20 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, which is virtual again this year. But there's plenty of other springtime fun to be had, too.
Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do. Please plan your outings in advance, as many venues require timed-entry tickets or reservations to limit crowd size.
The New York Botanical Garden's Daffodil Hill is a springtime must-see. Photo by Jody Mercier
2. Gape at the amazing millinery at the virtual Easter Bonnet Parade and Festival. FREE
Easter egg hunts abound all weekend long, or you can host your own.
3. Grab some baskets and the kids and head to one of NYC's egg hunts happening on Easter Sunday, like the Easter Egg Hunt With City Kinder: Ostereier Suchen.
4. Scared of the possible crowds? Stage an at-home hunt instead.
5. Catch an open-air concert outside the Chelsea Market at this series of performances by musicians from The Chelsea Symphony. FREE
Witness the rebirth of the season at the Bronx Zoo. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher for WCS
6. Explore one of the many fascinating exhibits at the Bronx Zoo and get up close with hundreds of different species.
7. Craft your own pair of bunny ears, and then debut your creation at the Easter Bunny Ears and Dance Party at the Children's Museum of Manhattan.
8. Pull out your craft bin and tackle one of these kid-friendly projects.
Wave Hills bucolic grounds make you forget you're in the city at all. Photo courtesy of Wave Hill
9. Celebrate Mother Earth at the beautiful Wave Hill.
10. Enjoy searching for eggs at a Green Meadows Farm in Brooklyn.
Visit Reflect at Domino Park, which closes on Thursday, April 15. Photo by Sara M.
11. Dance your way through the new Reflect installation at Domino Park. FREE
12. Visit one of these 10 newly renovated playgrounds in NYC. FREE
Breathing Pavilion, from artist Ekene Ijeoma, is public art meant to calm your soul. Photo courtesy of the Van Alen Institute
14. Take in a classic fairytale with Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp at Puppetworks in Park Slope.
15. For a truly special treat, set sail with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy an onboard Easter egg hunt.
See David Bowie in Labyrinth at the Queens Drive-In. Photo courtesy of Columbia/TriStar
16. Catch a flick at the Queens Drive-In's showing of Labyrinth.
Pose with the larger-than-life pieces at the Brooklyn Museum's KAWS exhibition. Photo by Diana Kim
19. Get crafty at the Kids Paint Easter Egg-stravaganza event in Park Slope, where kids can decorate their own Easter eggs and pose for a photo with the Easter bunny.
20. Dress the kids up and pose for spring pictures; a little bribery might help! Take them to FAO Schwarz to purchase some of the best Easter goodies in town.
This post was originally published in April 2013, but it is updated annually.