Greetings From Woodbridge

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Welcome to the Woodbridge E-News… your direct link to all of the news, events, programs and happenings in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey.  We are proud of our town and what we have to offer - residents and visitors alike.  Top-name entertainment appearing at The Avenel Performing Arts Center.  Mayor’s Summer Concert’s.  Festivals & Farmers’ Market.  Barron Arts Center & Woodbridge Artisan Guild Gallery.  Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) & The Club at Woodbridge.  World-Class Restaurants & Shopping.  And, there is much, much more to come… 

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

See You Around Town…
Mayor John E. McCormac

Woodbridge Township Braces for Extreme Heat This Weekend…
Mayor John E. McCormac Urges Residents to Check on Neighbors & Seniors

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This weekend is expected to bring very high temperatures with heat indexes expected to top 100 degrees. 
Senior and disabled residents, along with individuals with respiratory problems and those with medical conditions, should take precautions and obtain relief from the extremely hot conditions expected over the next several days.
Mayor McCormac suggested that residents look out for neighbors, senior residents and family members during periods of extreme heat.  “If you know someone who may be at risk for heat stress, take a few minutes to check on them periodically throughout the day and night.  You may be saving a life,” Mayor McCormac said. 
The Multi-Service Division on Aging sponsors the “Beat the Heat” fan donation program.  Each summer the Multi-Service Division on Aging reaches out to community associations, the business community, and residents seeking donations of new fans to assist senior residents or low income families without air conditioning or fans.  To be eligible to receive a free fan from the “Beat the Heat” program, applicants must be a resident of Woodbridge Township, not have any cooling device or, due to illness and/or disability, cannot leave the residence to go to a cooling center, and complete a request/eligibility form.  To apply for the “Beat the Heat” Program, or to donate a fan, contact the Multi-Service Division on Aging, at 732-726-6262. Please call for appointment. (Mon.-Fri. from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
The following Township facilities may offer relief during regular hours of operation.  Contact the facility for hours of operation:

  • Woodbridge Community Center (WCC), 600 Main Street, Woodbridge: (732-596-4170)
  • Evergreen Senior Center, 400 Inman Avenue, Colonia: (732-726-6262)
  • Sycamore Senior Center, 290 Old Road, Port Reading, (732-726-7087)
  • Five Branches Senior Center, 1 Brown Ave., Iselin (732-726-6277)
  • Woodbridge Main Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza: (732-634-4450)
  • Fords Branch Library, 211 Ford Avenue: (732-726-7071)
  • Iselin Branch Library, 1081 Green Street, Iselin: (732-726-7073)
  • Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza:  (732-855-0600 x5026)
  • Woodbridge Town Hall, One Main Street: (732-634-4500)
Residents are urged follow these key safety tips:
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear light clothing
  • Try to avoid strenuous activities
  • Watch for heat illness
  • Never leave people or pets in closed vehicles.

Mayor’s Summer Concerts… On Stage This Week…


The Mayor’s Summer Concert Series returns to the Country Sunday stage at Parker Press Park at 6:00 PM on Sunday (July 21) with The Hillbenders performing a Bluegrass Tribute to the Who’s Tommy..  on Monday (July 22) The Capris take us for a stroll down memory lane with favorites including There’s a Moon Out Tonight and Morse Code of Love. Green River comes rolling in with the best of Creedence Clearwater Revival for Tribute Tuesday on Tuesday (July 23) ... both concerts are LIVE on-stage at 7:30  PM on the grass field behind Woodbridge High School.  


Woodbridge Wednesday hosts African singer-songwriter Daby Toure on Wednesday (July 24) at 7:30 PM on the Parker Press stage and Local Band Thursday returns with the rockin’ sounds of 9 South on Thursday (July 25) at Tanzman Park (across from the Downtown Woodbridge Train Station) at 7:30 PM.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE concerts with family and friends!  The cost of admission to a Mayor’s Summer Concert is a can, or two, or three of   non-perishable food for the We Feed Woodbridge Food Bank.  Check out the full Mayor Summer concert line-up on the Township Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.


Take the Pledge to Pass on Plastic Bags and get a FREE reusable grocery bag!!!  Recycling your plastic bags (grocery, bread, dry cleaning, etc.) is simple… and sustainable.  


Bring your plastic bags to the Monday, Tuesday concerts or Wednesday Farmers Market… Drop them off at the Woodbridge Green Team table… Take the Pledge to Pass on Plastic Bags… And get your FREE reusable grocery bag.   




The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC) - the region’s newest performing arts center designed for theatre, stage productions and special performances – has rolled-out the Red Carpet and is welcoming theatre-goers with the very best entertainment venue in Central Jersey.  The APAC, located at 150 Avenel Street, is a multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Avenel (Woodbridge Township). Managed by the Woodbridge Arts Alliance (WAA), the APAC promises to energize Avenel and surrounding communities by programming exceptional, professional theatre, music, comedy, dance and more.  The APAC 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. 



TICKETS:  $39.50

Visit: www.avenelarts.com or call Box Office at:  732-314-0500

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JULY 25-28
TICKETS: $39.50

Visit: www.avenelarts.com or call Box Office at:  732-314-0500

Shop the Woodbridge Farmers’ Market Every Wednesday


The Woodbridge Farmers’ Market is OPEN every Wednesday from 3:00 to 8:30 PM at Parker Press Park.  This season, the WB Farmers’ Market has expanded with a brand-new “Jersey Fresh” farmer and specialty food vendors. Asprocolas Farm joins the WB Market offering straight-from-the-field produce, vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and organic specialties.  Market vendors include: J.J. Bitting Brewing Company Beer & Wine Garden; Benson’s BBQ, Rita’s Ice, The Angry Hippie, Poppy’s Food Truck, Patrick the Honey Guy, Carol Johnson Crafts, the Barron Arts Center, the Woodbridge Animal Group, the Woodbridge Community Center and the Township Recreation Department... and surprise vendors every week!!!

Woodbridge Community Players Present:  CABARET

Live on Stage: July 19, 20, 21, 26 & 27.  Tickets On Sale Now!!! 


For five days this summer (July 19, 20, 21, 26 & 27) the Theatre at Woodbridge High School will be the center of Theater Arts in central New Jersey with the performance of CABARET by an incredibly talented group of Woodbridge actors, actresses and supporting cast. CABARET is set in a Berlin nightclub as the 1920’s draw to a close – the garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. CABARET explores the dark, heady and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.  Cliff, a young American writer arrives in Berlin and is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”  Advance Tickets On-Line: https://wcypnj.booktix.com/ or www.woodbridgecommunityplayers.org.


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Buy Local shopping this weekend.  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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Think “Summer” with a WCC Health & Wellness Membership 

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Get a ‘jump-start’ on Summer fitness with  membership 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.  Receive a FREE WCC gift with paid membership!!!  


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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SkyLine Mini Golf & Batting Cages Now Open


SkyLine Mini-Golf is Back!!!!  The area’s best (and most challenging) mini-golf course is now open!!!  So Make Your Tee Time Today.  And while you’re at SkyLine Mini-Golf, check-out the Batting Cage Center – 3 new batting cages to improve that Home Run swing!!!  There’s so much to do and enjoy at the WCC – so many opportunities for family fun and entertainment, recreation, health, wellness and fitness, cultural activities, and more.  The WCC is home to the Roller & Ice Skating Center... WCC Arena’s Café... the all-new WCC Sports Center and the Arena’s Pavilion.  Come See For Yourself. 


Splash Into Summer at the Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park

Hanging by the Pool Never Felt so Good


OPEN:  Mon. - Friday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM.  Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM                                                                                                                    


HIGHLAND GROVE SWIM CLUB (Fords) boasts an exciting SPRAY PARK which can be enjoyed by youngsters of all ages - even Moms and Dads.  Enjoy the newly renovated 25-yard pool and kiddie pool for our younger guests.  Relax under the brand new covered lounge and sun bathing area… but first, ‘suit-up’ in the newly renovated changing rooms and showers.  Highland Grove offers a shaded picnic area and new playgrounds with fun and challenging play equipment (all on a new soft and spongy fall zone) for outdoor fun and plenty of room to just lounge!!!  Memberships are now available.  So come on in... Relax and enjoy the day in one of our comfortable lounge chairs and soak up the sun poolside.   Visit: http://www.njwcc.com/715/Highland-Grove-Pool-Spray-Park.

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.

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