Egg hunts, baskets, candy, oh my! The upcoming weeks have tons of events leading up to the arrival of the Big Bunny. Easter egg hunts are just the beginning! Here’s our list by borough of great Easter events for the whole family.
Check out our latest list with NYC Easter Egg Hunts 2012.
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Easter Egg Family Extravaganza
Date: Saturday, March 27th, 10 a.m. – 12noon & 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Cathedral of St John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, 10025
Price: $5 per child, each child should bring 2 hard boiled eggs
Children will decorate the eggs they bring with them, listen to a reading of the acclaimed children’s book Rechenka’s Eggs, and create nests out of twigs and clay. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Holiday Easter Eggs at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2010, various events throughout museum hours: 10am – 5pm
Location: 212 West 83rd Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues
Contact: (212) 721-1223
Price: $10 (museum admission) for children and adults
Learn about the tradition of the Easter egg, decorate a paper mache egg, and create an egg collage.
Unfortunately the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has decided not to hold the Central Park Easter Egg Hunt in 2010.
Easter at Bohemian Hall
Date: April 4, 2010
Location: 29-19 24th Avenue
Price: $19.95 per adult
Spend Easter Sunday at Bohemian Beer Hall for an Easter egg hunt, plus crafts, vendors, traditional Czech food, and a performance by the Czech and Slovak school students. Reservations required.
Easter Fest in Forest Hills
Date: April 4, 2010, 12:30 p.m
Location: P.S. 101, 2 Russell Place
Price: $5 per child, free for children attending 11 am service
The Acension Presbyterian Chruch’s 4th Annual Easterfest features an egg hunt, refreshments, puppetry, a magic show, and a musical performance by John Russo.
Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Saturday, April 3 2010; 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Queens Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
Contact: (718) 347-3276
Price: $5 per person
Multiple egg hunts, “Whiskers” the Bunny greeting children, dancing and egg rolling games, and additional farm fun.
Easter Scavenger Hunt
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2010 11:00 a.m.
Location: Kissena Park (Rose and Oak avenues)
Contact: (718) 846-2731
Classify animal eggs by size and color, then go on an egg hunt through the park. Prizes awarded!
Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park
Price: $15, members $10
Learn the time-honored art of creating intricately patterned eggs with a wax-resist technique. Recommended for mature 14-year-olds and up. Class involves handling hot wax and permanent dyes so dress appropriately. Please bring lunch, as only light refreshments will be provided. Registration required.
Annual Spring Egg Festivities
Date: Saturday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park
Price: $12 children 2-12; members $10 children 2-12; adults free.
Bring your own basket and hunt for eggs in the mansion’s beautiful formal garden. Enjoy light refreshments, the arts and crafts table, or have your photo taken with a Spring Bunny. Registration requested.
Egg-Stravaganza at the Staten Island Children’s Museum
Date: Sat, March 27, 2010, 12 pm – 4:00 p.m
Location: Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace (between Tysen Avenue and Snug Harbor Road)
This event for all ages includes meeting the Easter Bunny, crafts, face painting and of course the egg hunt.
Natural, Egg-Citing Egg Dyes
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010 2:00 p.m.
Location: Blood Root Valley (Greenbelt) 700 Rockland Avenue
Contact: (718) 351-3450
Price: $3 Greenbelt Conservancy members; $5 non-members.
Learn how to use nut shells, fruits, and stems as dyes and color your own eggs. Ages 5 and up. Registration and pre-payment are required.
Easter Egg Orienteering
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010 1:00 p.m.
Location: Picnic House, Prospect Park (Third Street and West Drive)
Contact: (718) 421-2021
Learn the basics of using a compass and use clues to find hidden eggs! Fun for the whole family.
Spring Egg Hunt
Date: Saturday, April 3rd, 2010, starts at 10:00 AM
Location: Pierrepont Playground at Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Streets (on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade).
Egg hunt, candy, treats and balloons. A bake sale will be held to benefit the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee.
WMJC Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Saturday, March 27th – all day, registration begins at 8:30
Location: Sunken Meadow State Park, Field One
Contact: see website
The 7th Annual Hunt, featuring 3 hunts for different age levels, prizes for kids and parents, crafts, face painting, and bouncy rides. Preregistration required.
Dowling College Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Saturday, March 27th noon to 2
Location: Oakdale Campus on the Great Lawn, Idle Hour Blvd
Storytelling and meeting the Easter Bunny after the hunt. Attendees are invited to wear their Easter bonnets. Rain or shine!
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