Easter

5 Great ways to celebrate Easter in NYC with your family this weekend

Easter Sunday is coming up and you may be looking for different ways to break free from your regular routine this year. Here are five great events happening around the city this weekend that will be fun for the entire family.   Fun things to do on Easter in NYC The Easter Parade and...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:35pm

NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival: Start time, location, street closures

The 2019 Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival is set to take place in New York City on Easter Sunday and thousands of New Yorkers and visitors will fill the streets of Midtown dressed up in their best Easter Sunday outfits and costumes to showcase at the New York City Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:02pm

What to expect this year at the 2019 Easter Promenade

Head to South Street this Sunday to take part in one of Philadelphia’s most beloved and time-honored Easter traditions- the South Street Promenade. The Promenade is the regions largest Easter celebration, and every year thousands of people come to the City of Brotherly Love to take part in...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:19pm

When what day is Easter Sunday this year Why is date late?

The Easter holiday is incredibly late this year as it falls a full 20 days after last year's date. In fact it will be the second latest Easter in the past 20 years. The Easter date each year is determined by the moon, as in the Western world Easter is the first Sunday following the full moon after...

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:11am

Sunny skies ahead for the holiday weekend in NYC

Rain showers on Friday will get the Easter and Passover weekend off to a dreary start, but sunny skies will return just in time for all your holiday festivities, according to the National Weather Service. While there’s an 80 percent chance we’ll see rain showers on and off through...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 4:11pm

Is Dunkin Donuts open today - Are liquor stores closed on Easter?

America runs on Dunkin, except on certain holidays. Easter is one of those holidays where a Dunkin' Donuts location near you may choose on its own to be open or closed - it's entirely up to the franchise. Your best bet is to call your local Dunkin' Donuts franchise ahead of time to...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:03pm

Can you get HIV from a Cadbury Creme Egg?

Don’t believe everything you read, especially on the internet. A rumor making the rounds on the web claims that a worker for the confectionery company Cadbury was caught doing the unthinkable to candy he produced during his work day. “This is the guy who added his infected blood to...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:35am

Philly celebrates at the 87th annual Easter Promenade

A parade of adults and children in their Sunday best celebrated down South Street on Sunday for the 87th  annual Easter Promenade. Once they reached Headhouse Square at Second Street, attendees gathered around a small stage. A panel of judges was set to decide who was dressed best,...

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 4:00pm

PHOTOS: These kids are having a hard time with their Easter Bunny photos

These creepy Easter Bunny pictures will haunt you in your dreams. Easter is another holiday where young kids will go to the local mall or department store to take a photo with the holiday's mascot — the Easter Bunny.  Much like taking pictures with Santa, taking picutres with...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:18pm

Are Peeps vegan? What about Peeps Oreos? What you need to know before diving in

They’re either pillowy soft or hard as a rock, and no, we’re not talking about pretzels here. Easter Sunday is rapidly approaching, which means that deeply polarizing season snack is on everyone’s minds: Peeps. But before you play the role of Easter Bunny and pass out baskets full...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 1:11pm

White House Easter Egg Roll: When it is and how to live stream

Last year marked Trump’s first official Easter Egg Roll, a longstanding tradition held since the late 19th century. There were 35,000 people in attendance at Obama's final Easter Egg Roll, compared to the expected 21,000 at Trump’s first — though that number is average,...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:54pm

Bunny hop into one of these fun Easter brunches

No rabbits were harmed in the making of this roundup of fun brunches around New York City on Easter Sunday. Covina If you’re not down with eating rabbit on Easter (seems unlucky somehow, no?) then how about drinking a cocktail named after one? This Sunday at Tim and Nancy Cushman's...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 8:04pm

LIRR to run extra eastbound trains for Good Friday, Passover

In observance of Good Friday and the start of Passover, the LIRR will run eight additional eastbound trains from Penn Station on Friday, the MTA announced. The trains will depart Penn Station between 2 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. on the Babylon, Far Rockaway and Port Jefferson branches. See below for...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:28pm

What's open and closed on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday?

Some people go to church on Sunday, you run errands. It’s a schedule that works for you and your family, and if you’re really being honest, you love those colorful aisles more than you ever did the wooden ones in any church. But the one coming up is different, even you can’t deny...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:37pm

Where to eat in Boston for Easter Sunday 2018

It's hard to believe it, but yes, Easter 2018 is indeed around the corner. If you're still on the hunt for a perfect spot to have brunch or dinner, we've got a few spots for you to check out — just make sure to book a reservation ahead of time. Before the Easter Bunny...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5:33pm

Where did the Easter Bunny come from and what does it have to do with Easter?

Granted, it’s been a couple years since you’ve been to church. Even when you went, maybe you weren’t that big into actually reading the passages or studying the Bible. We get it, your family was culturally religious. So it’s no surprise if you get to thinking and wonder, why...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 2:58pm

Is the Easter Bunny real?

If we’re getting really honest here, the Easter Bunny beats Santa Claus every time. It’s an adorable animal that brings chocolate (and, we suppose, those stale marshmallows that some of you like for some unknowable reason) and doesn’t ask for anything in return, like good behavior...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 11:39am

When is Easter Sunday 2018 and why does the date change every year?

When is Easter Sunday 2018? Maybe you only go to church on major holidays, or maybe you go regularly — but you were bold enough to try giving up caffeine for Lent this year. Either way you can’t remember. It’s not your fault even if you’re a regular churchgoer. The date of...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:27am

Why do people have black stuff on their forehead today?

Walking around town today, you’ve likely noticed a few passerbys with black marks on their foreheads as today – Wednesday, Feb. 14 is Ash Wednesday in addition to Valentine's Day. Last year, Ash Wednesday fell on Wednesday, March 1. Ash Wednesday signifies the first day of Lent in...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:53am

Your guide to Easter weekend's traffic advisories in New York City

Springtime is one of the most wonderful times of the year in New York City, with sunny skies, warmer temperatures and blooming flowers — and also events that cause city officials to issue weekend traffic advisories. Here’s what you’ll be facing if you’re heading out around...

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:26am