With all this talk about spring and the beautiful weather to boot, we are focused on the march to summer with lots of fun in between. In many ways it feels like we’re all bears coming out of hibernation and the city is stretching its arms and motivated on what’s to come. Sure, a lot of that has to do with the pandemic restrictions easing but it’s always a great time to be a New Yorker during these spring months.

Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover or none of the above, New York welcomes everyone to participate in the festivities brought on by the holidays. To start, one of New York’s best parades is the extravagant Easter Bonnet Parade! The display includes a multitude of people, flocking to Fifth Avenue to see the parade which starts on 49th Street and goes up to 55th Street. Attendees wear some of the most bizarre hats and dresses. Some people even dress up in period/vintage dresses or fantasy costumes. If that is not your thing, check out those who disguise themselves as animals, others as vegetables, and some dressed casually betting everything on their extravagant hats! There are Jazz Bands playing along Fifth Avenue, and many New Yorkers dancing to the rhythm of Swing Music! It’s an epic display that everyone can enjoy. The parade starts at 10:00 am in the morning until 4:00 pm.

If Easter isn’t your thing or you want to celebrate it all, then get excited for Passover 2022. This year, it begins on April 15th and is a time for families to celebrate the Jewish people’s freedom from the pharaoh of Egypt. Whether you are looking to start new holiday traditions with the family or are looking for a way to get kids more involved in the festivities, there are tons of events and activities that the whole family will love! For us, that activity is food! NYC’s iconic Jewish deli, Katz’s Delicatessen, is offering to take the cooking off your hands this Passover. Katz’s Passover Dinner is available both nationwide and locally with traditional offerings like hand-carved brisket, matzoh ball soup and chopped liver. Yum!

Whether you’re celebrating Easter, Passover, none or all, this city has something for everyone.  Happy Springing!