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Easter events for kids in New York

Hop on over to fun-filled Easter events for kids in New York, including Easter egg hunts and the annual bonnet parade

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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Easter Egg Hunt

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Excited for these upcoming Easter events for kids? We bet you are! Stop by these workshops, classes, Easter egg hunts and other fun things to do with kids, and while you're out, be sure to grab a hearty brunch.

Easter events for kids

Spring Eggstravaganza at the Queens Zoo

In addition to the usual activities (think egg hunts, themed arts and crafts, and a photogenic Easter bunny), the animal sanctuary's two-day celebration features meet-and-greets with giant Flemish rabbits Olivia, Flip and Blue—a new "blue-coated" male. All ages.

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Queens Zoo , Queens Saturday March 26 2016 - Sunday March 27 2016

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

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The outlandish haberdashery on display—ten-foot-tall hats, costumed pets, bonnets with live birds nestled inside—more than makes up for the lack of floats at this annual see-and-be-seen parade. The tradition started in the mid-1800s, when high-society ladies would promenade in their Easter finery after church, and has since evolved into a showcase for chapeau artistry. Fifth Ave from 49th to 57th Sts. All ages.

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St. Patrick's Cathedral , Midtown East Sunday March 27 2016

McGolrick Easter Egg Hunt

Pack a picnic lunch for old-fashioned Easter fun at McGolrick Park. Bigger kids can keep an eye out for special eggs with prizes and raffle tickets inside, while babies and toddlers are free to romp through their own special egg area (don't forget to bring your own baskets!). Music, arts and crafts and a chance to meet the Easter bunny are in the mix as well. Ages 10 and under.

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McGolrick Park , Greenpoint Saturday March 26 2016

Easter Celebration at CMOM

CMOM's ensuring your kids have the best Easter weekend ever with fun family programming! On Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10am, there's an egg hunt in the museum. Send the kids off with a scavenger hunt booklet to record where you spot the egg icons you find, then bring your completed booklet to the lobby to claim an Easter prize! On Friday only, there's a Turkish Ceramics craft project (various times, sign up in the lobby one hour prior) where kids can design an egg inspired by Turkish ceramic plates. On Saturday and Sunday only, there's an easter basket weaving craft (various times, sign up in the lobby one hour prior) where the littles can make their own baskets from recycled materials. Egg hunt all ages, Turkish Ceramics craft and Easter basket craft ages 6 and up.

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Children's Museum of Manhattan , Upper West Side Friday March 25 2016 - Sunday March 27 2016

Think 'N' Fun Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Fun

Join Think 'N' Fun for an Easter–themed celebration in scenic Riverside Park. There will be egg hunts during four separate time slots (10:30am, 11:30 am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm) so everyone can get in on the fun. Kids will be provided with a basket for egg collecting. The Easter Bunny will be bouncing around to pose for pictures and kids receive a hand or cheek painting stamp and a light snack and beverage. Registration is required. Ages 8 and under.

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Riverside Park , Morningside Heights Saturday March 26 2016