If you’re looking for fun and festive things to do this Easter in NYC, you’ve come to the right place! As much as we all love spending time on Long Island, sometimes you have to get off the island and explore what else our area has to offer—and since we’re so close to Manhattan, not taking advantage of the opportunities that are a quick train trip away would be a huge waste.
Ollie’s Taxi and Airport Service is the premier choice for transportation when you’re making your way into Manhattan. Whether you need a ride to the train station or you’d prefer a private, luxury sedan to bring you straight into the city, Ollie’s will get you where you want to be, when you want to be there.
Here are some of the great Easter activities that you should get out and enjoy this year!
NYC Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival
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Most New York City Parades are super structured, but not the Easter Parade. It’s a way more relaxed event than the Thanksgiving Parade or the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Between 10am and 4pm on Easter Sunday, Fifth Avenue is closed to cars from 49th street to 57th street, giving people the opportunity to casually meander around.
There are tons of Easter bonnets and outfits to admire, from the elegant to the absolutely outrageous. You’ll even get to see a number of pets in costume (which will likely be the highlight of your kids’ day!).
Even though the NYC Easter Parade doesn’t have marching bands or enormous floats, it’s definitely a sight to be seen and a great way to spend your Easter Sunday.
The Big Egg Hunt by Fabergé in NYC
This is not your average Easter egg hunt, that’s for sure. We all remember searching in the garden for little plastic eggs filled with jellybeans or coins, but Fabergé has taken this Easter pastime too all new heights. Throughout Manhattan, 260 gigantic Fabergé eggs, designed by famous artists and architects like Zaha Hadid, Jeff Koons, and Tracy Ermin, are scattered and waiting for you to find them.
They’re standing there in plain sight, and you can even download the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt New York Mobile App for an interactive map of where all the eggs are located. You can also follow the project on social media with the hashtag #TheBigEggHuntNY. Time’s running out to see the eggs all over the city, though, because on April 18 they’ll be gathered and displayed in Rockefeller Centre through April 25.
Full Bunny Contact on the Lower East Side
We know that Easter is a time for families to get together to enjoy the springtime, but we also know that there are plenty of adults out there trying to find some things to do that aren’t necessarily all sunshine and rainbows. Full Bunny Contact is an Easter Carnival on the Lower East Side that caters to adults looking to have some festive, Easter fun. The most popular event at the carnival is FBC: The Game, wherein two people at a time enter a cage filled with tons of plastic eggs stuffed with redeemable coupons.
Each person has 60 seconds to collect as many eggs as they can in their Easter baskets. However, there’s a bit more to it than that—also in the cage are three large bunnies who plan on doing anything they can to keep their eggs from being taken. Test your agility by squaring up against these crazy Easter bunnies and win a prize or two! There are loads of other games to play at the carnival—check them all out on the Full Bunny Contact website!
*The Full Bunny Contact Carnival isn’t “inappropriate” for kids, but the events are geared more toward older kids and adults. They suggest that kids 10+ will have more fun at the carnival, and anyone under 15 needs to be accompanied by an adult.
If you’re looking for something fun to do this Easter in NYC, be sure to check out these events! Remember, when you need a ride to the train or all the way into the city, Ollie’s Taxi and Airport Service is here to get you there! And in case you didn’t know, if you’re traveling with a group, we can accommodate up to 14 passengers in our vans! Call (516) 437-0505 or (718) 229-5454 to book your reservation today!