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Where to Celebrate Easter in New York City

Where to Celebrate Easter in New York City

Don your Easter bonnets and celebrate the bunny holiday at one of these Easter celebrations in Manhattan, including the NYC Easter Parade and egg hunts in New York City.


Easter Egg Hunt
WHEN: April 4-5, 10am-4:45pm
WHERE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
WHAT: CMOM’s annual Easter egg hunt takes place throughout the museum.
WANT TO GO? Free with admission: $11; $7 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 212-721-1223.

Barnyard Egg Hunt
WHEN: April 4, 12-4pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, Queens
WHAT: Meet Whiskers the Bunny at this celebrated event, dance the Bunny Hop, and enjoy games and egg hunts in the orchard.
WANT TO GO? $5. 718-347-3276.

Egg-Citing Eggs
WHEN: April 4-5, 11:30am and 2:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, Brooklyn
AGES: 4 and younger
WHAT: Explore the egg-citing world of eggs and discover how families around the world celebrate Easter. Learn about animals that come from eggs, examine a real bird’s nest, and make your own nest to take home.
WANT TO GO? $9. 718-735-4400.

Easter Weekend
WHEN: April 4-5, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
WHAT: The Bronx Zoo has lots of family-fun activities to celebrate Easter weekend and the official kick-off of the zoo season, including an eggstravaganza scavenger hung and a wildlife hat parade.
WANT TO GO? $23.95; $21.95 seniors; $16.95 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 2. 718-220-5100.

NYC Easter Parade
NYC Easter Parade 
WHEN: April 5, 10am-4pm
WHERE: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, between 49th and 57th streets, Midtown
WHAT: Every year New Yorkers show off their Easter bonnets in this colorful parade. Come and watch, and don’t forget your hat!
WANT TO GO? FREE. Starts at Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th streets. The best place to watch is near St. Patrick’s Cathedral.


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Emma Steven

Author: Emma Steven is a British freelance writer living in Manhattan with her husband, two small kids, and two cats. Previously the Manhattan calendar editor for, she writes about parenting and New York City. She has written dozens of parenting articles for NYMetroParents, and has also been published on and When asked about what she most misses about the UK she’s most likely to say British humor and least likely to say British weather. See More

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