Easter in the City

With spring and its promise of warmer weather, pastel hues spring to life across Midtown Manhattan in preparation for the coming of Easter. Make your hunt for Easter eggs throughout the city a little easier with this list of holiday events sure to fill your basket to the brim with fun.

Macy’s Flower Show

March 20 – April 3 | 151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001It wouldn’t be spring without flowers, and nobody knows flowers better than Macy’s. The annual Flower Show is back and better than ever with this year’s theme of “America the Beautiful”. Elevate your Easter holiday in the city with the myriad colors of America rendered through the beauty of nine unique gardens.

It wouldn’t be spring without flowers, and nobody knows flowers better than Macy’s. The annual Flower Show is back and better than ever with this year’s theme of “America the Beautiful”. Elevate your Easter holiday in the city with the myriad colors of America rendered through the beauty of nine unique gardens.

Barnyard Egg Hunt

March 26 11am-3pm | 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY 11004

Start the weekend off right with an egg hunt on New York’s oldest continuously farmed land across 47-acres at Queen’s County Farm Museum. Egg hunts happen all day in the orchard and the farm’s mascot Whiskers the Buny will greet kids of all ages along with an assortment of other farm animals. Enjoy an egg toss and egg rolling games, or participate in a Bunny Hop or a hayride as you escape the hustle and bustle of the city without ever needing to leave.

The Amazing Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

March 27 2pm | 8 E 36th St, New York, NY 10016

Hosted by Pogo Events this egg hunt involves more than pastel colored plastic full of treats. Use your smarts as well as your athleticism to solve the various clues and complete the hunt before the other teams in order to win prizes including tickets to Quite Clubbing and Shake Rattle & Roll. Show off your super sleuthing skills with your friends or show up solo to be assigned to a team of fellow detectives. Both an adults-only and family friendly version of the hunt are available.

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

March 27 10am | 5th Avenue from 49th to 57th Sts.

Take your Sunday best to a higher level at this festive annual parade showcasing some of the most elaborate finery of the season. An Easter tradition since the 1870’s the parade was immortalized by Irving Berlin and has continued to delight both participants and attendees for generations. Grab a spot along the route or grab your bonnet and join in the parade yourself.

Full Bunny Contact

Through March 27 | 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

For those who are searching for a less traditional Easter experience, the city never fails to deliver. From the creator of “Nightmare Haunted House” this four day carnival offers an assortment of offbeat games that culminate in an egg-hunt cage match where participants are challenged by rabbit costumed gladiators. Food trucks and an on-site bar enhance the experience for both spectators and those brave enough to participate.

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St. Patrick’s Day at The Roosevelt

St. Patrick’s Day is a week-long event when you celebrate at The Roosevelt. Let your Irish spirit show all week with dedicated events, drinks, and meals at the Vander Bar and Madison Club Lounge and turn this St. Patrick’s Day into one you’ll never forget.

Tuesday – March 15th

Start your St. Patrick’s celebration off right with a Jameson tasting in the Madison Club Lounge from 5:30-7:30pm. Featuring an array of Jameson products like Jameson Black Barrel and Jameson Caskmates as well as some delicious mixers, this tasting is sure to get your tongue in the holiday spirit and liven up the start of your week. After the tasting, make sure to stop by the Vander Bar for Taco Tuesday, featuring a delicious duck confit taco with roast poblano salsa, and a little more Jameson. If Jameson isn’t your drink of choice, pair your taco with a special margarita during our regular Tequila Tuesday special, or taste our featured Avión Paloma tequila mix featuring grapefruit juice, lime, and club soda.

Wednesday – March 16th

Delve deep into the Irish spirit on Wednesday with a Guinness at the Vander Bar and receive a personalized engraved Guinness glass. Available for the first 48 guests, show your love of all things St. Patricks Day with a personalized glass from one of the world’s most famous breweries. Also be sure to check out the sandwich of the week, featuring buttermilk fried chicken and a barbecue ranch dressing.

Thursday – March 17th

Kick off the St. Patrick’s Day celebration early at the Roosevelt at either the Vander Bar or Madison Club Lounge, both opening at 10am. Irish fare will be served all day at both venues alongside drink specials at the Vander Bar and Guiness and Jameson specials at the Madison Club Lounge. To truly get you in the green spirit, live bag piper performances by the Rockland County AOH Edward .V. Larkin Memorial Pipe Band will be held at 11:30 and 1pm in the Roosevelt Hotel Lobby as well as an additional performance at the Vander bar at 12:15pm. Feel the power of the pipes and let yourself become the next lord of the dance.

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No matter how you plan to spend your St. Patrick’s Day, the Roosevelt is the perfect place to start and end your celebration. Keep your celebration going through the weekend with delicious meals and drinks from both the Vander Bar and the Madison Club Lounge as you let your Irish side run free. Stop by once, or stay all week, but no matter what you do, don’t miss celebrating this festive holiday with the best in Manhattan.

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Walk the City

There are many ways to get around in New York City but, with spring on the horizon, walking is coming back in style. The city is strewn with hundreds of interesting places and landmarks across its 12,750 miles of sidewalk but if you’re interested in seeing the best New York has to offer then there are only 14 miles of walking worth doing.

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Created by data visualization specialist Randy Olson, this Optimized Walking Tour of New York City hits all of the major landmarks and features of the city including Times Square, the Empire State Building, Chelsea Market and the Statue of Liberty (though some water travel may also be required) and allows for maximizing your enjoyment of the concrete jungle on foot.

Marathon the entire walk in one day or split it up over a few days and spend some time at each attraction in order to get the most out of the experience and truly discover what makes these historic icons so great. Bring your walking shoes and check out everything the city has to offer.

Here’s the full list of attractions in order:

  1. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York, NY
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
  3. The Frick Collection, East 70th Street, New York, NY
  4. Central Park, New York, NY
  5. The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), West 53rd Street, New York, NY
  6. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5th Avenue, New York, NY
  7. Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111
  8. Radio City Music Hall, Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
  9. Theater District, New York, NY
  10. Times Square, New York, NY
  11. Bryant Park, New York, NY
  12. New York Public Library, New York, NY
  13. Chrysler Building, Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
  14. Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY
  15. The Morgan Library & Museum, Madison Avenue, New York, NY
  16. Empire State Building Observation Deck, 5th Avenue, New York, NY
  17. Madison Square Garden, Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY
  18. The High Line, New York, NY 10011
  19. Chelsea Market, 9th Avenue, New York, NY
  20. Ground Zero Museum Workshop, West 14th Street, New York, NY
  21. Greenwich Village, New York, NY
  22. Washington Square Park, New York, NY
  23. SoHo, New York, NY
  24. Tenement Museum, Orchard Street, New York, NY
  25. St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway, New York, NY
  26. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York, NY 10006
  27. Statue of Liberty
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Employee Appreciation Day

The Roosevelt Hotel has been a staple of the New York hotel scene now for over 90 years. In that time we’ve seen history in the making and hosted some of the most famous guests to visit the city in almost a century. While we’re proud of our history and our hard work, we’d be nowhere today without the hard work and dedication of all of our employees.

Today is Employee Appreciation Day, and while we honor our employees year long, it’s especially important today to thank each and every one of them for helping to make The Roosevelt the hotel it is today. Through their incredible knowledge of the hotel and the city, and their unending desire to provide the most accommodating hospitality possible, our staff has created and maintained an atmosphere and experience at The Roosevelt that is unmatched anywhere else in the city. Whether it’s preparing the perfect room, mixing up a cocktail, serving a delicious dinner, or simply sharing some of the city’s greatest secrets, our staff is always there to make every guests trip a unique and memorable experience.

Whether you’re visiting today or later, make sure to thank the Roosevelt staff for all of their hard work. Because without them, The Roosevelt wouldn’t be nearly the hotel it is today.

From all of us at The Roosevelt, happy Employee Appreciation Day! We hope you feel as honored as we do to be part of such a lasting New York tradition.

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