Astoria, Easter
Mar 26, 2018

Easter 2018 In Astoria

Hunt for eggs, have brunch, and eat flaounas in Astoria!

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We love this colorful photo of decorative eggs so much, we use it around this time every year.

Easter is soon! Yesterday was Palm Sunday in the Western church and Holy Week continues through this coming Sunday, April 1—Easter Sunday. Orthodox Easter Sunday is Sunday, April 8 and if you are curious and respectful, you can watch the procession put together by three local Greek Orthodox Churches on Friday night, April 6. Head to 23rd Ave near 31st Street in the Ditmars section for that.

But until then, here are places to enjoy some Easter fun in the next week or so.

Easter Egg Hunts

Hunt the Egg
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Since 2012 Connection Church has hosted thousands at their annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year they’re back at 2 locations—Astoria Park and Woodside Houses. There will be age specific egg hunts, a coffee bar, Easter Bunny pics, and more. More information.

Brooklyn Boulders Easter Egg Hunt — Queensbridge
Saturday, March 31
Age: 4-12, Adult supervision required.
Price: $20 per child

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, including a tote bag. There will be two waves of egg hunts: 10am-noon and 1pm to 3pm. RSVP ahead of time. There is limited space. More information.

Greek/Orthodox Easter

29-20 30th Ave, Astoria

Before walking into the restaurant, diners will be greeted by lambs cooking on spits, aka Arni Stin Souvla in Greek. Start off with Magiritsa soup and Kokoretsi. Watch your lamb get sliced off the spit by Chef Nicholas Poulmentis. Kick back and enjoy the feast with a glass of wine from their list that features many of Greece’s rare regional grape varieties. More information.

Christos Steak House
41-08 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Head to the backyard area and you will find Chef Mina Newman cooking up a spit-roasted lamb on the outdoor charcoal grill. Soak up the sun and enjoy Chef Mina’s take on the classic Greek Easter dishes, Margaritsa soup, Prasini salad, and Kokoretsi. More information.

Zenon Taverna
34-10 31st Avenue, Astoria

Place your orders for Easter Flaounas before April 3! Call 718-956-0133.

All throughout Eastern Orthodox Lent, we offer a variety of traditional Greek-Cypriot fasting dishes (many of which are vegetarian or vegan). From Vegetarian Meze, Vegetarian Keftedes, Vegetarian Koupepia, to our beans-greens dishes and soups, there are many vegan and vegetarian options on our menu.

Easter Brunch

31-11 23rd Avenue, Astoria

For this special Sunday we are preparing a Easter Sunday menu, please call for more information or reservation, we will be honored to serve you. More information.

MP Taverna
31-29 Ditmars Blvd

Book a table with MP and leave the cooking to us! (718) 777-2187 for reservations for brunch and dinner. More information.

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

This year’s Easter Sunday menu is ready to roll! We will be serving a light Brunch menu until 2pm followed by two Dinner Seatings at 3 pm and 6pm. Please make sure to get your reservations in early to guarantee your place. Thanks and see you at Passage! More information.

Via Trenta
36-19 30th Avenue Astoria

Easter Sunday Menu, noon to 10pm on Sunday, April 1, 2018. More information.

Via Vai
31-09 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Celebrate Easter at VIA VAI. We will be offering menu items (except pizza) plus seasonal and holiday specials. Buona Pasqua! More information.

Victory Garden Cafe
21-69 Steinway Street, Astoria

Join us this Easter for an amazing dining experience in our Garden, (available all year round). Great Brunch Special, Lunch & Dinner. More information.

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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