NYC – Easter Events 2017 – New York City

NYC – Easter Events 2017 – New York City

Easter this Year, 2017, lands on Sunday, April 16

Annual Easter Parade

Sunday, April 16
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 for the Kids

  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine Easter Eggstravaganzaeaster4
    Date and details to come
    Cathedral, Medieval Arts Workshop
    Join them for their popular, annual egg 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 ages 4 and up. $8 per child, with accompanying adult. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended for this workshop and can be made by calling (866) 811-4111. Check in at Visitor Center upon arrival.
  • Animal Eggs at the Greenbelt Nature Center
    Dates to come if at all…
    Learn about animals that lay eggs, then join us for some games and an animal egg craft to take home.
    Suitable for ages 4 – 8 with adult supervision.
    Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley
    700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue, Staten Island
    Dates to come if at all…
    SOLD OUT According to the official site
    $25 for Zoo Family Members; $30 for non-members; Children 2 and under are free.A hot, sit-down Breakfast, Egg Hunt, Carousel Ride, encounters with some of your wildlife friends. Take your own personal pictures with the Bunny. ‘and their cotton-tailed friend will have a keepsake gift for each child.
  • BK Block Party Easter Egg Hunt
    At Albee Square, Corner of Fulton and Bond St
    Dates to come if at all…
    Starting off this year’s Brooklyn Kids Block Party will be the annual celebration of Easter with related activities taking place within Albee Square. So Hop Along  little bunny and join in for some of the following events: Coloring at the Coloring Stateion, Face Painting by Shelly, creations from Balloonasaurus Rex, and music from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
    The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 10:45 am.
    ALSO, go to this online page for additional information.
  • Spring Egg-stravaganza at Queens Botanical Garden
    Queens Botanical Garden
    Dates to come if at all…
    New York, NY
    Join them for “egg-xellent” fun for the family!  Children can take part in an egg scavenger hunt and old-fashioned games — plus Flora, QBG’s mascot, will be making appearances so don’t forget the camera.Advanced registration required. Ticket required for each participant. Does not include Garden Admission.
    Go here to learn about pricing details and how to obtain tickets.NO REFUNDS. This event takes place rain or shine.  Event parking rate of $10 in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days.
  • Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop
    at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), BronxEaster06
    Date(s) to come…
    Learn the time-honored art of creating these intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs and create your own using a wax-resist technique at this hands-on workshop. Hot wax and permanent…
  • LIC Flea – Easter Egg Hunt
    Word has it there’ll be an Easter Egg Hunt at the LIC Flea…but not much other info regarding exact dates and times.
    Dates to come if at all…

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
10am – 4pm
Pick up a special “passport” to embark on a quest to spot colorful wooden eggs placed throughout zoo grounds. Safari-goers will get their passport stamped at each egg sighting as they discover fun facts about our animals. At the end of the search, kids can trade in their passports for spring-y surprises.

Rabbit Encounters on the farm
11am, 1pm, 2:30pm
Visit the Farm to meet our Flemish giant rabbits, Olivia, Flip, and Blue—a new “blue-coated” male making his official Egg-stravaganza debut this weekend. Weighing an average of 20 pounds, the Flemish giant is the largest and one of the most docile breeds of domestic rabbits.

Arts & Crafts
10am – 4pm
Decorate a bunny mask to celebrate the season.

Photo Hop-portunities
Capture the day by taking a picture with the Easter Bunny, who will be on hand all day.

  • Fort Tryon Park Egg Hunt
    Dates to come if at all…
    A celebration of the season!  Join them  for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Billings Lawn, featuring egg hunt, face painting, raffle and games.
  • Spring Fling at Brooklyn Bridge Park
    Dates to come if at all…
    Empire Fulton Ferry
    Springtime means sunshine, chirping birds, budding flowers and green grass. There’s no better place to celebrate the season than at Brooklyn Bridge Park! The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park, will kick off the 2012 programming season with our 7th Annual Spring Fling on March 31.
  • 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:

The following is from a previous year
…Updated listings can be found in the calendar shown near the top of this page.



March 20 – Palm Sunday

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

  • 9 AM The Blessing of the Palms & Holy Eucharist
  • 11 AM The Blessing of the Palms & Holy Eucharist
  • 4 PM Palm Sunday Choral Evensong

March 21 and 23 – Holy Monday and Holy Wednesday

In observance of Holy Week, and in addition to the regular weekday service schedule, the Cathedral offers a meditative, spoken Eucharist at 7 PM in St. Martin’s Chapel.

  • 8 AM Morning Prayer
  • 12:15 PM Holy Eucharist
  • 5 PM Evening Prayer
  • 7 PM Holy Eucharist & Meditation

March 22 – Holy Tuesday

On this special day in the life of the Episcopal Church, the clergy of the Diocese of New York gather to reaffirm their ordination vows and observe the consecration of sacramental chrism oil. All are invited to attend this 10:30 AM liturgy, which takes the place of our regular 12:15 PM Eucharist.

  • 8 AM Morning Prayer
  • 8:30 AM Holy Eucharist
  • 10:30 AM Liturgy of Collegiality, The Holy Eucharist & Consecration of the Sacred Chrism
  • 5 PM Evening Prayer
  • 7 PM Holy Eucharist & Meditation

March 24 – Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday marks the beginning of the Holy Triduum, the three-day liturgical sequence that recalls the passion, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

In the Maundy Thursday liturgy, we commemorate the Last Supper and the tradition of the Mandatum novum (New Commandment), as the clergy ceremonially wash the feet of the people. After this liturgy, the American Poets Corner presents the annual reading of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, with selections read by honored guests, distinguished poets, eminent translators, and visiting scholars.

  • 8 AM Morning Prayer
  • 5 PM Evening Prayer
  • 7 PM Maundy Thursday Eucharist & Stripping of the Altar
  • 9 PM The Reading of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno

All-Night Vigil

Immediately following the Maundy Thursday liturgy, the Congregation of St. Saviour sponsors an all-night vigil in the Cathedral Baptistry. The Cathedral will fall into silence after the Dante reading, as those gathered reflect on Jesus’ journey as well as their own. All are welcome. Contact Christian DeRuiter ([email protected]) for more information.

March 25 – Good Friday

The Cathedral offers three unique ways to take part in this most solemn day.

  • 8 AM Morning Prayer
  • 12 PM Good Friday Liturgy
    A traditional Good Friday observance, which uses Victoria’s Passion, sung by the Cathedral Choir, to tell the crucifixion story.
  • 2:30 PM Stations of the Cross or Via Crucis
    Readings, in Spanish and English, and congregational chanting and hymns take participants through twelve stations, ending in the Biblical Garden.
  • 7 PM Choral Lamentations for Good Friday
    Featuring the stellar Cathedral Choir directed by Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music, the drama of Good Friday is relieved through music across centuries and traditions.

March 26 – Holy Saturday

  • 7 PM The Great Vigil of Easter & Holy Eucharist
    Beginning in total darkness, the congregation joins the clergy in illuminating the Cathedral by candlelight, as we observe the Paschal mystery—the passage from darkness into light, from death into life—told through scriptural readings and chanted psalms. When the lights of the Cathedral are finally thrown up, all join in ringing in the first moments of Easter, as the Great Organ sounds for the first time since its silencing on Maundy Thursday. The Bishop of New York celebrates, the Dean of the Cathedral preaches, and the Cathedral Choirs sing.

March 27 – Easter Day

  • 8 AM Easter Day Holy Eucharist
    The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist, celebrated with a sermon using the Book of Common Prayer.
  • 11 AM Festal Eucharist for Easter Day
    The Cathedral will be brimming with joy, as we sing together great hymns for Easter with glorious brass accompaniment. The Bishop of New York celebrates and preaches.
  • 4 PM Festal Choral Evensong
    After the drama and jubilation of Holy Week plays out, join the Cathedral Choir for the more meditative liturgy of Evensong.

For more information, please visit or call (212) 316-7540.


Holy Week at Rutgers Church

236 West 73rd Street

  • March 20th at 11:00 am
    Palm Sunday – with scooter procession
  • March 24th at 7:00 pm
    Maundy Thursday – Foot Washing Service
  • March 25th at 7:00 pm
    Good Friday with “Bach’s B Minor Mass”
    Rutgers Choir, Soloists, Chamber Ensemble
  • March 27th at 11:00 am
    Easter Sunday Service “Water into wine”
    Sanctuary with Choir & Brass

Trinity Church

Holy Communion is celebrated Monday – Friday at 12:05 pm in Trinity Church. Ideal for those who work in and around Trinity and in the Financial District, each 30 – 40 minute service offers a homily, congregational singing, and organ music. Prayers for healing are offered immediately following the worship service. On Wednesdays, the service is more formal with incense and two hymns.

Webcast live and available for on-demand viewing for 24 hours.


Good Friday – April 3

Good Friday Worship: J.S. Bach St. John Passion

Trinity Church, 12-3pm
The liturgy for Good Friday with congregational hymns and Bach’s St. John Passionperformed by the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Julian Wachner, conductor. Sermon by the Rev. Philip Jackson, Vicar.

Veneration of the Cross and Personal Meditation 

All Saints’ Chapel, 3-4pm

Good Friday Family Liturgy

Trinity Church, 4pm-5pm
This interactive family service is engaging and instructive for all ages, featuring child and youth leaders, readers, acolytes, greeters, and the Trinity Youth Chorus.

Easter Eve – Saturday, April 4

The Great Vigil of Easter with Holy Baptism

St. Paul’s Chapel, 8-10pm
A symbol-rich liturgy featuring candlelit readings and storytelling, ancient and modern chants, and the joyful arrival of Easter with festive music, the celebration of Baptism, and the first Eucharist of Easter. Followed by a special fellowship hour. Music by the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, the Family Choir, and the Trinity Youth Chorus.

Easter Day – Sunday, April 5

Easter Festive Eucharist

St. Paul’s Chapel, 8am
A simple but festive celebration of the Eucharist with Easter hymns.

Easter Festive Choral Eucharist

Trinity Church, 9am-10am
A festive celebration of the Eucharist with Easter hymns and other music.

Easter Festive Eucharist for Families with Children

St. Paul’s Chapel, 9:15am-11am
A simple but festive celebration of the Eucharist with Easter hymns, with a focus on families with children. Hymns and music by members of the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Youth Chorus with Brass and Percussion, conducted by Julian Wachner. Followed by a special coffee hour.

Easter Festive Eucharist

Trinity Church, 11:15am-12:30pm
A festive celebration of the Eucharist with Easter hymns and other music by the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, the Trinity Youth Chorus, and the Family Choir, with Brass and Percussion, Julian Wachner, conductor
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