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April 20, 2015

The Cherry Blossom Trees are Starting to Bloom | Newark, New Jersey

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Cherry Blossom Trees Are Blooming

 

The cherry blossom trees in Newark’s Branch Brook Park are starting to bloom!

Most of the park is in Newark, but a small portion is in neighboring Belleville. They were late again this year because of the long and harsh winter. 

More cherry blossom trees are being planted to replace some old trees and also to increase the amount of cherry blossom trees in the park to over 5,000! 

That’s more than Washington, D.C.! 

 

As a matter of fact, it is the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the United States!

The park's design was created by the firm of Frederick Olmsted, who also designed the magnificent Central Park in New York.

This year, the cherry blossom trees are still officially in the “budding” stage, since some still only have buds and some have almost nothing to show yet. 


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As you can see, some branches have both buds and fully formed flowers on them. 


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And some trees are nearing their peak bloom.


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cherry blossoms

You can read about the historic cherry blossoms trees and the history of the park here

 

You can see my other 2015 cherry blossom photos here:


Cherry Blossoms In Branch Brook Park

 

The Pink Cherry Blossoms Are In Full Bloom

 

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The Cherry Blossom Trees are Starting to Bloom | Newark, New Jersey

April 20, 2015

July 27, 2014

New Jersey's Got Talent | Music

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Many Talented Musical Performers Are From New Jersey


New Jersey has always been loaded with great talent in many different musical genres. 

New Jersey has so many different kinds of music because it is a very diverse state. 

 

You can listen to all kinds of music here, particularly with the influence of the New Jersey shore!

 

There is The Boss (from Freehold), Bruce Springsteen



There is The Chairman of the Board (from Hoboken), Frank Sinatra



There is the band Bon Jovi, formed in Sayreville! 



There are the “Jersey Boys” originating in Newark - The Four Seasons



Don't forget Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, the Pride of the Jersey Shore


 

You have probably heard of all those talented performers.

 

But ladies and gentlemen, I now introduce to you: The Whiptones

 

The Whiptones are a teenage Doo Wop acappella quartet from Whippany, New Jersey!

 

Whippany is a section of Hanover Township, New Jersey. I grew up in the next town.

 

This type of singing demands that the singers possess good voices, as there is no musical accompaniment.

 

The Whiptones are starting to get a lot of attention from the New Jersey/New York media. 

 

Here they are at the recent Whippany Park High School graduation - three of them graduated, one is still a high school student.




Here they are on local television discussing singing the National Anthem at the Mets 2014 season home opener: 



They auditioned several times against stiff competition for the honor of singing at the Mets home opener, and they won! They were thrilled! 

 

Here they are:



Here are a couple more videos for you to enjoy! 




Also please check out my musical post that Girls Just Want To Have Fun.

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

New Jersey's Got Talent | Music

July 27, 2014

June 27, 2014

Cherry Blossom Pink In Branch Brook Park | Newark, New Jersey

Cherry Blossoms


Pink Cherry Blossoms


Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey  boasts over 4,000 cherry trees – more than Washington, D.C.! 

In the spring they bloom with an explosion of lovely cherry blossoms. 


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Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

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Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

 

Please check out more cherry blossom photos:      

 

Cherry Blossoms (2010) 

The Cherry Blossom Trees are Starting to Bloom (2015)

Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park (2015)


Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

 

 



Cherry Blossom Pink In Branch Brook Park | Newark, New Jersey

June 27, 2014