AWNY’s Guide to Easter in NYC in 2023

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 again—and Aussie kids (young and old) are stoked! The annual AWNY Easter Egg hunt, brought to you by the AWNY Families NYC Group, will take place on Saturday, 8th April, at Riverside Park: River Run Playground. Friends, neighbors, other Aussies, and Kiwis are welcome! Please RSVP to 917 488 8903.

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 a museum entrance.

NYSoM will be hosting its Great NYSoM Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th, at Sherman Creek Park, 3725 10th Avenue, Washington Heights, from 2-6pm. It is free and open to the public. Check out their Instagram for more details.

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

The official NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival is bound to be a hit with kids and adults alike. The tradition dates back to the 1870s; 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, 9th April 2023, and is free for all to enjoy and partake in.

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

Lunch Options

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 Fixe 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.

In previous years, Court Street Tavern in Brooklyn has offered a Prix Fixe menu served family style along with an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, but you’ll have to ask if they are doing it again this year as nothing has been announced yet!

Church services

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

Easter Eggs

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 that 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 Cross Buns in New York City.

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

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

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