Celebrate Easter Throughout New York City

March 15, 2024 Desiree Homer

Springtime is right around the corner! The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and that means it’s almost time to celebrate Easter in New York City. The city is full of fun activities to celebrate this joyous holiday. Everything from colorful parades, children’s egg hunts, religious services, delicious brunch offerings, and more! Round up your friends and family and experience all NYC has to offer this upcoming Easter weekend!

Important Easter Dates 2024

  • Ash Wednesday - February 14th
  • Palm Sunday - March 24th
  • Maundy Thursday - March 28th
  • Good Friday - March 29th
  • Holy Saturday - March 30th
  • Easter Sunday - March 31st

Celebrate Easter in NYC with These Fun and Festive Activities

New York City has a slew of Easter events happening that are fun, unique, and, of course, family-friendly. It’s the perfect time to celebrate this festive holiday and get your first taste of spring in the city. 

1. The Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

The Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival has been a NYC tradition since the late 1800’s. This delightful pageantry marches north on Fifth Avenue from 49th St to 57th St from 10am to 4pm. The parade celebrates colorful attire and lavish bonnets for an enchanting and whimsical experience!

2. Easter Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

If you’ve never been inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC, it is one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see. It is the nation’s largest Gothic cathedral, covering an entire block in Manhattan. Whether you attend for spiritual reasons or simply want to marvel at its impressive beauty, St. Patrick’s has a jam-packed Easter schedule to take part in.

3. Governor’s Island Easter Egg Hunt

Experience NYC’s largest Easter egg hunt happening on Governors Island. There will be over 50,000 painted and candy-filled eggs hidden continuously throughout the day across various spots on the island. There will also be a five and under hunt just for the littles in your family. After you are done hunting for eggs, you can enjoy seasonal arts & crafts, photo ops with the Easter Bunny, and multiple vendors will be on site. 

4. Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

Head up to The Bronx and immerse yourself in the beauty of The Orchid Show happening at the New York Botanical Garden. They highlight and celebrate this delicate flower with imaginative designs and unique activities. If you love flowers, check out The Orchid Show from now until April 21st.

5. Grab Easter Brunch with Family & Friends

Sip on a mimosa and feast on some eggs benedict at one of these top NYC brunch spots. When it comes to an Easter brunch, you might be looking for something a bit fancier. And there’s no shortage of great restaurants where you can get the best and most delicious bites right here in NYC. Gather your family and friends for a festive social gathering you’ll be talking about for years to come. Get your reservations now!

Easter Sunday is a special day for New Yorkers. However you decide to celebrate, there are plenty of activities in the city to bring families and friends together. And for all the best holiday events happening in 2024, EMRG Media is here to help you find them all. Event planning is our specialty, so contact us today!

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