19-Year-Old Newark Resident Edward Cheserek won the Cherry Blossom 10K Race on Sunday, April 7, in 30:44.40.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. held the finish line tape as Mr. Cheserek crossed the finish line at Branch Brook Park. 

The 37th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival will continue with Bloomfest on Sunday, April 14 by the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center.

OnSaturday, April 20, the Family Day and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk on will take place by the Prudential Concert Grove, also in Essex County Branch Brook Park. The Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival is sponsored by Aetna.