Easter and Passover Festivities in NYC

Posted on Mar 30, 2017

Celebrate your family and spend the holidays in NYC this Spring!  Whether you celebrate Easter or Passover, spending family time together can be seamless and fun with one of Discover New York’s Weekend Packages, or request a custom itinerary to meet your budget and goals.

Easter Festivities

Include Easter in your Spring Getaway to New York City!

Enjoy amazing views of the City’s ever changing skyline during Easter Brunch and take family photos with the Easter Bunny as you relax while sailing in New York Harbor.  Explore outdoor public art and visit the best galleries in Chelsea.  Stroll through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, followed by a private pedicab experience in Central Park—New York’s backyard.  Join the festivities on Fifth Avenue watching the Easter Parade.  Join the festivities and showcase your handmade hat.  Dine together at one of Rockefeller Center’s delicious Easter Brunch options.  View the City from the Top of the Rock Observatory and take photos.

Add an historic neighborhood Experience in Brooklyn, Queens or the Bronx.  Discover a whole new area of New York City and learn about its culture and history.  Nibble your way through some of the great new restaurants and small food emporiums with your DNY Guide leading the way through  best of the best.

Passover Festivities

Celebrate Passover in New York City.  Trace your own family’s immigration through Ellis Island, and see how and where they started their lives.

Walk in the footsteps of the immigrants as they were welcomed to NYC and sailed past the Statue of Liberty. Learn about immigration process on Ellis Island, who could enter, who was quarantined and who was sent home.  Explore the Jewish history of the Lower East Side with one of Discover New York’s Expert Licensed Guides, gain access to the sacred sites that are under lock and key. Learn how these families started their lives in the tenements.

Visit the historic shops that have been serving customers for over a hundred years as you nosh your way through the neighborhood tasting pickles, bialys, smoked fish, knishes and more.  Visit a candy store with an astonishing array of candy and chocolates, dried fruits and nuts.

At one time, the neighborhood had over 400 synagogues where people gathered to share their customs and culture. Today, it’s one of the hippest, trendiest upcoming neighborhoods filled with art galleries, restaurants and night spots.  Discover what’s still preserved and landmarked, and what has changed during the last six months!

Discover New York’s Grandparents Weekend has all the top spots to make your weekend stress free and fun, exploring the best that New York City offers!

You’ll see all the highlights including Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Times Square, 9/11 Memorial and the High Line, New York’s elevated park 30 feet above the street level.  Enjoy a dim sum lunch in Chinatown, or an Italian lunch in Little Italy.  See the smart shops and boutiques in SoHo, with its cast iron architecture.  Stroll the tree-lined cobblestone streets in Greenwich Village. Cut the lines and photograph NYC from the world-famous Empire State Building, Top of the Rock or One World Trade Observatory. See a Broadway Show and go backstage with a cast member. Explore the world class Metropolitan Museum of Art with a Scavenger Hunt led by one of Discover New York’s Art Experts and take a pedicab through Central Park to see the famous movie locations!

Contact a Discover New York Destination Specialist to book one of our weekend packages, which are available at three price points, Silver, Gold or Platinum.  Or, request a custom package to meet your budget and goals.

 

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