Easter is a favorite holiday after Christmas among New Yorkers. Everybody, from kids to adults, looks forward to this iconic day commemorating Jesus Christ’s resurrection. Easter symbolizes the hope of salvation and the defeat of evil. Additionally, it allows relaxing, unwinding, and spending time with friends and family.
Easter began as a spring celebration that reflects pagan festivities in the Northern Hemisphere, even before Christianity adopted it.
Every year, Easter falls on the first Sunday after the full Moon occurs after the spring equinox. Easter is full of Church celebrations, choirs, Easter eggs, bunnies, fun, food, and laughter. New York City has the perfect setting and formula to make Easter memorable for everyone visiting or living in the city.
It is a holiday where the streets of New York buzz with skits, performances, colors, music, and more. Carmel Limos New York City is committed to providing seamless riding services during Easter in and around New York City. In this blog, we’ve curated the perfect itinerary for you to celebrate Easter memorably.
Easter Sunday Mass
Start your day at St. Patrick’s Cathedral by joining the Easter Sunday mass that starts at 7 am. The entrance is free except for the 10:15 am mass. Then, you can light a prayer candle, listen to the priest’s sermon, and start a fresh day with divine thoughts.
The Church of St. Francis Xavier is another religious site where you can attend the Easter Sunday mass from 9 am to 10 am.
After an enlightening experience at the church, you will be brim with positive energy to spend the rest of the day. Download the Carmel Limos app to book a comfortable ride to the Easter Sunday mass. If you’re going with family, we recommend our super-comfortable SUVs or minivans.
A Delightful Easter Breakfast or Brunch
Indulge in a delightful brunching experience at one of these top-recommended eateries.
Located at 18th Street Broadway, ABC Kitchen serves an All-American menu curated by top chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The food is organic and includes farm-to-table ingredients that are locally sourced. In addition, the restaurant dishes out pre-starters or appetizers called Market Table, starters, and healthy mains.
The elaborate menu consists of classics like chicory salad, peppercorn vinaigrette, bouquerones, grilled faroe island salmon, grilled chicken paillard, house-roasted turkey sandwich, smoked bacon and jalapenos, house-made cheeseburger, steamed black sea bass with chilies and herbs, fried organic chicken, and Swiss rainbow chard.
We highly recommend the wood oven-roasted Maine lobster and apple-smoked bacon. The signature pretzel-encrusted calamari is known for its texture and taste. The Easter special desserts include chocolate cake topped with toasted marshmallows, citrus tiramisu, apple tart, and Caramel Popcorn Sundae.
The extensive wine list includes Acobia, Cynar, Borsci, Cardamaro, Nonino Amaro, Montenegro, and Faccia Brutto Alpino. You can also opt for Brandy, Single-malts, and other seasoned alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
This Michelin Star-winning restaurant lets you indulge in signature hand-made pasta focusing on seasonal ingredients and traditional food inspired by land and sea. The four-course prefixed Easter menu includes an antipasto, pasta or risotto, entrée, and dolce.
The primary lineup includes choices of Caviar served with gougères, egg yolk, chives, and crème fraîche, Golden Kaluga Caviar, or Platinum Caviar.
The selections for Antipasti include Insalata with winter chicory, pistachio, orange, and pecorino di fossa; Ravanello with winter radish carpaccio, giardiniera, herb butter, and fines herbs; and Tartare di Carne with hand-cut beef, cornichon, shallot crema, and toasted baguette.
The Pasta and Risotto spreads include Culurgiones, Trofie Nero, Spaghetti, Doppio Agnolotti, and Fusilli.
Entrees include smoked heirloom squash, brussels sprouts; pecorino fonduta-based Zucca, Coda di Rospo, Ippoglosso, and Tagliata made of dry-aged New York strip; braised kale, potato fondant, and onion jùs. Don’t forget to indulge in Easter specials like Vellutata (lobster soup) and the exotic Crudo e Caviale (Atlantic fluke, crëme fraîche, American sturgeon caviar, and Meyer lemon).
The dessert menu includes the lavender cheesecake called Torta di Formaggio, Cioccolato, Olive oil chocolate cake, and Torta al Coco, coconut cake with coffee ganache, cashew cream, caramel, and coconut gelato.
These two elite restaurants top our list of New York City’s best places to serve Easter brunch. Book a Carmel Limo on our app to ensure you get your reservation. Also, book a multipoint pickup service if you’re celebrating Easter with your gang.
Our group services are better and more affordable for your Easter celebrations. Please call our customer support for more information.
Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival
Spring blooms, cozy weather, pastel colors, and egg hunts characterize Easter in New York. The Easter Bonnet Parade & Festival is one of the top seasonal highlights that attracts crowds from all over America, and the rest of the World.
This parade includes the demonstration of eccentric and lavishly-decorated hats and outlandish costumes. The public can participate in the parade that starts near St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 10 am and proceeds to Fifth Avenue 57th Street.
The Easter Parade dates back to the nineteenth century, which is why many participants dress up in period costumes. The key attraction is the elaborate and over-the-top bonnets. Chapeaux art is the central theme and has many artists displaying their influences from it.
If you’re into whimsical bonnets, colorful costumes, and oodles of fun, this festival is for you. Book a Carmel Limo New York on our website or mobile app to catch the parade on time. Select our roundtrip if you want to avoid waiting for another cab.
You can also opt for the hourly waiting services if you plan on other activities like sightseeing or a cruise after the parade.
Tony’s Chocolonely Easter Egg Hunt at Freehand
What’s Easter without an Easter Hunt? Freehand New York is joining hands with Tony’s Chocolonely this Easter Weekend to host multiple chocolate-themed activities.
Freehand New York and Tony’s Chocolonely will host a classic and exciting egg hunt where three hunters finding the concealed golden egg will win a hundred chocolate bars from Tony’s Chocolonely and a two-night stay at a Freehand property anywhere in the U.S. before the year ends.
Early participants for Easter will get Tony’s Chocolate bar. In addition, they can take pictures with Tony’s Chocotruck parked at the Freehand entrance. Guests of all ages are welcome to join the forty-minute hunt at noon or 1 pm and 2 pm.
With a golden egg hidden in these time slots, it’s an opportunity to bond with your family and friends. We know kids look forward to this event in the city, so we’re giving competitive prices for our SUVs and sedans, known for the highest comfort level. Please download our app to explore the best options.
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
SUMMIT is hosting holiday-inspired activities from 13 April, Wednesday through Easter Sunday. The events will include an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, The SUMMIT spring series of live D.J. performances, and a happy hour of cocktails, beer, wine prosecco, and other drinks.
Hershey’s Chocolate World is the primary sponsor of the Easter hunt, where each lucky winner will get a small bag of assorted Easter candies and one Grand Prize of a five-pound Chocolate Bar (the World’s largest).
In addition, the onsite restaurant Après will serve Easter special food & beverage at competitive prices.
The SUMMIT is offering the Spring Breaker Bundle for groups of four purchasing at the venue with SUMMIT Experience tickets for $31 and SUMMIT Ascent tickets for $51. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is one exciting venue to enjoy Easter, and welcome spring with the exciting décor and activities lined up.
You can find the best options to get to the venue on the Carmel Limos mobile app quickly and conveniently at Easter-special prices.
Skating at Rockefeller Center
The Spring roller skating rink opens to the public with a live D.J., concerts, skating classes, and concerts. Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace offers a west Hollywood-inspired rink. Designed by Bureau Betak, the rink will have professional skating performers. For the best views, you can sit at the upper-level viewing deck of the Esplanades and Plaza.
The restored rink will be a grand entrance from the Channel Gardens and Plaza. The Flipper’s gear and merchandise will be available for sale. With many family activities, Rockefeller Center will buzz with energy and lights for Easter. So book your Carmel Limo today on our app to arrive at the venue on time.
NYC Easter Fun Kids Cruise with Egg Hunt
Event Cruises NYC will host an Easter Cruise for families on the 16th and 17th of April. A fun egg hunt for kids will take place on the first deck of the Liberty Cruise on Pier 36. The program will include games and arts and crafts for Easter basket decorations, face painting, balloon art, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. You also get a photo op session with the Easter Bunny himself.
With a fantastic view of Manhattan’s magical skyline, Adults can enjoy bottomless mimosas, gourmet meals, great music, and live performances on deck for over two hours. In addition, Carmel Limos NYC makes reaching your cruise boarding point convenient with our new and improved limo booking services on the app.
We recommend downloading the app for a better booking experience.
Annual Easter celebration by CMOM
Join CMOM educators and artists for an Easter celebration, “eggstravaganza,” with art and music on the 16th and 17th of April. The CMOM Annual Easter Scavenger Hunt is known for its excitement and suspense.
Families will get search tasks to unravel works of art by renowned contemporary artists hidden in eggs. These art clues will help decode a special message and win an Easter prize if done correctly. In addition, parents can indulge in cerebral exercise and bond with kids over the hunt.
Kids can explore their artistic side by making custom Funny Bunny Ears and finger puppets. Easter basket weaving and live music in the background will be perfect for Easter fun. The event starts at 10 am and goes until 5 pm. Booking tickets (15$ each) in advance is highly recommended, and members can enter for free.
Live exhibitions will be held at the venue, where works of art will be up for sale. So if you want to experience artistic vibes, head to CMOM in a Carmel Limo, and enjoy Easter the Carmel way!
We hope the list above helps you enjoy Easter Sunday and its charms in the best possible way in New York City.
Though there are many things to explore in Manhattan and Brooklyn, these are the top ways for families to usher in Easter.
We hope you have an “Eggciting” celebration ahead with your family and friends. Happy Easter!