Easter Flowers All Around NYC

Easter: a holiday I don’t really know what to do with. I don’t believe in Jesus, I don’t have kids. Since my first Easter away from home, it’s been a day where I feel like I should do something, but I don’t really know what.

The Easters of my youth were classic: dying eggs, a basket from the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, church, a fancy spring dress, Easter dinner with roast beef. In college, most Easters were spent rehearsing for plays, which always opened around beginning-mid April. The most I celebrated was by giving up something for Lent. Not for religious reasons, but to see if I could handle the challenge. I successful refrained from meat, corn syrup, eating outside the meal plan, each for a string of 40 days. Last year I went to a Passover Seder. This year, I’ve decided to celebrate spring. That’s something I can fully get behind. It’s a glorious day and there are flowers everywhere.

Tulips at Columbus Circle
Cherry blossoms on Fifth Avenue
Tulips and street art on Park Avenue
Tulips in Washington Square Park
Tulips and my shadow: am I making a peace sign or a bunny shadow puppet? Your call!

Can you tell tulips are my favorite (gentlemen callers, take note)? Now I’m off to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Happy Easter! How do you celebrate?

About New York Cliche

NYC lifestyle blog by Mary Lane. Events, adventures, epic mistakes, dating, life, humor. A 20-something trying to make it (and make out) in the city of dreams.

8 thoughts on “Easter Flowers All Around NYC

  1. It’s so weird seeing your actual photos of reality in New York because for me it’s still a mythical place that many a tv show has been based! Beautiful colours!

    1. haha I know what you mean! People actually live here? It’s not allllll that different from the tv shows. Except the apartments are never as big (haha, if I showed you pictures of my teeny apartment..)

  2. Your pictures are so bright and fun! I don’t usually know how to celebrate easter either. My family engages in the traditional celebrations, and I like spending time with them, so I usually just try to celebrate an occasion to spend time with my family.

    1. Thanks! I have loads of other ones, these were my favorite. It’s amazing the effort the city makes to have flowers everywhere. That’s great you celebrate with your family, that seems like the universal part of holidays. It’s just tricky when your family is 3000 miles away- I pretty much only fly home for Christmas.

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