Built in 1925, St. Lucy's Church was established to serve the city's Italian diaspora. The brick and stone building was constructed in the Romanesque style of architecture, but the real treasures can be found in the church interiors. Studded with awe-inspiring murals, frescoes and sculptural work, the church interiors are a spectacular affair and warrant a visit. Built in 1925, this historic church found its place in the prestigious National Register of Historic Places in the year 1998. St. Lucy's Church is the National Shrine of St. Gerard.
Prudential Center is the first of its kind in the metropolitan area of New York and New Jersey. In downtown Newark, this is a one stop entertainment destination, whether you are looking for night activity, sporting or leisure activities or even accommodation. It features two club lounges with a capacity of 1000 guests each and a 350-seat restaurant, featuring a la carte menu and buffet. Viewing events that take place here is possible from the various seating arrangements such as the events suite, club seats, executive suites and platinum seats. The space is adaptable for various events.
Offering a glimpse into the life of the Jewish community in Newark, The Jewish Museum of New Jersey housed inside the historic Ahavas Sholom is a popular local attraction. The many temporary and permanent exhibitions at this museum aims at educating the visitors regarding the local Jewish history and culture. The Jewish Museum of New Jersey provides local, as well as traveling artists, with a space to exhibit their work. A section at this museum is dedicated to the local holocaust survivors.
Resting behind an opulent French-Gothic Revival visage, the cathedral is rightly situated in the heart of the city. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart was constructed over the course of nearly a century, specifically built to feature views of the mountains to the west and downtown Manhattan to the east. First proposed in 1859, the cathedral's cornerstone was finally set forty years later. It wasn't until 1954 that the church was completed and consecrated. Pope John Paul II visited this gargantuan cathedral in 1995, performing an evening prayer that earned the cathedral the rank of basilica. Rightly dubbed as the Monument of Faith, this elegant basilica is adorned with sharp arches and glorious chandeliers giving way to the stunning altar. The Cathedral Basilica regularly holds concerts that are open to the public, played on the largest pipe organ ever created by the Schantz Organ Company. Commanding Newark's beautiful landscape, the basilica is one of the most treasured edifices of the city.
This versatile arts center has a huge list of accolades to its name. It has been called a 'gem', hailed as one of the best concert halls in the world, and referred to as the nation's most glamorous theater by the media. Since 1997, over 3.5 million spectators have been charmed by the musicals, concerts, theater productions and ballet performances held at here. Concerts by Itzhak Perlman, 'N Sync, Lauryn Hill, Vienna Choir Boys, the Royal Concert Orchestra of Amsterdam, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater have also been held here.
Come to the The Newark Museum of Art to immerse yourself in a world of art, beauty and innovation. Exhibits are not restricted to fine art but also include installation art and artifact exhibits. Besides the quintessential features of a museum, the Newark Museum goes a step further to make your experience extraordinary. From a well-equipped library open to the public by appointment to curator-led museum tour podcasts that can be downloaded from their website, the Museum endeavors to take the visitor on a great trip. It also conducts art appreciation workshops for kids and adults.
It is time to go pluck some lush raspberries, apples, pumpkins and beautiful flowers at Sun High Orchards. A small orchard growing a number of fruits, vegetables and flowers, it remains one of the prime attractions in the town of Randolph. Once you are done picking farm-fresh produce, you may also shop for freshly baked items, home-style soups, festive pies and other treats. If you happen to visit in the season, you will be lucky to shop for the luscious tomatoes and peaches which the garden state is much famous for. A wide array of some old-fashioned gifts are also on sale, promising a memorable time for family and kids.
Found close to the arterial Route 46 East in New Jersey's Parsippany, Veterans Memorial Park is a scenic spot for a fun days out. Covering an area of 17 acres (6.87 hectares), it is also home to an imposing commemorative statue dedicated to the martyrs of the Armed Forces. During summers, live concerts are held at the park's beautifully laid out garden and bandstand. Walkers will be delighted to find a thoughtfully-designed walking path inside the park. A simulated sports field, well-lit playground, BBQ as well as picnic areas make it an idyllic venue for a family outing.
Going by its name, it is easy to draw a guess that Mountain Way Park may be nestled atop a crag. Familiar as Parsippany's highest spot for a day picnic or a fun outing with kids, it is sandwiches between Meadow Bluff and South Powdermill roads. Young visitors will be delighted to find two well-maintained play areas. For toddlers, a small wood-built play-house is a popular attraction. A canopied gazebo offers shade and serenity to families. Mountain Way Park is also home to three trails and a basketball court which draw in walkers and sports enthusiasts from the region.