Easter in the City

Easter in the City

Spring is finally here—and, if that isn’t great enough, this Sunday (March 27) is Easter! If you’re looking for fun-filled holiday weekend plans, check out our list of activities below!

Food-Focused Fun
Let’s be honest, almost every holiday celebration (no matter how big or small) involves food. Easter is no exception. If you’re traveling in NYC and can’t make it home for your traditional Easter feast, or just want a day off from cooking, many NYC eateries are serving special menus on Sunday

In Midtown, the Italian outpost Ai Fiori is celebrating the holiday with a special three-course Easter brunch, served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stop by the restaurant—located on the second floor of Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue hotel—and enjoyed festive fare like the Zuppa di Piselli, a comforting bowl of chilled pea soup, with whipped ricotta, crushed English peas and mint; Insalata di Astice with Nova Scotia lobster terrine, prosciutto, celery root and aromatic black truffle; or the Capesante, a dish of pan-seared sea scallops, smoked eggplant, Castelvetrano olives and radishes. Easter pastry baskets teeming with delectable treats will also be available. If you feel a little guilty about the carbs, don’t worry; just head to nearby Bryant Park and take a leisurely stroll through its grassy grounds for a bit of exercise. View the complete menu here.

Also in Midtown, BLT Steak New York will serve plenty of Easter offerings—from special appetizers like the Roasted Prawn Ravioli and entrées (think Roasted Leg of Lamb with creamy polenta, parmesan, swiss chard and natural jus) to hearty sides and delectable desserts. Check out the full menu here.     

If you want to enjoy the great outdoors this Sunday, take your Easter plans to the high seas. Bateaux New York is offering an Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch cruise. The cruise will include live entertainment, self-serve brunch with kid-friendly entrées and a complimentary glass of champagne for the 21-and-older set. The cruise will board at 11:30 a.m. at Chelsea Piers for a sail from noon to 2:30 p.m. Make sure to bring your camera along, as the journey will include Instagram-worthy photo opts of Manhattan’s breathtaking cityscape. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Family Activities
Nothing says Easter like an Easter egg hunt. If you’re traveling with the kids in tow, stop by Minus5° Ice Bar, New York for its Frozen Easter Egg Hunt. At the event, which takes place today thru Sunday, 10 custom Easter eggs are frozen around the Ice Bar for kids to find. Anyone who finds all 10 will get a treat bag, courtesy of Minus5° Ice Bar. This weekend, all kids age 14 and younger receive a complimentary Mocktail with entry! Minus5° is located in New York Hilton Midtown.

A little farther uptown in Harlem, the community organization NYSoM is going all out with its Easter weekend activities. The free event, which takes place tomorrow from noon to 3 p.m. in East Harlem's Target Garden & Home Depot Garden, will also include an Easter egg hunt, plus Easter egg painting, an arts & crafts table, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. 

Pictured: Ai Fiori, (c) Noah Fecks; BLT Steak New York; Minus5° Ice Bar, New York



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