Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, (April 4, 2010) you have the opportunity to see Easter bonnets to the New York City extreme as "paraders" wander along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets. The area around St. Patrick's Cathedral is the ideal place to see the parade. The Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

What You Should Know About the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival

Unlike most New York City Parades, the Easter Parade is a far less organized event. From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. the area along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets is closed to vehicular traffic, and folks wander the street admiring various Easter Bonnets and Easter outfits. Visitors in town during Easter will enjoy stopping by the area for a bit during the festivities, but seeing the various Easter bonnets and costumed pets is probably only worth a short visit.

This parade doesn't have any floats or marching bands but it is a spectacle nonetheless. From around the world people come to New York City to participate. Outfits range from elegant to outrageous. From outfits accented with live animals to civil war period costumes and the latest high fashions, there is a little bit of everything for the parade viewer.

Easter Services

St. Patrick's Cathedral, 50th Street and 5th Avenue
Saturday Vigil – 8:00 p.m.
7 a.m., 8 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 10:15 a.m. (Tickets Required), Noon, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. (Spanish Mass) and 5:30 p.m.

Saint Thomas Church, 53rd Street and 5th Avenue
8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Solemn Eucharist
2:30 p.m. Organ Recital
3:00 p.m. Solemn Evensong

5th Avenue Presbyterian Church, 55th Street and 5th Avenue
9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Festival Services

Looking for a service elsewhere? Check out the Churches Directory.

Easter Egg Rolls and Easter Fun for Kids, Easter Brunches and Dinners

All info from about.com.


  1. What a great activity to attend! I'd so love to create a fun bonnet!

  2. You make me want to visit NYC now. WV doesn't have this sort of thing.

  3. Love this! I have never seen Easter bonnets before! (I love the idea for your blog. We are living in Chicago for a year and I cannot believe how many people I have met that haven't done half the things we have done! So much to see and do in these great cities!)

  4. That top bonnet is huge. Cool pictures.