UrbanMatter’s Guide to Easter in New York

The Parade

Easter NYC

The NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival is an annual tradition stretching back decades.


Head out to 5th Avenue between 49th and 57th on Sunday, April 1st to see a wide array of amazing, self designed bonnets and floats. While most of the show will take place around St. Patrick’s Cathedral, you can be sure to catch revelers showing off their homemade hats throughout the city starting at 10am.





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1414 6th Ave, Midtown


Jams’ Sunday brunch buffet is utterly unbelievable. Plus, at just $60 bucks a person INCLUDING bottomless mimosas and bloodies, there’s really no better way to celebrate on April 1st.


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Tavern on the Green

Central Park West and 67th St

This scenic Central Park spot is doing a three course prix fixe menu including: balsamic & roasted fig flatbread, braised lamb and a cherry vanilla creme brûlée. Tickets start at $125.



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24 5th Ave, Washington Square Park


Join Claudette for a two-course prix fixe this Easter at just $40 a pop. Entrees include brunch classics like a lamb burger, eggs benedict and an amazing shashuka (pictured above).


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60 W 55th St, Midtown

Get your fill of French cuisine at Benoit’s 3-course Easter Brunch. As an added bonus, stay tuned after the meal for a Madeleine baking class for the kiddos!


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Beaubourg at Le District

225 Liberty St, Lower Manhattan

Oysters on Easter? Count us in. The French market and restaurant is also doing a beautiful meal to-go available for pre-order.


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26 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn

Dine in style at the Williamsburg Hotel’s beautiful (and brand-spanking new) restaurant, Harvey. Open for breakfast, brunch and high tea.


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190 Avenue B, Alphabet City

The normal brunch at this East Village spot is out of this world, so you just know that the Easter special has got to be insane! Seriously, just check out this prix fixe menu.


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The Palm Court

768 5th Ave

Oh, c’mon – it’s brunch at the plaza, you know it’s gotta be good.


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17 W 26th St, NoMad

A little post-church whiskey, anyone?


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649 6th Ave, Korea Town

No one does Easter like the Italians. No one.


Candy & Treats


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Multiple Locations

New York’s oldest chocolate shop, Li-Lac, is cooking up dozens of Easter treats in 2018, including their famous laughing bunny, vintage Easter eggs and a $300 giant chocolate egg.


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Bouchon Bakery

Multiple Locations

Macarons, cupcakes, hot crossed buns and more.


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Milk Bar

Multiple Locations

Easter’s never been sweeter with cookies, cakes and yes, even crack pie, available for order from Milk Bar locations across the city.


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Jacques Torres

Multiple Locations

Torres is the king of chocolate treats. Check out all his awesome Easter creations here.


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L.A. Burdick

156 Prince St, Lower Manhattan

Look at those little buns! Who wouldn’t want a batch of them come Sunday, April 1.


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550 LaGuardia Pl, Washington Sq Park

Easter. Cookie. Dough. ‘Nuff said.


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Roni Sue

148 Forsyth St, LES

Chocolate peeps for days, y’all.


Egg Hunts


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Check out the triumphant return of Smorgasburg for the season this weekend March 31 and April 1 at Brooklyn Flea.


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Macy’s Flower Show

Get in the mood for spring at this amazing flower show, running through April 8th.


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