Newark is the largest city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, and the county seat of Essex County. One of the nation's major air, shipping, and rail hubs, the city had a population of 177,140 in 2010. Newark was originally founded in 1666 by Connecticut Puritans led by Robert Treat from the New Haven Colony. Newark has cold, damp winters and hot, humid summers. There are several notable Beaux-Arts buildings, such as the Veterans' Administration building, including the Newark Museum, and the Newark Public Library. There are several museums and Newark is also home to numerous art galleries including the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University–Newark. There are several festivals and parades held annually or bi-annually including the Cherry Blossom Festival (April) in Branch Brook Park.