Here's a different kind of Good News this Easter: You'll be able to get a front-pew seat from home at the St. Patrick's Cathedral Easter Mass this year.
While the church has canceled public gatherings and services for the foreseeable future, the livestream will continue a very hallowed tradition here in New York City.
"We may not be able to gather in our churches this Easter, but, thanks to PIX11, we’ll be together in spirit," said Cardinal Timothy Dolan in a statement. "I look forward to praying with all of you, in a very special way, for those who have died and their families, the sick, and the doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who have been courageously fighting this disease."
You can find livestreams of the Cathedral's Holy Week services at saintpatrickscathedral.org.
And if you were planning on marching in the New York City Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival, don't worry—it will go on via social media. The Fifth Avenue Association wants people to dress up in their most creative, home-crafted Easter outfits, for a virtual parade. Tag the @Fifth.Avenue.NYC and using the special hashtag #EasterOnFifth. in your photos so they can be shared with Instagram followers in a fun presentation.
Alternatively, organizers with the Stonewall Community Development Corporation are hosting a "promenade-in-place" community Zoom event, where participants will don Easter bonnets and other "springtime finery."
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