21 Things to Do with Kids in NYC on Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, many New York City families will enjoy a neighborhood egg hunt or watch the wildly popular Easter bonnet parade and festival. (My family loved it!) But this Sunday, March 27, will also host Purim and Holi fests; new art like Dinosaurs Among Us and The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willemsflashy rides at the New York International Auto Show; and spring in full bloom at Macy's Flower Show.

So whatever you celebrate (or do not), read on for 21 ways to spend this Sunday with kids in NYC, and don't forget to check our event picks for the whole weekend. Find even more inspiration in our Event Calendar.

Outdoor Adventure Birthday Parties for Extra Energetic Philly Kids

The weather is finally starting to warm up, and it’s time to kick the winter blues to the curb and start planning those spring and summer birthday parties. Party planning can be a hassle, but there are so many options in the area for great outdoor fun. A fine weather birthday is the perfect excuse to do something exciting and new outside. We’ve rounded up some really fun (and easy) spots to host a birthday party for active kids who love the outdoors.

Kids Track Down Clues at Interactive 'Typhoid Mary' Show

Time travel is indeed possible, at least on specific weekends at the New-York Historical Society this spring. Families will journey back to Manhattan circa 1915 and a deadly typhoid outbreak thanks to the creative theater troupe, Live In Theater. This Drama-Desk-nominated acting company known for its interactive, historical whodunits, mounted The Pinkertonian Mysteries last year and returns to the museum with another fascinating slice of NYC's storied history—a look at the mystery behind the infamous "Typhoid Mary."

After The Pinkertonian Mysteries, I was expecting The Trial of Typhoid Mary to be a high-quality, interactive, historical adventure—and I wasn't disappointed. The just-opened show will play three more times through May 1, so don't miss out.

Coding Classes for Kids in NJ: CodeAdvantage

When it comes to technology, I am quick to play the "I made it through college with a typewriter and Wite-Out" card when talking with my kids. This inevitably garners an eyeroll and probably rightly so: our children were practically born with devices in their hands. And since statistics predict that by 2020 over 1 million computing jobs will be unfilled in the US due to lack of candidates with the right skills and experience, perhaps it's time for me to embrace the need for my kids to have some mad computer skillz. So I was thrilled when my 10-year old son was offered a coding class at CodeAdvantage, and a Minecraft one to boot, which is just about his favorite thing on earth. Read on to hear about our CodeAdvantage experience.

Fun & Free Easter Weekend Events for LA Kids: Wondercon, Egg Hunts, Big Bunnies, March 26-27

Look! Under that tree: it’s an Easter egg hunt! And there’s another, behind the bushes! Wait, I see dozens of them: they’re listed in our Easter egg hunt roundup! Grab your basket and collect them all (but make sure you leave enough for the other mommies).

See, here’s the deal: There is literally an egg hunt on every block, every corner, every square inch of Los Angeles this weekend. And every egg that you find?  You open it up and—surprise!—it tells you about another egg hunt. Some egg hunts are in gardens; some are in malls; some are on the farm; some come with breakfast. (Eggs and breakfast? Weird.)  

Actually, the trick this weekend is going to be not finding an egg hunt. There are a few other things out there: you might luck onto comic book heroes, bubblescomets, talented animals, star-filled skies, the arts of Africa, and...

EggsEggy egg eggs. Lots and lots of eggs.

Hop on over to our most egg-citing picks for this weekend…

Easter Weekend for Philly Kids: Easter Promenade & the Great Egg Hunt March 26-27

By the end of March, the world is starting to awaken from its wintry sleep. Birds are singing, crocuses are breaking through the cold ground, and everyone seems to be in better spirits with the rise in temperature, however slight that rise may be.

Similarly, Philly families find the pages of Mommy Poppins' Event Calendar enlivened with springtime events. A sure sign of spring is Play-A-Palooza, Smith Memorial Playground's annual event celebrating another season of fun. Families who enjoy the outdoors can view the creative recycled artwork at Morris Arboretum or take a guided hike through Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education's walking trails.

But, maybe the only thing Philly kids have on their minds this weekend is what treats they will find in their baskets on Easter morning. So, if your family is looking for Easter fun, check out the egg hunts, Easter Bunny train rides, and Easter fun at farm and nature centers happening throughout the Delaware Valley. Read on for additional weekend activities and have a "Hippity, Hoppity, Happy Easter Day."

Easter Weekend with CT Kids: Egg Hunts, Bunny Trains, and Holi Celebrations: March 26-27

All of us here at Mommy Poppins CT wish our wonderful readers a happy Easter, Holi, and spring!

Because of the holidays, you'll find that many of our favorite kid-friendly hangouts (libraries and museums) are closed or have limited hours on Friday and Sunday, so be sure to double check with your destination before setting off. The Maritime Aquarium and the Mystic Aquarium are open all weekend, as are the CT Science Center and the Mystic Seaport, as are many of our favorite family-friendly hiking spots so grab those Wellies and head off into the woods if you need an adventure—or a chance to walk off that Easter feast.

We have round ups of this weekend's Easter celebrations and egg hunts in Central CT and Fairfield County. Be sure to check whether events require preregistration, as many are already sold out.  Check our events calendar for the latest activities, and we hope you'll follow Mommy Poppins Connecticut on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and subscribe to our newsletters to stay in the know!

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Greenway Carousel and Easter Festivities, March 26-27

After the surprise snowstorm earlier this week, any signs of spring are most welcome here in Boston. Luckily, plenty of activities on the calendar are perfect for a taste of warmer weather, including a few last egg hunts leading up to Easter this Sunday, chances to catch the Easter Bunny, and the opening weekend at one of my kids' favorite spots in Boston, the beautiful Greenway Carousel (pictured).

Other sure signs of spring this weekend include one of the last maple festivals of the season and one of the first of many sheep festivals popping up at local farms over the next couple of months. If you'd rather stay in the city, most kids will be happy to hear that they can catch the circus down at City Hall Plaza or some favorite puppets for a special experience indoors.

Also on Mommy Poppins Boston this week:

  • With winter (hopefully) behind us, we've gathered up the best spring activities in Boston.
  • Chelsea, just over the Tobin Bridge has plenty of fun spots for families and good eats. 
  • One of the great joys of being a parent is getting to play pranks on your kids for April Fools' Day. 

Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to check out the full Event Calendar!

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