Easter Egg Hunts for Kids in New York City 2018

Best NYC, Brooklyn, Queens Egg Hunts: Get Your Basket and Bonnet Ready!
Think 'N' Fun's annual Easter egg hunt. Photo by Lee Uehara

Easter Sunday is April 1 this year—no joke! It's just a hop, skip, and a jump away. One of the best ways to celebrate with kids is to attend one of NYC's treat-filled egg hunts. Most are outdoors in playgrounds and parks, zoos, and gardens, but a few are indoors at museums and other cultural spots. Many offer additional spring fun, including seasonal crafts, face painting, and live entertainment.

Remember, Easter egg hunts in NYC are extremely popular so arrive early and expect hordes. If you dislike crowds, avoid the free hunts and opt for those that carry a small fee as they usually cap the number of participants. Or get your photo op with the Easter Bunny in ahead of time at these brunches.

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More than 25 hunts are listed, but we will continue to update this post as we confirm details with additional community events.

Manhattan

Easter Celebration at Highbridge — Washington Heights
Saturday, March 24
Join the fun at Highbridge Park in Washington Heights for this FREE egg hunt arriving the Saturday before Easter. You can meet the Easter bunny and enjoy outdoor games like sack races, crafts, and of course treats. FREE

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Load up a basket with colored eggs at TNF's annual Easter Egg Hunt at Riverside Park. Photo by Lee Uehara 

TNF's Riverside Park Egg Hunt — Upper West Side
Saturday, March 24
Riverside Park is the place to be for this annual egg hunt, which is done in waves of preregistered Easter bunnies. Buy tickets ahead of time for your walkers, non-walkers, and big kids to enjoy a spring hunt. You'll also receive an Easter basket and photo op with the bunny.

Carl Schurz Park Egg Hunt — Upper East Side
Sunday, March 25
Head to beloved Carl Schurz Park for a wave of egg hunts. The line forms early along East 87th Street. FREE

Rockefeller Center Easter Egg Hunt — Midtown
Saturday, March 31
The NYC Midtown institution kicks off its first Easter egg hunt in 2018 with music, crafts, and more family activities. Everything is first-come, first serve, so get there early. FREE


Search the firehouse for Easter egg treats at the NYC Fire Museum's annual Easter egg hunt. Photo courtesy of the firehouse

SOLD OUT: NYC Fire Museum Easter Egg Hunt — Soho
Saturday, March 31
Head to the popular museum and hunt for eggs inside the firehouse. Bags are provided to collect treats and museum admission is included. This popular event sells out early and advance tickets are required.

Easter Eggstravaganza — East Harlem
Saturday, March 31
Join community organization NYSoM for 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. FREE

Egg Hunt and Bunny Fun — Morningside Heights
Saturday, March 31
Sakura Park is the place to be for Think 'N' Fun's annual egg hunt. After you've gathered your eggs, take a picture with the bunny, and enjoy some springtime treats. Baskets will be provided, and there's a "Wee Hop" for tots. The hunt is done in waves and offers options for non-walkers, too. Advance registration required. 


Don't miss the Easter scavenger hunt at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Photo by Emily Munro/Children's Museum of Manhattan

Children's Museum of Manhattan Easter Egg Hunt — Upper West Side
Saturday, March 31–Monday, April 2
Instead of looking for traditional stuffed eggs, participants go on a scavenger hunt for egg icons hidden throughout the museum. At the end, show off your completed booklet to collect a prize. Icons are hidden throughout, including at exhibits, such as Hello from Japan. The museum will also host a number of related events and crafts, such as basket-weaving this holiday weekend.

Frozen Easter Egg Hunt — Midtown West
Saturday, March 31–Sunday, April 1
Head to the Minus5 Ice Experience for a new take on this traditional activity. Admission grants each guest a mocktail as they hunt through the city's only ice bar to search for eggs frozen throughout the venue. Guests who find them leave with a gift basket.

Creative Kiddie Easter Cruise — Stuyvesant Town
Saturday, March 31–Sunday, April 1
Sail the high seas (or the East River) as you party with the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs. The cruise takes you down the water for striking views of Lady Liberty and includes balloon animals, face painting, clowns, magic shows, and more. There are two trips per day. FYI, the Easter Sunday cruise sold out last year.
 
High Line Hotel Easter Egg Hunt — Chelsea
Sunday, April 1
Enjoy petting zoos, meet-and-greets with the Easter Bunny, crafts, face painting, and a FREE egg hunt at this Chelsea hotel's fifth annual Easter Sunday shindig. FREE

Bonus option: Although there is no egg hunt at the annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, there are plenty of gorgeous holiday bonnets, frocks, and a bunny or two. It's a great way to celebrate.

Brooklyn

Easter Egg Hunt — Gravesend
Sunday, March 18
Bring a bag or basket and hunt for candy and surprise-filled eggs in the grassy grotto of Our Lady of Grace Church. Plan to spend an extra $5 if you'd like to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. 

Easter Egg Hunt — Marine Park
Saturday, March 24
State Sen. Marty Golden hosts this annual egg hunt and celebration for families at Marine Park. FREE

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Join the Easter egg hunt at Evergreens Cemetery. Photo courtesy of the cemetery

Evergreens Cemetery Eggstravaganza — Bushwick
Saturday, March 24
The Easter egg hunt is the beginning of the fun at Evergreens Cemetery. A visit from the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, and refreshments round out the afternoon. Bring your own baskets; registration is appreciated but not required. FREE

Easter Egg Hunt Weekend — Floyd Bennett Field
Daily, Thursday, March 29 to Monday, April 2
If you didn't make it to Aviator Sports' breakfast with the Easter Bunny, find your way there for an egg hunt and springtime farm adventure. Admission lets children hunt for eggs, take a photo with Whiskers the bunny, embark on a hayride, operate a bulldozer, and more. There are additional fees for the petting zoo and pony rides.
 
Easter Egg Hunt – Fort Greene
Saturday, March 31
Roam this green space for Easter eggs, while also meeting the Easter Bunny and enjoying the family-friendly activities put on by neighborhood groups, such as the YMCA and BAM. FREE
 
Annual Easter Egg Hunt — Bay Ridge
Saturday, March 31
Senator Golden hosts another outdoor egg hunt for Brooklyn families, this time at Shore Road Park. FREE

Easter Egg Hunt – Red Hook
Saturday, March 31
Join Redemption Church in Coffey Park for its annual hunt. In addition to the namesake treat, there's candy, music, and loads of family fun. FREE

Town Square's Egg Hunt — Williamsburg
Saturday, March 31
Enjoy live music, spring-themed crafts, and face time with the Easter Bunny at this annual hunt taking place in the backyard of FourFiveSix, a local bar and restaurant. Egg hunts take place in groups of 10 kids at a time to avoid the springtime trample. Space is limited so buy tickets ahead of time to avoid getting shut out. 

Wyckoff Farmhouse Egg Hunt — East Flatbush
Saturday, March 31
Local families join council member Jumaane Williams for this egg hunt at the historic Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum. Expect an appearance by the Easter Bunny, refreshments, and more family fun. FREE for kids under 10

Queens

Green Meadows Farm Easter Egg Hunt — Alley Park
Daily, Thursday, March 29 to Monday, April 2
Search for eggs in the barnyard, meet a bunny, try out games, and even hit the slide at this fun four-day Easter fest.


Catch all the eggs (and the fun) at the Queens County Farm Museum's egg hunt. Photo courtesy the farm

SOLD OUT: Barnyard Egg Hunt — Floral Park
Saturday, March 31
Head to the Queens County Farm Museum for a country-style hunt through the orchard. While there, meet Whiskers the bunny, take a hayride, and participate in egg tosses and races. A petting zoo, pony rides, and food can be purchased for an additional fee. Note: Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. None are sold at the gate.

Brooklyn Boulders Easter Egg Hunt — Queensbridge
Saturday, March 31
The Long Island City branch of Brooklyn Boulders opens its doors for a gravity-defying egg hunt. RSVP in advance. Kids will receive an Easter tote bag. (Note: There's no hunt for kids at the Brooklyn location this year.)

Astoria Community Easter Egg Hunt — Astoria
Saturday, March 31
Connections Church hosts a community egg hunt in Astoria Park with age-specific hunts. A major bonus: There is a coffee bar for adults. Kids can also visit the allergy-safe tent, and there's an area set up for parents to nurse and change diapers of babies not ready to participate! FREE

Easter Egg Hunt – Flushing
Monday, April 2
If you didn't get enough candy on Easter proper, head to the historic Lewis H. Latimer House for this day-after hunt. The event is aimed at kids ages 11 and younger and takes place in the outdoor garden. FREE

Staten Island

Historic Richmond Town Easter Egg Hunt — Staten Island
Saturday, March 31
Bring a cardboard egg carton to Historic Richmond Town and transform it into a fancy Victorian-style craft. Afterward, hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. Prepaid reservations required.

Egg Hunt: Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve — Staten Island
Saturday, March 31
Hunt among the trees and trails for the Easter bunny's eggs at this nature-fueled Easter fete. Bring your own basket. FREE


Arrive early to ensure your place at the popular Bartow-Pell Mansion egg hunt. Photo by Richard Warren/courtesy of the venue.

The Bronx

Easter Egg Hunt at Bartow-Pell Mansion — Pelham Bay
Saturday, March 24
Bring your own basket to hunt for eggs on the grounds of the historic Bartow-Pell Mansion. Visitors enjoy a light snack, arts and crafts, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Advance tickets required.


Two Easter egg hunts means there will be plenty of eggs to go around. Photo courtesy of WBO

WBO Spring Egg Hunt — Norwood
Saturday, March 31
Kids can hunt for Easter eggs in two waves at this Bronx park: 3 to 6 year olds start first, and then 7 to 10 year olds have their own hunt. Expect carnival games and more family activities. Bring a can of nonperishable food to donate. FREE

Sedgwick Library — Morris Heights
Saturday, March 31
Pint-sized egg hunters 6 and younger search the library stacks for colorful eggs before settling in for a special storytime with the Easter Bunny. FREE

This post, originally published in March 2009, is updated annually.