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Easter events in New York

Check out this year's Easter events, including the Easter parade and the best Easter brunches in the city

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
Black-and-white pancakes at David Burke Kitchen

Easter Sunday: The day of pastels, egg rolling, spring events and rabbity propaganda doesn't seem very “cool New York” at first blush, but as with all holidays in the city, it's as entertaining as you make it. You can gawk at the 2016 Easter Parade, seek out the best brunch NYC serves or use this as an excuse for some leisurely day-drinking at an outdoor bar. Below, a guide to Easter events and more.

When is Easter?

Easter is on Sunday, 27 March 2016.

Easter events and things to do

Things to do

Things to do on Easter weekend in NYC

Grab your best bonnet and basket, and hop over to these eggcellent workshops, celebrations and the annual Easter parade

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Restaurants

Easter brunch in NYC

From fluffy vegetable omelets to decadent duck confit, these are the best brunches to celebrate Easter Sunday

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Shopping

The best chocolate shops in NYC

Fill up your Easter baskets with chocolates from one of New York’s top chocolatiers

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Shopping

The best flower shops in NYC

Whatever your budget, we've got the best blooms for you with our guide to NYC's finest flower shops

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Restaurants

The best brunch places in NYC

From brunch cocktails to pancakes, we’ve compiled a list of the most delicious brunch options around

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Easter Parade photos

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2013

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Things to do

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2012

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Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2011

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Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2010

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Comments

2 comments
Catherine B
Catherine B

This is kind of silly because Easter Sunday, along with Good Friday, are the most crucial days for Christians. To reduce it to bunny rabbits and parades doesn't do it justice, especially since you could have easily had a section aimed at "the devout" which mentions churches where one can attend a beautiful Easter Sunday Mass. Just a thought.