Cherry Blossoms & The Dinosaur
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que & Branch Brook Park
Join fellow alumni, parents, and friends for a special event celebrating the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival in New Jersey. The event will start with some lunch at the NJ outpost of renowned Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Following lunch, there will be a 60-minute tour of some Newark landmarks and exciting new developments in downtown Newark. The group will proceed to Branch Brook Park where there will be a 45-minute private minibus tour of the park including the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the United States.
Schedule for the day
12:00pm -- Lunch at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 224 Market Street, Newark, NJ
1:30pm -- Downtown Newark walk and ride to Branch Brook Park (via light rail)
3:00pm -- Mini-bus tour commences from the Cherry Blossom Visitor Center in Branch Brook Park
4:00pm -- Event concludes
$30 covers lunch and the bus tour at the park.
Buffet-style lunch includes ribs & chicken, cornbread, BBQ beans, and chopped salad. Soft drinks are included and alcoholic beverages can be purchased separately.
Transport and parking
The event is easily accessible for alumni in both New Jersey and Manhattan with many parking and public transport options. The restaurant is two (2) blocks away from Newark Penn Station that is serviced by NJ Transit, PATH, and Newark Light Rail. There are also two parking lots right by the restaurant that offer discounted parking ($10 or less per day). More detail on the parking options can be found on the Newark parking map/website.