The Easter Bunny is making appearances all over New York City this spring, including on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, 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!
Find bunny brunches or egg hunts in NYC, too! Or lean on our March GoList for more must-do events and activities.
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
Saturday, March 10–Saturday, March 31
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. Mini sessions, for kids ages 4+, start at $100; full 30-minute sessions for kids of all ages start at $250 making this photo op a splurge.
Think 'N' Fun's Annual Egg Hunt — Upper West Side/Morningside Heights
Saturday, March 24 and Saturday March 31
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, March 24, and another on Easter weekend in Morningside Heights.
Easter Eggstravaganza – East Harlem
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Snag a FREE selfie with the Easter bunny as this community event. The NYSoM organization hosts its annual egg hunt in the Target and Home Depot East Harlem Gardens. The fun includes an egg race, egg decorating, crafts, and face time with the Easter Bunny, including photo opportunities. FREE
Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church — Gravesend
Saturday, March 17–Sunday, March 18
Photos with the Easter Bunny are only the beginning: Children can also participate in an egg hunt or paint Easter eggs. There is also a spring fair with food and goods for purchase.
Aviator Sports and Events Center — Marine Park
Sunday, March 25
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's Egg Hunt — Williamsburg
Saturday, March 31
Bring your camera! Hosted by Town Square, this Brooklyn egg hunt, hosted 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.
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, March 24
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
Daily through Sunday, April 1
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, March 31
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 9–Saturday, March 31
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).
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.