Greetings From Woodbridge

Youth in Government Day
Mayor John E. McCormac and the Municipal Council hosted High School  seniors for the annual Youth in
Government Day.

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. Stay tuned for the Mayor's Summer Concert series:  Monday “Oldies.” Tribute Band Tuesday. Woodbridge Wednesday. Local Band Thursday. Second Friday Jazz and Country Sunday. Plan to shop the Farmer’s Market at Parker Press Park. The Independence Day Fireworks extravaganza “blasts-off” on July 3 from Alvin Williams Park in Sewaren!!! Explore the Barron Arts Center and the annual BarronFest Art Festival!!! The “Taste of Woodbridge” serves in October. And there are a host of new events and much, much more to come!!!

Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us foreverything Woodbridge!!!

See You Around Town!
Mayor John E. McCormac  

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

350th anniversary

WELCOME TO THE CELEBRATION!!!Woodbridge celebrates its 350th Birthday in 2019!!!  And, we’re kicking-off the year-long celebration with the 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary Community Gala on June 1, 2018... and everyone is invited!  Advance Ticket
Purchase Only!!!  Visit the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us to purchase tickets to the 350th Gala celebration.

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WOODBRIDGE: THE BEST TOWN AROUND: Woodbridge Township - the oldest Township in the State of New Jersey - was chartered on June 1, 1669.  Over its 350 years, Woodbridge Township has had many historic New Jersey firsts –  from the first drinking of British tea in the “Colonies” to the site of the first permanent printing press operated by James Parker in 1751.  During the Nineteenth century, clay mining and brick manufacturing became the major industry of the Township.  The Township Seal - adopted on November 11, 1885 by the Town Committee - depicts the prominence of the clay and brink industry.  Standing at the “Crossroads of New Jersey,” Woodbridge prospered over the years achieving the designation as an “All American City” home to international corporations, commercial manufacturing and development and a thriving “Buy Local” economy.

Today, ten separate and distinctive communities make up the fabric and fiber of our Township – Avenel, Colonia, Fords, Hopelawn, Iselin, Keasbey, Menlo Park Terrace, Port Reading, Sewaren, and Woodbridge Proper – where we’re proud of our “Quality-of-Life” which is why we are “The Best Town Around.”

Woodbridge Hosts Memorial Day Services

Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day Weekend!!!  Let’s remember to take time to honor our fellow Township residents who have served – and continue to serve - our nation and community.  This Memorial Day, our mission as a community is to get word to our "Home Town Hero's" serving in the military - Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard – and are currently deployed to Military Stations around the globe, that we offer our prayers for a safe journey home.  Celebrate our freedom and honor the memory of those who fought for our liberty at one of the Memorial Day events this weekend. 

Colonia VFW Post #6061 (Commander William Curria) will host a special Memorial Day service on Sun., May 27, 2018 in honor of Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard, USMC.  Cpl. Reinhard, assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, was one of six U.S. Marines who died “In-The-Line-Of-Duty” in January 2012 while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  The Cpl. Reinhard Memorial service starts at 11:00 AM at the Gazebo in Charlie Shaughnessy Park, Inman Avenue, Colonia.  Following the services, the Colonia VFW will host a Memorial Day BBQ.  $20.00 per person (children under 10 Free).  Tickets: VFW Post #6061 at 732-574-9783 or Councilwoman Debbie Meehan at: 732-382-0273.

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MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018 – MEMORIAL DAY:                   
Keasbey Fire Company #1
(Chief Stephen Fisco) will hold a Memorial Day (Mon., May 28) Parade & Service at the Keasbey War Memorial Monument Park (foot of Edison Bridge on Smith Street).  The Parade steps-off at 7:30 AM from the Keasbey Fire Department (420 Smith Street, Keasbey) and will march to the Keasbey War Memorial Monument Park (Smith Street) for the 8:00 AM Memorial Service.  

Woodbridge Township Disabled American Veterans (Commander George Schnepf) will host a Memorial Day (Mon., May 28) service at the Soldiers & Sailors Monument, located at Main Street & Rahway Ave. (across from Town Hall) at 9:00 AM.
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 04-04 Station Sewaren (Flotilla Commander David Gray) will conduct a Memorial Day (Mon., May 28) Wreath-Laying Ceremony at 9:00 AM at the Woodbridge Marina and Boat Launch at the foot of Cliff Street in Sewaren.  Members of the USCG Flotilla will lay a wreath in honor of the men and women lost at sea.
Port Reading Fire Company #1 (Councilman Brian Small) will conduct their annual Memorial Day (Mon., May 28) Flag-Raising & Remembrance Service at 9:00 AM outside the Fire Company Headquarters, 916 West Ave., Port Reading.
Avenel Fire Department (Councilman Cory Spillar) will host an annual Memorial Day (Mon., May 28) Flag-Raising & Remembrance service at 9:30 AM at the Avenel Fire House, 346 Avenel Street, Avenel.

Avenel VFW Memorial Post #7164 (Commander Gerald Malone) will conduct a Memorial Day (Mon., May 28) service at 10:00 AM at the Post Headquarters located at 60 West Park Avenue, Avenel.
Hopelawn VFW Memorial Post #1352 (Commander William Wisk) will conduct a Memorial Day (Mon., May 28) Flag-Raising service at 10:00 AM at the VFW Post Headquarters, 113 James Street, Hopelawn.
Woodbridge VFW Post #4410 (Commander Al Jankowski) will conduct a Memorial Day (Mon., May 28) Flag-Raising service at 10:00 AM at the Post Headquarters, 393 Pearl Street, Woodbridge.
American Legion Post #87 (Commander Mike Jarnowski) and Post #248 (Commander Juan Arencibia) will host a combined Memorial Day (Mon., May 28) Flag-Raising & Memorial Service at 10:30 AM at Post Headquarters, 314 Berry Street, Woodbridge.
Iselin VFW Memorial Post #2636 (Commander Vincent Lupiano) will hold a Memorial Day (Mon., May 28) service at 11:00 AM at the VFW Memorial (located outside Post Headquarters on Auth Avenue) in Iselin.

Celebrate a Sunday in Spain ~ Sun., June 3
Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents “Feria de Sevilla en Woodbridge

The Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents the splendor and charm of Spain’s artistic heritage with a gala “Feria de Sevilla en Woodbridge” on Sunday (June 3) at Parker Press Park (428 Rahway Ave.).  Enjoy Live Music... Traditional Flamenco Dances... Arts & Crafts... Dance Workshops & Demonstrations... Spanish Food & Beverage.  The “Feria” is open and “on-stage” from 2:30 to 6:00 PM.  “Feria de Sevilla en Woodbridge” is an admission-free event.

Barron Arts Center Presents: FRONTLINE ARTS 

FRONTLINE ARTS...  On View at The Barron through June 17.  All Veterans have a story to tell.  For too long, we have lived in a day and age where Veterans tend to suppress their experiences.  FRONTLINE ARTS (formerly known as Combat Paper, NJ) is a unique art project that strives to ignite awareness of critical issues and encourage public involvement.  FRONTLINE ARTS: Opening Reception is set for May 31, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at The Barron, 582 Rahway Avenue.  Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sat. & Sun.: 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Mayor’s Fluke Tournament Weighs Anchor on Sat., June 16

It’s Anchors Away!!!  Try your luck at deep-channel fishing!!!  The Annual Mayor’s Fluke Tournament casts-off on Sat., June 16.  The tournament runs from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM Weigh-in will be at the Sewaren boat launch.  Prizes include a First Place check for $1,000 (based on 40 boats).  Cost is $125.00 per boat… but you need to register.  Proceeds support Woodbridge Township youngsters diagnosed with acute disease.  Call the Township Recreation Department at (732) 596-4048 for registration and information.

Shopping Memorial Weekend!!! Don’t Forget the Woodbridge NOW APP... It’s FREE...          It’s Easy...   It’s Everything Woodbridge


Shopping the best Woodbridge Buy Local stores this Memorial 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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WCC Summer Camps are Filling-Up Fast... Sign-Up NOW!!!

ATTENTION PARENTS!!!  If you’re looking for that really cool Summer Camp... then look no further.  The all-new WCC Summer Camp offers more camping alternatives than any other camp in the region.  Check out the exciting swim camp at the Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park in Fords.  

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The Recreation Department’s Summer Camps return to Merrill Park in Colonia with expanded Specialty Sports Camps for soccer, baseball, basketball and the hugely popular Multi-Sports camp – all camps offer in-depth individualized sport coaching  from swimming to skating... arts & crafts... sports & specialty camps - there’s a camp for every child and every interest.  So, before time runs out, stop-by the WCC at 600 Main Street and sign-up your campers for the best - and most affordable - Summer Camp experience anywhere.  The camps always fill-up quickly, so don’t miss the “early bird” special.  The professional WCC Summer Camp staff is waiting for YOU!!!  Visit www.njwcc.com to learn more about the WCC Summer Camp Program. 


Make Fitness Fun with a WCC Family Membership


It’s almost Summer!!! Time to stop by and explore the all-new 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 – we’re 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 also 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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Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park Opens Memorial Day Weekend Hanging by the Pool Never Felt so Good...

Splash into summer at the Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park - opening this weekend: Fri., May 25: 3:00 – 8:00 PM, Sat., May 26... Sun., May 27... Mon., May 28:  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) and plenty of room to just lounge and make the facility perfect for members and residents of all ages and interests. Memberships are now open.  So come on in... Relax and enjoy the day in one of our comfortable lounge chairs and soak up the sun poolside.

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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.

WB Events & Happenings

WED., MAY 30
”Dine-To-Donate” Benefitting Relay-For-Life of Woodbridge... Bellini’s Restaurant & pizzeria, 505 Avenel Street, Avenel.  5:00 to 8:00 PM. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society – Relay-For-Life of Woodbridge.

Colonia Fire Department 75th Anniversary Parade & Festival.  Parade steps-off from the Colonia Fire Department (250 Inman Ave.) at Noon.  Parade to the Colonia Middle School...  Festival from 1:00 to 6:00 PM. 


Relay for Life of Woodbridge Township vs. Cancer!!!  Help Us Attack Cancer in Our Community.  Rally on Sat., June 9...12 Noon to Midnight. Woodbridge High School.

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