Get out. Make friends. Meet people in NJ.
Spring is just around the corner, I hope... so check out Branchbrook Park in Newark, NJ. It has one of the largest collection of cherry blossom trees, more than Washington, DC.
On April 17th is the Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom Festival Bloomfest, there will be all kinds of activities, vendors and Japanese cultural events.
It was an easy hike, just the three of us. Also an excellent Taiko/dance troupe.
Only real complaint: no grilled squid, takoyaki or other Japanese street food.