Celebrating Easter Weekend in NYC

Every day of the year hops in New York City, but when Easter rolls around each year, the hops get extra big and special. Whether you have kids in tow or you're just young at heart, the Big Apple features fun Easter events; NYC is the place to be. Enjoy any of these things to do on Easter in NYC and get ready to make great memories.

Fun Easter Activities and Events in NYC

Easter day events in NYC promise to put you in a festive spirit. What to do in NYC for Easter weekend is really just a question of how much time you have. There are so many fun and exciting Easter events in NYC to choose from.

  • Grab your prettiest hat and get ready to show it off. The Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival is an annual tradition in New York City. This is your chance to celebrate spring by watching the parade as it makes its way down 5th Ave. The parade starts at 10:00 am. Some say the best vantage point for viewing is near St. Patrick's Cathedral.

  • It's time to say goodbye to the skating rink at Rockefeller Center for another year. This is an event not to miss, though, because the Easter Bunny will be there to skate with families. Start with a special meal, take a skating lesson if you wish, and then enjoy the ice.

  • Don't miss the annual Children's Museum of Manhattan's Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, which takes place on multiple days around Easter. This is the perfect activity to attend if the weather isn't cooperating, because the hunt takes place inside the museum.

  • If the weather is warm, definitely put an outdoor Easter egg hunt on your list of Easter activities. NYC has many venues with outdoor hunts, but the Bartow Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx is one not to miss. Imagine the experience of wandering the formal gardens to find colorful Easter eggs. Bring your own basket and be ready for an unforgettable time.

  • Brunch is a popular activity on Easter Sunday. In fact, you might even luck out and run into the Easter Bunny himself while you're enjoying your eggs and French toast. Many restaurants offer photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.

  • Those looking for a chance to decorate Easter eggs are also in luck. Some workshops ask you to bring your own hard-boiled eggs, while others will provide them for you. Spots tend to fill fast, so be ready to register in advance.

Add a NYC Sightseeing Boat Tour to Your Easter Weekend Plans

Don't miss a chance to enjoy some sightseeing from the water while you're in NYC. The views of the Manhattan skyline from New York Harbor promise to be stunning. We are excited to offer a variety of sightseeing cruises and NYC tour packages to help you to make the most of your NYC experience. When you book an NYC sightseeing cruise online today, you'll enjoy the best value, then you can redeem your voucher for your tickets when you arrive in New York City.