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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, and rabbity propaganda doesn’t seem very “cool New York” at first blush, but as with all things to do in spring, they’re as entertaining as you make them. You can gawk at the 2017 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?

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

Easter events and things to do

Where to get Easter brunch in NYC
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Where to get Easter brunch in NYC

The best restaurants for Easter brunch in NYC range from a farm-to-table Italian trattoria to a flashy steakhouse

The best things to do on Easter in NYC
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The best things to do on Easter in NYC

Embellish your best bonnet, grab your basket and hop over to these awesome things to do on Easter in NYC

The best chocolate shops in NYC
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The best chocolate shops in NYC

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

The best candy stores for sweet treats
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The best candy stores for sweet treats

Need a perfect gift for a special someone, or want to satisfy your sweet tooth? Just pick a candy store from this list.

The best flower shops in NYC
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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

The best brunch in NYC
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The best brunch in NYC

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

Easter Parade photos

The 20 best bonnet Instagrams from the Easter Parade
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The 20 best bonnet Instagrams from the Easter Parade

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2013

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2013

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2012
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Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2012

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2011

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2011

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Comments

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.