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Best Easter Idea in New York

Tim Welsh Explore New York, New York Events

Easter in New York is a special time. We love it here in New York. If you haven’t heard, Easter kicks off some of the most popular months to visit our great city. Here are some ideas of what you should do in New York this year.

Easter Parade & Bonnet Festival

That’s right. There is a bonnet festival and unofficial parade in New York on Easter. Even better, the Easter Parade & Bonnet Festival is just a few steps from our front door.

The Easter Parade has roots going back to the 1870’s. Every year, starting around 10 am, participants march down Fifth Avenue from 49th Street to 57th Street.

Insiders will tell you that watching the parade from St. Patrick’s Cathedral is about the best place to view the parade. While that’s hard to argue, we would propose a different solution.

Grab a Bonnet and Join.

That’s right. If you are feeling festive, join in on the fun. This is New York. We don’t just watch excitement happen; we join in on it.

Whether you’ve been to NYC dozens of times or are simply considering a family trip during the holiday, we can’t endorse this event enough. It’s a true cultural experience that everyone should take advantage of, in our opinion.

There isn’t a right or wrong way to dress up for the parade or Easter festival. Simply go to your favorite craft store and go crazy.

Photo credit: Gothamist via Scott Lynch

Side note: If you are coming in, don’t forget to save $25 per night by booking directly on our website and staying between Now – April 30, 2019.