Upcoming Event – Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival – Branch Brook Park – Newark – April 7-22 2012

by Donald Hanson • March 17, 2012 • EventsComments (0)1941

Branch Brook Park in Newark has an amazing display of cherry trees every April.

 

The over 4000 tress showcase more than 14 varieties of cherry trees. The trees were given to the park as a gift from  Caroline Bamberger Fuld in 1927. The Cherry Blossom Festival attracts approximately 10,000 visitors each year.

While the festival runs for 2 weeks, the highlight of it is Bloomfest 2012 :

Bloomfest 2012

The festive highlight of the Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival is Bloomfest, a day of live performances and attractions in Branch Brook Park. Bloomfest 2012, will be held in Essex County Branch Brook Park, Belleville/Newark on Sunday, April 22 from 11 am-5pm. Bloomfest attracts over 7,000 attendees from New Jersey and surrounding metropolitan areas for stage performances, cultural demonstrations, and children’s activities. The Bloomfest marketplace features crafters and artists selling handmade, cherry blossom themed crafts and products. Bloomfest is held rain or shine.

Wikipedia entry for Branch Brook Park 

Information on the Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

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