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 performing at The Avenel Performing Arts Center. Mayor’s Summer Concert Series. Festivals & Farmer's Market. Barron Arts Center & Woodbridge Artisan Guild Gallery. Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) and The Club at Woodbridge. World-Class Restaurants & Shopping. 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… Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!
See You Around Town… Mayor John E. McCormac
Mayor’s Summer Concert Series Kicks-Off Monday with The Duprees
The Mayor’s Summer Concert Series returns to the stage on Monday (June 24) with everyone’s favorite... The Duprees. Tribute Band Tuesday performs on Tuesday (June 25) with Sail On (Beach Boys Tribute). Concerts start at 7:30 PM on the grass field behind Woodbridge High School. Woodbridge Wednesday “LIVE” concerts return to the Parker Press Park stage on Wednesday (June 26) with a 7:30 PM performance by Amy Helm.
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE concert with family and friends! Local Band Thursday kicks-off the hometown concert season on Thursday (June 27) with Blame it on Richie The Girl on-stage at Tanzman Park (across from the Downtown Woodbridge Train Station) at 7:30 PM. Country Sunday returns to the Parker Press stage on Sunday (June 30) at 6:00 PM with Southern Steel. The cost of admission to the 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.
AVENEL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC) - the region’s newest performing arts center specially designed for theatre, stage productions and special performances - rolled-out the Red Carpet and welcomed theatre-goers with a Grand Opening Reception. 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.
NOW SHOWING: BROADWAY’S NEXT HIT MUSICAL Sat., June 22: 2:00 and 8:00 PM Tickets: $39.50 Visit: www.avenelarts.com or call Box Office at: 732-314-0500
JEREMY STOLLE SUN., June 23: 3:00 & 7:00 PM Tickets: $39.50 Visit: www.avenelarts.com or call Box Office at: 732-314-0500
COMING SOON: MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING JUNE 27 – JULY 3 Tickets: $49.50 Visit: www.avenelarts.com or call Box Office at: 732-314-0500
Woodbridge Farmers' Market Returns June 26th
The Woodbridge Farmers’ Market returns to Parker Press Park on Wednesday June 26. This season the Farmers Market has expanded with more “Jersey Fresh” and specialty food vendors… Asprocolas Acres Farm Market & Garden Center offers fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and organic specialties. Market vendors include: J.J. Bitting Brewing Company Beer & Wine Garden... Jaker’s Pickles… Rita’s Ice... and more.
Independence Day Fireworks Blast Off on July 3
FIREWORKS OVER THE WOODBRIDGE WATERFRONT!!! CELEBRATE AN EVENING DEDICTED TO AMERICA AND HER HEROS ON TUES., JULY 3 AT ALVIN P. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL PARK ON THE SEWAREN WATERFRONT. The annual Woodbridge Township Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks display get underway on Wed., 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 AM GOLD YACHT ROCK PARTY with Special Guests KICKBACK 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 10... 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 10. 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. Pre-registration: $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.
WPL Presents: Summer Reading Club… A Universe of Stories
Explore the wonders of the universe and learn about the solar system close to home at Woodbridge Public Libraries or simply try something new: attend a program to learn new facts about space exploration, read a new book, e-book or audio book, try a new craft, take a computer class, meet new friends, and much more. Educational programs, reading lists, prizes, crafts and maker activities for children, teens and adults. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN… For more information, please stop in, call us at 732-634-4450 or visit our website at http://woodbridgelibrary.org .
Buy Local Shopping: Woodbridge NOW APP It’s Free... It's Easy... It's Free...It's Everything Woodbridge!!!
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.
Think “Summer” with a WCC Health & Wellness Membership
Get a ‘jump-start’ on Summer fitness with a 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!!!
Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park… Open Every Weekend... Hanging by the Pool Never Felt so Good
Splash into summer at the Highland Grove Swim Club & SprayPark
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) 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.. .
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.
It’s All Happening at The Club
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
SAT., JUNE 22
Rock for Awareness… A FREE concert in support of addiction services. Sponsored by The Nicholas Hudanish Foundation, Woodbridge Addiction Recovery Mentorship (WARM) and The Road to Hope. WHS Lawn. Noon to 6:00 PM.
SAT., JUNE 22 WTARS Presents: Open House +… FAS Demonstrations… Free Food & Music. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. WTARS Building, 77 Queen Road, Iselin.
MON., JUNE 24 Historical Association of Woodbridge Township Presents: WOODBRIDGE AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION… 7:00 PM… First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (Rahway Ave.)
SAT., JUNE 29 Join Greenable Woodbridge for a Naturalist Walk in the Woodbridge Wild at Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel. Explore the ponds, wetlands, forest, fields and butterfly garden which host a myriad of plant and wildlife species. 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.email@example.com or call 732-596-4047.
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