It’s that time of year, again, and spring is in the air. Before we know it, we’ll be celebrating Easter — New York City style. If you’re looking for things to do on Easter in New York City, you’ve definitely come to the right place.  Here’s a quick list of some great ideas for the whole family, for a fun day out on the town with a date, or a memorable afternoon just for you.

Things to Do on Easter in NYC

  • Easter Parade New York City

Are you ready for the parade? The Easter Parade NYC is a much loved annual event. Although there are no floats, there’s definitely no lack of creative spectacles. Beginning Easter morning, April 21st, 2019, from 10 AM until 4:00 PM, rain or shine, it’s an exciting event for the whole family.

And here’s your chance to do more than just watch the parade — be a part of the whimsical gathering. Here’s all you have to do; show up in your Sunday best — don’t forget to wear your most creative bonnet — then join right in.

The walk begins on 5th Avenue and heads North between 49th and 57th Streets.   

And if you’d rather be an observer, than a participant, and are looking for a great place to watch the colorful Easter Bonnet Parade in New York City, try a coveted spot at St Patrick’s Cathedral on 5th Avenue. It’s the perfect place for parade watching.

Easter Parade NYC


  • Easter Kids Party Cruise

Bring your kids to the Skyport Marina for a fun-filled cruise party hosted by none other than the Easter Bunny himself. There’ll be lots of fun for the whole family with crafts, face painting, games, and even a dance party. With three trip option times per day and a 2-hour cruise, your children will find this a memorable holiday event.

For more information, and to make reservations, just check them out at

Cost: $35 per person.

  • Adult Easter Egg Hunt in Central Park

For the kid at heart, who’s technically not a kid anymore, here’s a cool event. The Adult Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt in Central Park takes place the day before Easter, on Saturday, April 20th. Just show up at Good Enough to Eat Burgers and Brews — 522 Columbus Avenue — at 11:30 AM.  Come ready with your own team, or they’ll place you on one, just to get you started. In no time, you’ll be making new friends while collecting clues and finding eggs and other treasures throughout the scenic, and historic park. Ready. Set. Hunt!

For more information, and event reservations:

Cost: $15.

  • A Classic Easter Parade New York City Film

If you’d rather stay in, consider making a great Sunday brunch, pouring some fresh, chilly mimosas and streaming the wonderful Judy Garland and Fred Astaire film, Easter Parade. Released in 1948, the entire movie was actually filmed at the Metro Goldwyn Mayer studio in California, except the final parade scene which was shot in downtown Manhattan.

This much-loved award-winning, musical will perfectly set the mood as it celebrates our annual Easter parade in spectacular New York City style. Enjoy!

After an exciting day of watching the parade, come on over to High Bar and check out our creative small plate menu. You can sip cocktails on our rooftop lounge, overlooking the amazing New York City skyline. You’ll find us conveniently located at the top of the Doubletree at 346 West 40th Street.

For reservations, just give us a call at 646.362.7363