From kids’ cruises to egg hunts specifically for dogs, here are five fun ways to celebrate Easter in NYC. By Carly Petrone.
Easter Fun Day Kids Cruise
2430 FDR Dr.
New York, NY 10010
Gather up the kiddos and get ready to party with the Easter Bunny! Board Empire Cruise’s two-hour Easter Fun Day Kids Cruise and take in the amazing views of the NYC skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Get your face painted, take part in their egg hunt, or treat yourself to cotton candy on this afternoon cruise. There will be food and drinks for purchase, and your little ones will disembark with their favorite animal balloon to remember this special trip. Tickets range from $19-$49 and cruise sets sail at 1:30 p.m.
Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival
Fifth Ave. from 49th St. to 57th St.
New York, NY
Don your Sunday best and head to Fifth Avenue for the annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival. This New York City tradition goes back to the late 1800s, where men and women would show off their best frocks and largest hats. Judy Garland and Fred Astaire were actually longtime participants. Join in on the fun starting at 10 a.m., or sit back and take it all in from the sidelines. Either way, you’ll have a great time.
2nd Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt
The Salty Paw
38 Speck Slip
New York, NY 10038
Pets want to celebrate Easter too! Bring your favorite furry friend over to The Salty Paw on Saturday, April 1 for their 2nd Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt. They’ll be able to hunt down hundreds of hidden treat filled eggs and, of course, there will be a costume contest for the cutest bunny pup. The humans in the group can sip on Gregory’s Coffee while the canines can enjoy a treat bar from Pups n’ Coffee. The hunt begins at 2:30 p.m. and portions of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of NY. Tickets are $20.
The Amazing Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
8 E. 36th St.
New York, NY
If you’re looking for something fun and different to do this Easter, then sign up for POGO Event’s Amazing Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! A series of clues will lead you and your team around the city to perform physical and mental challenges. These clues will take you to hidden eggs that are worth both points and prizes. Make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes because the entire hunt will take you three hours to complete, and don’t forget your smart phone because the challenge is run through an app called ScanQuest. Tickets are $39/person and the winning team will walk away with gift packages from Quiet Clubbing, Shake Rattle & Roll, and more. Don’t have a team? You can also sign up as an individual.
142 13th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Now you can create your own beautiful glass eggs at Brooklyn Glass. Sign up to take a one-day workshop on Saturday, April 8th and learn the basics of gathering and blowing at the glass blower’s bench. You’ll be able to create your own unique glass egg decorations just in time for Easter. Intimidated? Don’t worry. No experience is necessary to try out this fun workshop. Class is $195 and starts at 11 a.m.