Easter Egg Hunts for Kids in New York City 2017

Where Are Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Activities in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island

Easter is just a hop, skip and a jump away, falling on Sunday, April 16 this year. 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 such as 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 one that carries a small fee as those usually have a cap on participants.

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Editor's note: Though we have more than 30 hunts listed, we'll continually update this post as we hear details on other popular hunts!

Manhattan

Carl Schurz Park Egg Hunt – Upper East Side
Saturday, April 8
Head to the beloved Carl Schurz Park for a continuous wave of egg hunts. The line forms early along East 87th Street. FREE

NYC Fire Museum Easter Egg Hunt – Soho
Sunday, April 9
Head to the popular NYC Fire Museum to hunt for eggs inside the firehouse. Bags are provided to collect treats and museum admission is included. Beware: This popular event sells out early and advance tickets are required.

Frozen Easter Egg Hunt – Midtown West
Friday, April 14-Sunday, April 16
Head to the Minus5 Ice Experience for a new take on this traditional seasonal activity. Your admission grants each guest a mocktail to enjoy as they hunt through the city's only ice bar to search for five eggs frozen throughout the venue. Guests who find them all will leave with a gift basket.

Easter Eggstravaganza – East Harlem
Saturday, April 15
Join community organization NYSoM for its fourth-annual egg hunt in the Target and Home Depot East Harlem Gardens. Additional fun includes an egg race, egg decorating, crafts, and face time with the Easter Bunny. FREE

Egg Hunt and Bunny Fun – Upper West Side
Saturday, April 15
Riverside Park is the place to be for Think 'N' Fun's annual Easter egg hunt. After you've gathered your eggs, take a picture with the bunny, and enjoy some springtime treats. Advance registration required. Rain date: Sunday, April 16.

Children's Museum of Manhattan Easter Egg Hunt – Upper West Side
Saturday, April 15-Tuesday, April 18
Instead of looking for traditional stuffed eggs, participants go on a scavenger hunt for egg icons hidden throughout the Children's Museum of Manhattan. At the end, show off your completed booklet to collect a prize. Icons are hidden throughout the exhibits including Hello from Japan and America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far,which are enjoying a limited run at the tot spot.

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Creative Kiddie Easter Cruise – Stuyvesant Town
Sunday, April 16
Sail the high seas (or the East River) as you party with the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs aboard a boat. The cruise takes you down the East River for striking views of Lady Liberty, and includes lots of fun like balloon animals, face painting, clowns, magic shows, and more.

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

Brooklyn

Easter Egg Hunt – Gravesend
Saturday, April 1
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. Rain date: Sunday, April 2.

Easter Egg Hunt – Marine Park
Saturday, April 8
State Senator Marty Golden hosts this annual egg hunt and celebration for families at Marine Park. FREE

Annie's Blue Ribbon Store Annual Egg Hunt – Park Slope
Saturday, April 8
Head to this local shop with your basket in hand to search for treat-filled eggs in the shop's backyard. FREE

Easter Egg Hunt Weekend – Floyd Bennett Field
Daily, Thursday, April 13 through Monday, April 17
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 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.

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Town Square's Egg Hunt – Greenpoint
Saturday, April 15
Enjoy live music, spring-themed crafts and face time with the Easter Bunny, then search for eggs in the backyard of t.b.d. Brooklyn. You'll need to bring your own basket. Space is limited so buy tickets online to avoid getting shut out. There will be rain-or-shine tents, so the fun goes on no matter the weather.

Easter Egg Hunt – Red Hook
Saturday, April 15
Join Redemption Church in Coffey Park for its second-annual hunt. In addition to the namesake treat, there will be candy, music, and loads of family-friendly fun. FREE


Brooklyn Boulders puts on an egg hunt for climbers! Photo by Caitie McCabe/courtesy of the venue.

Brooklyn BouldersEaster Egg Hunt – Gowanus
Saturday, April 15
Hunt through the nooks and crannies of this awesome rock climbing gym in the most athletic egg hunt out there. Kids ages 4-12 search low and high for their treats. Every child goes home with a Brooklyn Boulders tote bag.

Evergreens Cemetery Eggstravaganza – Bushwick
Saturday, April 15
The Easter egg hunt is the beginning of the fun at Evergreens Cemetery. A visit from the Easter bunny, petting zoo, and refreshments round out the afternoon. Bring your own baskets; pre-registration is appreciated but not required. FREE

Ashford Learning Center Egg Hunt – Brownsville
Saturday, April 15
Join Ashford Learning center for an afternoon of arts, crafts, and treat-filled egg hunt. FREE

Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Bay Ridge
Saturday, April 15
State Senator Marty Golden hosts another outdoor egg hunt for Brooklyn families, this time at Shore Road Park. FREE

Easter Egg Hunt – Gerrittsen Beach
Saturday, April 15
Head to the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department to hunt eggs, hang with the Easter bunny, enjoy arts and crafts, a magic show and play holiday-themed games. FREE


Many egg hunts also include a chance to meet the Easter bunny like at the Queens County Farm. Photo courtesy the farm.

Queens

Easter Egg Hunt – Astoria
Saturday, April 8
City Council member Costa Constantinides sponsors this egg hunt in Raimonda Park. Children will be broken into like-age groups. Bring your own pail or basket to collect your wares. FREE

Barnyard Egg Hunt – Glen Oaks
Saturday, April 15
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. Petting zoo, pony rides, and food can be purchased for an additional fee.

Easter Egg Hunt – Rego Park
Saturday, April 15
Head to Our Saviour New York for a full-filled hunt in the church's yard. Thousands of treat-filled eggs will be up for grabs along with special prizes. FREE

Brooklyn Boulders Easter Egg Hunt – Queensbridge
Saturday, April 15
Just like the original location, the Queensbridge branch of this Brooklyn Boulders opens its doors for a gravity-defying egg hunt.

Astoria Community Easter Egg Hunt – Astoria
Saturday, April 15
Connections Church hosts a community egg hunt at two Astoria locations, with more than 10,000 eggs for kids to collect in age-specific hunts. A major bonus: There will be a coffee bar for the adults! FREE

Queens Zoo Spring Eggstravaganza – Corona
Saturday, April 15-Sunday, April 16
In addition to a traditional egg hunt, kids can get up close and personal with the Queens Zoo's live rabbits, as well as the Easter Bunny. Arts and crafts and other springtime fun round out the day.

Easter Egg Hunt – Flushing
Wednesday, April 19
If you didn't get enough candy on Easter proper, head to the historic Lewis H. Latimer House for a mid-week hunt. After-school hours make it bigger-kid friendly, but the event is aimed at kids ages 11 and younger. FREE

Staten Island

The Great Egg Hunt & Easter Bonnet Parade – Dongan Hills
Saturday, April 8
Give your bonnet a test run before the big parade down Fifth Avenue at this fun event. There will be eggs to find and the Easter bunny also makes an appearance. FREE

Egg Hunt – Port Richmond
Sunday, April 9
Head to the Joe Holzka Community Garden for a full-filled egg hunt. FREE

Easter Egg Hunt – Port Richmond
Friday, April 14
Egg hunts will be held in age-group waves beginning at midday for the preschool set, and include after-school sessions for kids up to age 15. Registration is required, either in person or via the phone. FREE

Historic Richmond Town Easter Egg Hunt – Staten Island
Saturday, April 15
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.


The egg hunt gets underway at Bartow-Pell Mansion. Photo by Richard Warren/courtesy of the venue.

The Bronx

Easter Egg Hunt at Bartow-Pell Mansion – Pelham Bay
Saturday, April 1
Bring your own basket to hunt for eggs on the grounds of the historic Bartow-Pell Mansion. Visitors can enjoy a light snack, arts and crafts, and photo-ops with the Easter Bunny. Rain date is Sunday, April 2. Advance tickets required.

Sedgwick Library – Morris Heights
Saturday, April 15
Pint-sized egg hunters ages 5 and younger will search the library stacks for colorful eggs before settling in for a special story time with the Easter Bunny. FREE

Top image: Kids dash to collect as many treat-filled eggs as they can at the Queens County Farm Museum’s annual hunt. Photo courtesy of the venue.

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