Easter

(Video) Crazy Cool Easter Bonnets and Kids at the NYC Parade

NYC families turned out in droves for the city's annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival, from babies in strollers to groups of moms in long gloves and neon-hued hats. Bedecked in all manner of costume and creative bonnets, the Easter Sunday revelers mingled along Fifth Avenue in Midtown, gathering near St. Patrick's Cathedral across from Rockefeller Center. 

The energy was pure positivity with spring colors and flowers, as well as NYC's theatrical streak on full display, reports our videographer and photographer who attended this year's fun on April 16. She described it as a "bit like a fashion show." It's FREE silly fun and uber family friendly with balloon artists, dancing, and puppetry; no wonder it's one of our top recommended things to do with NYC kids in April and this spring.

Check out the video and photos below of some of the coolest kids and families at the beloved annual fest.

21 Things to Do with Kids in NYC on Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, many New York City families enjoy a neighborhood egg hunt or watch the wildly popular Easter bonnet parade and festival. But with public school vacation continuing through April 18, there's much more afoot, including a full day of spring break activities in Prospect Park or, if spring hasn't sprung outdoors yet, catch the intriguingly odd, indoor forests at Ian Cheng's Emissaries.

Indoor fun continues with an immersive jellyfish dome at the American Museum of Natural History, a Heroic Odyssey Workshop in Queens, and acrobats in Manhattan reinventing ordinary acts and culinary experiences on the stage.

So whatever you celebrate, read on for 21 ways to spend Easter Sunday with kids in NYC. Find even more inspiration in our Event Calendar.

25 Spring Egg Hunts and Bunny Meet-ups for Easter Week in Los Angeles

Some of us have lovely gardens and the inclination to creatively hide eggs in them early on a Sunday morning. Others have an inclination to sleep late and find eggs hidden in someone else's garden. We find no shame in that and are more than happy to help guide you to lots of places where Peter Cottontail has evidently just been moments before. Most of the egg hunts below take place Easter weekend; keep an eye on our Event Calendar for last minute additions, and check out these 10 egg hunts in Orange County for even more egg ops!

Summer Fairs, Festivals, and Carnivals in the New Haven Area

Those "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer" are just about here, and some of the most memorable moments are spent at festivals where the air is filled with laughter, the aroma of cotton candy, and the twinkling lights of carnival games.

Summer always seems to go by way too fast, so be sure to fill yours with adventure and fun before the chilly days descend upon us once more. Many towns across the New Haven area will bring your weekends to life with live music, exciting entertainment, traditional cuisine, thrilling rides, and plenty of fried dough.

Want more? We've got roundups of festivals and fairs in Eastern CT and Hartford County, too, as well as free concert series in Fairfield County.

Top 10 Easter Egg Hunts and Festivals in Orange County

Spring is finally here, so it's time to start hopping to The OC's most egg-cellent Easter extravaganzas. Luckily, there are plenty of egg hunts to choose from, featuring a wide array of activities—including puppet shows, face painting, baloon twisting, trains, and petting zoos.

Look no further than your own Orange backyard to get in on all of the family fun this holiday season. Here are our top 10 picks for Easter fun from Orange to Dana Point, from Anaheim to Huntington Beach, and beyond.

20 Spring Break Activities For Long Island Kids

Spring break is just around the corner – and so are two words parents know well: I'm bored.

A week-plus off can seem like a lifetime to children, which is why it helps to plan a few fun activities to keep brains active and hands and feet moving when kids are away from the classroom. Whether your child is into theater, the great outdoors, art, sports, or science, there's a great event, class, venue, or park, on Long Island during break week that is sure to delight.

Don't forget to check out our April GoListSpring Fun Guide and Long Island Events Calendar for more fantastic ideas. 

Best Candy Stores for New York City Kids

For many New York City kids, holidays like Easter (and Valentine's Day, and Halloween, and....) mean candy. And with New York City in the midst of a chocolate renaissance—Jacques Torres recently opened the city's first chocolate museum—it's a good time to be a kid. 

But what of the classic candy store, where kids can enjoy filling a bag, or a Mason jar, before they begin filling their faces. Many of these NYC spots are stores without seating or bathrooms; places sticking true to shelves and aisles stuffed with packages of colorful, cavity-creating treasures. A few offer more modern treats and additions like chocolate-making classes for kids.

Easter Egg Hunts for Kids Around Boston

It’s time for kids in Boston to break out the Easter baskets, because it's egg hunting season! We’ve rounded up some options for Easter egg hunts that take place in diverse locations—indoors and out—including parks, farms, local businesses, and even a carousel. Many of the egg hunts are for little ones only, but there are plenty of other festive activities like games, crafts, refreshments, and Easter Bunny brunches for any-age kids and parents.

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