Things to do in New York City this weekend
Macy’s Flower Show: Macy’s in Herald Square honors beautiful American flora and fauna in a special flower show that runs from March 20 to April 3. Touring the flowers is free, but the two week run is packed with special events. Enjoy live music, seminars and activities for kids. Seminars include wreath making, breakfast with the Easter Bunny and a talk on urban gardens. For more information, visit www.macys.com.
Full Bunny Contact: This is extreme egg hunting. Three people have 60 seconds to collect as many eggs as they can in a caged-in field, while three large bunnies try to stop them. Each egg is worth a prize which range from gym memberships to toys to Broadway show tickets. The event runs through March 27 and includes bunny jousts, photo opps, an on site bar and family friendly hours and programming. Tickets start at $5 (admission only), but for $25, you get admission and entrance to three of the four events. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.fullbunnycontact.com.
The Great Egg Hunt Pub Crawl: Egg hunting isn’t just for kids. On March 26, the Third Annual Great Egg Hunt Pub Crawl takes place in Williamsburg from 2 to 5 p.m. Seven bars along Grand Street will host, offering drink deals and prize-filled eggs. Registration is required for $5. Prizes include passes to spas, movies and museums. For more information, including a list of participating bars, visit www.thegreategghunt.com.
Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival: This annual parade has been a NYC tradition since the mid-1800s. Now an excuse to break out your fanciest or craziest hat, New Yorkers parade down Fifth Ave from 49th to 57th streets between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The free event is your chance to see some of the most extravagant Easter getups (and costumed pets!) in Manhattan! The best viewing spot is right around St. Patrick’s Cathedral, so stop by the church or attend Mass (only the 10:15 a.m. Mass requires tickets) then wander the streets with the rest of the Easter crowd.