The most populated city in the US State of New Jersey is Newark. The population of the city is around 277,140. The closest airport is Newark Liberty International Airport. It is home to prestigious universities like the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers Newark.
The city is adorned with many beautiful parks, and Branch Brook Park is the oldest county park of the nation where cherry blossom trees are planted in large numbers. The Newark Museum has an enviable collection of Tibetan artefacts. The Dreyfuss Planetarium and the Victoria Hall of Science display the museum's collection of Natural Science articles. Another noteworthy landmark is the Newark Public Library.
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is home to the Grammy Award winning New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. The New Jersey Historical Society is a society for history buffs and also serves as a museum. The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a church which portrays the mystery of Gothic architecture. The Prudential Center serves as the movie and concert hall in the Newark Central Business District. Military Park has a reading room where yoga classes are conducted, and this area has been transformed into a community meeting place.
At Branch Brook Park the Cherry Blossom Festival is conducted each year. Other music and film festivals are also such as the Lincoln Park Music Festival held at Lincoln Park, the Newark Black Film Festival, and the Portugal Day Festival. Visitors and tourists can receive travel and tourism information at the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Jewish Museum of New Jersey was established to conduct educational and cultural programs that promote greater understanding between people of different ethnic groups and religions. Other local attractions include the John Ballantine House, Fairmount Cemetery, Verona Park, Wars of America, the Old First Presbyterian Church, the Seated Lincoln and the Military Park Building.