NYC Easter Parade 2012

by lisa on April 12, 2012 · 9 comments


This past weekend, my family and I took a trip to NYC.  We only live about two hours away but there is nothing better than staying a few nights to explore the city. There is no other city like it. If you like to people watch, this is the place to be. And if you like food as much as I do, you will be in pure bliss.

The hotel rooms  in NYC  aren’t very big but I found a great deal at the Affinia Dumont and we had a very nice suite. The picture you just saw was the gorgeous view of the Empire State Building from our window. I love Affinia Hotels!  They are especially great for a family since the suites also have a small kitchen.

I especially love New York at Easter time. The Easter parade is one fun experience. It is not like your typical parade with floats. It is an informal parade where people walk down the street wearing hats, costumes or barely any clothes. Just as we were looking at a pretty Easter bonnet, a group of exercisers literally hopped by on their trampoline type shoes. My kids wouldn’t miss a group of people in underwear and bunny ears.

There were all kinds of  Easter bonnets.  Some were pretty and colorful while others were made out of subway tickets. There were a variety of costumes. We saw people dressed up in fancy dresses, as robots, hula hoopers, chocolate egg costumes and even the tin man. People did not forget about their dogs or pets either. Even the cute pups and kittys were dressed up.

My favorite part of the day was watching the Easter bunnies come up from the subway. Now I know how the Easter bunny gets around in NYC. 

Stay tuned for more New York City posts.  We did some good eating while we were there. My foodie experiences included visiting some cheese shops, a pastry shop, a trip to Eataly and an amazing seven course tasting dinner at  Craft New York, which is owned by the talented Tom Colicchio. I am hungry just reminiscing about it!

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Ramona April 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

no way could I have kept a straight face!


Nisha April 13, 2012 at 12:09 am

Looks like fun! I didn’t know parades like these happened during Easter … don’t know if they had one here in Dallas or I would have gone to check it out!!


Meg April 13, 2012 at 12:46 am

AWESOME! Looks like you had a time to remember!!! 🙂


Barbara @ Barbara Bakes April 13, 2012 at 1:02 am

You hear so much about the Thanksgiving parade, but this is the first I’ve heard about an Easter parade. Looks fun!


Sandy@Diva Eats Italia April 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

There is never a shortage of colorful people in Manhattan; that’s why I love it! I feel fortunate to live only 15 miles away.


Kate April 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

I love NYC…for visiting!


Zee April 14, 2012 at 2:28 am

Loos like you all had a lot of fun!
Lovely pictures!


Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) April 14, 2012 at 9:47 am

I love New York…that looks like so much FUN!! Don’t see much stuff like that in Texas ;)!!


Magic of Spice April 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

How fun! Looks like one of the more entertaining parades I have heard about 🙂


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