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Newark Museum 49 Washington Place Newark, NJ 07102

Don’t miss the wonderful treasures at the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ.

The Newark Museum at 49 Washington Place in Newark, NJ

Visiting a Museum: The Unique, Unusual, Obscure and Historical

Newark Museum

49 Washington Place

Newark, NJ 07102-3176

https://www.newarkmuseumart.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Newark.Museum/

Telephone: (973) 596-6550/Fax: (973) 642-0459

Open: Wednesday-Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm

Closed: Mondays (except for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President’s Day), Tuesdays, January 1st, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and December 25th.

Fee: Adult $15.00/Seniors-Children 5 and UP/Veterans/Children 5 and under Free

Amenities: Museum Shop, Junior Shop, Museum Cafe and onsite parking.

The Newark Museum: Always New

TripAdvisor Review:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g46671-d217958-Reviews-Newark_Museum-Newark_New_Jersey.html?m=19905

Services:

General Information: (973) 596-6550

Membership Office: (973) 596-6699

Volunteer Office: (973) 596-6337

Member Travel Office: (973) 596-6643

Group Tours: (973) 596-6613

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I have been a member of the Newark Museum for 29 years and have enjoyed the experience. There is a lot of things to do at all times of the year.

During the Summer months, I enjoy “Jazz in the Garden” where local and international Jazz musicians perform in the beauty of the back garden of the…

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Branch Brook Park Alliance 115 Clifton Avenue Newark, NJ 07104

Don’t miss the Cherry Blossoms that are now on view in Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ.

Don’t miss the beauty of Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ in April.

Visiting a Museum: The Unique, Unusual, Obscure and Historical

Branch Brook Park Alliance

115 Clifton Avenue

Newark, NJ 07104

(973) 268-2300

http://www.branchbrookpark.org

http://branchbrookpark.org/

https://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/branch-brook-park

https://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/branch-brook-park/about

Open: Check their website depending on the season

TripAdvisor Review:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g46671-d502865-Reviews-Branch_Brook_Park-Newark_New_Jersey.html?m=19905

I have visited Branch Brook Park many times over the past thirty years and during the Annual Cherry Blossom the park is especially nice. The City of Newark still has the reputation as a rough place and parts of the City I still would not like to walk around in after dark (as are all cities). Branch Book is separated from the rest of the City and sits on the border of Newark sharing the park with the town of Belleville.

The Cherry Blossom Festival, which takes place every Spring with the coming of the blooming of all of the Cherry Trees which cover the whole length of the park, is always anticipated by people all over the State of New Jersey. They…

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Solar Eclispe in Newark NJ

Day Eighty-Six: Traveling to the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ for the Solar Eclipse August 21st, 2017

We had the first Solar Eclipse travel across the United States since 1979 and at first, most people did not make a fuss over it but as the time approached, everyone started to ‘freak out’ that they must see it. I just wanted to avoid New York City that day and see it somewhere else.

I had a member’s invitation to see it at the American Museum of Natural History, but I wanted to avoid the city today and that museum as I knew it was going to be packed and we would all be shoved into Rose Hall where the planetarium was located. It was not that I thought it would be done wrong, but I did not want to deal with the crowds at the AMNH.

At the last minute, the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ (See review on TripAdvisor and my blog “VisitingaMuseum”) had a special function for the day where you could get the eclipse glasses and see the show. They did not know what they were in for as the crowd at the museum swelled into over 500 people. They did not have enough of anything for all the people that came. The line was still going on when I got to the front of the line. They ran out of glasses when I got there but they provided me with a ‘pin-hole’ paper so that I could see the eclipse though the hole. I was lucky people were willing to share their glasses.

Newark Museum

The Newark Museum at 49 Washington Street

https://newarkmuseumart.org/

In New Jersey, we were so far from the path of the moon that we only got to see about 75% covering of the sun, so it was still bright out by us. So, you really needed the glasses. It was so interesting to see the moon cover the sun and it moved ever so slowly. The display started at around 2:45pm EST and like I said you would never know it was happening because of the light of the sun. Some people said they noticed the difference, but I didn’t see or feel anything different.

Horizon Plaza and the Garden area were mobbed with people from 2:45pm to about 3:30pm and they had the path of the sun and moon on TV on live stream inside the museum at the auditorium. I swear, the dopey things people will say on camera just to be on TV.

solar eclispe

What the Eclipse looked like down South where the eye of it was

The reporters didn’t even know what to ask once it was over. Some people really got into it and most seemed to care less. I thought it was interesting to see this cosmic display. When it happened in 1979, I was in high school and I don’t even remember anyone talking about and thinking back to it, I think it was a cloudy day that afternoon.

This is a documentary by NASA

I left around 4:00pm when the path crossed, and people got tired looking up. I could also feel the strain on my eyes. The nice part was I took the bus from home and did not have to tackle their parking lot. Lunch was at Central Restaurant, 30 Central Avenue, Downtown Newark, for an amazing meal (See review on TripAdvisor and my blog ‘DiningonaShoeStringinNYC’).

Central Restaurant

Central Restaurant at 30 Central Avenue in Newark, NJ

https://www.restaurantji.com/nj/newark/central-restaurant-/

The next time this will happen will be in 2024 so we have some time and will travel from Texas to Maine. So maybe we will get a better view next time. Otherwise, I thought it was pretty awesome.

Places to Visit:

The Newark Museum

49 Washington Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 596-6550

Open: Wednesday-Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm/Closed Monday and Tuesday

https://www.newarkmuseum.org/

My review on TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g46671-d217958-Reviews-Newark_Museum-Newark_New_Jersey.html?m=19905

My review on VisitingaMuseum.com:

https://wordpress.com/post/visitingamuseum.com/1818

Places to Eat:

Central Restaurant

30 Central Avenue Street 4

Newark, NJ  07102

((73) 623-8137

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Restaurant/111649452205238

Open: Monday-Saturday 5:00am-7:00pm/Sunday 7:00am-4:00pm

My review on TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g46671-d5052680-Reviews-Central_Restaurant-Newark_New_Jersey.html?m=19905

My review on DiningonaShoeStringinNYC@Wordpress.com:

https://wordpress.com/post/diningonashoestringinnyc.wordpress.com/294