Dress in your Easter best for brunch with the Easter Bunny at Macy's Stella34. Photo by Jody Mercier
Dress in your Easter best for brunch with the Easter Bunny at Macy's Stella34. Photo by Jody Mercier

Meet the Easter Bunny in NYC for a Photo Op with the Kids

The Easter Bunny is making appearances all over New York City this spring, including on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019—so you'll have plenty of opportunities to snap a picture with your child cozied up to the festive 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

Manhattan

Big Apple Portraits — Upper West Side
Starting March 30; call 212-600-4457 or visit the website to reserve dates and times
At Big Apple Portraits, kids can take Easter 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. Mini sessions for kids ages 4 and up start at $100; full 30-minute sessions for kids of all ages start at $250...making this photo op a splurge, but an adorable and memorable one.


Fill a basket with eggs and pose with the Easter Bunny for a memorable photo at Think N' Fun's Annual Egg Hunt.  Photo courtesy of Think N' Fun

Think 'N' Fun's Annual Egg Hunt — Upper West Side and Morningside Heights
Saturday, April 13 and Saturday, April 20
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. Bonus: The event includes a "Wee Hop" hunt specially designed for little ones up to 2 years old. This group hosts two events on different days. There's one in Riverside Park on Saturday, April 13 and another on Easter weekend in Morningside Heights.

Easter Eggstravaganza – East Harlem
Saturday, April 20
Snag a FREE selfie with the Easter bunny at this community event. New York State of Mind (NYSOM) hosts its annual egg hunt in the Rodale Pleasant Park Community Garden. The fun includes an egg race, egg decorating, crafts, and face time with the Easter Bunny, including photo opportunities. FREE, but reservations are suggested.

Breakfast With the Easter Bunny at Stella34 — Midtown
Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21
This delightful breakfast or lunch with the Easter Bunny offers fantastic views of the Empire State Building, yummy food, a keepsake photo with the Easter Bunny, and tons of fun activities for kids. Pricing begins at $35 for kids and $40 for adults. Children under 2  are free! Book early to secure great seating. 

Easter Buffet Brunch at The Peninsula New York — Midtown
Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21
The storied Midtown hotel offers two different experiences to meet the Easter Bunny. On Saturday in the Gotham Lounge children of all ages are welcome to join a reading of Peter Rabbit at a special Children's Easter Tea. Families will enjoy a reading alongside an herb-garden inspired buffet with sweet and savory bites as well as tea and Elderflower mimosas for adults. The event will end with an Easter Egg Hunt around the hotel. It runs from 11am-1pm and is $85 per person. On Sunday, April 21 you can also celebrate in the Clement Restaurant with an elegant brunch for all. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos and there is a chance to play with baby farm animals such as ducks and chicks! $175 per person for adults and $90 for guests under 12. 

Brooklyn

Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church — Gravesend
Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7
At this Brooklyn church, a weekend-long Spring Flea fair with hand-crafted and second-hand goods kicks off in the morning, with fun for kids in the afternoons, including an egg hunt, Easter crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny.

Aviator Sports and Events Center — Marine Park
Saturday, April 13 
There’s plenty to do at Aviator this Easter, but one of the biggest draws is the popular brunch with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny is available for photos, and he's also there for crafts, cupcake decorating, and a meal 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!

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The entire family can get a shot with the Easter Bunny at the Williamsburg Town Square hunt. Photo courtesy of Town Square

Town Square Egg Hunt — Williamsburg
Saturday, April 20 
Bring your camera! Hosted by Town Square, this Brooklyn egg hunt in the backyard of eatery FourFiveSix 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 Pack 7.

Bronx


At the Bartow-Pell Mansion children can hunt for eggs, enjoy arts and crafts, and have photos taken with the Easter Bunny. Photo courtesy of the museum

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum — Pelham Bay
Saturday, April 13 (rain date Sunday, April 14)
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

Queens Center — Elmhurst
Daily through April 20
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.

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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 20
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

Staten Island Mall – Staten Island
Daily until April 20
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. Packages start at $29.99 (prices vary with discounts online).

Farther Afield

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.

Find bunny brunches or egg hunts in NYC, too! Or lean on our March GoList for more must-do events and activities.

This post originally published in March 2010 is updated annually. Amy Meader contributed additional reporting.