This April, hop on over to these family-friendly Easter events in NYC. This year sees the return of some fan favorites that were on hiatus due to covid, and some fun new events. Take photos with the Easter bunny, eat Easter brunch, attend hopping parties, search for eggs, and more! And don’t forget to don a bonnet and strut your stuff at the NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival on Easter Sunday on Fifth Avenue, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.!
Easter Show and Photos at 53 Above
The Easter Bunny has lost his eggs and needs your help rounding them all back up! Find childhood favorite bunny characters like Peter Rabbit and Little Bunny FooFoo to help save Easter. Kids can jam along with bunny and spring music like “Rockin’ Robin” and “The Bunny Hop Hop” as they search for the missing eggs. Following the show, visitors with VIP tickets will get a chance to take pictures with the big bunny himself!
Sat., Apr. 2, 1 p.m.; Sun., Apr. 17, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
318 W. 53rd St.
Eggventure at Hudson Yards
Go on a free hunt for digital Easter Eggs at Hudson Yards. This high-tech hunt runs from April 1-17.
30th Street and 10th Avenue
Click here for more info
Easter Workshop at Speakitaly NYC
Make something that you can take home and cherish at this workshop: a Ghirlanda Pasquale, aka an Easter wreath. The workshop will be available online and in person, and is recommended for ages 3-10. If you’re folliwing along at home, you’ll need a long string, paper, scissors, and clothespins.
Price: $25 online, $35 in person
Online: Tues., Apr. 5 at 11 a.m.; in person: Sat., Apr. 9 at 4 p.m.
49 West 28th St., #Floor 3
NYSoM Easter Eggstravaganza
This huge event will keep the kids having fun and partying nearly all day long. Stop by to participate in the annual egg hunt (groups of 5-15 hunters will be heading out at a time) or visit the Easter Activity Village, where you’ll be able to take part in the painted egg giveaway and Easter-themed crafts and activities. Plus, you may spot the Easter Bunny and his friends wandering around and saying hi to revelers!
Sat., Apr., 16, 2-8 p.m.
Rodale Pleasant Park Community Garden
437 East 114th St.
photo: Mimi O’Connor
TNF’s Easter Hunt and Bunny Fun
Put on cute bunny ears and grab your adorable bunny basket, it’s time to collect some more eggs! Besides bunny ears and baskets, participants of this event will also get a chance to take as many photos with the Easter Bunny as they’d like — a photographer will even be on site to take photos of the whole family with the bun for you with your phone or camera. And, of course, kids will get to have fun collecting eggs, which contain little treats and trinkets (“nothing healthy,” notes TNF, so parents be aware and kids rejoice).
Price: $25 per child, $15 for kids under 1 (“non-walking”); $30 at the door; adults don’t need a ticket
Sat., Apr. 16, every hour starting at 10:30 (last entry at 2:30)
Sakura Park West 122nd St. and Riverside Dr.
photo: Emily Munro
Annual Easter Celebration at CMOM
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan offers an egg hunt with a twist: Instead of finding eggs filled with candy, the museum sends kids in search of eggs hidden around the museum to uncover a secret message. Solving the mysterious messages nets you a prize! There will also be a bunny ears craft, an Easter basket weaving workshop, animal finger puppet making, and a musical performance by Joanie Leeds.
Price: Museum admission
Sat. and Sun., Apr. 16-17
212 W. 83rd St.
Upper West Side
photo: Mimi O’Connor
Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival
The annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival is on again this year, and as festive as ever! Wear your Sunday best and your most elaborate bonnet and join in the festivities. To watch people in period costume and wonderful hats parade past, it’s recommended that you head to St. Patrick’s Cathedral (on Fifth Ave. between 50th and 51st St.).
Sun., Apr. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th St
Easter Egg Hunt in Soho
Nothing could be more NYC than searching for golden eggs on the terrace of a hotel. Hosted by Veranda an held at the ModernHaus Hotel, this unique egg hunt is split up for kids ages 1-3 (starting at 10) and kids ages 4-8 (starting at 10:45). For the fee, you get a basket for the egg hunt as well as brunch for the child consisting f penne pasta, grilled chicken, or chocolate chip pancakes, and a glass of juice or milk. Accompanying adults will receive tea and coffee and get the chance to purchase mimosas or Spritz.
Sun., Apr. 17, 10-11 a.m.
23 Grand Street
Easter Egg Hunt at Frederick Johnson Playground
Held for the second year, this neighborhood event is hosted by La’Dreamer & Daisy Helping Hands Foundation Inc. Stop by for some pizza, dancing, and—of course!—an egg hunt. Easter baskets will be distributed at the end of the event!
Sun., Apr. 17, 1-3 p.m.
Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and W 151st St.
Myrtle Easter Hunt
Drop by Myrtle Avenue and Hall Street for a chance to have fun and get to know the community and local small businesses while you’re at it. Pick up your Myrtle Easter Hunt card in the Myrtle Avenue Plaza (at Murtle Ave. and Hall St.) then walk along the streets, checking out the shops and fun events set up for kids along the way. Be on the lookout for the lost bunnies! Find all six and mark them in your hunt card, and you’ll receive a goodie bag with eggs, stickers, and a free book.
Sat., Apr 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Myrtle Ave & Hall St
Kids Easter Egg-citement at the Salvation Army Bedford
Party on with arts and crafts, face painting, an Easter egg hunt treats and toys, and more. A concession stand with popcorn and cotton candy will also be available, as well as food and drink vendors.
Price: $20 (and a $3.05 fee), $15 early bird price (and a $2.74 fee)
Sat., Apr. 9, 1-6 p.m.
110 Kosciuszko St.
Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza
The Crossroads Christian Church is hosting this Easter Eggstravaganza event for children ages 12 and under. Be prepared for games, Easter egg hunts, and chances to take photos with the Easter Bunny and his friends. Advance registration is encouraged as it’ll speed up check-in time.
Sat., Apr. 9, 2-4 p.m.
Owl’s Head Park
Colonial Rd & 68 St & Shore Rd
Easter Egg Hunt at Green Meadows Farm
Take the kids to visit the Easter Bunny and all his farm friends as Green Meadows Farm sets up for the holiday. A ticket gets you admission to the Easter egg hunt as well as a visit to the Bunny Barn and a photo op with Whiskers the Easter Bunny. But you also get to say hi to all the animals of the farm, including alpacas, llamas, sheep, goats, chickens, ponies, pigs, and, of course, bunnies. There are also tractors for kids to climb around, a farm playground, slides, hayrides, and more. It’s strongly encouraged that you buy and print your ticket in advance, as buying tickets on the day of can take up to 30 minutes.
Price: $14 per person (age two and above)
Apr. 9-10, 15-18, and 23-24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
3159 Flatbush Ave.
Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop
The Ukrainian Easter egg decorating technique Pysanka uses beeswax and dye resist to create beautiful and intricate designs. For kids ages six and up with one adult. Advance registration is required.
Tickets: $75; $25 additional family members
Sun., April 10, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
237 Fifth Ave.
Easter Egg Hunt & Pop Up Shop
This all-ages egg hunt is fun for the kids and adults since it’s a mashup of an Easter party and a pop-up shop. Kids can find eggs filled with goodies and win prizes by collecting as many eggs as they can. Meanwhile, adults will enjoy shopping at the local vendors, where food, treats, and other goodies will be available to purchase. There will also be raffles, as well as unlimited mimosas and a cash bar for the adults.
Sat, April 16, 1p.m.-7 p.m.
Mystique Event Space
1605 Nostrand Ave.
Town Square’s Annual Spring Egg Hunt at FourFiveSix
After a two-year pause, the annual Spring Egg Hunt is back! Bring a basket and join in on a traditional-style egg hunt. As kids run around finding eggs, they can also jam out to music, get their faces painted, and say hi to the Easter Bunny. Parents will be able to purchase refreshments like mimosas and bloody Marys. A ticket is required for every child (including babies) and stroller parking is available ouside the venue. Fancy bonnets encouraged!
Price: $20 online, $30 at the door; two parent tickets per family at $5 online, $10 at the door
Sat., Apr 16, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., & 2 p.m.
199 Richardson St.
Kiddies Easter Paint-N-Brunch
Brunch is better with some art thrown into the mix. You’re invited to a (very late!) brunch at LOC FEST, where kids will get to eat, paint together, play games, and more. Painting begins at 3, so time your visit accordingly.
Price: $50 per person
Apr 17, 2 p.m.
1493 Park Pl
Kids Easter Egg-stravaganza at Colors Effect
The social event space and paint bar Colors Effect is hosting this party at their awesome space in Crown Heights. Join in for a painting sesh, egg hunts, games, treats, and a visit from the Bunny himself.
Price: $40 and up
Sun., Apr. 17, 3-6 p.m.
1454 St Johns Pl
photo: Shari W. via Yelp
Egg Hunt at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Children ages 2-12 can hunt for eggs in the gardens of the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, as well as snag a photo with the bunny. Bring your own basket, and enjoy! Advance registration is required.
Price: $10 for children, free for adults accompanying a child
Sat., Apr. 9 and 16, one hour sessions starting at 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
895 Shore Road
Williamsbridge Oval Spring Egg Hunt
Kids under 13 are invited to join in for an egg hunt, sack races, arts and crafts, magic shows, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and more! Egg hunts will happen in two time slots for different ages: 3-6-year-olds will be admitted at 11:30 a.m. while 7-10-year-olds can enter at 12 p.m. While this event is completely free, visitors are encouraged to bring a can of food to donate to a local pantry.
Sat., Apr. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
3225 Reservoir Oval East
Easter Egg Hunt at Pelham Bay Park
It’s an egg hunt eggstravaganza at Pelham Bay Park! Help the bunny find his eggs while you enjoy music, games, prizes, candy, and more. Admission includes entry into the egg hunt (which has candy and cash prizes!), a photo with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt bag, and free snacks.
Price: $20 for kids 3-12, free for kids under 3
Sat., Apr 16, 1-4 p.m.
Pelham Bay Park
Bruckner Blvd & Westchester Ave
Barnyard Egg Hunt at Queens County Farm Museum
Whiskers the Bunny is ready to accept visitors and photos at this Barnyard Egg Hunt. The event will have kids hopping and dancing for outdoor games, and searching around for goodies with a scavenger hunt and an egg hunt — bringing your own basket is encouraged. Buy food from local vendors, say hi to the farm animals, or climb aboard for a hair-raising hayride (or all of the above!). Note that tickets won’t be sold at the door, and that tickets to the egg hunt area are timed, so be sure to select the time that works for you when purchasing one.
Price: $12 for adults and kids ages 2 and up
Sat., Apr. 9 and 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Easter Kids Party in Astoria
It’s a Disco Party and the Doha Bar & Lounge is hopping! This event will feature the obligatory visit from the Easter Bunny, egg hunt, music, and dancing. But you’ll also find fun extras, including a magic show, face painting, balloon twisting, cotton candy, toy raffles, and, yes, a literal disco ball in the middle of the dance floor. You can get tix one at a time, or for a group of 10 (get 1 free) or a group of 20 (get 3 free)
Price: $25 per adult and child over 2 years old
Sat. and Sun., Apr 16 and 17, two time slots each day: 12-2:30 p.m.; and 3-5:30 p.m.
3834 31st St.
Long Island City
photo: Eileen Lapins
Easter Bunny Brunch at Wynwood and Richmond Republic
Two hot spots in SI are hosting Easter brunch for the same price. The fee includes an entree and a complimentary cocktail, beer, or wine for the grow-ups in the party. Kids will have plenty to keep them occupied, as well, including face painting, an egg hunt, and a magic show. They’re on different days, so you could technically attend both!
Price: $25 per child, $50 per adult
Sat., Apr 2, 11:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Wynwood Restaurant & Bar
24 Navy Pier Court
Sat., Apr 9, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
4459 Amboy Road
Sunday Brunch with the Easter Bunny at The Old Bermuda Inn
Visit the historic Old Bermuda Inn for brunch and say hello to the visiting Easter Bunny. Besides their usual fare of brunch buffet, there will be a special children’s menu available. An additional option is available for Easter Sunday, on April 17, which will feature assorted bread and salads, egg dishes, roasts and carving stations, a children’s menu option, and more… plus, a complimentary mimosa or bloody Mary for the adults.
Price: $36 per adult, $22 for children under 10; $45 per adult, $25 per child on Apr. 17
Sun., Apr 3. and 10, 12-3 p.m.; Apr. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Historic Old Bermuda Inn 301
Veterans Road West
Marcie Photography Easter Bunny Photos
Want an Easter photograph to cherish? Marcie Photography will ensure your photo is one to look back on for years to come. Photos are taken in a professional studio, where you bring your Sunday best and the pros do the rest. Each photo comes with a free 5×7 print. Be sure to reserve a time slot ahead of time!
Price: Starting at $15
Thu., Apr 14, 1 1p.m.
Sun., Apr 17, 4 p.m.
S.I. Food and Art Market
20 Cebra Ave off Victory Blvd
Mall Easter Bunny Photos
Run by Cherry Hill Programs, bunnies are hopping over to a mall near you this Easter. Find an Easter Bunny photography experience at whereisbunny.com. This April, you’ll have a chance to take bunny photos at Kings Plaza Mall, Queens Center Mall, Staten Island Mall, and more locations in and near NYC. Although pre-booking a photo session is strongly recommended, some locations will only be accepting walk-ins on certain days. Check the website for details before you head out!
Various times and locations
Easter Dinner Cruise
Who says you have to be on land to enjoy Easter weekend? Hop aboard the Easter Dinner Cruise and make this a night to remember as you sail with a full view of the evening Manhattan skyline. Included in the price is a full-course dinner at a private table, as well as a glass of champagne for adults. Adding to the experience will be a live DJ and the chance for a photo with the bunny.
Price: Starting at $109
Sat. and Sun., Apr. 16 and 17, 7 p.m. (boarding at 6:40)
Departs from Pier 36
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Stew Leonard’s
Stew Leonard’s of Yonkers is hosting two events for kids. Visit on April 5 to take part in a free egg hunt, where kids will be given a bag then sent in to collect eggs. Each egg will contain a small prize like candy or a small toy, but five lucky kids will win an Easter basket. The Easter Bunny will also be joining Stew’s regular lineup of mascots for plenty of photo ops. While the event is free, a ticket is required.
Want more Easter fun? Have a buffet-style Easter breakfast with the bunny and his friends, while kids get coloring sheets that they can fill out there or take home. And, of course, take more pics with the bunny!
Tue., Apr. 5, 4-5:30 p.m.
Sat., Apr. 9 and Sun., Apr. 10, 9 and 11 a.m.
1 Stew Leonard Dr.
Hop to It, Kids! The Online Easter Egg Hunt
Want to stay home this year? You can still have a memorable experience! This NYC-based online egg hunt will take kids over 10 all over the internet (safely — one adult is required to be in your family group) to find hidden eggs in places you might not expect. The hunt will challenge children to spot eggs in paintings, look for dinosaur eggs in history museums, and even in the architecture of Spain. Participants will meet with a live host on Zoom, download an app (which works in any browser), then take off on an hour-long experience to spot and learn about eggs in various forms all around the world. You can join the live public event on April 16, or inquire about hosting a private hunt.
Price: $19 per person
Sat., Apr. 16, 5-6:30