Easter, the beloved festival of Christians all over the world, comes but once a year. This year, it falls on the 16th of April. And there’s no better way to celebrate it than to take part in the annual Easter parade and Bonnet Festival held in New York – one of the most popular cities in the world!
The Easter Parade is a procession dedicated solely to outlandishly decorated hats, and is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am. The march begins North on 5th Avenue starting at 49th Street, going up to 57th Street. Anyone wearing (outrageously) decorated hats is welcome to take part in this procession. For those in it just for the view, you should park yourself at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the best vantage point.
Apart from the parade, there are several amazing things the city of New York has to offer to Easter revellers. Special Easter brunch is offered by several top-notch restaurants. The French-American restaurant “Kingsley” is serving a $60 three-course meal on Easter Sunday. Central Park’s “Tavern on The Green”, which once drew superstar diners like John Lennon and Grace Kelly also has special meals on offer. Their brunch fixed at $125 per adult and $95 per child, includes mouth-watering dishes like braised spring lamb with roasted vegetables on the side. They also include candied almonds and French toast. Other than the food, guests can enjoy live jazz and “egg-hunt” activity.
‘The Amazing Easter Egg Hunt’ will be held on Saturday, April 15th. So gather your teams and head out on the egg-hunt that goes beyond just local shrubbery. The competition requires you to use not just your brains but brawns as well, as you try to find the eggs using the provided clues. The lucky winners are awarded a New York City gift package. There is an adults-only version of the game other than the ‘family-option.’
New York City, also referred to as “The Big Apple”, “Gotham”, or “The City That Never Sleeps” is one of the most favourite destinations of people worldwide. Also home to the headquarters of the United Nations, it is an important place for international diplomacy. One of the most populous cities in the world, it houses the unimaginably famous ‘Statue Of Liberty’ on Liberty Island (New York Harbor). So pack your bags and head to New York, to celebrate Easter like never before!