AWNY’s Guide to Easter in NYC in 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, most of NYC’s well-loved Easter festivities are back! From crazy outfits, to Easter egg hunts, to church services, here are some of our favorite activities around town and where to find a Cadbury-worthy Easter egg.

AWNY’s Easter Egg Hunt is back – and Aussie kids young and old are stoked! The annual AWNY Easter Egg hunt, brought to you by the Aussie Mums and Dads in NYC Group, will take place on Saturday, 16th April at Riverside Park: River Run Playground. RSVP is essential via the Facebook Event page here.

AWNY Easter Egg Hunt in 2019
2019 AWNY Easter Egg Hunt, Riverside Park

A number of other public Easter Egg Hunts will be hosted around the city over the Easter weekend.

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan will be hosting a variety of Easter-related children’s activities over the weekend including their Annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. All activities are free with museum entrance.

NYSoM will be hosting its Great NYSoM Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16th at Rodale Pleasant Park Community Garden on 114th Street from 2-6pm. It is free and open to the public.

The official NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival is also returning after a COVID hiatus. The tradition dates back to the 1870s and if you have never been to it, it is a definite NYC-must! Racing carnival fashions have nothing on the fun, whimsical and creative hats and costumes people show up in! The parade runs along 5th Avenue from 49th to 57th street from 10am-4pm on Easter Sunday, 17th April 2022 and is free for all to enjoy and partake in.

NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival, 2019
Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival, 2019

If you’re looking for a leisurely way to spend the day, many top restaurants in the city are offering up a special Easter Sunday menu.

For those heading to Midtown for the Parade, you can continue up to Tavern on the Green in Central Park for a 4-course prix fix brunch or dinner.

Popular Italian spot Ai Fiori (inside the Langham Hotel) is offering a 3-course prix fixe brunch menu for $85 with seasonal specials and a special Easter Cocktail just for the day.

Court Street Tavern in Brooklyn is offering a $49 prix fixe menu served family style along with an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.

If you’re looking for more traditional ways to celebrate Easter, NYC’s famous St Paul’s Cathedral will be offer Easter Mass services all week long. Services can be followed live or live streamed through the Cathedral’s website.

Easter Eggs are not as common as in Australia but there are still some spots where you can snag a Cadbury-worthy Easter egg.

Myers of Keswick, a West Village institution, usually has a great stock of Cadbury eggs imported straight from the UK.

La Maison du Chocolat has a couple of locations in the city offers an entire collection of creative chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies as does Jacque Torres who also offers larger Easter baskets, a perfect gift for a true chocolate lover.

Finally, no Easter is complete without Hot Cross buns so don’t forget to check out our post on Where To Find Hot Crossed Buns in New York City in 2022.

Have you heard about any other Easter events in NYC and beyond?

Let us know via email or on Facebook, and we’ll help spread the word.

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