Easter Events in NYC 2011

Handful upon handful of jelly beans, straw baskets overflowing with Cadbury goodness, those fluffy marshmallow chicks standing out on the drugstore shelf like a ray of sunshine peeking through the clouds on a dismal overcast day. That’s your sweet tooth telling you Easter is around the corner, meaning adults and children alike are anxiously awaiting Sunday morning to dive into those special sugary treats we all know and love. 

Looking for a fun way to spend the day after the initial sugar rush? Break out your Sunday best and head to 5th Avenue for the New York City Easter Parade, a holiday tradition for New Yorkers since the Civil War and a showcase for the city’s most extravagant Easter costumes and bonnets.

In the mood to try a few of New York City’s most tempting chocolate treats? Satisfy all of your candy cravings during the Easter Sunday Chocolate Tour. Begin your journey in Gramercy Park at LA Burdick where chocolate mice and bunnies abound for springtime celebrations. Experience the Max Brenner Chocolate Culture with chocolate chunks pizza, chocolate surprise tiramisu and other crazy concoctions. Venture down to the East Village to sample tasty morsels from the Easter and Spring Collection at Black Hound and the award-winning pretzel covered sea salt caramels at Bespoke Chocolates. 

When you are ready to wind down after a whirlwind afternoon, stroll on over to one of the dozens of restaurants offering Easter specials for a cozy, relaxing dinner. Treat yourself to a traditional Easter lamb straight from the Mediterranean at Kefi or a slow cooked lamb sandwich at bobo. 

Whether you are flying solo or enjoying a day of family fun, these Easter activities are sure to add a little hop to your step!