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Celebrate Easter & Passover 2018

Mar 14, 2018
Celebrate Easter & Passover 2018
Celebrating Passover or Easter? It's not too early to plan and Lincoln Square can help. This year, Passover begins on the evening of Friday, March 30 and ends on Saturday, April 7 while Easter Sunday is April 1. Our local businesses and restaurants can help you celebrate both holidays with delicious food, gifts, and fun, too.
For some family fun in anticipation of Passover, grab some tickets to Shlemiel Crooks: A Passover Family Musical on Sunday, March 25 at 11:00am at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall. Featuring the Kaufman Kids, this whimsical, warm-hearted family musical follows a boy and his dog as they stop the ghost of Pharaoh from ruining Passover. Single tickets to the show are $20.
At Breads Bakery, 1890 Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets, you can place an order for delicious, flour-less cookies and cakes. Breads is selling Spring Matzah Brei for the holiday, too. You may place an order by calling (212) 633-2253. Check out the menu here.
Boulud Sud at 20 West 64th Street is hosting its first ever Passover Seder. The restaurant is honoring the holiday by offering a traditional three-course Prix Fixe Passover menu ($89 per person) featuring dishes such as Cold Smoked Ora King Salmon and matzo ball soup. The menu will be available on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Click here to see the menu. Also, on Easter Sunday, enjoy a three-course Prix Fixe brunch menu for $48 per person, featuring dishes including Eggs Florentine and Spicy Green Shakshouka. Click here to see the menu.
Bar Boulud at 1900 Broadway has prepared a comforting Easter brunch feast staying true to the restaurant's French bistro roots. On April 1, from 11:00am to 3:30pm, enjoy a two-course Prix Fixe menu for $28 per person or a three-course Prix Fixe menu for $36 per person with dishes like crêpes and leg of lamb.  Click here for the menu.
Épicerie Boulud at 1900 Broadway at 64th Street is a great spot to order dishes and meals for your Passover Seder. You can order a Brisket Dinner or a Salmon Dinner that will feed 6 guests and comes with side dishes including matzo ball soup and gefilte fish. You can also order individual side plates, main courses without any additional dishes, or desserts and platters. Or, if you're celebrating Easter on April 1, you can order Easter catering packages in time for the holiday meal. To feed 6 guests, you can choose between a lamb or Parisian ham main course that comes with several side dishes. You can also order individual dishes, like a platter of canapés, hot cross buns, and even decorated iced cookies. Call (212) 595-9606 for more information.
To prepare your own holiday feast, visit Whole Foods Market in The Shops at Columbus Circle to shop a great selection of ingredients for a delicious Passover Seder or an Easter Sunday meal (you can order catering, too). Plus, you can find goodies and candies to make a fun Easter basket and seasonal flowers for decoration. Gourmet Garage at 155 West 66th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, likewise sells many essential ingredients for cooking great meals for these holiday celebrations.
To create a wonderful Easter basket, you can visit IT'SUGAR at 1870 Broadway north of 61st Street or Sugarfina Candy Boutique on the ground floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle for all of your sweet treat needs. Plus, La Maison du Chocolat, on the ground floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle, has a rich chocolate take on the traditional Easter sweets, offering assorted gift boxes, Easter bunnies and eggs, and more. 
Happy Passover and Happy Easter to everyone!
Photo credit: Épicerie Boulud