The Easter Bunny is making appearances all over New York City this spring, including on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to snap a picture with your child cozied up to the holiday rabbit.
We've rounded up some of the top places in all five boroughs to take a picture with the Easter Bunny, beginning in March. These range from professional shots you can have taken ahead of time to DIY opportunities at your local egg hunt. Get those reservations booked!
Click through to the listings for complete information, including locations and times. Remember these events tend to be crowded, so make a reservation where possible.
Use Big Apple Portraits for that customized Easter bunny shot. Photo courtesy of the studio.
Big Apple Portraits — Upper West Side
Thursday, March 23-Sunday, April 16
Want a different kind of experience this Easter? Bring your kids to Big Apple Portraits, where they can take pictures with real chicks and fluffy bunnies. All the little critters are relocated to a loving farm after their modeling career is over and part of your payment goes toward their care. Additional spring props and backgrounds are also on hand and sessions last just 30 minutes, so you can get in and out before the kids squirm. Packages begin at $125, making it a nice splurge perhaps for baby's first Easter shot?
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Hunt for colorful eggs and meet the bunny himself at the Think ‘N’ Fun Easter egg hunt. Photo courtesy of Think N' Fun.
Think 'N' Fun's Annual Egg Hunt — Upper West Side
Saturday, April 15
No need to bring your own basket here: Participants receive a special Think ‘N’ Fun basket to use during the hunt. Light snacks are served, and children receive a festive accessory, and, of course, a chance to take a photo with the celeb bunny.
Aviator Sports and Events Center — Marine Park
Sunday, April 2
There’s plenty to do at Aviator this Easter, but one of the biggest draws is the popular brunch with the Easter Bunny, back with double the available seating after years of fast sellouts. The Easter Bunny is available for photos, and he's also be there for crafts, cupcake decorating, and a brunch that includes eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, and fruit. While kids are having their fun, adults can enjoy a Bloody Mary or mimosa on the house. Aviator's annual egg hunt allows for photo-ops with a rabbit named Whiskers as well as a full petting zoo, and pony rides (for additional fee). If you can't find a great Easter photo here, we can't help you.
Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church — Gravesend
Saturday, April 1-Sunday, April 2
Photos with the Easter Bunny are only the beginning: Children participate in an egg hunt or paint Easter eggs. There is an on-site Italian cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner both days.
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy — Greenpoint
Sunday, April 2
The addition of the rare golden egg makes the hunting even more exciting. Find it to earn a special prize. Bring a camera for the DIY bunny photo-op and a basket for egg gathering. Face painting, hot food, and raffles ramp up the fun factor. You might even win a Disney vacation for the family.
The entire family can get a shot with the Easter Bunny at the Msgr. McGolrick Park hunt. Photo courtesy of Town Square.
Msgr. McGolrick Park — Greenpoint
Saturday, April 15
Hosted by Town Square, this egg hunt promises lasting fun with thousands of eggs, arts and crafts, festive kid-friendly music, and plenty of photo-ops with the Easter Bunny. Proceeds benefit local Boy Scout Troop 26. Bring your camera.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum — Pelham Bay
Saturday, April 1
The gorgeous grounds of the 19th-century Bartow-Pell Mansion open up for Easter egg hunts each year. But you also can snap a photo with the Easter bunny: Just bring your camera. A crafts table, games, and some light refreshments are available when the kids are all egged out.
Queens Center — Elmhurst
Thursday, March 23-Saturday, April 15
You'll find the Easter Bunny on the third floor of the JCPenney Wing, nestled between Pretzelmaker and Champs. Pay the bunny a visit for a photo and receive a free gift.
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Real and costumed bunnies make the scene at the annual egg hunt at the Queens County Farm Museum. Photo courtesy of the museum.
Queens County Farm Museum — Little Neck
Saturday, April 15
Little bunnies can dance the bunny hop, play an egg toss (or roll), and hunt for eggs in the orchard. Pose with the Easter Bunny or meet live barnyard animals at this working farm. Go for a hayride or attempt the bunny hop and other games. This event is super-popular and requires advance ticket purchase. Tickets can be purchased online now.
Staten Island Mall – Staten Island
Friday, March 24-Saturday, April 15
The Easter Bunny hangs out in the JCPenney area of this mall, too, located on the lower level. Packages range from digital downloads to printed and framed options. Pre-order for a 30 percent discount and additional prints. The mall bunny also welcomes drop-ins. Have a special pet? The bunny even sits for photos with the family dog or cat on Mondays, April 3 and 10. Packages start at $30.99 (prices vary with discounts online).
If you're hitting the nearby suburbs to visit friends or family or just looking for an extra special Easter-themed day trip, try an Easter Bunny Express train, departing from various New Jersey locations.
Top image: The Easter Bunny visits the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum's annual egg hunt, which attracts kids of all ages.
This post originally published in March 2010 is updated annually.