Easter Egg Hunts for Kids in New York City 2015

Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Activities in NYC

Easter is just a hop, skip and a jump away, falling on Sunday, April 5 this year. One of the best ways to celebrate with kids is to attend one of NYC's treat-filled egg hunts. Most are outdoors in playgrounds and parks, zoos and gardens, but a few are indoors at museums and other culture spots. Many also offer additional spring fun like seasonal crafts, face painting and live entertainment.

Remember, Easter egg hunts in NYC are extremely popular so arrive early and expect hordes. If you can't handle crowds, avoid the FREE hunts and opt for one that costs a small fee as those usually have a cap on participants.

Click through to our listings for all the info, including address and time.

Manhattan

The Great Easter Egg Hunt – Tribeca
Saturday, March 21
FREE
The Lower Manhattan Community Church sponsors this annual holiday fest featuring egg hunts for children up to the third grade. Face painting, carnival-style games and pictures with the Easter Bunny are also on tap.

Carl Schurz Park Egg Hunt – Upper East Side
Saturday, March 28
FREE but donations accepted
Head to the beloved Carl Schurz Park to decorate egg collecting bags followed by hunts for different age ranges, including one just for toddlers. At noon, Patrick and the Rock-a-Silly Band rock the playground. Rain date: Sunday, March 29.

Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Festival – Harlem
Saturday, April 4
FREE
Enjoy cookie decorating, face painting, games, dancing, a visit from the Easter Bunny and an outdoor egg hunt at this community fete in St. Nicholas Park.

Easter Eggstravaganza – East Harlem
Saturday, April 4
FREE
Join community organization NYSoM for its third annual egg hunt in the Target East Harlem Garden. Additional fun includes an egg race, egg decorating, crafts and face time with the Easter Bunny.

4th Universalist Easter Egg Hunt – Upper West Side
Saturday, April 4
$5
Search for eggs in Central Park with the 4th Universalist Society. This gathering features four separate hunts for different age groups as well as face painting, a live magician and other festivities.

Egg Hunt and Bunny Fun – Upper West Side
Saturday, April 4
$16 before Friday, March 20; $21 thereafter
Riverside Park is the place to be for Think 'N' Fun's annual Easter egg hunt. After you've gathered your eggs, take a picture with the bunny and enjoy some springtime treats. Advance registration required.

NYC Fire Museum Easter Egg Hunt – Soho
Saturday, April 4
$8 adults; $5 for children
Head to the popular NYC Fire Museum to hunt for eggs inside the firehouse. Decorate a bag to collect your treats and pose for photos with Hot Dog, the FDNY mascot.

Easter Egg Hunt – Upper West Side
Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5
Free with admission: $11
Instead of looking for traditional stuffed eggs, participants go on a scavenger hunt for egg icons hidden throughout the Children's Museum of Manhattan. At the end, show off your completed booklet to collect a prize.

Community Easter Egg Hunt – Greenwich Village
Sunday, April 5
FREE
The First Presbyterain Church of New York hosts this fun Easter fest directly following its Easter morning service. Bring your own basket.

Easter Egg Hunt – West Village
Sunday, April 5
FREE
Attend the 9:15am Easter service at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields and then follow the Easter Bunny into the garden to join in a festive egg hunt. The hunt is open to the public even if you don't attend the service.

Bonus: Although there's no egg hunt at the annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, there are plenty of gorgeous holiday bonnets, frocks and a bunny or two, so it's a great way to celebrate.

Brooklyn

Easter Egg Hunt – Gravesend
Saturday, March 21
$5
Bring a bag or basket and then hunt for candy and surprise-filled eggs in the grassy grotto of Our Lady of Grace Church. If you'd like to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, plan to shell out an extra $5.

Easter Egg Hunt – Marine Park
Saturday, March 28
FREE
State Senator Marty Golden hosts this annual egg hunt and celebration for families at Marine Park.

Annie's Blue Ribbon Store Annual Egg Hunt – Park Slope
Saturday, March 28
FREE
Head to this local shop with your basket in hand to search for treat-filled eggs.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – Floyd Bennett Field
Sunday, March 29
$22 for adults, $20 for children ages 3-12
Head to the Aviator Sports and Events Center for a full Easter experience. Dine on pancakes, eggs and other goodies with the Easter Bunny, enjoy cupcake decorating and holiday-themed crafts, and go on a fun-filled egg hunt. RSVP by Monday, March 16.

Easter Egg Hunt Weekend – Floyd Bennett Field
Daily, Thursday, April 2 through Monday, April 6
$6
If you didn't make it to Aviator Sports' Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, find your way there the following week for an egg hunt and springtime farm adventure. Admission gives children access to hunt eggs, visit the parakeet house, ride the giant hay wagon slide and more. There are additional fees for the petting zoo, hay rides and pony rides.

BK Easter Egg Hunt – Downtown Brooklyn
Thursday, April 2
Head to Albee Square for this fun-filled egg hunt. Once you've claimed treats, hang around to enjoy Balloonasaurus Rex's creations, have your face painted and design an Easter egg of your own.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Bay Ridge
Saturday, April 4
FREE
State Senator Marty Golden hosts another outdoor egg hunt for Brooklyn families, this time at Shore Road Park.

Egg Hunt – Williamsburg
Saturday, April 4
$10
Enjoy live music, spring-themed crafts and face time with the Easter Bunny, then search for more than 500 eggs hidden in the grass at McGolrick Park. The event ends with a spring parade! Bring your own basket.

Easter Egg Hunt – Gowanus
Saturday, April 4
$20
Hunt through the nooks and crannies of this awesome rock climbing gym for eggs. This is the most athletic egg hunt out there will force kids ages 4-12 to search low and high. Every child goes home with a Brooklyn Boulders tote bag and can stick around after the two-hour hunt to climb until their heart's content.

Queens

Spring Egg-Stravaganza – Flushing
Saturday, April 4
$4 for adults, $5 per child
Bring a basket to search for eggs hidden under the crabapple trees at the Queens Botanical Garden. Afterward, enjoy crafts, face time with Flora the Flower and strolls through the lovely grounds. Advance registration is required.

Barnyard Egg Hunt – Floral Park
Saturday, April 4
$5
Head the the Queens County Farm Museum for a country-style hunt through the orchard. While you're there, meet Whiskers the bunny, take a hayride and participate in egg tosses and races.

Easter Egg Hunt – Rego Park
Saturday, April 4
FREE
Head to Our Savior New York for a full-filled hunt in the church's yard. Thousands of treat fill eggs will be up for grabs along with special prizes.

Spring Eggstravaganza – Corona
Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5
Free with zoo admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12
In addition to a traditional egg hunt, kids can get up close and personal with the Queens Zoo's live rabbits, as well as the Easter Bunny. Arts and crafts, and other springtime fun round out the day.

Forest Hills Ascension Presbyterian Church's Easterfest – Forest Hills
Sunday, April 5
$5, $2 if you arrive before 11:30
The church's annual holiday celebration, held at P.S. 101, takes place following the worship service and includes kids' games, crafts, refreshments and a traditional Easter egg hunt.

Staten Island

Egg-straordinary Hunt! – Staten Island
Thursday, March 26
FREE
The borough's newest library hosts a fun egg hunt during after-school hours.

Easter Egg Hunt – Staten Island
Saturday, April 4
$5 for adults, $10 for children
Bring a cardboard egg carton to Historic Richmond Town and transform it into a fancy Victorian-style craft. Afterward, hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. Prepaid reservations required.

Bunny Hop – Staten Island
Saturday, April 4
FREE
Head to Willowbrook Park for a full-filled day of Easter fun. In addition to an egg hunt, there will be arts and crafts, face painting and springtime games to celebrate the season.

Spring Eggstravaganza – Staten Island
Saturday, April 4
FREE
Bring your own basket to the International Christian Center for this egg hunt. Other fun will include arts and crafts, face painting and games. In case of rain, the fun moves indoors.

The Bronx

Easter Egg Hunt – the Bronx
Saturday, March 28
Free for adults, $15 for children ages 2-12
Bring your own basket to hunt for eggs on the grounds of the historic Bartow-Pell Mansion. Visitors can also enjoy a light snack, arts and crafts, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Rain date is Sunday, March 29. Purchasing advance tickets required.

Egg Hunt – the Bronx
Saturday, April 4
FREE
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center hosts this spring eggstravaganza, complete with egg hunt, potato-sack and egg races, music, carnival games and tons of springtime fun.

Eggstravaganza Egg Scavenger Hunt – the Bronx
Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5
Free with general zoo admission: $19.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3-12
Head to the Brox Zoo for an interactive scavenger hunt and learn about all the various egg-laying species on display as you collect stamps in your scavenger hunt booklet along the way. Turn it in to the Dancing Crane Cafe to collect a treat when you're finished. Don't forget to wear your favorite hat or animal mask and join the multiple Wildlife Hat Parade's that will wind around the zoo each day.

And notes about a few annual favorites: Affinity Health Plan's annual Easter fest in St. Albans Park has been changed to a spring celebration in May. Meanwhile, the Staten Island Zoo's EGGStravagant Breakfast with the Bunny is already sold out and Bank Street Bookstore will host a spring story time and craft session, but no hunt.

Unconfirmed Egg Hunts

Due to our seemingly never-ending winter, many annual egg hunts haven't worked out their details yet. We will update this post as information comes in.

Luncheon with the Easter Bunny – Middle Village
Enjoy a fun-filled lunch and egg hunt with the Easter Bunny at St. Margaret's Catholic Church. Other festivities include holiday crafts, nail and face painting, sports, chess and photo ops with the rabbit of the hour.

Brooklyn Heights Spring Egg Hunt – Brooklyn Heights
Candy, face painting, balloons and an egg hunt are all on tap at this annual neighborhood fete at Pierrepont Playground. There will also be a bake sale to benefit the playground committee.

Don't forget: there's lots more fun to be found in our Spring Fun Guide and our Event Calendar.

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