Easter Parade

Tuneful Irving Berlin musical with Astaire and Garland as a song-and-dance team during the early 1900s.


Easter Parade, New York City

The Easter Parade will take place on Easter Sunday along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets is a wonderful celebration of strolling in Easter finery. Bonnets are taken to an extreme that only New Yorkers can reach; also expect to see live rabbits, pet snakes, flowers, clowns, and more. The street is closed to traffic for parade participants and people watchers from roughly 10am until 4pm.

Services nearby:

  • St. Patrick's Cathedral, 50th Street and 5th Avenue

  • Saint Thomas Church, 53rd Street and 5th Avenue
    8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.: Solemn Eucharist
    2:30 p.m. Organ Recital by Judith Hancock and Thomas Bara
    3:00 p.m. Solemn Evensong with Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30

  • 5th Avenue Presbyterian Church 55th Street and 5th Avenue
    8:00 a.m. Communion Service
    9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Festival Services
    3:00 p.m. Concert in the Chapel

Easter Eggstravaganza in Central Park

Update: Unfortunately, it looks like this is not scheduled to happen this year.

Takes place in the Lower 40 Acres, from Bethesda fountain south. Enter at 72nd street on either side of the park.

The 56th Easter Eggstravaganza, entirely free, is older than their parents are, and with each year the festivities breed and multiply. This year there'll be the city's largest egg hunt and an egg roll race who can spoon their wooden egg across the lawn the fastest? Kids will build their own Easter baskets at the Jelly Belly Build Your Own Basket venue, and their parents can fill them with fresh produce from the greenmarket.

There'll be plenty of bunnies at the petting zoo and walkabout characters to be petted too. With so much ground to cover, families may want to borrow rollerblades for free. They can skate over to the puppet show and face painting, or check out performances at the bandshell by Broadway and children's theatre artists.