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

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The Fords Business Community & Buy Local business owners officially opened the New
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We’re having a party... and everyone is invited!!!  Woodbridge is celebrating its 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary and we’re kicking-off the year-long celebration with SummerFest 2018 - a FREE Concert on Wed., June 20 to open the Summer concert series!!! The region’s hottest band – THE NERDS – take the stage at 7:30 PM at Woodbridge High School.  Warm-up performance by The Dead Cowboys. Food vendors and Much, Much More!!!


And the fun doesn’t stop with our concerts!!! 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 happenings through the year!!! Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!

Mayor John E. McCormac

See You Around Town!

Mayor’s Summer Concert Series Ready to “Rock ‘n’ Roll"


The Mayor’s Summer Concert Series opens with Golden Oldies Doo Wop Monday and Tribute Band Rock n’ Roll Tuesday!!!  The incredible lineup of classic “Oldies” opens on Mon., June 25 with everyone’s favorite – The Duprees. Tribute Band Tuesday takes the stage on Tues., June 26 with Refugee (Tom Petty tribute).  Concerts start at 7:30 PM “on the grass” behind Woodbridge High School.  Woodbridge Wednesday concerts return to the Parker Press Park stage on June 27 with performances every Wednesday night at 7:30 PM.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE concerts with family and friends!  Local Band Thursday kicks-off their hometown concert season with local musicians and their bands on June 28 at Tanzman Park (across from the Downtown Woodbridge Train Station) at 7:30 PM. Second Friday Jazz musicians take the stage at 7:30 PM from Eric LeGrande Park in Avenel Station Village. Country Sunday returns to the Parker Press stage every Sunday night at 6:00 PM with the biggest Country-Western bands in the area.   The cost of admission to the Mayor’s Summer Concerts 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.

Special Mayors Summer Concert Performance

Iselin Branch Library Celebrates its 50th Anniversary on Tues., June 19th

Join the Woodbridge Public Library in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Iselin Branch Library on Tues., June 19.  The kick-off begins at 1:00 PM with the JFK High School Marching Band, followed at 2:00 PM with Mayor John E. McCormac cutting the ribbon and welcoming all to the newly renovated Iselin Branch Library. Events scheduled throughout the day include Teen Time Crafts at 2:30; a vocal performance by the Manjari School of Performing Arts at 4:00; and Indian Folk and Classical Dance by performers from Arudhra saai Natyashala. At 6:00 PM, a dedication of “Entwined” a photographic installation celebrating the history of cooperation between the Iselin Branch Library and the Woodbridge Garden Club will take place. Evening events include a discussion led by acclaimed novelist Rakesh Satyal and book signing followed by a reception with appetizers. Visit the Library Calendar at www.woodbridgelibrary.org or call 732-634-4450 for more information about the Iselin Branch Library’s 50th Anniversary celebration.    

Walk the Woodbridge Wild at Oros Park on Sat., June 23rd

Greenable Woodbridge leads a Walk in the Woodbridge Wild at Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel on Sat., June 23. Explore the Wildlife Preserve on a guided bird walk to see (and hear) birds in a variety of habitats. The Oros Wildlife Preserve is a birding hot spot with over 160 species reported on ebird.com. Birders of all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. Binoculars will be provided.  Walks in the Woodbridge Wild are sponsored by M&T Bank and Bayshore Recycling. The walk & explore tour starts at 10:00 AM from the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve located at Omar Avenue in Avenel. Register by email or phone to secure a space: Eileen.caggiano@ywp.woodbridge.nj.us or call 732-596-4047.

Shopping!!! Download the Woodbridge NOW APP... It’s FREE... It’s Easy... It’s Everything Woodbridge


Shopping the best Woodbridge Buy Local stores this 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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Woodbridge Farmers’ Market Returns June 27

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The Woodbridge Farmers’ Market returns to Parker Press Park every Wednesday afternoon beginning on June 27.  This season, the WB Farmers’ Market has expanded with more “Jersey Fresh” and specialty food vendors. The Farm Market & Garden Center offers fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and organic specialties.  Market vendors include: DiSicilia’s Italian Deli... Jaker’s Pickles... Poppy’s Kitchen... Island of Treats specialty candies and trail mix... Enza’s Gifts, Arts, & Crafts... J.J. Bitting Brewing Company Beer & Wine Garden... Rita’s Ice... and more.

Independance Day Fireworks Blast Off on July 3rd 

The annual Woodbridge Township Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks display get underway on Tues., July 3 when gates open at 4:00 PM at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park on the Sewaren waterfront.  The Independence Day festivities kick-off with live music by THE TIME MACHINE With Special Guests Good to Go followed by the incredible "Bringing the Night to Life" fireworks display choreographed to music. Alvin P. Williams Park will be closed during the day to allow for the fireworks set-up.  Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are encouraged.  There is no reserved seating and no alcoholic beverages are permitted in the park. In case of inclement weather call the Woodbridge Township Department of Recreation at 732-602-6045 or go to the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

Run for Pizza on July 11th... Sign-Up Today!!!

Woodbridge is on the run... for pizza! The Mayor's Wellness Campaign, The Club at Woodbridge and Wegmans sponsor the annual Woodbridge Run for Pizza on Wed., July 11, 2018.  Sign-up today for the 4-mile run thru Alvin P. Williams Park and the Sewaren waterfront.  Celebrate at the finish line with pizza provided by local restaurants. Prizes awarded to the top three overall female and male runners and the top three male and female runners in each age group.  Register before July 9 for only $25.00 ($20.00 USATF-NJ members).  Race Day Registration: $30.00.  Corporate and Team Entries welcome! Run for Pizza is a USATF New Jersey 500 Point Event.  Proceeds benefit the Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports.  See you at the finish line! After the run head over to Tanzman Park (across from the NJT Train Station) for the Local Band Thursday concert at 7:30 PM.

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 WCC Summer Camps offer 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 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 and 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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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.

Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park
Open Every Weekend
Hanging by the Pool Never Felt so Good...

Open Every Weekend
Saturday & Sunday:  10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Splash into summer at the Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park.  Enjoy the 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 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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