp.woodbridge.nj.us or martina.wenger@twp.woodbridge.nj.us for ticket information.  See you there!

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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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Visit Greenable Woodbridge at: http://www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/595/Greenable-Woodbridge.  Complete the Buy             Local “Greenable Woodbridge” Green Business questionnaire.  Check-off 10 categories and your business earns the    ”Greenable Woodbridge” Buy Local Green Business Award.  Congratulations to WEGMAN’S… The 1srt ‘Greenable Woodbridge’ Buy Local Green Business

Public Works Announces FREE Leaf Bag Distribution

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The Fall ‘Bagged Leaf’ collection program is about to get underway!!!  Check out the Public Works schedule to find out where to pick-up FREE leaf bags.  To collect leaves more efficiently the Township requires that residents bag leaves in biodegradable paper leaf bags only – plastic bags cannot be used  The biodegradable paper leaf bags are designated for ‘Leaves Only’ and are to be used only while the leaf collection program is in effect.  The Township distributes paper leaf bags to residents FREE of charge and are available at the Public Works Recycling Center located on Smith Street in Keasbey.  Check the Township web page at www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us. or call the Recycling Hotline at 732-738-1311 x3049 for more information on the ‘bagged leaf’ collection program.

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“Fall-Into-Fall” With a WCC Family Membership


‘Fall-Into-Fall’ with a Family Membership at the newly renovated 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 today 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.


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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Mayor Mac Sponsors 2018 Holiday Shopping Spree Raffle  Raise $$$ For Your Group or Organization                                                                                              


WB Events & Happenings


Relay-for-Life of Woodbridge vs. Cancer!!!  Chocolate Painting for a CURE…  Paint on Chocolate with Chocolate.  Reservations Required:  $30.00 per person (BYOB).  Contact Amy at: 732-887-5640.                             


School News & 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., OCT. 6

Colonia High School PTO Clothing Drive Fundraiser.  Collecting new or gently used men, women and children’s clothing, shoes, purses, belts, bed & bath linens and stuffed animals.
Contact:  coloniahspto@gmail.com

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FRI., OCT. 12

Wine Glass Paint Night to benefit P.A.C.E. and Matthew Jago School #28.  Painting at the Woodbridge Elks, 665 Rahway Avenue.  

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