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


Woodbridge Township Honors Veterans at Annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony 

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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.  Explore the Annual Holiday Train Show (the largest train display in Central Jersey) at The Barron Arts Center.  Hike the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel.  Shop the very best Woodbridge Buy Local stores.  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

“Strut” Your “Stuff” at the Colonia Turkey Trot on Sat., Nov. 17


The annual Colonia” Turkey Trot” struts down Inman Avenue in Colonia on Sat., Nov. 17.  Strut in your “Turkey” costume from Oak Ridge Heights School #21 to the Evergreen Center “Turkey Festival.”  Enjoy crafts, vendors, refreshments, live entertainment and more!!!  Strut “steps-off” at 2:00 PM Oak Ridge Heights School #21 (Inman Avenue).

Lighting-Up Woodbridge:  Holiday Stroll on Main Street… Sat., Nov. 24


Start your holiday shopping on Sat., Nov. 24 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’ first visit of the season to Woodbridge

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Before you start ‘Strolling & Shopping’... make sure you have the Woodbridge NOW APP on your phone or mobile device.  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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1st Annual Santa Paws Dog Walk… SAT., Nov. 24


Warm-up for the ‘Holiday Stroll’ at the 1st Annual Santa Paws Dog Walk on Sat., Nov. 24 from 10:00 AM to Noon at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park in Sewaren.  ‘Walk-The-Park’ with Your Pet.  FREE Pet Photos with Santa & Pet Treats.  Adopt a Shelter Pet from the Woodbridge Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center.  Registration Fee: $20.00 (Receive a FREE T-Shirt with Paid Registration). Proceeds Benefit the Woodbridge Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center.

WPL Celebrates 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary        Open Call for Art: woodBRIDGE to ART: A 350th Anniversary Celebration 

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The Woodbridge Public Library (WPL), in collaboration with the Barron Arts Center, invites artistic voices to celebrate the Township’s 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary as part of an open, all-media exhibition:  woodBRIDGE to ART: A 350th anniversary celebration. The open call aims to reflect and highlight the artistic voices in the community, to showcase the work of a wide array of ages, experience levels and mediums. In celebrating the history of our community, we are marking a moment in time, showing where artists are in the present. Works will be displayed at an opening reception, where prizes will be awarded for each category. Special prize categories include: Woodbridge residents, a 350th Anniversary Award, a Mayor’s Prize and Director’s Choice.   The Awards Reception is scheduled for Fri., Dec. 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm, at the Main Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge.

This is an open call for residents of New Jersey. Submissions, which are due by December 1st, are not limited to artists who have been exhibited in the past. All mediums are welcome. Works must have been completed by the artist within the last five years, and must be available for the duration of the run. Category winners may be asked to allow their works to be exhibited for additional time.  Details will be available soon for a Children’s Art Show for the 350th Anniversary, to be held during the reception, as well.  For more information, please visit woodbridgelibrary.org/artshow.  Interested applicants may also contact the WPL Reference Desk, 723-634-4450, x7120, for assistance with entry.

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


“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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WB Events & Happenings


SAT., NOV. 17
Avenel First Presbyterian Church 50TH Annual Holiday Fair.  LIVE Music.  Jewelry.  White Elephant. DVD’s & CD’s.  Crafts.  Baked Goods.  And More!!!  FREE Admission.  9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Church gym (621 E. Woodbridge Ave., Avenel).

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SUN., NOV. 18
Woodbridge Community Choir’s 2nd Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair.  Photos with Santa.  Tricky Tray. Food Drive.  And More!!!  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  WHS Gym

elks shoot

SUN., NOV. 18
Woodbridge Elks 2018-2019 Hoop Shoot Contest.  Age Brackets for Boys & Girls.  Woodbridge Community Center (WCC), 600 Main Street.  Registration at 8:00 AM.

Avenel Tree

SUN., NOV. 25
Avenel Community Day and Avenel Fire Company Presents:  First Annual Avenel Very Merry Holiday Lighting Festival.  Christmas Tree Lighting (6:00 PM).  Holiday DJ.  Bounce House.  Photos with Santa.  Holiday Caroling.  Face Painting & Holiday Costumed Characters.  Vendors.  And More!!!  4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Avenel Fire House (346 Avenel Street).


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.

our town

WED., NOV. 14… FRI., NOV. 16…  SAT., NOV. 17

Colonia High School Presents: 
“Our Town" 
A Senior Class Play Production.
Curtain: 7:00 PM


SAT., NOV. 17
P.A.C.E. Holiday Bazaar at the Woodbridge High School Gym.  FREE Admission.  Tons of Vendors.  Door Prizes.


SUN., NOV. 18
CHS 1ST Annual Indoor Circus.
Show Times at 1:00 & 3:00 PM. 
Colonia High School gym,
180 East Street, Colonia.


FRI., NOV. 30
CMS PTO Presents:  First Annual Tricky Tray.  Doors Open at 6:00 PM.
Colonia Middle School
(100 Delaware Ave., Colonia)

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