Easter in NYC guide

Celebrate Easter in NYC with springtime events including the Easter Bonnet Parade, flower shows and tasty brunch deals

Photograph: Virginia Rollison

As with all things to do in spring, one of the best ways to celebrate Easter in NYC is to find great things to do outside. One of our favorite outdoor events is the annual Easter Bonnet Parade, followed by brunch or some leisurely day-drinking at one of the city’s finest outdoor bars. In case the weather is lousy, there are plenty of indoor Easter events, like the Macy’s Flower Show, where you can celebrate. For more ideas, use our handy guide to plan the ultimate Easter weekend in New York equipped with pastel eggs, chocolate bunnies and more.

When is Easter?

This year, Easter is on Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Easter events and things to do

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival in NYC guide
Things to do

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival in NYC guide

One of the best things to do for Easter is stroll along Fifth Avenue during one of New York’s silliest processions

The best things to do for Easter in NYC
Things to do

The best things to do for Easter in NYC

NYC offers a range of things to do outside, from egg hunts—yes, for adults—to a silly Easter Bonnet Parade 

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 megawatt Italian trattorias to New American dining rooms

The Macy’s Flower Show in NYC guide
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The Macy’s Flower Show in NYC guide

NYC will be budding with blooms all over, but nothing beats roaming the sweet-smelling foliage at Macy’s 

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

Consult our comprehensive guide to the best brunch NYC has to offer and enjoy the perfect late breakfast this weekend

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

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Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2011

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Comments

3 comments
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

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.