Progressive’s Weekend: Easter Edition

Another week has come and gone which means it’s time for the Progressive’s Weekend! This week we’re focusing on the Easter holiday and events that we think you and your family will enjoy. (Don’t worry, 4/20 folks – we’ve got a special piece coming up just for you as well).

Friday, April 19

The Easter Bunny at Roulé Elmwood – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Grab your kids and your camera and head over to Roulé Rolled Ice Cream this evening. While you’re checking out their selection of hand made flavors, you can also snap pictures of the little ones enjoying their treats with the Easter Bunny.

10th Annual Bunnies in the Big Easy – 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Grab your tickets now and head over to the Sheraton tonight for the 10th annual Bunnies in the Big Easy event! There will be a limited open bar, a raffle, live entertainment and more! This is one of the Gay Easter Parade fundraisers raising money for the 20th Annual Gay Easter Parade – the proceeds from that will be donated to Food for Friends – so help make this amazing event a great one!

New Orleans East Gospel Fest – 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

If you haven’t heard about the New Orleans East Gospel Fest, you’re missing out. This year’s fest will be hosted by Comidean Shervy and Joken Brady. There will be a number of live performances, including Collage Music, Favor, Corey Ricks, Jason Pierre, and Elder Carolyn Nelson. Grab your tickets at the link and head over to Chef Menteur Hwy tonight.


Saturday, April 20

(Don’t worry 4/20 folks – you’re getting a piece all your own!)

Easter Eggstravaganza – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grab the kids and come on out to the 6th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza put on by the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission! Kids can join the massive easter egg hunt, meet the Easter Bunny, get their face painted, play carnival games and more. Don’t forget to bring your basket!

Grown-Up Easter Egg Hunt – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This Easter egg hunt is grown-ups only! The eggs are filled with coupons for great prizes like free beer, restaurant gift cards, and more! Each $10 donation supports Whole Village Art Therapy, Inc., a non-profit providing mental health services and art therapy to New Orleans schools and in the community. Grab your ticket today!

Lower Algiers Community Group 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt – 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

All kids ages 1 to 12 years are welcome to come and participate in this yearly egg hunt! This year, the event will be held at the Donsereaux/Harrison Playground at 1138 Odeon St. Toys will be raffled off every 20 minutes, there will be free food, drinks, and concessions, and lots more! Don’t forget to bring a bag or basket for those eggs!

Sunday, April 21

The 20th Annual Official Gay Easter Parade – 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Come out and see the local LGBTQ community dressed in their Easter suits, tuxedos, and dresses, complete with festive Easter hats! This kid-friendly parade is one that you won’t want to miss!

Jesus Christ Superstar Sing-Along – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

What better way to celebrate Easter than an early morning showing (and sing-along) of Jesus Christ Superstar? This screening at the Broad Theater lets you join in with the choir and really get into the Easter spirit.

Support St. Landry Parish & Notre Dame Cathedral at NOMA – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Any visitor to the New Orleans Museum of Art this Saturday or Sunday will be able to specify where their admission fee is donated – to either the churches burned in St. Landry Parish or to the Notre Dame Cathedral. We highly recommend locals come out and support those affected by these church fires (be sure to tell the front desk which location you would like your admission fee donated).

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