Plastic eggs dotted Betsy Head Park's dusty field. A marching band boomed and a dance team grooved. The afternoon was warm and the smoke from the grill dissolved into a clear blue sky. It was the day before Easter Sunday and scores of people gathered at the park for the neighborhood Easter egg hunt. ... More >>
Escape the holiday festivities and see what the city has to offer this weekend. Here are the four best food events for happening over the next three days.
It's Good Friday/Great Weekend! But it's good every day, isn't it? (Don't hate on our happiness.) Especially this weekend; aside from Record Store Day happening Saturday, it's Easter weekend, which means you're highly encouraged to go out parading in your weirdest outfits -- topped with the most glo ... More >>
Just about any restaurant that serves brunch in this city is doing something special for Easter, so pick a favorite and make a reservation. Here, we've rounded up a dozen unique ways to celebrate, from a boozy Easter egg hunt to an all-lamb dinner.
On March 22, 2008, 54-year-old Robert Sepe killed his girlfriend, Janette Carlucci, with an aluminum baseball bat inside their Westchester County home. He explained during his murder trial that the pressure over throwing a family Easter party had driven him to commit the brutal crime. "The party w ... More >>
Close your eyes and think back to a time over one hundred years ago. Wait--don't close your eyes; you won't be able to read this. Shit, have you already closed them? Great, now you have no idea of what we're trying to show you. If anyone happens to walk by the person sitting in front of their comput ... More >>
Kinder Surprise Eggs, the Italian-made, toy-filled chocolate Easter candy that was banned in the United States since it was first produced in the 1970s, has suddenly been legalized -- or, at least, an American version has. ABC News reports that New Jersey sweets entrepreneur Kevin Glass received FDA ... More >>
Jack Frost and the Secular Pantheon
What's the next step for do-it-yourself culture? The Vis-à-Vis Project, this weekend's dance/music/film/discussion festival in Bushwick, will try to answer that question. "Somebody told me, 'Nobody wants to go to shows any more,'" festival organizer and fresh-faced art school grad Rachael Pazdan ... More >>
Oh my, do we have a treat for you today. For several weeks now, we've been reporting on the "L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future" contest. For several years, certain writers have questioned the connection between the contest and Scientology, which owns and operates it. And recently ... More >>
Four police officers were injured in Sheepshead Bay early this morning in a shootout with a man who had shut himself after a dispute with moving company employees. The officers -- two of whom were shot in the calf, one who was shot in the thigh and ankle and another whose face was grazed -- were not ... More >>
Both Christians and Jews are observing holy days over the weekend. Cardinal Timothy Dolan participated in the Good Friday Way of the Cross procession across the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday. The march began after a ceremony at Brooklyn's Cathedral Basilica of St. James. Today he will be at the Church o ... More >>
It's Easter weekend, which means it is time for bunny-related news. The New York Daily News today draws our attention to Sequin, a jewelry showroom-cum-bunny home, in Midtown. Dottie, Biggles, Badger, Lollie and Fanny hop around in the showroom along with four rescued kitties. The owners of Sequin a ... More >>
Smorgasburg, the outdoor food fair in Williamsburg, will open for the season this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The usual suspects, like Asia Dog, McClure's, Porchetta, and Red Hook Lobster Pound, will be there along with 57 other food vendors.
At first glance, the tops of Billboard's two big charts--the Hot 100 (singles) and the Billboard 200 (albums)--look pretty dull this week: returns to No. 1 by two ladies who have dominated since the winter (and, in one case, since last summer). But the interesting story is in the numbers behi ... More >>
New York's Latinos didn't get a rest on Easter While hundreds of the region's Latinos traveled to Fifth Avenue to celebrate Easter on Sunday, others attended another annual event, the Spanish-language daily reports. That event: "Paying the rent," Estefany Cua, a 19 year-old Guatemalan, t ... More >>
Marriage equality activists are stepping up their game this week, protesting increasingly high profile events to demonstrate for the right for gays to marry. Yesterday, members of Queer Rising and Connecting Rainbows, along with Lt. Dan Choi, marched down Fifth Avenue in the Easter Parade. T ... More >>
How have you spent your Easter? If you're anything like us, you spent it totally forgetting it was Easter until right now, and then realizing that it is absolutely the perfect holiday for animal videos. Hence, five videos of wildly colorful baby chickens. 1.
This week in food blogs... Eater rounded up its 15 best stoner foods in the city. Mac 'n' cheese pancakes, anyone? Grub Street mapped out where to celebrate Easter Sunday. (Because dinner at Grandma's is lame, right?) Diner's Journal offered advice on what to do when your friends torture you with ... More >>
Hot cross buns recently went on sale at Amy's Bread, for $1.50 apiece, and will be sold through Easter Sunday. The small-yeast risen rolls appear sometime during Lent, in the run-up to Good Friday. Each roll is criss-crossed with white icing, and ramified with candied fruit. The frosting is ... More >>
Gettin' tipsy at BBP!The Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar officially opened its doors today, featuring an outdoor plaza where winos who like a cool breeze with their chardonnay can get just that, the New York Post reports. After years of delays in the park's construction, New Yorkers are finally able ... More >>
Sunday at 10, it's the Easter Parade on 5th Avenue between 49th and 57th. Get out your bizarre headgear and take a walk , or,if you'd rather sleep in, the live webcam is here. This weekend's free museums: on Saturday, the Brooklyn Museum is showcasing their new exhibit of ancient egyptian fun ... More >>
The two bunnies--Jacques Torres on the left, Russell Stover on the right--face off in a preliminary photo. "In the left corner, weighing in at 4 ounces, the Jacques Torres Easter Bunny," said the white-chocolate ref, pausing a moment to cinch up his licorice-colored pants, then turning towar ... More >>
Macy*s flower show opens Sunday, opening with the Petacular Fair, featuring Lady Bunny and a pet runway show. Also Sunday: this year's grand opening of the Cyclone in Coney Island.
BRUNCH, the musical, offered New York chefs, waiters, restaurant managers and bartenders free tickets to the 8pm performance last night, on Easter Sunday, in an effort to give back to the community that inspired the show. [Broadway World] Queens shoppers who bought bitter melon recently were surpri ... More >>
Ruby's, the big old boardwalk bar at Coney Island, its walls lined with photos of vintage Coney scenes, its jukebox stocked with vintage tunes, and its men's room graced by a vintage bog, will open on Easter Sunday. There was some question of it closing down -- Ruby's has had some trouble with the a ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! This week, we highlight the best in holiday celebrations, whether you're a gentile or a Jew. Nonna will host a free Easter Egg Hunt this Sunday, April 12. Kids ... More >>
Momoyo Torimitsu's timely self-titled exhibition at Thrust Projects gallery is made up of a collection of resin Easter bunnies in various stages of meltdown. Ranging in shade from milk to dark chocolate, they are said to serve as "a commentary on the commodity fetishism born from the annual U.S. hol ... More >>
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