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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
768 5th Ave
Oh, c’mon – it’s brunch at the plaza, you know it’s gotta be good.
17 W 26th St, NoMad
A little post-church whiskey, anyone?
649 6th Ave, Korea Town
No one does Easter like the Italians. No one.
Candy & Treats
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.
Macarons, cupcakes, hot crossed buns and more.
Easter’s never been sweeter with cookies, cakes and yes, even crack pie, available for order from Milk Bar locations across the city.
Torres is the king of chocolate treats. Check out all his awesome Easter creations here.
156 Prince St, Lower Manhattan
Look at those little buns! Who wouldn’t want a batch of them come Sunday, April 1.
550 LaGuardia Pl, Washington Sq Park
Easter. Cookie. Dough. ‘Nuff said.
148 Forsyth St, LES
Chocolate peeps for days, y’all.
- Frozen Easter Egg Hunt: Head to Midtown’s Minus5 for a kid friendly egg hunt like no other in the city. March 31st and April 1st.
- Rockefeller Center Easter Egg Hunt: Free and family-friendly, make your way to the iconic Rockefeller center for a giant Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31st.
- TNF’s Riverside Park Egg Hunt: Morningside Park’s annual egg hunt includes a “Wee Hop” just for tiny tots under 2 years old!
- High Line Hotel Easter Egg Hunt: The High Line Hotel’s scavenger hunt comes complete with petting zoo on March 27th.
- Barnyard Egg Hunt in Floral Park: Barn animals, hayrides and eggs for all – does it get any more Easter than this?
- Egg–stravaganza Egg Hunt at Brooklyn Boulders: A climbing hunt adventure for both kids and adults. Tickets start at $15.
Check out the triumphant return of Smorgasburg for the season this weekend March 31 and April 1 at Brooklyn Flea.
Get in the mood for spring at this amazing flower show, running through April 8th.