Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival

  • Apr 9 10am - 4pm
  • Midtown
Photo credit: Elizabeth Bick / NYC & Co.

Each year on Easter, celebrants don festive finery and show off their very best bonnets along Fifth Avenue.

Immortalized by Irving Berlin (with some help from Judy Garland and Fred Astaire), the pageant is a New York City tradition that stretches back to the 1870s. Starting at about 10am and continuing until 4pm, the parade marches north on Fifth Avenue, from 49th Street to 57th Street.

The best place to watch is from the area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral; better yet, bring your bonnet and join the parade.

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Fifth Avenue, btwn E. 45th and E. 57th Streets, New York, NY


Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Madison


Parade start is a 4 minute walk from Grand Central Terminal (MNR), Grand Central Madison (LIRR) or Grand Central - 42 Street (NYCT)

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