Take Photos with the Easter Bunny In or Near NYC
Along with egg hunts it's the season for the Easter bunny to hop into town. Not only will he be delighting children on special Easter train rides in NJ, he'll be posing for adorable seasonal portraits at a handful of spots in NYC.
However, getting real face time and a decent photo op with the big rabbit is harder than you might think. (He really needs to a take a cue from Santa!) We went on the hunt, though, and found out exactly where you can pose for pictures with the Easter Bunny in and around New York City this spring.
Easter Bunny Portraits in NYC
Kings Plaza – Mill Basin
5100 Kings Plaza at Flatbush Avenue, Upper Level
Friday, March 28-Saturday, April 19 hours vary. Visit the website for schedule and prices.
The big bunny will be posing for pics at this Brooklyn mall. All kids receive a small free gift. Save 30% off certain packages if you pre-order by Wednesday, April 16.
Queens Center – Elmhurst
90-15 Queens Boulevard between 57th and 59th Avenues, Level Three
Saturday, March 29-Saturday, April 19 hours vary. Visit the website for schedule and prices.
The Easter Bunny will be sitting in the JCPenney Wing of this mall. Save 30% off certain packages if you pre-order by Wednesday, April 16.
Staten Island Mall – Staten Island
2655 Richmond Avenue, Lower Level
Friday, April 4-Saturday, April 19 hours vary. Visit the website for schedule and prices.
Apparently the big bunny likes JCPenney! He'll be in that wing at this mall, too, and you can even bring your pet to pose with the Easter Bunny on specific dates. Save 30% off certain packages if you pre-order by Wednesday, April 16.
Duane Reade – Upper East Side
1192 Second Avenue at 63rd Street on Wednesday, April 16 2-5pm
1675 Third Avenue at 93rd Street on Thursday, April 17 2-5pm
1524 Second Avenue at 79th Street on Friday, April 18 2-5pm
401 East 86th Street at First Avenue on Saturday, April 19 2-5pm
I happened to be in an Upper East Side Duane Reade recently and saw a flyer advertising pictures with the Easter Bunny at four neighborhood locations. The big bunny will be hitting each store for one day only, and every family receives one FREE 4x6 photo with the option to purchase more. It looks like this is just a local Upper East Side thing, not chain-wide and there's nothing about it online. But I'm looking at the flyer as I type so it seems legit!
Big Apple Portraits – Upper West Side
143 West 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
Thursday, March 27-Sunday, April 20 hours vary. Visit the website to book your session and for pricing.
Looking for an adorable twist on the Easter theme? Your kids can pose with real live bunnies and baby chicks at this intimate Manhattan studio. My daughter did it last year and the photos I purchased are truly some of the best I have of her. Worried about what happens to the animals after the holiday? Don't be. They go back to their home upstate where they are well cared for.
Of course, you'll spot the Easter Bunny at egg hunts and holiday events throughout the five boroughs, but you'll have to take your own pictures and often it's hard to get a good shot with him.
Easter Bunny Portraits in the Tri-state Area
The Outlets at Bergen Town Center are having a breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Friday, April 11. Register in person at Guest Services. They also have Easter Bunny photo sessions Saturday, April 5-Saturday, April 19.
Our New Jersey site also has a whole post about where to take pics with the Easter Bunny in the Garden State.
Do you know of additional places where families can pose with the Easter Bunny in NYC? If so, let us know in the comments.