After a long winter, we can finally enjoy blooming trees and flowers everywhere. And the sun! Oh, how we missed the warmth of the sun. Time to go out again and enjoy the best events in New York in April 2019. Most of them are for free!
Events during the first week of April are mainly Easter themed and therefore perfect for families. From an Easter parade to several Easter egg hunts. Other events this month are mostly outdoors. Be prepared for fun activities such as a pillow fight at Washington Square Park or a Holi Festival in Brooklyn.
Time to leave the house! Here are the top events in New York in April 2019.
Top Events in New York in April 2019
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What? Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2019
When? April 21, 2019
Where? 5th Avenue between 49th Street and 57th Street
Description: This parade is probably the most colorful Easter themed parade you can find in New York. And you can be part of it! Why don’t you show up as a bunny or egg? Too crazy!? Well, nothing’s too crazy in New York! But definitely make sure you wear a stylish Bonnet as seen in the picture above and walk majestically along 5th Avenue.
What? Easter Egg Hunts 2019
When? March – April 1, 2019
Where? Various parks in NYC
Description: Are you visiting New York with your kids? Make sure you attend one of the many many Easter egg hunts in New York. From end of March until the first week of April all boroughs of the city offer loads of Easter themed activities for the whole family. How about an Easter egg hunt at Rockefeller Center? Find a full overview of all Easter Egg Hunts here.
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What? Nala Cat Meet & Greet
When? April 2019 TBA
Where? The Asbury Hotel, New Jersey (Map)
Description: One of the most famous Instagram cats is coming to the East Coast: Nala Cat! This little furry friend is visiting from California and will be residing for a few days in New Jersey. Come and shake her little paw, take a photo with her or just give her a good old scratch behind the ear. You can meet her at The Asbury Hotel New Jersey. Tickets start at approximately $75 per person.
What? New York Tartan Day Parade 2019
When? April 6, 2019
Where? 6th Avenue between 44th Street and 55th Street
Description: Ever wondered what’s under a Scotsman’s kilt? Now is your chance to find out! We are not encouraging you to go and just look under a tartan, but hey, why not asking?! During the New York Tartan Day Parade 2019 you’ll get to see hundreds of Scots performing in marching bands and dance groups. Pure dead brilliant as Scots would say!
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What? Pillow Fight NYC 2019
When? April 6, 2019
Where? Washington Square Park
Description: Throwback to when we were young! Join the Pillow Fight at Washington Square Park and release some of your energy with a soft pillow. This is one of the many free events in New York in April 2019, however you are required to bring your own soft pillow(s). Pillows are not not allowed to contain feathers. Remember: The first rule is, you SHOULD talk about the Pillow Fight and invite as many people over as possible.
What? New York International Auto Show 2019
When? April 19 – 28, 2019
Where? Jacob Javits Convention Center (Map)
Description: Attention car enthusiasts! While you are in the city you shouldn’t miss out on the famous New York International Auto Show. Four floors showcase nearly 1,000 cars, trucks and other automotive innovations. Tickets starting at only $15 per person.
What? Earth Day 2019
When? April 23, 2019
Where? Union Square
Description: Could there be any better season than Spring to remind people of our planets value? The Earth Day in Union Square is a free event with over 70 organizations offering fun kids activities and live performances for young and old. Definitely worth stopping by!
What? Tribeca Film Festival 2019
When? April 24 – May 5, 2019
Where? Various theaters in Lower Manhattan
Description: The Tribeca Film Festival is one of the most famous film festivals in the world. Since 2002 the festival shows selected independent films, shorts and documentaries created by newcomers. Each year, the festival receives nearly 9,000 film submissions of which only a handful are being screened. Want to see the latest trends in filmmaking? Tickets starting at approximately $50 per person.
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What? 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk 2019
When? April 28, 2019
Where? Pier 26 and Greenwich Street
Free? Yes ($45 for running participants)
Description: The 9/11 Memorial & Museum invites everyone to their sixth annual 5K Run/Walk and Community event. If you want, you can register yourself as a running participant for only $45. Otherwise you can cheer on runners along the route and later on join the Community Day activities on Greenwich Street, close to the 9/11 Memorial. Suitable for families with children!
What? Festival of Colors: Holi NYC 2019
When? April 2019 TBA
Where? The Holi Lot – 485 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (Map)
Description: The most colorful event in New York in April 2019 will take place at the end of the month in Brooklyn: The annual Holi festival. Listen to great live music performances, discover new art and throw some spring powder into the air or at friends. Careful: You are not allowed to bring your own powder. Don’t worry, you can buy the most colorful powder right there!
Does this list of top events in New York in April 2019 sound like a nice summer intro? What do you think? Are you planning on attending one of the listed events? Have you been to one of the activities already? Share your experience in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!