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12 Best Easter Egg Hunts in New York City




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Whether you have kids, grandchildren, nieces and/or nephews, the Easter Egg Hunt always brings out that young sense of excitement. You might be too old to participate now, but do you remember running around with the determination of finding the most hidden goods? Filling up a basket with the most candy filled plastic eggs, beautifully hand-painted real eggs, chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps is all that matters in the minds of our young hunters. If you are undecided on which Easter Egg Hunt to attend, have a look at the list of best Easter Egg Hunts in New York City.

1. Children's Museum of Manhattan Easter Egg Hunt

Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Date(s): Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27

Price: Free with $12 museum admission

Description: This is an unconventional egg hunt, where you look for egg icons and images throughout the museum. They will give you a booklet to fill out with your findings - present your completed booklet at the end of your visit to receive a prize!

Location: The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street

2. Egg Hunt and Bunny Fun

Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Date(s): Saturday, March 26 (Rain Date: Saturday, April 2nd)

Price: $21 Early Access before Saturday, March 12. $25 After March 12.

Description: Think 'N' Fun has an annual Easter Egg Hunt, which is very popular for families in the Upper West Side. After you finish the egg hunt, children can take a picture with the bunny and enjoy Easter themed food and beverages prepared by the Think 'N' Fun team. You must register in advance to participate.

Location: Riverside Park

3. Egg decorating and Nest Making at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Date(s): Saturday, March 19

Price: $10 per child

Description: The kitchen can get pretty messy when decorating your eggs at home, so why not have some creative fun at Saint John the Divine? All you need to participate is to purchase your tickets in advance, bring two boiled eggs to the event, and everything else will be provided! Craft items include paper, glitter, glue, paint, and materials to make a nest for the eggs.

Location: The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

4. Eloise at the Plaza: Easter Egg Decorating and Egg Hunt

Neighborhood: Midtown

Date(s): Monday, March 28

Price: $50 per person

Description: Did you ever want to learn how to decorate Easter eggs like the pros? Then come on down to the Plaza Hotel for a egg decorating class followed by an egg hunt, starting at 4:00pm. Why so expensive for a children's activity, you may ask? Well, that's not all you get! Enjoy snacks and beverages including fruit kabobs, pastries, tea sandwiches, tea and pink lemonade. In addition, each child will leave with a gift bag and a $10 gift cart to Eloise at the Plaza.

Location: Eloise at the Plaza, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South

5. Carl Schurz Park Egg Hunt

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Date(s): Saturday, March 19 (Rain Date: Sunday, March 20)

Price: FREE, donations accepted

Description: Do you live near the Carl Shurz Park? If so, head on over there around 1:00pm via East 87th @ East End Avenue for some awesome egg hunting! They have separate egg hunts divided by age, and East Side West Side Music Together will be performing to provide the good vibes. You can also stop by Mayor De Blasio's house to wish him a Happy Easter!

Location: Carl Schurz Park

6. The Great Easter Egg Hunt

Neighborhood: TriBeCa

Date(s): Saturday, March 26

Price: FREE

Description: The Lower Manhattan Community Church will be sponsoring this year's Easter Egg Hunts for children in the 3rd grade and below. Also enjoy some fun activities such as face painting, Easter themed carnival games, and photo-booth with the Easter Bunny! The festivities start at 11:00am and end at 1:00pm.

Location: 10 Desbrosses Street, 11th Floor New York, NY


7. Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Festival

Neighborhood: Harlem

Date(s): Saturday, March 26

Price: FREE

Description: The Egg Hunt kicks off at 2:00pm sharp, but the event will start at 12:00pm and is located at the 135th St Plaza & Lawn in Harlem. There will be a ton of fun activities including arts & crafts, face painting, games, story telling and more! Be sure to bring your Easter basket to hold all the goodies.

Location: St. Nicholas Park


8. Easter Eggstravaganza

Neighborhood: East Harlem

Date(s): Saturday, March 26

Price: FREE

Description: On Saturday, head over to the Target & Home Depot Garden on East 117th St between 1st Ave and Pleasant Ave for some fun Easter activities! The event is free and will include the long awaited Easter egg hunt, egg painting, arts & crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny! Win prizes and participate in other fun activities, too! Festivities will start at 12:00pm.

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden


9. NYC Fire Museum Easter Egg Hunt

Neighborhood: SoHo

Date(s): Saturday, March 26

Price: $5 per child, $8 per adult

Description: Have you ever been to the NYC Fire Museum on Easter? They are preparing for a special egg hunt INSIDE the museum! The ticket also pays for the admission into the museum, so stick around to check it out after the festivities. The hunt starts at 12:00pm and ends at 1:00pm, and you have to buy your tickets in advance to participate.

Location: New York City Fire Museum, 278 Spring Street




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