Monday, February 25, 2013
Make plans to attend the fifth dance exposition on March 3.
The 5th Annual Woodbridge International Dance Festival will be returning to the township this year. The event will be held on Sunday, March 3, at 1 pm at Woodbridge Middle School on Barron Avenue. The festival features dancers of all persuasions, including flamenco, mexican, salsa, belly dancing, ballroom dancing, and much more. Admission is $5 for those age 12 and over. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Woodbridge Committee for the Arts. For more information, call 732-662-9353, or visit dressingroomboutique.biz. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The contract to light up the Woodbridge Middle School's stage is so amateur theatrical groups will have a professional stage on which to perform
Two years ago, the township was renting the Hungarian Club of Woodbridge on behalf of an amateur theatre group to put on their stage productions. Since there was a falling out between the club and the town administration over who actually owned the club and the land surrounding it, Mayor John McCormac set his sites on turning Woodbridge Middle School's auditorium into a professional theatre. Tuesday night, the town council took a step in that direction by awarding a $137,950 contract to install professional lighting at the auditorium. The bid, rendered by FSC Electric in Perth Amboy, was the lowest of five bids submitted for the project. The FSC bid was about $48,000 less than the next lowest bid of $185,300 from ACI Electric in …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Students from Woodbridge Township's three high schools are going to show what they learned in the Jazz House Program
Woodbridge students who have learned jazz at the hands of masters will be showcasing their skills this Saturday. The Jazz House Kids, the group that helped instruct student musicians from the township's three high schools will hold a free concert 6:30 pm on January 26 at the Woodbridge Middle School on Barron Avenue. Jazz House Kids, a program based in Montclair, exists to celebrate one of America's native musical forms, and "to share, appreciate and learn about the jazz experience," as they say on their website. In addition to hometown musicians from Colonia High School, John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and Woodbridge High School, the concert will feature performances by national jazz pros Ted Chubb, Mike Lee and Lee Hogans. “The …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A perfect way to get into the spirit of the holidays takes place this Friday.
In the mood for a free holiday concert? You couldn't do better than the special music fest planned for this Friday. The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania and their sister group, the Keystone Girls Choir, will take their talents to the stage at Woodbridge Middle School on December 7, at 7:30 pm. Founded in 1970 as the Pocono Boy Singers, the Singing Boys of Pennsylvania has performed at thousands of recitals over the years in 48 states and several foreign countries. The company is comprised of singers ages 10 to 14 who will perform a variety of holiday classics and other tunes for the audience's listening pleasure. The concert, hosted by the Barron Arts Center, is free. Reservations aren't required. For more information, call 732-634-0413. …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A dozen WMS scholars learned about rocketry at a special Rutgers program designed to give promising students a leg up with science and technology.
Woodbridge Middle School students got an intensive course in the wonders of math and science last month. That's when the school partnered with Rutgers University’s Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi, to offer 12 students a fun afternoon of building model rockets and learning about the role momentum plays in movement. The school's engineering students are preparing for their third consecutive year of competition in the New Jersey Future City Contest. In preparation for January’s competition, Woodbridge Middle School teacher Richard Dosch and Tau Beta Pi NJ Chapter President Adam Pizzaia established a team building event that would allow the middle school students to work with college juniors and seniors on the science of rocketry. “…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Woodbridge Community Youth Players celebrate their fifth year with the famed movie-turned-musical.
Feeling a little sluggish in the summertime heat? The Woodbridge Community Youth Players have a suggestion: Lose your blues, everybody cut Footloose! Opening tonight, the WCYP will put on performances of the famed movie-turned-musical every night this week at 7:30 PM, plus a matinee performance Sunday at 2:00 PM. All performances will be held at The Theater at Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Avenue). The Theater, it is worth mentioning, is newly air-conditioned. The show stars Michael Korner as Rem McCormack, the teen who moves from Chicago to the farm town of Bomont, where dancing is illegal. The musical also stars Kiersten Morgan as Ariel Moore, daughter of Reverend Shaw Moore, who is portrayed by Peter Willoughby. Mayor …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Senior citizens will strut their stuff June 2 at a Woodbridge Middle School show.
Senior citizens throughout Woodbridge will show off their talent this Saturday at an amateur talent show especially for them. Admission is free, and the judges include singer Moreno Fruzzetti. The program begins at 7 pm, and it will be held at Woodbridge Middle School on Barron Avenue, which is now air-conditioned as part of its renovation into a theatre by the township. For more information, call the Woodbridge Recreation Department at 732-596-4048.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Woodbridge Community Youth Players are casting for their July production of 'Footloose'
If you're a teen-to-25er with talent, kick off your Sunday shoes starting Monday and head on down to Woodbridge High School. That's where the Woodbridge Community Youth Players (WCYP) are going to be holding auditions for 'Footloose', their 2012 summer production to spotlight township players. Auditions will be held on Monday, May 21, Wednesday, May 23, and Friday, May 25 at the high school auditorium starting each evening at 6:30 pm. Be prepared to show off your singing and dancing skills, cause 'Footloose' is all about both. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Wednesday, May 30. The auditions are open to Woodbridge Township residents between the ages of 14 and 25. The play will July 18 through the 22 at the Woodbridge Middle School …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tickets are available for the March 4 performance at Woodbridge Middle School.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The 4th Annual International Dance Festival returns to Woodbridge on Sunday, March 4, from 2 pm to 4 pm. Featuring a stellar lineup of area dance schools and professional dance artists, the festival takes place at Woodbridge Middle School. Dancers will be offering showcase performances of Broadway Jazz, Irish Stepdancing, Middle Eastern Belly Dancing, Chinese, Mexican, Classical and Contemporary Indian, Flamenco, African, Latin, HipHop, Classical Tap and Ballroom styles. Featured performers include: Tickets for the event, which is a fundraiser for the Woodbridge Committee for the Arts, are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 13. To purchase, call 732-662-9353, stop by the Dressing Room Dancewear Boutique at 1010 Amboy Avenue in …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Students from the township's middle schools competed at a regional challenge this weekend at Rutgers to design an environmentally sensitive city of the future. Several teams from Iselin won top honors.
What does the city of the future look like? It's not a sci-fi contest, but the concept captured the imagination of dozens of middle school students this past weekend as Rutgers hosted the regional finals of the 'Future City Competition' in New Brunswick. Teams of students from township schools, including Woodbridge Middle School and Iselin Middle School, competed at the event. At the regional finals on Saturday, students were challenged to design a city of the future which uses an energy source that doesn't deplete natural resources and has a minimal impact on the environment. Students were asked to consider the safety, cost, efficiency and appearance of the city in their design plans. But the youngsters didn't just glue a lot of toilet …