Easter Activities in New York City
Easter is a great holiday to celebrate in New York City! There are so many fun activities for the whole family to participate in. Easter falls on Sunday, April 21st this year, so plenty of time for the sun and spring weather to roll around in time for a great outdoor Easter egg hunt! We have found 4 great activities that you and your children will love! Keep reading to find out which is best for you!
The Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival
Back in the 1800’s, high society ladies began the tradition of promenading up Fifth Avenue after Easter service at their churches. The tradition stuck around, and has continued to grow bigger every year! You can join the Easter Parade by either strutting along in your Sunday best and bonnet, or spectating along the sidewalk. Expect to see over the top bonnets with eggs, chocolate bunnies, and even real live chicks. Happy Easter!
The parade starts at 10am and continues until 4pm along 5th Avenue from 49th Street to 57th Street.
All Glenwood residents would enjoy this event!
Ukrainian Museum Easter Exhibition
GUARDIANS OF LIFE: Pysanky (Easter Eggs) and Wooden Churches of Ukraine
Every year around Easter, the Ukrainian Museum has a special event in which artists come in and decorate eggs (which they call pysanky, a little cultural tip for you!)
Their egg exhibit features eggs with intricate, vibrant designs, handcrafted using dyes and beeswax. The end result is very detailed eggs with geometric, floral, and animal designs. This year, the exhibit is also featuring decorated eggs to match the architectural designs found on photographs of Ukrainian wooden churches specific to different regions of the Ukraine!
The Museum is located at 222 East 6thStreet and is open from 11:30am through 5pm. As the museum is located downtown, it is the perfect after Easter brunch activity for Barclay Tower and Liberty Plaza residents.
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The Harlem Easter Weekend Gospel Concert
The Harlem Easter Weekend Gospel Concert promises to bring soulful sounds to the stage – perfect for Easter weekend!
Taking place at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, this gospel show is filled with joyful and uplifting tunes, sung by the talented choir. You will be tempted to hop right up and join in on the singing and dancing fun! Admission for this event is $20, it begins 11am, doors open at 10:15. Children 6 and younger are permitted for free. Make sure to get your tickets ahead of time.
This is located closest to Glenwood’s Hampton Court, but fun for all Glenwood families to enjoy!
For a Family Friendly Activity: The Barnyard Egg Hunt
The Queens County Farm Museum is hosting its annual Barnyard Egg Hunt Saturday April 20th11am-3pm. Tickets are $10 for all ages. There will be fun games, an Easter bunny hoping around, hayrides, and farm animals to play with! Make sure you get your tickets as space is limited. Click here to do so!