Spring is a festive time for events in New York and is the ideal time for a trip to the city. Plan your visit for Easter weekend, and you’re in for a treat. If you can’t make it for Easter, there are events scheduled throughout April and May that you won’t want to miss. Reserve a luxury limo to pick you up at the airport and transport you around the Big Apple in style.
Best Places For Brunch
An Easter tradition in New York is brunch at a trendy restaurant. Some of the best places for brunch and specialty Bloody Marys may be overlooked but should be on your list.
Justin Smillie’s Italian spot in Gramercy is a favorite of the Obamas for their excellent cheeseburgers, and U2’s Bono. Farm egg omelets, Spanish frittata, and Eggs Benedict are specialties.
The Grand Army tavern at Boerum Hill in Brooklyn features an amazing Bloody Mary Platter with house cocktails created from tequila, vodka, or gin, with deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail, fresh vegetables, and king crab. Brunch specialties include French toast and crab cakes.
This unique concept features twenty restaurants that serve brunch under one roof. Each establishment has stools, and there are picnic tables in the center of the room for large groups. You can sample everything from freshly caught lobster to gourmet pizza.
Must Do April Events
Wine in the Garden at the New York Botanical Garden on April 29th and 30th offers tours of the gardens and the opportunity to sample some of New York’s best wines at the Daffodil Celebration and Wine Weekend.
One of the world’s best-loved musicals, “The Fantasticks,” is playing at the Anne Bernstein Theater between April 8th and the 30th. The play which has been running for more than 50 years is the longest running musical of all time.
Murder Mystery Play
Agatha Christie fans will attempt to figure out the identity of the murderer at the Player’s Theater presentation of “And Then There Were None,” on April 14th – 30th. The classic story by the famed mystery writer is about eight people stranded together on an island.
New York Theatre Ballet
The Schimmel Center at Pace University hosts the company on April 28th and 29th, as they perform a variety of works at Uptown/Downtown Dance. The famous dance company founded in 1978, performs throughout the United States and is dedicated to offering scholarships for children who are underserved and providing dance classes at reasonable prices for families.
Champagne Brunch On the Water
Enjoy a delightful brunch aboard the Shearwater that leaves North Cove Marina on Sundays at 11 am. The brunch is buffet-style, and the open Champagne Bar serves unlimited mimosas. Wine and cocktails are available at an additional charge. Sail on the Shearwater Schooner and Sunday between April 30th and October 8th.
Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Festival offers culture, music, and films and is one of the annual events in New York not to be missed. This year the festival runs from April 19th through April 30th and features Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind, and Fire on opening night.
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