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Easter events in New York 2014

Hippity-hop to Easter events throughout New York, including Easter Bunny sightings, egg hunts and a bonnet parade

  • Photograph: Courtesy Queens County Farm Museum

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    Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Mini Easter Egg Search at Torly Kid

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    Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Breakfast with the Bunny at the Staten Island Zoo

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    Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Annie's Blue Ribbon Easter Egg Hunt

  • Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

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    Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    USTA National Tennis Center Easter Egg Hunt

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    Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Full Bunny Contact

  • Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    A Big Red Egg-stravaganza at the Scholastic Store

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    Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Frozen Easter Egg Hunt at Minus5

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    Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Spring Egg Hunt at Queens Botanical Garden

  • Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Egg-citing Eggs at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

     

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    Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    McGolrick Easter Egg Hunt

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    Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Retro Science: The Incredible Egg at Liberty Science Center

  • Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Spring Eggstravaganza at the Queens Zoo

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    Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

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    Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Annual Easter Sunday Jewish Lower East Side Tour

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    Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Family Sing-Along Brunch at the Langham Place Hotel

  • Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Macy's Sunday Story Time: Easter

     

  • Easter events for kids in New York 2014

    Easter Kids' Event at Coco Le Vu

Photograph: Courtesy Queens County Farm Museum

Giant bunnies, baskets overflowing with sweets, treat-filled eggs...what's not to love about Easter in New York with kids? With the holiday falling in April this year, the month is more jam-packed with festivities than ever (Passover and Easter both fall during spring break!). We're looking forward to Easter staples, such as the annual Easter egg hunt at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and the bonnet parade on Fifth Avenue, as well as some brand-new Easter events at fresh locations like Annie's Blue Ribbon Easter Egg Hunt. Scroll through our Easter events roundup, then hop on over to one of these shindigs or a seasonal festival to welcome the start of spring.


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Breakfast with the Bunny

  • Price band: 2/4

Breakfast, wildlife encounters, an Easter egg hunt and a photo session with master of ceremonies Peter Rabbit are on the menu at this "eggstravagant" shindig. Bonus: Peter will have a surprise treasure for each child to take home. Reservations required. All ages.

  1. Staten Island Zoo 614 Broadway, between Colonial Ct and Glenwood Pl
  2. Sat Apr 12
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Annie's Blue Ribbon Easter Egg Hunt

Scour the backyard of this curated general store (now settled in to its Park Slope location after a move last year) for cleverly hidden Easter eggs, then hope on into the shop to peruse an array of adorable chick and bunnies toys, festive Easter baskets and more, including products from Hazel Village. All ages.

  1. Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store 232 Fifth Ave, between President and Carroll Sts
  2. Until Sat Apr 12
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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

  • Price band: 1/4

Try to keep the little ones from trampling the flowers as they scurry through the historic manse's gardens and grounds scouting for eggs. (Be sure to bring your own basket!) Once they've got their candy, kids can enjoy arts and crafts, refreshments and snap a photo with the Easter bunny. Reservations required. Light refreshments included. Ages 2 to 12.

  1. Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum 895 Shore Rd, at Pelham Bay Park
  2. Sun Apr 13
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USTA National Tennis Center Easter Egg Hunt

  • Price band: 2/4

After aspiring Roger Federers take part in a mini tennis clinic (10:30am), the kids can hop in on an egg hunt and Easter bunny meet-and-greet (11:30am). Families must bring their own baskets and can adorn them with tennis-themed decorations to enter into the Easter basket competition. Prizes abound and will include one week of summer camp and free court time for the most original design. Pre-registration required; kids should bring their own Easter baskets. Ages 8 and under.

  1. USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Kennedy Cir, at New York Ave
  2. Sun Apr 13
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Full Bunny Contact

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

If your family is looking for more excitement than bonnets and pastels this Easter, take an alternate approach with this quirky four-day carnival by the creator of Nightmare Haunted House. Games like "Egg Putt," “Hare-y Up” (where you can race an actual rabbit while wearing a giant tortoise shell) and “The Keister Bunny” (which involves pulling candy from an Easter bunny’s backside) lead up to the main event, an egg-hunt cage match where participants must battle rabbit-costumed challengers in a 16-by-20-foot steel cage. Collect as many eggs (filled with cash and prizes!) as you can while outwitting your competitor.There will also be food trucks, game booths and live entertainment. Ages 6 and up.

  1. Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center 107 Suffolk St, between Delancey and Rivington Sts
  2. Thu Apr 17
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A Big Red Egg-stravaganza

  • Free

For an Easter treat, Clifford the Big Red Dog stops by the Scholastic Store for mini-egg designing, crafting and storytimes inside the Imagination Clubhouse. Make sure to peek at the specially designed EGG in the store window—part of a city-wide giant egg hunt! All ages.

  1. Scholastic Store 557 Broadway, between Prince and Spring Sts
  2. Until Sat Apr 19
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Frozen Easter Egg Hunt

  • Price band: 2/4

For an icy spin on Easter celebrations, head to the unique Midtown ice bar with the family for the chilliest egg hunt in the city! Bundle up in a puffy parka to keep warm (included in entry fee) and track down all ten custom Easter eggs frozen around the ice bar to receive an Easter treat basket, then enjoy a complimentary mocktail inspired by Disney's Frozen. Ages 4 and up.

  1. Minus5 Ice Bar 1335 Sixth Ave, between 53rd and 54th St, 10019
  2. Mon Apr 21
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Spring Egg Hunt at Queens Botanical Garden

  • Price band: 1/4

Basket-toting tots can search for hidden eggs in the Arboretum's crabapple orchard during QBG's first-ever egg hunt. The fun continues with old-fashioned games and (move over, Easter Bunny!) a visit from the garden's mascot, Flora the Flower. Pre-registration required. All ages.

  1. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St, at Dahlia Ave
  2. Until Sat Apr 19
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Egg-citing Eggs

  • Price band: 1/4

Forget storebought Easter baskets—at this workshop, kids learn about Easter celebrations around then world and find out where eggs come from. Tots then have the chance to examine a real bird's nest and make their own to take home. Ages 5 and under.

  1. Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Ave, at St. Marks Ave
  2. Until Sun Apr 20
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McGolrick Easter Egg Hunt

  • Price band: 1/4

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.

  1. McGolrick Park Nassau Street and Russell Street
  2. Until Sat Apr 19
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Retro Science: The Incredible Egg

  • Price band: 1/4

At this monthly series, parents and their tots work on brain-bending experiments to explore the science behind everyday occurences. This month, kids will meet Egguardo Pollo, the giant chicken, and learn why egg shells are so strong. Tots will try building towers on top of eggs and see if they can crush one with their body weight. All ages.

  1. Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Blvd, between Philip and Wilson Sts
  2. Sun Apr 20
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Spring Eggstravaganza at the Queens Zoo

  • Price band: 1/4

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.

  1. Queens Zoo 53-51 111th St, at 53rd Ave
  2. Sun Apr 20
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Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

RECOMMENDED: Easter in New York 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.

  1. Manhattan
  2. Sun Apr 20
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Annual Easter Sunday Jewish Lower East Side Tour

Tots can learn about 150 years of Jewish history as they visit the Eldridge Street Synagogue, the Jewish Daily Forward building, and the founding site of the B'nai B'rith. Meet at the southwest corner of Essex and Delancey Sts. Ages 8 and up.

  1. Manhattan
  2. Until Sun Apr 20
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Family Sing-Along Brunch

  • Price band: 2/4

Bring the family along for a morning of music and munchies at the Langham Place Hotel. On Easter Sunday, enjoy live tunes from Tina deVaron while chowing down on a prix-fixe menu of festive foods like hot cross buns and dyed deviled eggs, as well as kid-friendly favorites and some sophisticated options for the adults.

  1. Langham Place Hotel 400 5th Avenue, Between 36 and 37 streets, 10018
  2. Until Sun May 11
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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Easter

  • Price band: 1/4

In Jan Brett's picture book, The Easter Egg, Hoppi is preparing for the Easter Egg decorating contest by visiting all his friends until he finds inspiration. Ages 4 to 7.

  1. DiMenna Children's History Museum 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
  2. Until Sun Apr 20
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Easter Kids' Event at Coco Le Vu

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids can stop by the uptown sweets shop to design an Easter cookie, make Easter necklaces, create a festive bunny magnet, take photos with the Easter Bunny, decorate an Easter egg and get their faces painted. To sweeten the deal, each child receives popcorn and lemonade. Reservations required. Purchase an hour-long time slot for your child online or via phone. All ages.

  1. Coco Le Vu 202 E 110th St, between Second and Third Aves
  2. Sun Apr 20
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