What To Do In NYC In April – Easter Edition

April showers bring May flowers! The city is finally starting to warm up and the flowers are slowly starting to bloom. We are so excited for sunshine, spring break, and many days spent outdoors. Here is our list of things to see and do in New York City this month!

Macy’s Flower Show: Journey To Paradisios Operation: Inspiration

The Macy’s Flower Show is running until April 7, 2019 and is completely free! Every year Macy’s welcomes Spring with its annual flower show. This year’s theme is Journey to Paradisios. Macy’s in Herald Square NYC will host a realm of gorgeous and lush plant life! If you aren’t in NYC, Macy’s also its flower show at the Macy’s on State Street in Chicago and the Macy’s in Union Square San Fransisco!

Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2019

For the little engineers that are fans of Thomas the Tank Engine, this event is one you won’t want to miss. Beginning April 20th, the #1 Engine will pull into The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. Children everywhere will get to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities! This is the 24th year of the Big Adventures Tour, and it will be making 37 stops across the U.S. and Canada!

Dog Man: The Musical

Dog Man is a dog with a body of a policeman. This hilarious chronicle follows Dog Man as he fights crime and chews on furniture. He must try his best to be a good boy, while saving the city! From the creator of Captain Underpants, Dog Man: The Musical is sure to have you and your kids laughing along! Musicals in New York City tend to sell out quickly and at a high rate for tickets! To get tickets at a discounted rate, as well as securing your seats, be sure to click the link above!

Pip’s Island 

Pip’s Island is reopening April 12th and is the interactive, 60 minute show designed for children of 4 years of age up to 10. The show runs daily Wednesday through Monday and is a timed ticketed experience! Join in on the fun of saving the island along side the cast members! 

Mozart for Munchkins

Mozart for Munchkins is the interactive concert series for kids! On May 12 from 4 pm – 5 pm, Mozart for Munchkins takes place at Lincoln Center! For this concert, munchkins and their families are able to create an interactive, relaxed, fun atmosphere to experience the wonders of classical music! This series is inspired by animals and nature! 

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

This Festival takes place on Fifth Avenue starting at 49th Street up to 57th street at 10am on Easter Sunday (April 21, 2019). Be sure to decorate your hat and get ready to hop along Fifth Avenue to celebrate! 

Barnyard Egg Hunt

The Barnyard Egg Hunt takes place at the Queens County Farm Museum and will begin at 11 am on Saturday April 20th. Tickets are required and are $10 in advance! Be sure to bring your baskets and excitement for Easter themed games, to meet Whiskers the Bunny, and visit the farm!

Psyanky Ukrainian Easter Egg Decoration Workshops

If you are looking to spice up your Easter egg decorating this year, this workshop is for you! Following along Ukrainian tradition, pattered eggs play a part in several folktales! This workshop takes place on April 13th at 1 pm and is located at The Ukrainian Museum! This event is free with museum admission!

Tribeca Film Festival 

This is the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival by Robert De Niro and Company! The festival takes place in Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, and other venues from April 25th to Sunday May 5th. Tickets range from $26 – $365!

MoCCA Arts Festival

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a two day event from April 6-7 at Metropolitan West. This is Manhattan’s biggest festival that features independent comics, cartoon, and animation. It will take place from 11am – 7pm on Saturday and 11am – 6pm on Sunday. Admission is $10 per day and children under ten years of age are free!

The Orchid Show: Singapore

The 17th Annual Orchid Show takes place at the New York Botanical Garden through Sunday April 28, 2019! Featuring Singapore’s national flower, The Orchid, enjoy the gardens colored by orchids in all shapes, sizes and colors! Ticket prices vary depending on age, membership, and time of attendance!

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12 thoughts on “What To Do In NYC In April – Easter Edition”

  1. Kerrie Mendoza

    Wow! So many awesome family-friendly events in NYC! I know my kids would love to take a train ride with Thomas!

  2. We’re currently planning a trip to NYC so thanks for all the tips! We’ll definitely be incorporating some of the great adventures into our trip!

  3. Amy Desrosiers

    The Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival sound amazing!! I would love to check that out with my family. NYC sounds amazing anytime of year!

  4. I love NYC! I think you have a plenty of things to do every time of the year, but spring is the best season!

  5. The kids will have lots to do around Spring Break in NYC. Especially a lot of Easter inspired things to do will be fun for them.

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