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Celebrate Easter in Brooklyn, NY


It's Easter! Spring! What to do?

Many people celebrate Easter by getting together with family and friends for a great meal, or heading into Manhattan for the world-famous Easter Day Parade.

But if that doesn't fit the bill, and you are still looking for ideas for Easter Sunday, here are some suggestions. But a word to the wise: quite a few establishments are closed for Easter, call ahead.


1. Take the Kids to an Easter Egg Hunt

Brooklyn's home to lots of different Easter egg hunts, both indoors and out. Check out an Easter egg hunt near you.

2. Celebrate a Secular Easter? It's also Earth Day Week

Brooklyn is full of wonderful parks and waterway walks to help one realize that yes, winter is finally over! There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day Week  in Brooklyn.

3. Ideas for Easter Activities with Kids

You can make a chocolate bunny at home, or go see a huge, very real bunny at the Prospect Park Zoo. Here are some ideas of things to do with kids on Easter.  



4. Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Easter Weekend

Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see spectacular cherry blossom trees. (It is open on Easter Sunday).

5. Dine out in Brooklyn for Easter

Dining out this Easter?   Brooklyn Restaurants to Consider

6. Go to Church, Attend an Easter Procession

Brooklyn was once known as the City of Churches, and the borough is home to all denominations. You can find many Roman Catholic churches, and houses of worship affiliated with Baptist and a wide range of Protestant denominations. There are also Russian Orthodox churches and Polish churches. 

Whether you are a regular or a once-in-awhile attendee, it's easy to find Easter Sunday church services in every Brooklyn neighborhood.   Churches all over Brooklyn observe the tradition of the Easter Procession. For instance in Bay Ridge, one can attend Good Friday Processions at the Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8401 Ridge Boulevard and at Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church. 

7. Brooklyn Tabernacle Performance (Free)

On Easter Sunday at 3 pm, attend a spectacular at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. It is free, family friendly, and seats are first come, first served. Or, attend the Easter Sunrise Service  at 6:30 am.

8. 11 Ideas for Spring Break Fun with the Kids

Do something special with the kids for the last day of spring break. Try one of these 11 ideas for spring break fun with the kids. 

9. 7 Places to Hear Great Easter Concerts in Brooklyn

There's a wide variety of free Easter concerts in Brooklyn--go, and enjoy!

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