RECOMMENDED: Easter for kids in New York City
Finding an awesome easter egg hunt in the city will get you major bonus points with the kiddos, so why not pick a great one near you? Filled with colorful eggs of all sizes (and, we assume, pretty excellent goodies), these egg hunts will get the kids pumped for the holiday. Who knows, they may even meet the Easter Bunny! Don't forget to check out the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival on April 5th as well.
Last, when you and the kids have worked up an appetite, stop by our favorite spots for easter brunch. NYC has plenty of options!
Easter egg hunt events
Scour the backyard of this curated general store in Park Slope for cleverly-hidden Easter eggs, then hop on into the shop for arts & crafts. While you're there, check out the adorable array of holiday items to fill your Easter baskets. RSVP by March 25 to firstname.lastname@example.org. All ages.
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.
Families can celebrate spring with some outdoor fun at this annual Easter event, organized by a Queens farm and petting zoo. For six dollars, little ones can hunt for colored eggs, explore the parakeet house, play in the tiny tractors corn box (like a sandbox with corn kernels), whiz down the giant hay wagon slide and operate a real bulldozer. And because no egg hunt would be complete without him, the Easter Bunny will make an appearance. All ages.
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.
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.