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 spectacular line-up of Fall events that will keep everyone – residents and visitors alike – entertained throughout the year. 
Experience top-name entertainment appearing at The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC).  Plan to shop the best Buy Local stores and merchants… and, grab a bite to eat at any of our restaurants, delis, & pizzerias!!!  Explore the Barron Arts Center & Woodbridge Artisan Guild Gallery.  Get into Wellness and work-out at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) & The Club at Woodbridge. Bike with the Tour d’Woodbridge.  Explore the Fall events at Parker Press Park… 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




The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC) - the region’s newest performing arts center designed for theatre, stage productions and special performances – is welcoming theatre-goers with the very best entertainment venue in Central Jersey.  The APAC 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.   

Avenel Arts This Weekend

Fri., Oct. 4:  8:00 PM 
Sat., Oct. 5:  2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sun., Oct. 6:  3:00 PM

TICKETS: $39.50 

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

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday

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The Hispanic Heritage Festival is set for Saturday (Oct. 5) from Noon to 4:00 PM at Parker Press Park in downtown Woodbridge.  Meet friends and neighbors in a fun-filled and educational festival that celebrates the contributions of the Woodbridge Township Hispanic & Latino community!!!  Music…  Dancers… Food… Fun… and so much more!!!  (FREE Parking in the NJT lot.)

Barron Arts Center Presents:  The Barron Family of Woodbridge: An Exhibit

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The Barron Art Center Presents: The Barron Family of Woodbridge.  The exhibit, drawn from the family archives of the descendants of the Barron Family of Woodbridge, features a chronology of the Barron family journey from Ireland to Massachusetts to New Jersey and beyond. Of special note will be artifacts from the life of Barron Library benefactor Thomas Barron, the Civil War diary of Dr. John Connor Barron, and a variety of correspondence, artifacts and photographs from Maria Louisa Barron-Fredricks, wife of the noted 19th century New York photographer Charles DeForest Fredricks.   The Barron Family Exhibit is On View: Oct. 5 – 27, 2019.  Opening Reception:  Sat., Oct. 5, 2019. 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  Free Admission.  No Reservations needed.  For more information: (732) 634-0413.

BarronFest Art & Craft Festival Returns Oct. 12


The BarronFest Arts & Crafts Festival returns to Parker Press Park on Sat., Oct. 12, 2019.  BarronFest - sponsored by the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission and the Barron Arts Center - features over 50 local artisans & crafters.  Stroll the BarronFest booths and craft areas from Noon to 4:30 PM.  Food and other refreshments are available for purchase as a fundraiser for the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission. 

Woodbridge Ghost Walk  ‘Haunts’ Main Street

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The Woodbridge Halloween Ghost Walk returns to Parker Press Park and Main Street on Sat., Oct. 12 & 19 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 (Sat., Oct. 12 & 19).  Tours leave every 15 minutes from Parker Press Park (400 Rahway Ave. across from Berkeley College).  Tour Tickets: $10.00 per person (strollers FREE). Like us on Facebook at: Woodbridge Ghost Walk

Save the Date: Taste of Woodbridge “Serves” on Oct. 17

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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. 17, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.  Tickets: $30 Advance.  $35 at the Door.  Call the Woodbridge Department of Recreation at 732-596-4047 or email eileen.caggiano@twp.woodbridge.nj.us for ticket information.  See you there!

Buy Local Shopping... Download the Woodbridge NOW APP
It’s Free... It's Easy...It's Everything Woodbridge!!! 

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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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Public Works Announces FREE Leaf Bag Distribution


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.

Mayor Mac Sponsors 2019 Holiday Shopping Spree Raffle
Raise $$$ For Your Group or Organization


Check-Out a Fall Health & Wellness Membership at the WCC

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Check out the Fall Membership packages 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…  Sign-up for a Family Membership or an Individual Membership and receive a FREE WCC gift!!!


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.

WB Events & Happenings


FRI., OCT. 4
First Presbyterian Church of Iselin Hosts: Argyle Fish & Chips Dinner.  5:00 to 7:00 PM


SAT., OCT. 5
Let’s Go Fishing!!! Grab your fishing gear and some bait and join the Recreation Department for some fishing fun!!!  The annual Frank Gagnon Memorial Fishing Derby “casts-off” on Sat., Oct. 5 (9:00 – 11:00 AM) at Heards Brook in Woodbridge Park (Gorham Ave. and North Park Drive in downtown Woodbridge.)  Must register in advance to fish.  Visit: CommunityPass.net to register.


School News

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. 5
Matthew Jago School #28 PTO Presents:  3rd Annual PocketBook Bingo & Tricky Tray.  Woodbridge High School Auditorium.  Doors Open at 5:00 PM.  Bingo Starts at 6:30 PM.

SAT., OCT. 5
Port Reading School #9 Oktoberfest & Fall Festival.  3:00 to 7:00 PM.  

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