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Essex County Presents Information on Annual Cherry Blossom Festival and Environmental Center Activities

With the County Executive are (from left) Essex County Deputy Chief of Staff William Payne; Essex County Director of Cultural and Historic Affairs Kate Hartwyk; David Norton, Director of Sales and Service, and Tracy Pingalore, Account Executive, both from Aetna; Branch Brook Park Alliance Co-Chair Barbara Bell Coleman; Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and Essex County Parks Director Dan Salvante.  Credits: Glen Frieson

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Spring has sprung in Essex County, and what better way to enjoy it than by attending the County's annual Cherry Blossom Festival activities or checking out the events at the Environmental Center in Roseland.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the line-up of activities for the 38th Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival during a press conference in Essex County Branch Brook Park on Tuesday, April 1.The festival began on Saturday, April 5 with the Cherry Blossom Challenge Bicycle Race and will conclude on Sunday, April 13 with the Bloomfest community festival.

The cherry blossom display in Essex County Branch Brook Park boasts the most diverse collection of cherry blossom varieties in the world and it larger than the world-famous Washington, D.C. display.

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Visit the County website at for more information on Cherry Blossom activities.

In addition to the festival, the Environmental Center on Roseland Avenue has announced its lineup of spring events and programs, which feature activities for children, teens, and adults.

Go to the Environmental Center website at to find an event or activity perfect for the whole family.

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