Greetings From Woodbridge

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 ‘SummerFest’ events that will keep everyone – residents and visitors alike – entertained throughout the entire Summer.  The Mayor's Summer Concert series includes:  Monday Night Oldies. Tribute Band Tuesday.  Woodbridge Wednesday & Music on Main.  Local Band Thursday and Country Sunday!!!  Plan to shop the Farmers’ Market at Parker Press Park.  The Independence Day Fireworks extravaganza ‘BLASTS OFF’ on July 3 from Alvin Williams Park in Sewaren!!!  Explore the BarronFest Art Festival!!!  The Taste of Woodbridge serves in October!!!  And there is much, much more to come – including the 350th Anniversary Grand Community Celebration on June 1

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

See You Around Town

Mayor John E. McCormac

Celebrating Our 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary 1669 ~ 2019

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Join the 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary celebration and explore the traditions of our Township with events and activities that create civic pride and foster community partnerships that honor the past, celebrate the present and anticipate the future.  It’s the community spirit of our Ten Towns that stand as the ‘Heart-and- Soul’ of our Township - neighbor helping neighbor and volunteers who work behind the scenes to keep the Woodbridge ‘Quality-of-Life’ the best in the state.      



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The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC) rolled-out the Red Carpet and welcomed theatre-goers with a Grand Opening VIP reception.  The APAC - the region’s newest performing arts center specially designed for theatre, stage productions and special performances – 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.


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GIRLS NIGHT… THE MUSICAL has been thrilling audiences and earning rave reviews since its sensational Off-Broadway debut. This touching and hilarious ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can’t help but laugh, cry and sing and dance in the aisles! Follow five friends as they visit their past, celebrate their present and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out … and you’ll recognize yourself in each of them! Described as “Desperate Housewives meets Mamma Mia” (Applause Magazine) and “As funny and outrageous as Sex and the City!” (The Advocate).GIRLS NIGHT is bursting with energy and packed with hits “Lady Marmalade,” “It’s Raining Men,” “Man I Feel Like A Woman,” “I Will Survive” and more.  Tickets:  www.avenelarts.com or call Box Office:  732-314-0500.

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Music on Main Presents: POCO LIVE

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The popular Music on Main Street concert series returns on Sunday (April 28) with POCO LIVE: Celebrating 50 Years.  Music on Main Street - presented by Mayor John E. McCormac, the Woodbridge Township Department of Recreation and the Woodbridge Committee for the Arts - features top-name entertainment performing an incredible line-up of folk, rock, blues, soul, jazz, and more!!!  7:00 PM at The Theatre @ Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Avenue).  Tickets: $32.00 Advance.  $37.00 at the Door.  Visit: www.WoodbridgeArtsNJ.org for tickets and concert 

Woodbridge Community Choir Spring Concert Performs on May 3

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The Woodbridge Community Choir presents its first concert of the season with a rousing Spring concert on Fri., May 3... LIVE from the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge (The Old White Church) located at 600 Rahway Ave.  The concert is FREE (Freewill donations gratefully accepted at the door).  Reception to follow.  Visit the Woodbridge Community Choir at: https://www.facebook.com/WoodbridgeCommunityChoir/ for more information.

April is Youth Month!!!

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Plan to meet the Woodbridge Township leaders of tomorrow as Mayor John E. McCormac and the Municipal Council present the annual Mayor’s Youth Volunteer Awards on Sunday (April 28) at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC).  This year, 50 Woodbridge Township young adults will receive the 2019 Mayor’s Youth Volunteer Award for distinguished community service - volunteer service includes church and community, peer tutors, athletic coaches, hospital aides, clothing and food drive coordinators, first aid and fire squad members, serving and assisting area homeless, and many more initiatives.

Celebrate Senior Month with Special Events & Programs  

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May is Senior Month in Woodbridge Township!!!  This year, we’re jam-packed with informative, educational, recreational and entertainment activities specially geared to our Senior residents. Senior Month encourages Senior residents to engage in health and fitness activities, attend informative programs and seminars, participate in mind-stimulating activities such as Rummikub and Sudoku competitions, art and music classes, entertainment events, senior receptions and community engagements. The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services, the Multi-Service Program on Aging & Senior Services, the Department of Recreation & Resident Services, the Woodbridge Police Department, the Department of Public Works, the Evergreen and Sycamore Senior Centers, the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC), the Woodbridge Township Public Library and our many senior organizations and associations participate and sponsor the many free programs and events, educational and informational sessions. Visit www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for all of the Senior Month activities and events.  

Shop Friends of the Libraries Book Sale… All weekend at the WPL

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Mystery.  Romance.  Drama.  Travel.  Cooking.  The Classics.  Poetry… Everything is ‘Off the Shelf and On the Table’ at the annual Friends of the Woodbridge Public Library book sale.  Book lovers and readers of all ages will have the opportunity to explore tables of books to find that special treasure.  Hardcover: $1.00.  Paperback: $.50.  CDs & DVDs.  Daily Book Specials.  Find that rare gem of literature or just a great novel for the beach.  There is always a huge selection of vintage books on sale at the Friends of the Libraries Book Sale.  Tell a Friend.  Bring a Friend.  Become a Friend to the Library.   Shop the Book Sale on Fri., April 26 (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM).  Sat., April 27 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) and Sun., April 28 (1:00 to 4:00 PM).  Sunday is Bag Day.  Buy a $5.00 ‘Friends’ Bag & Fill It With All Your Favorite Book Selections.

Buy Local & Stay Connected…  Woodbridge NOW APP… It’s Free... It’s Easy… It’s Everything Woodbridge!!!  

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Before you start your Buy Local shopping… be sure to 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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‘Spring Into Spring’ with a WCC Membership 

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Spring into Spring’ 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.  Check out the Family Membership or an Individual Membership.  Join today and score a FREE WCC gift with your new membership!!!  We’re betting that you’ll discover that the WCC is the perfect place for family fun, fitness and connection.  


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.



Woodbridge DVRT Presents:  Breakfast & Bake Sale.  St. Andrew’s Church Hall (244 Avenel Street).  8:00 AM – Noon


Colonia Clean- up.  Celebrating 30 Years Cleaning-Up Parks & Playgrounds.  Charlie Shaughnessy Park.  9:00 AM


Pawcasso Episode XI…  11th annual Art Auction to benefit Angel PAWS.  St. Anthony of Padua Church Hall (436 Port Reading Ave.)  Preview:  6:00 PM.  Auction: 7:00 PM


Relay for Life of Woodbridge.  Strike Out Cancer and Spare Lives Annual Bowling Tournament.  Proceeds benefit Relay for Life.  Majestic Lanes (525 Rt. 9 North).  4:00 – 7:00 PM


School News and 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.


Colonia High School Presents:  Spring Band Concert & Arts Festival.  6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Avenel Middle School Presents:  Spring Concert.  7:00 PM


Fords Middle School & Lafayette Estates School #25 PTO Presents:  Tricky Tray & Bingo Night.  Columbian Club of Avenel (109 Morrisey Ave.) Admission:  $30.00


John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Project Graduation:  Tricky Tray Fundraiser.  Admission: $10.00 Doors Open: 4:00 PM.  Drawing: 6:00 PM.


POAC Autism Walk for a Difference.  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Matthew Jago School #28.

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