Events in New York April 2018

Events in New York – April 2019 Edition

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


Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2018

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What? Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival 2019

When? April 21, 2019

Where? 5th Avenue between 49th Street and 57th Street

Free? Yes


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.


Easter Egg Hunts 2018


What? Easter Egg Hunts 2019

When? March – April 1, 2019

Where? Various parks in NYC

Free? Mostly

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.


Nala Cat Meet & Greet

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What? Nala Cat Meet & Greet

When? April 2019 TBA

Where? The Asbury Hotel, New Jersey (Map)

Free? No

Event-Website/Tickets: TBA

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.


New York Tartan Day Parade 2018


What? New York Tartan Day Parade 2019

When? April 6, 2019

Where? 6th Avenue between 44th Street and 55th Street

Free? Yes


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!


Pillow Fight NYC 2018

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What? Pillow Fight NYC 2019

When? April 6, 2019

Where? Washington Square Park

Free? Yes


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.


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New York International Auto Show 2018


What? New York International Auto Show 2019

When? April 19 – 28, 2019

Where? Jacob Javits Convention Center (Map)

Free? No


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.


Earth Day 2018


What? Earth Day 2019

When? April 23, 2019

Where? Union Square

Free? Yes


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!


Tribeca Film Festival 2018


What? Tribeca Film Festival 2019

When? April 24 – May 5, 2019

Where? Various theaters in Lower Manhattan

Free? No


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.


911 Memorial 5K RunWalk 2018

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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!


Festival of Colors Holi NYC 2018

What? Festival of Colors: Holi NYC 2019

When? April 2019 TBA

Where? The Holi Lot – 485 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (Map)

Free? No

Event-Website/Tickets: TBA

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!

Happy Easter!


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