We’re all excited to see the last of the snow melting and the flowers beginning to bloom. One of the best places to soak up the beauty of the season is Newark's Branch Brook Park, where the Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off on Saturday. With spring comes Easter, and there is plenty of holiday fun to be had throughout the state this weekend, from egg hunts and Easter Bunny train rides to Easter Bunny Brunches and Photo Ops.
It's the perfect time to break out the bicycles, and kids in need of practice can take a free bike lesson in Jersey City on Saturday. Dinosaurs are the subject of special events in Camden and Morristown, and train aficionados will flip for the Garden State Railway Club's Spring Model Railroad Show. The weekend is also packed with performances, including Peter and the Wolf at Union County Performing Arts Center and Milk & Cookies with Mr. Ray at State Theatre New Jersey.