6 Amazing Ways to Celebrate Easter in New York CheapOair Staff April 4, 2012 New York, Top US Destinations Religious beliefs, aside, it’s hard to deny that Easter festivities can be a lot of fun for all the family…especially in a city like New York! From Battery Park to the Bronx, here are some interesting things to do if you want to spend this special weekend with your loved ones. Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt (Floral Park, Queens) Every year, you can take your kids to meet Whiskers the Bunny at the Queen’s County Farm Museum in Floral Park. With its egg tossing & rolling, the famous Easter Egg hunt, farm animals, “bunny hop” dancing, and the unmissable hayride, it’s a family-friendly classic for all ages! Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival (Fifth Avenue, Manhattan) Spanning 10 blocks, the Easter Day Parade in New York City has been a city tradition since the Civil War. The parade is free to visit and is unique for the various bizarre, outlandish, and creative hats that are worn by attendees — a practice that was born in the 1800s, when upper-class ladies used to flaunt their high-fashion headgear after Easter church services. Be prepared for big crowds, and leave the car at home! Evergreens Cemetery’s Easter Eggstravaganza (Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn) While a cemetery might not be the most likeliest of locations for a kids event, Evergreens is perched on scenic rolling hills and covered in greenery and is just the perfect location for an Easter egg hunt. During Easter, there are activities for the whole family, including an exciting appearance by the Easter Bunny himself. There’s also a petting zoo, which is sure to have plenty of cute and cuddly bunnies to enthrall the kids! Skate with the Easter Bunny (Fifth Avenue, Manhattan) Kids will love the opportunity to skate along with the Easter Bunny at the world-famous Rockefeller Center’s Rink just in time for Easter Sunday. So, why not make the most out of it and plan an Easter brunch at one of the nearby restaurants as well? The youngsters can dig into some food after all that skating while parents enjoy a few mimosas to celebrate the day! You may also like: 8 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in New York City Easter Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Fifth Avenue, Manhattan) The towering St. Patrick’s Cathedral is, undoubtedly, one of New York’s most famous landmarks…as well as the perfect place to celebrate Easter! Its renowned Easter Sunday mass is a true sight to behold, although, due to immense demand, it’s ticketed-only. Easter Day at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (West 83rd Street, Manhattan) Special events with an educational twist take place every Easter at the at CMOM , so that’s another good reason to score cheap flights in April for your New York getaway! The main highlight is usually the much-anticipated Annual Museum-Wide Easter Egg Hunt, which doesn’t fail to make the little ones scurry about with enthusiasm!