From Easter egg hunts to appearances by Peter Rabbit, your guide to family-friendly Easter celebration events in New York City this holiday weekend.
Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt
April 23, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, New York 11004
The Farm Museum will hold its annual Egg Hunt in the orchard. Egg hunts will be ongoing throughout the day, “Whiskers” the bunny will be hopping around the farm to greet children and pose for pictures, bring your camera. Dance the “Bunny Hop”, play egg toss and egg rolling games on the farmhouse lawn. Visit our farm animals and take a hayride. Admission price is $5.00 per person.
Peter Rabbit at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum
April 23, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
For the price of museum admission, your child can come meet Peter Rabbit and his friends in Mr. McGregor’s Garden. There will be book readings, family crafts and photographs.
Annual Easter Festival at St. Nicholas Park
April 23, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
135th St and St. Nicholas Ave
An Easter egg hunt as well as egg decorating, arts and crafts, cupcake decorating, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny will be a part of this annual celebration.
Easter Fun Fest at Trinity Church
April 24, 12:30-3:00 p.m.
The free event will feature Easter egg hunts for children under six, and a super scavenger hunt for the older kids. There will also be a puppet parade, a visit from the Easter bunny, music and crafts.
NYC Easter Day Parade
Along 5th Avenue, from 49th to 57th Streets
Far less organized and outrageous than the likes of the St. Patrick’s Day or Thanksgiving Day Parades, the Easter Parade is a relatively simple display of Easter bonnets and bunny costumes, with no floats or marching bands to speak of.