Holidays in the city are always enjoyable. People tend to leave the city to see family so a nice manageable crowd is left behind. Most restaurants are open which makes entertaining a snap. One of the benefits of visiting for Easter is the ability to walk from one egg hunt to the next and then enjoy a nice relaxed brunch or dinner. These are some restaurants to consider and activities to enjoy.
Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival Sunday, April 20, 10am, Fifth Avenue from 49th to 47th Streets. This is my favorite family event and it’s free. Design you own hats with the kids and get a chance to strut your stuff down Fifth Avenue without the cars.
Tony DiNapoli http://www.tonysnyc.com/index.html They make family style dining easy and tasty. Each dish serves 2-3 people and averages $20. I always spend less than I think and leave with a full stomach. Definitely try Tony’s Meatballs. They have crayons for kids to keep them happy as well.
Rock Center Cafe https://www.rockefellercenter.com/shop-and-eat/rock-center-cafe/ Easter Brunch ($45, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.), Easter Dinner ($59, 4-9 p.m.), Kids Menu ($25, kids 12 and under). Yes, it’s touristy but it is a beautiful setting to enjoy Easter Sunday.
Chelsea Egg Hunt & Crafts
Saturday, April 19 at 11am
St. Paul’s Church, 315 West 22nd Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues
Harlem Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19 noon-4pm
St. Nicholas Park, 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue
There will be an egg hunt and the Easter Bunny is scheduled to appear.
Upper West Side - Children’s Museum of Manhattan Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 20 10am-noon
212 West 83rd Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway Admission to the museum is $11, egg hunt is free
West Village Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 20 at 10:30am after mass
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street near Christopher Street