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Hooray for the season that brings blooms, warmer temps, and puts a spring in everyone’s step! While some Easter egg hunts and photos with the Easter Bunny have been cancelled (again) because of Covid-19, some are happening! Read on for NYC Easter egg hunts, Easter Bunny appearances, Easter egg crafts, and more. (Including some ideas on creating your own Easter egg hunt.) Hop to it!
NYC Virtual Easter Parade
The city's festive annual Easter Parade will be virtual for the second year in a row to keep things Covid-19 safe.
But you can still claim glory by posting your best Easter bonnet and finery to Instagram. Tag it with #EasterOnFifth by 5 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 4. Winners will be announced at 6 p.m. The prize? A one-night stay in a deluxe room at the Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue, plus a continental breakfast for two.
For more info click here!
The Amazing Easter Scavenger Hunt
Put your thinking caps on for this hunt! A series of clues leads you around the Highline, Chelsea Market and Hudson Yards, asking you to perform physical and mental challenges along the way! Wear comfortable shoes and wear a mask.
One member of the team should have a smart phone (either Android or I-Phone). The hunt is run through the app ScanQuest—download it before you arrive.
Sun., April 4, 2-4 p.m.
75 9th Ave.
NYSoM Easter Eggstravaganza
Join NYSoM for a socially-distanced and masked Easter egg hunt, a painted Easter egg giveaway, Easter crafts and activities. Groups of 5 hunters at a time every 10 minutes will take part in this hunt for kids 12 and under. It's free, and first-come, first-served. Register now!
April 3, 2-6 p.m.
Rodale Pleasant Park Community Garden
114th Street between 1st Avenue and Pleasant Avenue
Eggstravaganza with the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
The bad news: the popular egg dying event at the Cathedral is not happening this year. The good news: the church's educator Ashley Frenkel created a video tutorial on how to color Easter eggs naturally, using color sources such as turmeric, onion skins, teas, cabbage, beets and coffee!
Easter Bunny Cruise & Egg Hunt
Set sail for an egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting and crafts. You can also pay more and do brunch, and get access to the upper deck as well.
April 4, 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: $89 and up
Watson Adventures Online Easter Egg Hunt
Go on an egg hunt around the world with Watson Adventures. Eggs are hidden in art museum paintings, in royal homes as Fabergé eggs, or in natural history museums as giant dinosaur eggs and tiny hummingbird eggs. Hosts meet with teams on Zoom and send you hopping off around the world, following clues that lead you to websites where you must find eggs and answer fun questions about them. Hunt is for ages 10 and up, and each team must include one adult.
Sun., April 4, 2 p.m.
Easter Bunny HOP! SING-A-LONG at Club Bonafide
Singalong with the Easter bunny and then get a photo with the EB (for an extra fee). Hop to “The Bunny Hop Hop” “Easter Parade”, “Rockin’ Robin”, and more to find all of the Easter Bunny’s friends, missing Eggs, and save Easter!
March 20, 1 p.m.
212 E. 52nd St.
Upper East Side
Green Meadows Farm Egg Hunt
Green Meadows Farm is hosting an outdoor Easter egg hunt event at Brooklyn at Aviator Sports & Events Center. we are ready to see the smiles at our outdoor Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids hunt for treasure-filled eggs, pose for a pic with Whiskers the Easter Bunny, visit the Bunny Barn, hop on some tractors for photo op, glide down a hay wagon slide and more.
March 27 & 28, April 2-4 & 10 & 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Green Meadows Farm Brooklyn
Aviator Sports and Events Center
3159 Flatbush Ave.
Make Pysanka In Person or Online with Private Picassos
You can learn this Ukrainian Easter egg decorating technique using beeswax and dye resist in-person in the Brooklyn studio, or online, with the option to buy a kit ($50) in advance. For kids ages six and up with adult.
April 3, 10 a.m. - Noon (in-person); 12:30 -2 p.m. (online)
237 Fifth Ave.
Maman Easter Pop-Up
Uber chic French bakery and cafe Maman is coming to Cobble Hill, and will be hosting an Easter pop-up at its new location. Stop by to build your own Easter “basket”(shown here) and pick up sweet Easter treats and decorating kits for the holiday.
March 27-April 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
154 Court St.
Colors Effect Easter Eggstravaganza
This Easter event will include games, music, snacks and a photo with the Easter bunny. All paint supplies are provided. Due to social distancing rules, one parent per family. Masks are required. Ages five and up.
Sun., April 4, 3-6 p.m.
1454 St. Johns Pl.
Barnyard Egg Hunt at Queens County Farm Museum
The Queens County Farm Museum is hosting its annual egg hunt with social distancing built in. (Timed tickets will be sold for egg hunts throughout the day.) Spread out on the farm's 47 acres of outdoor space, visit with the farm’s animals and hop on a hayride. Bring your own basket if you can. Food vendors will be on the farm all day selling treats. Advance tickets are required, and guests must follow Covid-19 safety protocol.
March 27 & April 3, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Young Chefs Academy Easter Workshops
Join Young Chefs Academy for workshops on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday brings sweet and savory treats for kids ages 6 and up; Sunday is a Easter Gingerbread Workshop for kids ages 4 to 10.
Sat., April 3, Sun., April 4
116-10 Queens Blvd.
Bartow Pell Mansion Museum Easter Egg Hunt
How often do you get to search for eggs in the midst of a formal garden surrounding a Grecian-style stone mansion on land that was purchased from Siwanoy Indians in 1654? Bring your own basket and start hunting at this event for kids ages two to 12—then get your photo with the Easter Bunny.
This event is by registration only and will strictly follow the CDC and New York State and New York City COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Hunts will be in one-hour sessions starting at 10 a.m. with the last session starting at 3 p.m. Rain or shine.
Sat. & Sun., March 27 & 28; Sat. April 3
Bartow Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Rd.
Pelham Bay Park
Stew Leonard's Easter Egg Hunt Egg-Stravaganza
Stew Leonard's popular Easter Egg Hunt returns with Covid safety in mind. (You must register in advance, capacity is limited, etc.) Kids are given a map and a bag, and collect eggs from characters throughout the store.
March 24, 3 p.m.
1 Stew Leonard Dr.
DIY Easter Egg Hunts
Think 'N' Fun At-home Egg Hunt Kits
Unfortunately, the pandemic prevented this always epic Easter egg hunt from happening this year. But, the folks at Think 'N' Fun have created a kit so you can bring the hunt home. The kits include paper bunny ears, color- your-own-egg-bag, crayons, Easter-themed chocolate and candy, a special clue sheet for a DIY Egg Hunt and 10 assorted toy and treat-filled eggs. Plus, a special bunny plush and chocolate Easter themed activity sheets and bunny tracks! Kits are $35.
14 More DIY Easter Egg Hunt Ideas
Need some inspiration for your at-home (or in-park) Easter egg hunt? Click here for more ideas on how to make an eggs-cellent hunt for kids!
— Mimi O’Connor