By: Owa Kankhwende
Congratulations on making it through another winter in New York! Now that our Nor’easters are behind us, your first reward this springtime is the Easter holiday season. As the snow melts and the flowers bloom, here are some ways to enjoy the Easter holiday in Lower Manhattan:
For history buffs, the Washington and Hamilton in New York City walking tour is a great way to delve further into the Hamilton craze and explore the neighborhood. Every Saturday until June 2nd, you can take the tour with Bruce Racond, a licensed New York City tour guide with over 20 years of experience. Visit http://www.revolutionarytoursnyc.com/ for more details.
For the music lovers, unique singer, songwriter and guitarist Lula Pena is having a show at the Schimmel Center at Pace University on March 31. Bring on your springtime and visit http://schimmelcenter.org/event/lula-pena for tickets and more details.
Let the kids do their best engineer impression! The Skyscraper Museum is hosting a “Build A Bridge” challenge on March 31st. All challenge details can be found on their site at http://www.skyscraper.org/.
Looking for somewhere to eat for the holiday? Capital Grille Wall Street is serving a delicious Easter Brunch for only $49 per person and $15 for kids This three-course prix fixe includes choices such as Shrimp and Grits, The Grille’s Lobster Frittata, Bone-In Dry Aged NY Strip with Fried Egg, an 8 oz. Filet Mignon as well as great desert choices like Creme Brulee and Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake. Visit https://www.thecapitalgrille.com/events/easter-brunch for more details and to book your table.
Osteria Della Pace is also offering a three-course prix-fixe menu for $55 per person with choices that include Risotto, Lamb Rack and Port Loin along with traditional Italian Easter cake and housemade gelato. Visit their site for more info.
And if your holiday starts on Good Friday, “place your bid” and head to Eataly’s fun fish auction where the pricing of the fish starts at wholesale cost! Click here for all the details
Trinity Church and St Paul’s Chapel will be having numerous services throughout the Holy Week for the contemplation and celebration of the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Their site has all needed information to plan out your Holy week: https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/worship/holy-week-easter-2018.
St Peter’s Church, Our Lady of the Rosary and St Joseph’s Chapel are all also prepared for the Holy week with a host of welcoming, compassionate and endearing services. Visit their website for the complete schedule: https://spcolr.org/.
Our Lady of Victory and Saint Andrews Mass Schedule and overall Holy week schedule is available at http://www.olvsta.org/.
Whatever your choice, enjoy the holiday in Lower Manhattan and have a Happy Easter!