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Easter in New York 2013: Ten best Easter egg hunts for kids

Children can celebrate Easter in New York by filling their baskets with treat-filled prizes at one of our ten favorite Easter egg hunts.

Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt

Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt Photograph: Courtesy Queens County Farm Museum

Although a few of our favorite Easter in New York celebrations aren't happening this year (we'll miss you, Spring Fling!), tons of Easter egg hunts take place across the five boroughs every year. As you plan how your family is going to celebrate Easter in New York this year, check out our list of the city's ten can't-miss egg hunts, from the Queens Botanical Garden's inaugural event to annual egg hunts in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Happy hunting!


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Top ten Easter egg hunts

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

  • Price band: 1/4

Try to keep the little ones from trampling the begonias as they scurry through the historic manse's formal garden scouting for eggs. (Be sure to bring your own basket!) Once they've got their candy, kids can enjoy arts and crafts, refreshments and a photo session with a festive 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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Carl Schurz Park Ninth Annual Egg Hunt

  • Price band: 1/4

The Upper East Side green space kicks off the festivities with kids decorating their own egg bags, to be used during the subsequent three hunting sessions. When they're not busy searching for eggs, kids can get their faces painted or rock out with local kids' band Funkytown Playground. And instead of resting up for his big day, the Easter bunny will also drop by for photo ops. All ages.

  1. Carl Schurz Park E 86th St, at East End Ave
  2. Until Sat Mar 23
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USTA National Tennis Center Easter Egg Hunt

  • Price band: 2/4

After enjoying arts and crafts, an egg hunt and a meet-and-greet with the Easter bunny, aspiring Roger Federers can stick around for a mini tennis clinic (2:30pm). 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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Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt

  • Price band: 1/4

At this alfresco event, families can take part in an egg toss, snag a spot on a hayride, dance the bunny-hop and seek out colored eggs in the farm's orchard. Costumed character Whiskers the Bunny will be on hand for a meet-and-greet photo op as well. All ages.

  1. Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, between 73rd Rd and 74th Ave
  2. Until Sat Mar 30
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Senator's Easter Egg Hunt

  • Free

In addition to abundant eggs for kids to hunt down, this popular annual fest hosted by state senator Marty Golden features music, games, prizes and other entertainment sure to keep kids excited long after the quest is done. Meet at Fillmore Ave and Madison Pl for Marine Park hunt; Bay Ridge hunt takes place at 79th St and Shore Rd. All ages.

  1. Shore Road Park Shore Rd, at Fourth Ave, 11209
  2. Sat Mar 23, Sat Mar 30
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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 springtime crafts and (move over, Easter Bunny!) a visit from the garden's mascot, Flora the Flower. All ages.

  1. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St, at Dahlia Ave
  2. Until Sat Apr 19
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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. Music and arts and crafts 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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Roosevelt Island Easter Egg Hunt

  • Price band: 1/4

Roosevelt Island hosts two age-appropriate egg hunts to celebrate Easter this year. Tots and their parents can hop on the red bus to the Manhattan Park complex, where they'll meet the Easter Bunny and make their own bonnets after searching for eggs (10am–noon, ages 5 and under). Older kids can head to Firefighters Field, right across from the Roosevelt Island Tram, for their own egg hunt, plus games and prizes (2–4pm, ages 6 to 12). Registration required. All ages.

  1. Manhattan Park 30 River Rd, at Main St, 10044
  2. Until Sat Mar 30
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Easter Sunday at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

  • Free

The beer garden kicks off its holiday festivities with a children's easter egg hunt (first come, first served; kids should bring their own baskets). After, kids can meet the Easter Bunny, decorate an egg, nibble on cotton candy, get their faces painted and rock out to live music by the Polka Brothers (2:30–5:30pm). All ages.

  1. Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden 29-19 24th Ave, between 29th and 31st Sts, 11102
  2. Sun Mar 31
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West Village Egg Hunt

  • Free

After Easter mass lets out, the West Village congregation holds an egg hunt open to all members of the public. All ages.

  1. Church of St. Luke in the Fields 487 Hudson St, between Barrow and Grove Sts
  2. Until Sun Mar 31
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