The Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt, and pictures....take the whole family to the Parker Press today
Parker Press Park
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The township will be getting ready for Easter with a free celebration at the Parker Press Park
Parents and kids will be lining up for Woodbridge's traditional Easter Festival. This year, it'll be held at the Parker Press Park on Rahway Avenue, next to Walgreens. The festivities start at 10 am with an Easter Egg hunt that will run until noon. An Easter Parade and pictures with the Easter Bunny - courtesy of Walgreens - will be held from 2 pm to 4 pm. Prizes will be given for best Easter outfits (bonnets are encouraged.) For more information, call the Woodbridge Recreation Department at 732-596-4048. For weather updates, call 732-602-6045. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Just in time for the holiday season.
The Woodbridge Recreation Department will be holding a free photo-taking session with Santa Claus this Saturday. The event, sponsored by Walgreens, will take place on Saturday, December 8, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Parker Press Park on Rahway Avenue. Guests are asked to bring non-perishable canned goods as a donation to help the township's food banks. In return, they will visit Santa and get a complimentary 4 by 6 inch picture with him, courtesy of Walgreens. For more information, call 732-596-4048. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Forty artists and artisans showed up with their handcrafted finery for the fifth annual celebration of local handcrafted works.
There was a slight nip of autumn is in the air, but it wasn't all about Halloween (not yet, anyway.) Saturday was the fifth outing for the annual BarronFest, a menagerie of fine art and handcrafted artisan goods in Woodbridge. Held at the Parker Press Park, the festival is a celebration of the work of local artists, and a feast for the senses for lovers of fine object d'art from anywhere. About 40 artists showed up to show off and sell their wares, ranging from traditional watercolors and oils to pottery, jewelery and the creation of art from found objects. Items were well priced, and shoppers were a happy lot. The festival was sponsored by the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission and the Barron Arts Center. Follow Woodbridge …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
If Halloween is your holiday, the Woodbridge Ghost Walk is one haunting you will NOT want to miss.
For fans of Halloween, it's almost passe at this point: the way groups do 'haunted house' events for Halloween. After all, there's only so many ways you can spook veterans of the haunted happenings of October 31. But then, people that blase about Halloween probably have never been on the Woodbridge Ghost Walk. If there ever was a creative and creepy event, this is it. Sponsored by Haunted History Productions, it's a combination of a haunted walk around Woodbridge, complete with actors impersonating various personages who have been famous in township history. They include the Rev. Woodbridge, for whom the township is named, a maid at the Cross Keys Tavern and the tavern's owner, John Manning. And did we mention, they impersonate them as …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Handcrafted beer tastings and more today at the Parker Press Park.
Do you love beer and want to sample some of the best the region has to offer? Head on over to the 6th Annual Central Jersey Beer Fest today, Saturday, September 22, from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Parker Press Park on Rahway Avenue. Hosted by Woodbridge's own popular brew pub, J.J. Bitting, the event is a fundraiser and includes music, food, and a souvenir sample glass for those who purchase tickets to drink. Speaking of tickets, they're $25 for beer enthusiasts, $15 for non-drinkers, and kids under 12 can enter free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Pubs participating include: J.J. Bitting (of course), Tun Tavern, Harvest Moon, Cricket Hill, Boaks, Pizzeria Uno, East Coast Brewery, Brews by Keegan's, Peak Organic, Brooklyn Brewery, …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The North Carolina band is back in Woodbridge tonight for a free concert.
It was almost a year ago that Hurricane Irene slammed Woodbridge and central New Jersey, and it was right around then that Delta Rae brought their bluesy folk rock from the North Carolina woods to soothe jangled nerves. They're back tonight, playing at 7:30 pm at the Parker Press Park, as part of the Woodbridge Wednesday series of free concerts. Make sure you bring a lawn chair or blanket, and don't forget the Woodbridge Farmer's Market will still be open. J.J. Bittings will also be selling handcrafted beer at the event, and BBQ items will be sold for folks with the munchies. The concerts are underwritten by Provident Bank, Carvel, Renaissance Woodbridge, Roche Podiatry, Capitol Management and Northfield Bank. In the event of rain, the …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
It's free, fun, and educational - a great way to spend a summer Sunday for the entire family
In the mood for something nearby, fun, and free? The Robert E. Lee Civil War Roundtable of Central New Jersey is holding the second day of its Living History Weekend at the Parker Press Park on Rahway Avenue. The reenactment, full of Civil War soldiers, arms, tents, and more, takes place today from 10 am to 4 pm. The Roundtable hosts the event every year, but this one is special: it's the 150th anniversary of some battles and skirmishes of the Civil War, which began in 1861 and was fought through 1865. Interesting exhibitions for the encampment include: There will also be vendors selling goods, a Civil War library, and a period photographer for those who wish to memorialize the event. Parking is free, and the encampment continues rain or…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The American folk music duo appears tonight at Parker Press Park.
In the mood for some good folk music? Check out Brown Bird, the latest act to hit the Parker Press Park on Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge. They're playing tonight at 7:30 pm, as part of the Woodbridge Wednesday series of free concerts. Make sure you bring a lawn chair or blanket, and don't forget the Woodbridge Farmer's Market will still be open. J.J. Bittings will also be selling handcrafted beer at the event, and BBQ items will be sold for folks with the munchies. The concerts are underwritten by Provident Bank, Carvel, Renaissance Woodbridge, Roche Podiatry, Capitol Management and Northfield Bank. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the auditorium of Woodbridge Middle School on Barron Avenue. For updates on the weather, …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
If you love contemporary Celtic music, this Irish band is one you shouldn't miss.
A band known for its haunting Irish melodies and lilting lyrics, Philadelphia-based RUNA will be performing at a free concert tonight at James Parker Press Park. The concert, part of the Woodbridge Wednesday series, starts at 7:30 pm. With two CDs under their belt, the band consists of singer Shannon Lambert-Ryan, who is married to Fionan de Barra, who, appropriately enough, was born in Dublin and plays guitar. Add percussionist Cheryl Prashker and Tomoko Omura of Japan on the fiddle, and you have RUNA. Bring your own seating - lawn chair or blanket - and check out the Woodbridge Farmer's market which is also open. Food and drink, including alcohol, are also sold at the park. The series is sponsored by Provident Bank, Northfield Bank, …