Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as "Holy Week"—it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper,as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. In Western Christianity, Eastertide, or the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the fiftieth day, Pentecost Sunday. In Eastern Christianity, the season of Pascha begins on Pascha and ends with the coming of the fortieth day, the Feast of the Ascension. Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts which do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars which follow only the cycle of the sun; rather, its date is determined on a lunisolar calendar similar to the Hebrew calendar. The First Council of Nicaea established two rules, independence of the Jewish calendar and worldwide uniformity, which were the only rules for Easter explicitly laid down by the council. No details for the computation were specified; these were worked out in practice, a process that took centuries and generated a number of controversies. It has come to be the first Sunday after the ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or soonest after 21 March, but calculations vary.
1)The Macy’s Flower Show
New Yorkers and out-of-towners alike flock to this floral-filled exhibition, where jaw-dropping arrangements decorated to fit a specific theme are on display for two weeks. The theme for this 44th annual installment at the megachain’s Herald Square location is "Once Upon A Springtime," so expect to see a lot of plays on fantasy-inspired settings and storybook scenes.
- 151 W 34st Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. Date and Time: March 25 - April 8, 2018 Price; Free
2)La Sirena Ristorante
Taking over the hotel’s former La Bottega space, Team Batali-Bastianich transformed that plaza trattoria into a gleaming Fellini-esque backdrop with marble archways, Portuguese tile floors and a show-stopping 38-foot-long Caesarstone quartz bar at its heart. (The cocktail program, fueled with amaro bitterness, is the group’s largest—the beverage list is available to page through via iPad.) Roaming antipasto carts are wheeled around that impressive bar area by servers in heavily starched shirts, allowing you to nibble aged parmigiano or marinated olives while you squint your eyes to see if that really is Bradley Cooper or not at that nearby four-top.Flanking each side of the space through double doors are twin 100-seat dining rooms, which, unlike the rollicking glass-box glitz of the bar, are fixed with a hotel-lobby sobriety, all inoffensive gray tones and pressed white tablecloths.
- La Sirena Ristorante,Maritime Hotel,88 Ninth Ave,New York,10011 Date and Time: Daily, 5 pm - 11 pm Price; $27
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- Kingsley,190 Ave B,between 11th and 12th St,New York,10009 Date and Time: April 4,5 pm -10 pm Price; $30
4)Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival
One of the best things to do for Easter is stroll along Fifth Avenue during one of New York’s silliest processions: The Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. NYC has a march entirely dedicated to outlandishly decorated hats. Before you sit down for a delicious Easter feast at one of the city’s best restaurants, hop to St. Patrick’s Cathedral to watch the show or promenade your own over-the-top bonnet. While you won’t see any floats at this parade, we think head-toppers in the shape of some of the best New York attractions (like the Coney Island Cyclone) certainly make up for it.
- Fifth Avenue starting at 49th Street up to 57th Street Date and Time: April 4,10 am
5)Frozen Easter Egg Hunt
Families are invited to celebrate this fun-filled holiday with an icy spin on the traditional Easter celebration. All kids (ages 14 and younger) will receive a complimentary mocktail with entry and are invited to take part in NYC¹s only Frozen Easter Egg Hunt featuring five custom Easter eggs frozen throughout the winter wonderland for guests to find. Those who find all five will be gifted a treat basket, courtesy of the ice bar.
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- 1335 6th Ave (Btwn W 53rd St & W 54th St) New York, NY 10019 Date and Time:Sat Mar 31, 2018 - Sun Apr 1, 2018 ,11:00am to 8:00pm Price: Kids $15; Adults $22