Easter Weekend in Manhattan

It seems that Spring has finally arrived, and what better time to enjoy its debut than Easter Weekend – especially in Manhattan where there are so many options for how to celebrate!  An Easter Egg Hunt in Central Park, or at a museum?  Family brunch, or your kids can learn to be junior chefs!  The {New York} Life and Luxury Attache put together a list of the city’s best kid-friendly events for your Easter Weekend!


Clifford’s Egg Hunt
Scholastic Store
557 Broadway between Prince and Spring Streets
Saturday, March 30th | Noon-4pm
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Price: Free
Celebrate Easter with everyone’s favorite big red dog. Search for eggs throughout the store, settle in for a Clifford’s First Easter story time and pose for pictures with the crimson canine.


Easter at Chef Toni’s
150 West 92nd Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Ave, Suite 1E
Saturday, March 30th | 2-5pm
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Price: $75
Junior chefs! It’s CTCA’s Easter extravaganza and we’re bringing back one of our very favorite recipes “Yummiest Carrot Blondie’s Ever”. We’ll have a fun decorating contest, Easter egg hunt, a bunny hop contest, and we’ll give away cool prizes.

Easter Activities at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan
212 West 83rd Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway
Saturday, March 30th and Sunday, March 31| 10am-4pm
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Price: Free with admission: $11
The tot spot offers a trio of holiday activities. Preschoolers can create Easter collages while school-age kids decorate actual eggs. CMOM also hosts a twist on the usual egg hunt: Visitors search for half a dozen paper eggs that are hidden throughout the museum. Once located, kids can redeem their completed hunt sheets for Easter prizes.

Dinosaur Egg Decorating & Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 31at 2pm
Bank Street Bookstore, 610 West 112th Street at Broadway
Price: FREE
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An egg hunt with a prehistoric twist: Instead of looking for plastic or hard-boiled chicken eggs, kids can search the bookshop for dinosaur eggs, and then work on dino-themed arts and crafts.


Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival
Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets
Sunday, March 31st | 10am-4pm
Price: Free
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Unlike most New York City Parades, the Easter Parade is a far less organized event. Easter “paraders” wander along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets. The area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the ideal place to see the parade.


Easter Egg Hunt
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, between Barrow and Grove Streets
Sunday, March 31st | 10:30am
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Price: Free
Right after services let out, families can follow the Easter Bunny into the garden to join in a festive egg hunt that’s open to the public.


Ritz-Carlton Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch
Ritz-Carlton Battery Park
2 West Street
Sunday, March 31st | 11am-3:30pm
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Price: Egg Hunt, Free; Brunch, $85 for adults, $42.50 for children
Families can explore the luxe hotel’s lobby and outdoor plaza in search of hundreds of treasure-filled eggs (12 lucky kids will win additional prizes by finding a golden orb!). The Easter Bunny will be on hand to meet and take photos with kids, when they’re not too busy hunting for eggs. Afterward, treat the brood to a lavish brunch at 2 West Restaurant, where pastry chef Laurent Richard will be debuting a chocolate creation (11am–3:30pm).


Easter Lunch Cruise
Chelsea Piers (Pier 61), Twelfth Avenue at 23rd Street
Sunday March 31st | 11:30am
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Price: $48 for adults, $29 for children ages 3-12
Celebrate Easter on the high seas-er, on the Hudson. This boat blowout features a kid-friendly buffet (think pizza, check fingers and French fries), a Dr. Seuss storytime and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.


Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan. www.claudiasaezfromm.com

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