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Mar 22, 2016

Enjoying Easter in Astoria and LIC

Easter egg hunts, Easter brunch and dinner, a craft market, and a special Greek Lent menu are ways you can enjoy the Easter season in the neighborhood.

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If you can believe it, Easter is right around the corner. There are lots of things going on—Easter brunch specials, egg hunts, local markets. Here’s our roundup of Easter-related events in the neighborhood.

First, though, I want to highlight the annual Easter Parade—its not in Astoria but it’s close enough. Check out all the crazy awesome Easter bonnets on Fifth Avenue; people parade up and down the avenue showing off their Easter Sunday best, and more. The parade route is along Fifth Ave from 49th to 57th Streets, 10am-4pm. Totally free. If you can, definitely take a little time to witness—or even participate in—this 100+ year old NYC tradition.

Easter Egg Hunt

Since 2012 Connection Church has hosted thousands at their annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year they’re back at 2 locations—Astoria Park and Astoria Heights Playground. There will be age specific egg hunts for babies-2, 3-6, and 7-12 year olds. Golden Eggs for door prizes! Parents, we didn’t forget about you! This year we’ve stepped up our coffee bar game for you to enjoy.

Saturday, March 26, 10am-Noon
Astoria Park, Astoria Heights Playground
Free

Learn more, here.

Astoria Tiny Market

Easter Tiny Market

Stop by this carefully curated market with local artisans, artists and makers, showcasing brand new flavors and fancy new items. Our vendors include:

  • •Crescent Wines & Spirits (Organic and sustainable wine selection)
  • •Queens Knits (Knitted scarves and items)
  • •Chocolate Dances (dancers making artisanal chocolate)
  • •Silly Reggie (greeting card designer with funny cards)
  • •Single Girl Cookies (tasty kindness cookies)
  • •WidyCat (Cards inspired by small moments in the big city – and cats!)

Saturday March 26, 1-6pm
Crescent Wines & Spirits | 20-40 30th Avenue
Admission is free

7th Annual Egg Hunt

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Head to Gantry Park for the 7th Annual Egg Hunt! Enjoy carnival games, live entertainment, and age-specific egg hunts. Hosted by Trinity Grace Church Queens. Rain date: April 2.

Saturday, March 26, 10am – noon
(10:30am Hunt: 2 to 3 year olds; 11:00am Hunt: 4 to 5 year olds; 11:30am Hunt: 6 to 10 year olds)
Gantry Park (near the Gantries) | 4-09 47th Road
This is a free TICKETED event. PRE-REGISTRATION is required. Walk up registration is prohibited. Tickets must be presented in order to participate (registration link)

REGISTRATION IS PER FAMILY. For the safety of your children and others, no child will be allowed to participate in a hunt that does not match the age group they belong to, with no exceptions. Please ensure you register for the correct age group of your child.

Learn more here.

The Astor Room Easter Specials

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Take your family out to a wonderful brunch or dinner with live jazz.

Sunday, March 27, 11:30am–3:30pm, 5–9pm
The Astor Room | 34-12 36th Street
Brunch—$40 per person, unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Marys
Dinner—$50 per person, 3 course meal

Learn more, here.

Blend On the Water Easter Specials

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Photo credit: Blend on the Water

Offering a two-course Easter brunch menu that includes 1 mimosa with the meal. Dinner is a two-course menu, too.

Sunday, March 27, 11am-2pm (brunch), 4-11pm (dinner)
Blend On the Water | 45-40 Center Blvd, LIC
Brunch: $35 per person + tax & gratuity.
Dinner: $55 per person +tax and gratuity.

Learn more, here.

Flo Lounge Easter Brunch

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Sunday, March 27, 10am-4pm
Flo Lounge | 37-20 30th Avenue
$18.95 prix fixe (menu)

Learn more, here.

Gastroteca Astoria Easter Specials

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Photo credit: Gastroteca Astoria

Join our family this Easter Sunday for an extended brunch menu. Easter specials for dinner, too.

Sunday, March 27, 10:30am-4pm (brunch), 5-11pm (dinner)
Gastroteca Astoria | 33-02 34th Avenue

Learn more, here.

Koliba Easter Dinner

koliba-easter-2016-astoria-queensKoliba is preparing special menu for Easter Sunday. Come and join us for this special occasion.

Sunday, March 27
Koliba | 31-11 23rd Avenue
$22.75-$27.75

Learn more, here.

Victory Garden Cafe Easter Brunch

Join us this Easter for a special Easter Brunch menu. Other specials include stuffed goat, grilled octopus, lamp chops, Easter soup, seafood, meat dishes, a la carte and much more. Excludes tax and tip.

Sunday Mar 27, 10am-11pm
Victory Garden Cafe | 21-69 Steinway Street
$28 (starting price for brunch)

Learn more, here.

Greek Lent Menu

Additionally, MP Taverna has prepared a Greek Lent Menu, offering daily specials for those observing the orthodox Lenten season.

Monday
Lentil Soup, Spanakorizo
Tuesday
Beet Salad, Artichoke & Spinach Risotto
Wednesday
Fasolada, Vegetable Yiouvesti
Thursday
ImamBaldi, Grilled Shrimp with Horta
Friday
Fried Calamari and Zucchini, Scallop and Prawn Spanakorizo
Saturday
Bitter Greens and Herb Salad, Vegan Gemista
Sunday
Tomato and Cretan Rusk Salad, Lobster Macaronia

MP Taverna | 31-29 Ditmars Blvd

Did we miss your favorite Easter brunch, dinner, or holiday-related activity? Shoot us an email with the info!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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