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Easter in NYC guide

Celebrate Easter in NYC and soak up spring in the city during the always-fun Easter Bonnet Parade and various egg hunts

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As with all things to do in spring, one of the best ways to celebrate Easter in NYC is to spend time discovering the best things to do outside. One of our favorite outdoor events is the annual Easter Bonnet Parade where marchers sport whimsical hats that are decorated to look like infamous New York attractions. Check out the annual event and grab some brunch followed by 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 (and indoor egg hunts), too. Unfortunately, since Easter is later in April this year, the Macy’s Flower Show will be closed. But you can get your flower fix by visiting the New York Botanical Garden. For more ideas on how and where to celebrate, use our handy guide to plan the ultimate Easter weekend in New York equipped with pastel eggs, chocolate bunnies and more.

When is Easter 2019?

This year, Easter is on Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Easter events and things to do

Where to find the best Easter brunch in NYC
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Where to find the best Easter brunch in NYC

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Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival in NYC guide
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Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival in NYC guide

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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

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The best candy stores for sweet treats

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