Baristanet recommends some Newark events for family weekend fun

Weekend Highlights: Your Guide To Family Fun

Some Newark great offerings on this list from Branch Brook Park and a concert hosted by WBGO at the Newark Museum.

On Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, visit Branch Brook Park (Park Street Entrance, Newark) for the Essex County Family Day. This day of outdoor fun in the recently renovated concert grove will feature hula hooping, paddle boats, a craft activity, face painting, and an assortment of food vendors. The Chris Clark BMX Stunt Show will be on the main stage at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM. There will also be a fishing derby from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM with an awards ceremony to follow at 2:30 PM. This event is free.

The WGBO Free Kids Jazz Concert Series continues with a performance of “She Said, She Says: the history & status of women in jazz” featuring Metta Quintet. This concert will celebrate the important achievements of female jazz composers, arrangers, instrumentalists, and vocalists from the early 20th century through today. The show will be held at the Newark Museum (49 Washington Street, Newark) at 12:30 PM. Tickets are first-come, first-served and include free admission to the Newark Museum after the performance.

It’s going to be a lovely 79°F in the city on Saturday.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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