19 Apr 2019


Your Last-Minute Easter Plans

The zaniest house on 12th Street. Photo by Sandra Moscoso, via Instagram.

Here at The Hill is Home, we understand that ideally, you would have had all this Easter stuff figured out by now. We understand your cold sweats when asked if you have tickets to the Easter Egg Roll. We understand your rapid heartbeat when asked if you have adorable matching outfits for yourself, your significant other, your pets and your mailbox.

Dear reader: We have none of that. We plan Easter by the seat of our pants. Some of us may go to church (and you can check out this post with all the places of worship around the Hill that are fit to blog about), but some of us may just want a nice brunch and an egg hunt. Here you go:

First: A Passover Treat for April 19

I wish you a Happy Pesach if you’re celebrating. Whether you’ve been invited to a Seder or you’re just tired of Cadbury Crème Eggs, this treat will make sure the angel of death skips your house entirely. Click here for chocolate caramel crack(ers) from Smitten Kitchen, via my good friend Liz.

Holy Saturday, April 20

The National Community Church invites everyone to their annual takeover of Lincoln Park, Eggstravaganza! From 12 noon to 3 p.m., expect a DJ, TWELVE Easter egg hunts (one just for the littlest wee ones), face painting, a petting zoo, games, a bike raffle, and the distinct possibility of a partridge in a pear tree. Have additional questions? Give them a call at  (202) 544-0414.

Looking for a Holy Saturday service? St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 301 A Street SE, will be holding a 10 a.m. Children’s service. For more information, click here.

Easter Sunday, April 21

Want to attend a church service and then do an Easter Egg hunt, sans DJ? Make sure you check out our list of places of worship by clicking here. Our friends in faith at Capitol Hill United Methodist Church welcome everyone to their Easter service. CHUMC, 421 Seward Square SE, will have an Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m., followed by their Easter Resurrection Worship at 10:45. All are welcome. For more details, click here.

If you’d rather celebrate in a different kind of temple, Labyrinth Games and Puzzles, 645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, is the place for you. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., go find yourself some eggs (limit 2) hidden around the store, and enjoy the exciting camaraderie of eggs and all the games you can ever think up at your fingertips. More details? Click here.

You can still check out Bistro Cacao for Easter Brunch. Call us basic, but there is no better way to kick off a Sunday (especially one where you’ve just risen from the dead) than with a nice brunch, and Bistro Cacao is always a solid, delicious choice– starting with their delicious pastry basket with the tiny pains au chocolat. They open at 10 a.m. and are offering a three-course Easter menu for $42.99 per person. Click here for reservations.

Want to celebrate surrounded by the beauty of a community garden? Check out the 13th Street Community Garden, corner of 13th and C Streets SE, starting at 1 p.m. Check out more here.

Easter Monday (which is a thing), April 22

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Southwest is holding a HUGE Easter Monday celebration, with an Easter egg hunt, a petting zoo, face painting, photos with that master of merriment, the Easter bunny, and an Easter parade. The event, co-hosted with the Waterfront Academy dual immersion, faith-based Montessori school, will go from 9 to 11 a.m. The address is 222 M Street SW, and you are advised to enter through the large gates on Delaware Avenue.

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