Where to Take Easter Bunny Pictures With NYC Kids in 2021
With Easter just weeks away, and some semblance of normal descending on the city, the Easter Bunny is making a few appearances in New York City this spring. While he's not hopping to quite as many spots as years past, we've still found several places where NYC kids can pose for Easter Bunny pictures.
Our picks include destinations in four of the city's five boroughs and range from professional studio shots to DIY opportunities at local egg hunts. But, beware: You better hop to it. Many of these outings require reservations, so book now.
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 maintaining an appropriate distance. Stay tuned for our full roundup of Easter egg hunts across the city soon. Be sure to 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. Some of these photos were taken before the pandemic.
Big Apple Portraits takes a custom Easter portrait complete with live chicks and bunnies. Photo courtesy of the studio
Where to Take Easter Bunny Pictures in Manhattan
Big Apple Portraits — Upper West Side
Select dates from Thursday, March 18-Sunday, April 4; 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.
NYSoM Easter Eggstravaganza 2021 – East Harlem
Saturday, April 3
Snag a FREE selfie with the Easter bunny at this community event. 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. Admission is first come, first served. FREE
Event Easter Cruises – Lower East Side
Sunday, April 4
Sail past the skyline with the Easter Bunny. Book Easter brunch or dinner and enjoy the views, plus a variety of holiday entertainment. Brunch attendees can hunt for eggs, have their faces painted, and do arts and crafts. Attendees on either cruise get a chance to visit the Easter Bunny for a photo-op. Book tickets in advance online.
Easter Bunny Pictures in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx
Queens County Farm Museum — Little Neck
Saturday, March 27 and Saturday, April 3
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 super-popular event requires purchasing tickets online in advance.
Crossroads Christian Church – Bay Ridge
Saturday, March 27
Crossroads Christian Church hosts its Fifth Annual Easter Eggstravaganza, with games, face painting, and a chance to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Make sure to pre-register here. FREE
At the Bartow-Pell Mansion, children can hunt for eggs and take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Photo courtesy of the museum
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum — Pelham Bay
Saturday, March 27, Sunday, March 28, and Saturday, April 3
The gorgeous grounds of the 19th-century Bartow-Pell Mansion open up for Easter egg hunts each year. But you can also 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. There is a $10/child fee, and advance registration is required.
Where to Take Easter Bunny Pictures Beyond City Limits
If you're hitting the nearby suburbs to visit friends or family or just looking for an extra special Easter-themed day trip, you can catch up with the Easter Bunny aboard one of these New Jersey trains.
We've also found a handful of Easter Bunny brunches and photo-ops in Westchester and the Hudson Valley and Long Island, too.
This post originally published in March 2010 is updated annually. Amy Meader contributed additional reporting.