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Easter in NYC guide

Have a happy Easter in NYC with these springtime events such as the Easter Bonnet parade and delicious brunch specials

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/j-no

Easter in NYC is not just a day of pastels, egg rolling, and rabbity propaganda. Oh, there are far cooler ways to celebrate in Gotham! As with all things to do in spring, you best bet to enjoy yourself is to find great things to do outside. Start by gawking at all the outrageous (and awesome!) bonnets worn at the 2017 Easter Parade, then seek out the best brunch NYC serves alfresco, or use the holiday as an excuse for some leisurely day-drinking at one of the best outdoor bars. Below, check out our which includes more fun Easter events and more.

When is Easter?

This year, Easter is on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

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Where to get Easter brunch in NYC
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3 comments
Fer C
Fer C

Hunter's Restaurant in Cobble Hill does a great Easter brunch, with egg surprises for kids (sorry catherine b) and delicious easter hams for adults...

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.