Here are some local destinations where you can enjoy the cherry blossoms in the spring of 2016.

Branch Brook Park @ Newark, NJ

April 9-24, 2016
One of the most popular places for watching Cherry Blossom is the Branch Brook Park, Newark, NJ. Japanese cherry blossoms predominate among the more than 4000 cherry blossom trees in the park. Each year, thousands of people visit the park during the cherry blossom festival.
The 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival is from April 9 to April 24, 2015.
The Family Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday April 16 from 11am-3pm.
The Bloomfest is scheduled for Sunday April 24 from 11am - 5pm.
As the actual peak time of cherry blossom vary by year, please check their website for the latest updates.

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden

April 30-May 1, 2016
This year, the weekend-long Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival takes place on Saturday, April 30-Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 10am to 6pm and includes Japanese cultural activities, music and art.

Cherry Blossom Festival @ White Plains, NY

May 1, 2016

The Annual White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival will be on Sunday May 1st, 2016 @ Turnure Park! Turnure Park, located between Main Street and Lake Street, is home to dozens of gorgeous, blooming Cherry Blossom Trees and is the ideal setting to enjoy Japanese culture and art.

New York Botanic Garden @ Bronx, NY
Although NYBG's Cherry Valley doesn't have a festival, the blossoms are still sweet. There are more cherry blossoms scattered throughout the Ross Conifer Arboretum too. While you're there, you can catch the annual Orchid Show (Now through April 17, 2016).

Central Park @ NYC
There are several spots to find cherry blossoms in Central Park in Manhattan. Some of the best ones are on the bridal path at 90th Street, East Drive at 66th Street, the east side of the Boathouse at 74th Street and Cherry Hill mid-park at 72nd Street just west of Bethesda Terrace.

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