NYC is bustling as usual, and this weekend is a prime example! Between Passover, Easter and Earth Day, you’ll have tons of fun events to choose from. Check out this egg hunt that promises oodles of chocolate, celebrate our Mother Earth at this rocking event, or if you’re looking for something different, time travel to the dinosaur age at the opening weekend for this one-of-a-kind safari. Don’t miss the rest of our top event picks – scroll on to see more!

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Downtown

MOCACREATE: Earth Day Fun
Create DIY seed balls–a fun and easy tool for replanting native flora that protects seeds from the elements as they start to grow. You’ll also use recycled materials to create your own fun, colorful butterflies. Sat. Event Details.

CAMP Easter Egg Hunt
Easter bunnies of all ages are invited to hop on over for a very special Easter event to hunt the store for Maribelle chocolates and make a cute Easter craft to take home. You’ll get first dibs on the Easter Bunny’s visit to the CAMP woods, and there will be chocolates galore. Sun. Event Details.

Midtown

Spring Storytime
Listen to stories about the arrival of spring and find out what 19th century ladies would have added to their wardrobes as the weather got warmer. Afterward make a pipe cleaner bug to take home. Bring the little ones for historically-themed stories, role-play with the Museum’s Touch Collection, and a 19th-century craft or game. Fri. Event Details.

The Story Pirates Flagship Event
The Story Pirates Flagship Show features stories written by kids, brought to life by NYC’s most talented comedians, teaching artists, and musicians. Each show features classic stories written by kids and the debut of brand new stories written by authors in the audience! Sat. Event Details.

Uptown

The Royal Egg Decoration
The kids will dye and take home their own colorful eggs in a basket and of course have the usual dress up and tea party fun as well. Fri. Event Details.

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Harlem Grown’s Earth Day Celebration
There will be pizza-making with a solar-powered oven, recycled container planting, natural tie dyeing, and much more at this Earth Day celebration. In the green spirit, they’re asking attendees to BYO shirts and recycled containers/planters/bottles for various activities! Sat. Event Details.

Brooklyn

Earth Rocks
Celebrate our awesome and awe-inspiring Earth by exploring our planet’s ecosystems, resources and superpowers through art-making, animal encounters, science demos, and live music. Fri.-Sun Event Details.

Earth Day at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Celebrate Mother Nature and the outdoors with a full day of volunteer opportunities, Open Hours at the Ed Center, yoga, and hands-on activity stations by local environmental organizations. Sat. Event Details.

Queens

LIC Annual Egg Hunt & Festival
Kids of all ages can get in on the egg hunt action at this popular free but ticketed event. Sat. Event Details.

15th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
This event features live drum performances (Taiko), a traditional Japanese chorus, a Japanese folk dance, and a tea ceremony. Sat. Event Details.

Bronx

Dinosaur Safari Opening Weekend
Travel back in time on a guided tour to learn about dinos of the past and animals of the present. Spot the connections between animals at the zoo and ancient dinosaurs, then spend some time at the dig site uncovering fossils, meeting a walking, roaring dino, and taking pictures. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Family Art Project
Listen to the Iroquois story of how earth came to be then honor the history of the planet by screen-printing a turtle image and building layers of earth on its shell, creating a printing plate using natural and upcycled materials. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson