With Easter just around the corner, we dive into the best activites and way you can spend the holiday in NYC. Here are our top picks:
- Easter Parade and Bonnet festival
The Easter Parade is all about the hats- you can see or wear anything you want, as long as it's original, lavishly decorated or just fun. The tradition dates from the 1870s, so some folks dress up fully in period costumes.
When does Easter Parade and Bonnet festival take place?
The Easter Parade takes place on 17th April at 10am.
Where does the Easter Parade and Bonnet festival take place?
The parade marches north on Fifth Avenue from 49th Street up to 57th Street. For the best views, head to St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets).
How can I participate?
All you have to do is show up on time, wearing the funky hat of your choice and of course have your Easter mood with you!
2. Barnyard Egg Hunt
The oldest farm site of NYC- Queen's Farm is hosting the thematic egg hunt. If you're looking for kids-friendly Easter activities, then this is one of the best picks. The kids can dance the bunny hop, participate in egg roll and egg toss, hunt for eggs and feed the barn animals.
When does the Barnyard Egg Hunt begin?
There are two dates available- 9th April and 16th of April.
How much does it cost?
Entry tickets are priced at 12$ and you can get one here.
3. The Orchid Show
The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens is an explosion of colours with designs by floral designer Jeff Leatham. The garden's conservatory transforms into a tunnel of hypnotic floral designs reminiscent of a look through a kaleidoscope. Expect exquisite orchid towers in orange, yellow and green and fields of white and purple orchids part of the kaleidosctopic tunnel. You can take a look at it here. There is also an evening event, allowing visitors to enjoy the display in the darkness with beautiful lights, comlimented by drinks and snacks available for purchase.
How much does the ticket to the Orchid Show cost?
The tickets are between 23-30$ for adults and 12$ for kids.
How can I book a ticket?
You can book a ticket for your preffered time and day here.
4. Easter Egg Hunt- grown folks edition
Who said that the Easter Egg hunt is only for kids? You can join the adults edition at Prospect Park Picnic House North and have just as much fun. Expect Easter Egg Roll, an Easter Egg Relay, Don't Spill the Beans and of course an Egg Hunt!
When does the Easter Egg Hunt grown folks edition begin?
The hunt takes place on 16th April between 11am-2pm.
How much are the tickets?
Tickets are priced at 22$. Book yours here
5. Easter Egg Hunt Cruise
An unforgettable experience for you and your kids- the Easter Egg Hunt Cruise. Sip on mimosas whilst the kids are having the time of their lives. The entertainment on board includes plethora of games and arts and crafts like Easter basket decorating, animal balloon making, face painting and more. There's also a photo station!
What does the entry include?
Besides the activities, the entry includes botomless mimosas for the adults, coffee, tea and delicious food like mac n cheese, fish& chips, chicken fingers and other kids' favorites. There are also aditional items that can be purchased on board.
How much is the ticket?
Tickets are 59$ for kids and 115$ for adults. Book yours here.