Woodbridge to Host New & Exciting Summer Events in 2008

By Mayor John E. McCormac

Hello Atom Tabloid Readers… I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the great events and happenings coming to Woodbridge this summer.

Let’s start with Saturdays in downtown Woodbridge with the “bigger and better” open-air Farmers’ Market opening on Saturday, June 21 next to the church at 71 Main Street.

This season, the Farmers’ Market will feature more farm stands and vendors… weekly cooking demonstrations by the chef’s from Wegmans… and that’s just the start (log-on to the township web page at www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for a complete list of upcoming Farmers’ Market events). Stop by the Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m… and at the same time, take advantage of the opportunity to shop Main Street and the downtown businesses and merchants.

Why not try your luck at deep-channel fishing? I’m really excited to host the Second Annual Mayor’s Fluke Tournament on Saturday, June 14. The tournament runs from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weigh-in will be at the Sewaren boat launch. Prizes include a first place check for $1,000 (based on 40 boats). Cost is $100 per boat… but you need to register before June 6. Call the Township Recreation Department at (732) 596-4048 for registration and information.

Come watch the spectacular “Fireworks over the Waterfront” on Thursday, July 3 as the annual Woodbridge Independence Day Celebration culminates with fireworks at the Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park in Sewaren. Enjoy the music of the Party Dolls and other entertainment before the fireworks. The gates open at 4 p.m. and the free pyromusical extravaganza kicks off at dusk. (Please remember alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the county park.) The Independence Day celebration is sponsored by Woodbridge Township and the “We Share, We Care Foundation.”

This year, the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series will again offer an incredible lineup of classic “rock ‘n’ roll” artists each Monday at 7:30 p.m. from June 30 through Aug. 25 on the grass field behind Woodbridge High School. Sansone’s Route 1 Auto Mall, The Woodbridge Center and ShopRite are again sponsoring this year’s entertainment. As an added attraction, the finalists of the Woodbridge Idol competition will showcase their talent with pre-show performances before each concert. (Check out the full line-up on the Township Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us).

The 2007 Summer Concert schedule includes:

June 30 ~ Parrotbeach and Jim Yester & The Yesterdaze

July 7 ~ The Duprees

July 14 ~ Big Shot: Billy Joel Tribute

July 21 ~ Lou Christie

July 28 ~ Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge

Aug. 4 ~ Beginnings: Chicago Tribute

Aug. 11 ~ Kenny Vance & The Planotones

Aug. 18 ~ Rocksplosion

Aug. 25 ~ The Infernos

I’m also pleased to announce that Woodbridge Township will again host the New Jersey Senior Olympics on Sept. 12, 13 and 14. The New Jersey Senior Olympics feature 15 sporting events where senior athletes 50 years of age and up compete for the gold, silver and bronze. The Senior Olympic Games and competition will take place at sporting venues throughout Woodbridge Township, including the YMCA at the Community Center, The Club at Woodbridge, and the athletic fields at Woodbridge High School.

The senior competition is part of the “Mayor’s Wellness Campaign” which encourages Township residents ~ regardless of age to engage in a healthy and fit lifestyle. Senior athletes must register to compete… Call the New Jersey Senior Olympics at 973-618-1111 or log-on to www.njso.us for complete information.

These are just a few of the Woodbridge Township “special events” for the Summer of ‘08. To get a complete list of everything that’s going on throughout the Township, log-on to the Township Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

Remember… Woodbridge is Your Place for Family Fun this Summer… See you at the Farmers’ Market… Fireworks… Concerts… and “Around the Township.”

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0 comments for “Woodbridge to Host New & Exciting Summer Events in 2008

  1. October 28, 2008 at 9:37 am

    My name is Mick Mansueto and I perform with The 1910 Fruitgum Company . We are a National 3 gold record 60’s act that perform our hit records along with many of the best 60’s songs ever recorded. Here is some information about them and a few live videos for your viewing. Thank you for your time and I hope we can work together this season to bring some great music to your township.

    The 1910 Fruitgum Company -Original Members in act- 3 Gold records

    In 1967 the 1910 Fruitgum Company® was signed to a recording contract with Buddah Records. The first release in 1968, Simon Says, became a top of the chart hit in the US and ranked number two in the United Kingdom, staying on the charts for over 10 weeks. The group followed up with 1-2-3 Red Light which hit the charts and got to number three on the US National charts. Following was Indian Giver in March of 1969 which reached number eight on the charts and was copied by Joan Jett and the Ramones. All three records sold millions and credited the 1910 Fruitgum Company with three gold records. The group had a total of eight charted hits and numerous albums throughout the world.We not only do our hit records but some of the very best covers from the sixties.

    Today, the 1910 Fruitgum Company is back with original members and a lineup of great vocalists and musicians who perform the original hits along with the top hits of the 60’s. The 1910 Fruitgum Company has been interviewed by VH-1 for a special and has played all over the United States. Our members have toured, and or performed with such acts as The Beach Boys, Trini Lopez, Sly and the Family Stone, Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits, Mark Lindsey of Paul Revere and the Raiders, Ron Dante of the Archie’s, Tommy Roe, The Vogues, The Dubs, The Drifters, Lou Christie, The Lovin Spoonful, Joey Dee, Alan O’Day, Bo Donaldson and the Heywood’s, Eddie Brigati of the Rascals, Dennis Tufano of the Buckinghams and numerous other acts as well as appearing on American Bandstand and several other television shows.

    The 1910 Fruitgum Company will perform a show that will have it’s audience dancing in the Aisles.

    Some of our recent venues include:

    The Cannery Casino Las Vegas – The Tropicana Casino – The Paramount Theater – Musikfest/Artsquest – The Union County Arts Center – The Bronx Zoo – The Lakeside Association – The Hoover Auditorium – The Shooting Star Casino – The Aronoff Center – Six Flags Great Adventure – The Showboat Casino – The Wildwood Festival – The American Cancer Society – Fairs – Corporate Events – Charitable affairs and numerous other events. We have just finished recording a new CD with original songs. Our new Christmas CD Bubblegum Christmas has recently been released on Collectible Records.

    Booking Information:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3h5LAFtBb0 LAS VEGAS VIDEO

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-j9zVDdFv4 VIDEO STATE FAIR

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk6kdPL9W8g SEVERAL VENUE VIDEO

  2. June 24, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks for these event updates, it is great find so many things going on in the Woodbridge area. Please feel free to post your event at this free events listing site at http://www.kangalope.com, it takes a minute and it’s free event promotion. I know this because I work with them. Thanks.

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