Celebrate Easter in New York

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Celebrate Easter in New York and encounter adventure and fun for kids and adults around the city.

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

On Sunday April 20th  Fifth Avenue will be packed with a costumed crowd between 49th and 57th Street. The traditional parade started in the 19th century when the upper class were dressing up for church. The non-wealthy were watching the parade in order to see the latest fashion trends. Since then it has become a pageant of mix and match with crazy hats. The hats have satin ribbon tied in a bow around it, flowers or birds. Anyone who wants to dress to impress may participate the Easter parade. 10:00AM and 3:00PM.

Spring Eggstravaganza – Chelsea

The Trinity Grace Church welcomes everyone on Saturday, April 19 between 12:45PM and 3:00PM to a public fest featuring games, crafts and fun.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Little artist: watercolor Easter eggs

Children at age 4 and younger can paint eggs with a hidden message and learn Kindergarten Readiness Skills on Saturday April 19th at 10:00AM

Easter egg hunt

The egg hunt is for kids of all ages and takes places through the museum on Sunday, April 20th between 10:00AM – 12:00PM. The eggs will be stuffed with wonderful surprises.
After the hunt the youngsters can learn about Easter traditions from around the world and decorate their own egg.

The Scholastic Store: A Big Red Egg-stravaganza

An Imagination Clubhouse with Clifford and his Adventure Stories

On Saturday April 20th between 10:00AM and 5:00PM every hour

Kids can listen to stories about Clifford’s Easter at the Scholastic Store

St. Luke’s Easter Egg Hunt
Right after services at the St. Luke’s Church on Sunday, April 20th , families can follow the Easter Bunny into the garden to join in a festive egg hunt that’s open to the public.

Spring Eggstravaganza at the Queens Zoo

In addition to the usual activities, such as egg hunts, themed arts and crafts, and a photogenic Easter Bunny, the spring themed celebration features meet-and-greets with a giant Flemish rabbit.

Dinosaur Egg Decorating & Egg Hunt – Upper West Side

In the Bank Street Bookstore kids first decorate a Dinosaur “egg” and then search for the eggs among the whole store.

Sunday, April 20 at 10:30am, 1 and 3pm

Full Bunny Contact

It also known as the “Insane Easter Carnival” and is mainly an event for adults. The Clemente Soto Velez, Cultural and Educational Center offers various events, games and booths from April 17th to April 20th.

The Tribeca Film Festival

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Every year in April Tribeca is host of the most important international festivals of film, art and music. For two weeks the Tribeca Film Festival presents diverse events, movies, red carpet premieres and outdoor movie screenings.

It was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff. The festival supports emerging and established directors with a line-up of independent films, documentaries, shorts, narrative features and family-friendly films.

Between April 16th – 27th, 2014 the following events will accommodate fans, visitors and most importantly many celebrities.

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This is a place for games, coders, hackers, screenwriters, futurists, directors, financiers, and anyone who has  a story to tell. It features the following:

Future of Film Live Series - April 21 – 24

11th Annual Games for Change Festival – April 22 – 24, 26

Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards – April 25

Tribeca Hacks April 25

TFI Interactive – April 26

Tribeca Sports Film Festival

Tribeca Sports Film Festival

With 9 films, 2 talks and 28 exhibits it is celebrating competition, passion and teamwork through a variety of captivating of sport-themed films, events and panel discussions.

Tribeca Drive-In

Tribeca Drive-In

An outdoor screening along the Hudson River at Brookfield Place(World Financial Central Plaza) showing classic movies.

Mary Poppins Thursday April 17th, 2014

Splash Friday April 18th, 2014

Next Goal Wins April 19th, 2014

Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair

Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair

Saturday 26th at 10:00AM is the day featuring film making activities, live Broadway performances, arts and crafts, chef demonstrations, tastings of local fare, storytelling, video games, free screenings, local restaurants, local merchants and more.

Film for all Friday April 25th

Film for all Friday April 25th

The Film for all Friday is a day of free Festival movies.

 

Venues

Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

SVA Theater

SVA Theater

AMC Loews Village 7

AMC Loews Village 7

BMCC Tribeca Pac

BMCC Tribeca Pac

Tribeca Cinemas

Tribeca Cinemas

http://tribecafilm.com/

Statue of Liberty – “Liberty Enlightening the World”

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The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable attractions in the U.S., and since the 19th century it is the first welcome symbol for visitors, immigrants and citizens when entering New York’s harbor. Travelers from all around the world go every day to get a close glimpse of this Memorial Monument with its significant green color while visiting New York. It is not a surprise that the tickets sell out quickly and need to be ordered months in advance.

Reserve your tickets here: http://www.statuecruises.com/

As a gift from France to the U.S. in recognition of friendship, it stands as a symbol of liberty and democracy. The female figure is holding a torch in her raised right hand and a tablet with the adoption date of Independence Day July, 4th 1776 in her left hand.

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A crown completes the meaningful character. There are 25 windows in the crown which comprise the jewels beneath the seven rays of the diadem.

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Lady Liberty is 305’ feet high in total and there are 354 steps to climb up.

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Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi designed the icon with Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc and Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. The construction started in September 1875 and after the statue was finished in 1885, it was shipped to New York City in 350 individual pieces and packed in 214 crates. The pedestal was created by American architect Richard Morris Hunt and built on Bedloe’s Island which is now known as Liberty Island. President Grover Cleveland accepted the gift in the name of America on October 28th, 1886 with his speech “we will not forget that liberty here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected”. More than one million spectators were watching the ceremony with parades and fireworks.

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Visitors can find out more about the history at the Liberty Island Museum which is located in the pedestal of the Statue. A free guided audio tour tells how it was conceived, constructed and restored.

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