With the arrival of spring and the season of cherry blossoms, comes the So Fresh Fest outdoor health and wellness festival in Essex County Branch Brook Park. Celebrating the fact that Newark has the largest number of cherry blossom trees internationally known, outside of its origin, Japan. The So Fresh Fest is a free public event with local vendors, food trucks, live music, and performances. The event kicks off the weeklong festivities in Branch Brook Park for this year’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Newark.
It’s a great way to spend the afternoon with family and friends in the park surrounded by freshly bloomed cherry blossoms. Thousands of people passed through Branch Brook Park this past Saturday, and the weather was befitting for it. The air was crisp, the sun was shining, and the music was vibrant and jazzy as it echoed throughout the scenery of pink and white blossoms.
There was camaraderie amongst the diversity of people as everyone enjoyed themselves and supported local businesses. Everywhere throughout the park people had cameras in hand, capturing images of their children, friends and loved ones submersed in the beauty of the cultural cherry blossoms. I’m sure the nostalgia will carryon throughout the events scheduled for this week. Be sure to stroll through soon!
By: Jonique Waddy | Digital Media Engineer for IM SO NEWARK