Astoria, Easter, Long Island City
Apr 07, 2017

Where to Enjoy Your Easter Festivities in Astoria and LIC

Where to enjoy an Easter meal or an egg hunt in Astoria and LIC.

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Western Easter is almost upon us! This year we’ve collected listings for Easter brunch and dinner, as well as a good number of egg hunts. Most years, Western Easter (celebrated by the Catholics, Episcopalians, Protestants, etc) and Orthodox Easter (celebrated by the Greek Orthodox) fall on different days but this year they are on the same day. Enjoy the smell of lamb in the neighborhood on Sunday!

Wednesday, April 12

Zenon Taverna
34-10 31st Avenue, Astoria

Enjoy your Easter! Let us do the cooking for you. Order your catering by Wednesday, April 12, for pick up on the Saturday before Easter (we are closed Easter Sunday). 718-956-0133. Our catering menu is available on the website.

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Saturday April 15

Easter Egg Hunt
Astoria Park and Bryant Park High School (48th Street and Broadway)
10am-noon

Since 2012 Connection Church has hosted thousands at their annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year they’re back at 2 locations—Astoria Park and Bryant High School. There will be age specific egg hunts, a coffee bar, and door prizes.

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Easter Egg Hunt
Murray Park, 21st Street and 45th Avenue, Long Island City
10am-noon

Calling friends and neighbors of Murray Park! Kids aged 2 to 10 years old are invited to participate the inaugural egg hunt at the park. Enjoy live music, face painting, snacks and drinks, and all sorts of family fun. Register for the free egg hunt at murrayparkevents2017@gmail.com.

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6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt-Climb
Brooklyn Boulders, 23-10 41st Ave, Long Island City
10am to noon

Join the vertical Easter Egg hunt to search high, low, up, down and around walls throughout Brooklyn Boulders’ 25,000 square foot facility! Hundreds of Eggs. Raffles. Prizes. Free stuff. Open to kids ages 4-12. Adult supervision required.

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Photo credit: Brooklyn Boulders

8th Annual Egg Hunt
Gantry Park (near the Gantries), Long Island City
10am – noon (10:30am Hunt: 2 to 3 year olds & Crawlers; 11:00am Hunt: 4 to 5 year olds; 11:30am Hunt: 6 to 10 year olds)
Queensbridge Park, Long Island City
2pm-3:30pm

Renew Queens is spearheading the Queens Easter Festival. It has become an annual tradition for many families in Western Queens, drawing over 3,000 individuals each year between the two locations. This fun-filled morning consists of age-specific egg hunts, ample carnival games, live children’s entertainment, appearance from the Easter Bunny and serves as a truly dynamic day in the calendar year that brings the community together.

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 registered for the correct age group of your child.

This is a free TICKETED event. PRE-REGISTRATION is required. Walk up registration is prohibited. Tickets must be presented in order to participate. *Rain date: April 22nd.

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Sunday April 16 – Easter Meals

The Astor Room
35-11 35th Avenue, Astoria

$40 Easter brunch includes starter, main course, mimosas or bloody marys, coffee or tea and great music.

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Bubba’s Bistro
31-13A Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

Get ready for Easter! We are celebrating this day with a roasted leg of lamb dish with a Red Wine Poached Pear Salad, spinach, mixed greens, blue cheese crumbles, candied walnuts. We accept reservations.

Meet the Meat
2392 21st Street, Astoria

Join us for a memorable Easter meal! Limited available capacity, so please make your reservation at your earliest convenience.

MP Taverna
31-29 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

We’ll be serving our brunch menu from noon-3pm and our dinner menu from 3-9pm. Additionally, we will be offering Roasted Lamb and Pig Platters all day long: Pulled Leg of Lamb $29.95/Pulled Pig Shoulder $27.95 served with Greek lemon potatoes, artichokes, peas & dill.

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Passage Irish Bar and Kitchen
40-11 30th Ave, Astoria

Our Easter menu is now ready! We are taking reservations for 12pm, 3pm and 6pm. Live music to follow with Allen Gogarty and Donie Ryan at 6:30pm.

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Telly’s Taverna
28-13 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Today we have lamb on a spit and other traditional Greek Easter festivities.

The Thirsty Koala
35-12 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

We will be serving Easter Day Brunch and Dinner at the Thirsty Koala. Brunch from 11am-3:30pm, Dinner from 3:30-10:30pm. One free mimosa, bellini, bloody mary, juice, coffee or tea is included with your brunch.

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VIA VAI
31-09 23 Avenue, Astoria

Celebrate Easter at VIA VAI, a contemporary Italian dining experience paying much homage to traditions and classic cuisine from Chef/Owner Antonio Morichini’s homeland. Menu items and Italian holiday specials will be offered.

Victory Garden Cafe

Enjoy Easter brunch in our beautiful Mediterranean garden. $28 Brunch menu includes over 12 different options of unlimited brunch, drinks and dessert. A la carte isalso available and three course meal options include seafood, lamp chops, sirloin, vegetarian and more. Lunch/dinner prices start at $39 (3 course meal/dessert).

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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