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Easter in New York City

Celebrate Easter in New York City


Date of Easter: Sunday, April 20, 2014

If you're visiting New York City for Easter, it's helpful to know that you'll find very few hindrances to your visit -- nearly everything will be open on Easter Sunday, as well as on Good Friday. Easter Monday isn't a widely recognized holiday in the United States, and shouldn't affect many visitors either.

1. Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival

Easter Bonnet Festival
Photo by Heather Cross, licensed to About.com

On Easter Sunday, you can be a part of the Easter scene on Fifth Avenue during the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival. Check out folks decked out in their Easter bonnets, which run the gamut from elegant to over-the-top creations. There are, of course, a number of dogs dressed up for the occasion as well.

Guide: Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival Guide
Photos: 2006 Easter Bonnet Festival Photos

2. Easter Activities Around New York City

Easter Bunny in Central Park
Photo by Dan Cross, licensed to About.com

From Easter-themed walking tours to Easter Egg Hunts, New York City has lots of Easter-related activities for young and old to enjoy.

More: Easter Activities in NYC

3. Easter Brunch and Dinner

Looking for something special to eat on Easter? Check out these choices for Easter Brunch and Dinner in New York City.

4. Easter Church Services in New York City

Find a church where you can celebrate Easter in New York City.

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