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Things To Do in Newark, NJ
It’s hard to miss the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart as you explore downtown Newark. This French Gothic-styled cathedral features more than 200 stained glass windows and 14 giant bells imported from Italy. The fourth largest of its kind in North America, this cathedral is not only a beautiful architectural attraction but also a performance venue for several choirs and symphonies.
For six weeks, the Newark Black Film Festival provides the Garden State with some of the nation’s most definitive independent films. Hosted in the Newark Museum, this film festival showcases movies by emerging filmmakers, writers and directors that focus on the both past and contemporary experiences and concerns of African Americans.
Stroll through the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden in Staten Island for an awe-inspiring melding of greenery and architecture. This historical collection of buildings houses massive art galleries and museums. However, the beautifully landscaped grounds are the best part for lovers looking for the perfect backdrop for a romantic date.