2005_03_artseasterparade190.jpgIt's Easter weekend and the annual parade is tomorrow. Gothamist is a fan of parades, even when they don't involve elephants, so we wanted to make sure you had the details. It begins at 10am and runs through 4pm, going up 5th Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets. We found this photo [left] at the National Archives of the parade in 1900, taken by an unknown photographer. There were no marching bands or floats like today, just good old fashioned bonnet-wearing pedestrians.

If you are looking for something fun to do with the kids then head over to the Bronx Zoo for their annual Eggstreme Weekend. It's today and tomorrow from 11:30am to 4pm. Activities include Crafts (creating a bunny mask), Taking photos with Bella the 2005_03_artspeepelvis.jpgBunny (that can be turned into a button), Storytelling (master storyteller, LuAnn Adams - Saturday only), Music (award-winning children's author, singer, and composer John Farrell), Egg Races and of course Egg Hunts.

Even if you don't celebrate this Sunday please partake in our own personal favorite springtime activities: Easter candy and kite flying! Even Elvis impersonators love Peeps.