Strolling down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday has been a New York tradition stretching back as far as the 1870s. It is one of the few times when Fifth Avenue is closed to traffic, and the Avenue is open to pedestrians. Put on your Sunday Best and join the celebration on April 9th, on Fifth Avenue between 49th and 57th Streets beginning at 10:00am.
Wishing all a Very Happy Easter with two wonderful vintage photographs from the Library of Congress. Both images, one c.1903 and another, c.1904, are taken on Fifth Avenue near St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
The Channel Gardens are decorated for Easter, featuring a giant (20-foot in diameter) bird nest with brightly colored large blue interactive eggs set in the center, for kids to climb in, around, and on top.
Taking a stroll down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday has been a New York City tradition since the 1870s. The annual event begins at 49th Street and runs to 57th Street, with a concentration of spectacular hats in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Check out some of the people and hats we saw on our stroll along Fifth Avenue in Easter’s past..