Newark is the most populous city in the state of New Jersey and the seat of
Essex County, US. It is located at the mouth of the Passaic River near the
Newark Bay and that has made the city's waterfront a major part of the Port
of New York and New Jersey. Settled by Puritans in 1666, Newark is one of
the oldest European cities in the United States. Fast forward to 2018, and
you would find it home to a vibrant performing arts and music scene. The
same is a derivative of is stellar highlight- the New Jersey Performing
Arts Centre that hosts sell-out concerts and dance performances.
Things to do in Newark
New Jersey Performing Arts Centre
The New Jersey Performing Arts Centre is one of the largest performing arts
centres in the United States. Located in Newark, it is home to the New
Jersey Symphony Orchestra and has attracted more than more than 9 million
visitors since it was opened in 1997. The New Jersey Performing Arts Centre
also offers one of the largest arts education programs in the country.
The Newark Museum is the largest museum in the city of Newark and state of
New Jersey. You should visit here for its remarkable collections of
artworks from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Ancient World. The museum
also owns the Ballantine House, a restored 27-room mansion and residential
place of famous brewery family named the Ballantine’s in early 20 th century.
Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
Celebrated twice every year since October 1986, the four-day-long Geraldine
R. Dodge Poetry Festival is the largest poetry event in North America. It
was termed the ‘Poetry Heaven’ by US Poet Laureate Robert Hass in 1997. The
festival revolves around a series of special programs intended for high
school teachers and students.
Best Time to Visit Newark
Spring and early summer seasons, the months from March to August are the
best to book your flights from Mumbai to Newark. It is the time of the year
when the city has pleasant weather with occasional rains that puts its
Cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Book your flights from BOM to EWR
between spring and early summer season to enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival
in the city. It is advised to book Newark flights in advance to avoid
paying more during peak season.