NYC – Easter Events 2018 – New York City

Easter this Year, 2018, lands on Sunday, April 1

Annual Easter Parade

Sunday, April 1
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fifth Ave. between 49th and 57th Sts
Wacky hats and other sorts of bonnets are the rage at this annual stroll on 5th Avenue


Egg Hunts and Fun (mostly for the Kids and one or more for us Older Kids!)

Cathedral of St. John the Divine Easter Eggstravaganzaeaster4
March 24 – Two Sessions
Cathedral, Medieval Arts Workshop
Join them for their popular, annual egg decorating workshop! Children can create colorful patterns on their eggs with tissue paper, glitter, glue, and paint, and build a nest for decorated eggs with twigs, feathers, and clay. Please bring two hard-boiled eggs per child. Recommended for children ages 4 – 8 years old. $10 per child, with…

EGGstravagant FEAST with the BUNNY
Saturday, March 24
At the Staten Island Zoo
Breakfast at 9:30 am & Lunch at 1:00 pm

Morningside Park Easter Celebration
Saturday, March 24
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
at 113th Street Entrance at Manhattan Avenue and Morningside Avenue (in Morningside Park), Manhattan
Children and parents will enjoy music, face painting, easter egg hunt, and games.

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
Children 2–12 hunt for eggs, enjoy arts and crafts, and have photos taken with the Easter Bunny.

Easter Celebration at Highbridge
Saturday, March 24
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
at Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan
Their Easter Bunny will greet everyone while you participate in the egg hunt, arts and crafts activities, traditional games and much more!

An Eggstraordinary Easter with St. Mary’s
Tuesday, March 27
4:00 – 6:00 pm
at St. Mary’s Recreation Center (in St. Mary’s Park), Bronx
Join St. Mary’s Recreation Center staff for an eggstra fun afternoon while you hunt for Easter eggs. Free family fun for everyone!

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Natural Easter Egg Dyeing
Thursday, March 29
6:00 – 8:00 pm
at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens
Learn about different types of natural food-based dyes and create botanical patterns to dye your own set of Easter eggs. Enjoy a fresh spring cocktail while you craft! Adults 21+ only.

TNF’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Fun 2018 at Sakura Park
Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
North Riverside Drive
Across from Riverside Church

NYSoM 6th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
March 31, 2018, 12:00 – 3:30 pm
Target East Harlem Community Garden, 417 East 117th St between First Ave and Pleasant Ave

  • Easter Egg Hunt (Groups of 15 Children participate in the hunt every 10 Minutes; There will be 20 Hunts Altogether; First Come First Served: Tickets Do Not Guarantee A Slot in the Hunt)
    Easter Egg Painting (300 Eggs Available for Painting First Come First Served; Tickets Do Not Guarantee An Egg For Painting)
    Easter Crafts & Activities
  • Pictures W/ The Easter Bunny!
  • Looney Tunes Character Garden
  • & Much More

Historic Richmond Town’s Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
at Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island
Bring an egg carton to decorate in high Victorian style, transforming it into a festive egg-holder which can hold up to 6 candy-filled eggs.

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park), Bronx
Eggstra-ordinary fun will be had by all, including obstacle courses, arts and crafts and, of course, our annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Wyckoff Farmhouse Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn
Join them for an Easter Egg Hunt at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum.

WBO Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx
Their annual Spring Egg Hunt is back! Take part in a variety of activities including carnival games, arts & crafts, potato sack races, Urban Park Rangers, a visit from the Bunny…

Barnyard Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park), Queens
Try your luck at egg tossing and egg rolling games; visit our farm animals and take a hayride! Food vendors will be on the farm all day.

Family Art Project: Pastel Eggs in Watercolors
Saturday, March 31 & April 1
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx
Listen to the story An Egg is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts Aston, and make your own poetic painting with wax-resists in colors of pastel, speckled eggs.


The Annual Easter Eggstravaganza in Central Park
Sorry Folks, but it remains to be seen whether this event will ever be taking place again.
But please look below and elsewhere on this page for other related items.


Other Holy Easter Services Elsewhere:

At Marble Collegiate Church in midtown Manhattan

Easter Sunday with Marble Collegiate Church

Sunday, April 1, 2018
9:00 – 10:15 am, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Marble Collegiate Church presents its annual celebration of Easter Sunday with two worship services.



At Cathedral of St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York

The Blessing of the Palms & Holy Eucharist

Sunday, March 25, 2018
9:00 – 10:15 am, Within the Cathedral

The Palm Sunday liturgy takes participants on a journey from Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem through the Passion story of his betrayal, persecution and death as experienced through processions, readings and music.


The Blessing of the Palms & Choral Eucharist

Sunday, March 25, 2018
11:00 am– 12:30 pm, Within the Cathedral

The Palm Sunday liturgy takes participants on a journey from Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem through the Passion story of his betrayal, persecution and death as experienced through processions, readings and music.

The Palm Sunday service will start with the Liturgy of the Palms outside, in front of the Town Building, on the south driveway between 111th & 112th Streets followed by a procession to Amsterdam Avenue, entering the Cathedral through the front entrance.


Maundy Thursday Choral Eucharist & Stripping of the Altar

Thursday, March 29, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

In the Maundy Thursday liturgy, we commemorate the Last Supper and the tradition of the Mandatum novum (New …


The Inferno of Dante Alighieri: A Reading

Thursday, March 29, 9:00 – 11:55 pm

The Inferno, the opening section of Dante Alighieri’s medieval masterpiece the Divine Comedy, begins on the …


Maundy Thursday All-Night Vigil

Thursday, March 29, 9:00 pm – Friday, March 30, 2018, 8:00 am

Immediately following the Maundy Thursday liturgy, all are welcome to join in a centuries-old tradition of p…


Good Friday Liturgy

Friday, March 30,  12:00 – 2:00 pm

A traditional Good Friday observance, which uses Victoria’s Passion, sung by the Cathedral Choir, to tell th…


Stations of the Cross or Via Crucis

Friday, March 30,  2:30 – 4:30 pm

Readings, in Spanish and English, and congregational chanting and hymns take participants through twelve sta…


Stations of the Cross featuring David Briggs

Friday, March 30,  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Travel through the stations of the Cross with organ improvisations by Artist in Residence David Briggs medit…


The Great Vigil of Easter & Holy Eucharist

Saturday, March 31, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Beginning in total darkness, the congregation joins the clergy in illuminating the Cathedral by candlelight,…


Holy Eucharist with Organ Accompaniment

Easter Sunday, April 1, 8:00 – 8:30 am

The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist, celebrated with a sermon using the Book of Common Prayer.



Trinity Church

At Wall Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan

Maundy Thursday
Thursday, March 29
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The Liturgy of Good Friday
Friday, March 30
12:05 pm to 1:30 pm

The Great Vigil of Easter
Saturday, March 31
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Easter Festive Eucharist
Sunday, April 1
8:00 am to 9:00 am

Easter Festive Choral Eucharist
Sunday, April 1
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Easter Festive Eucharist for Families with Children
Sunday, April 1
9:15 am to 11:00 am