The Amazing Easter Egg Hunt
Sidebar; 4/1, noon–5 p.m.; 120 E. 15th St., at Irving Pl.; 212-677-2900
There's no room for amateurs here: Teams have to care for a real egg as they race around Manhattan, snagging prizes and hunting for the elusive Easter Bunny. Extra points if you dress up, and the $60 ticket buys complimentary drinks and appetizers for all participants. The bragging rights, however, are for winners only.
Pysanka: The Ukrainian Easter Egg
The Ukrainian Museum; 4/1, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; 222 E. 6th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-228-0110
Step up your egg-decorating game at this workshop, where you'll learn the Ukrainian batik method—using dyes, beeswax, and a stylus—to craft your own impressive egg. Be sure to check out the museum's exhibit of nearly 300 Ukrainian eggs for inspiration. Pre-registration is required.
Easter Fun Fest
Trinity Churchyard; 4/8, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; 79 Broadway, at Wall St.; 212-602-0800
Bring the kids to this afternoon romp, featuring live music, separate egg hunts for tots and tweens, photos with the Easter Bunny, games, a puppet parade, and a make-your-own-bonnet station. Admission is free.
Bossa Nova Brunch
S.O.B.'s; 4/8 at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.; 204 Varick St., at W. Houston St.; 212-243-4940
Get your fill of a different kind of Easter egg at this three-course prix fixe brunch ($28 per person). The Brazilian-influenced fare includes a kid-friendly menu, an unlimited sangria bar for the adults, and live music from the Nanny Assis Trio.
NYC Easter Parade
Fifth Ave., from 49th St. to 57th St.; 4/8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m
Don your favorite Easter bonnet for this casual procession, perfect for appreciating a variety of costumed revelers and enjoying the (hopefully) springlike weather. A number of nearby cathedrals, including Saint Patrick's and St. Thomas, will open their Easter services to the public.
The Morgan; 4/8 at 5 p.m.; 25 Bogart St., at Varet St.; 347-799-1314
Nicky Da B and DJ Rusty Lazer headline this down and dirty NOLA-style alternative Easter party, featuring a roster of D.J. sets and performances from up-and-comers H.J.A, Haruka Salt, Heather Loop, and more. Come dressed in your best Easter costume for $2 off the $10 admission, and don't forget about the egg hunt—there are prizes at stake!
Easter Lunch Cruise
Departing from Chelsea Piers; 4/8 at 11:30 a.m.; West Side Hwy., at 23rd St.; 866-483-3866
Celebrate the holiday on the water with this afternoon cruise. An appearance by the Easter Bunny will keep kids entertained while the adults drink, dance, and appreciate the views of Lower Manhattan.
Easter Egg Decorating Party
Village Pourhouse; 4/5 at 7 p.m.; 64 Third Ave., at 11th St.; 212-979-2337
Let go of your creative inhibitions at this beer-and-craft night. After all, what better accompaniment to traditional egg decorating is there than a two-hour Bud Light and well cocktail open bar?