Heading to Brooklyn for Easter? There are many ways to have some Brooklyn-style Easter fun with the kids, you can hunt for Easter eggs; play tug of war, and lots of other games. Enjoy one of these twelve events, which take place at various times during the Easter season, so you can do one, or several. Enjoy Easter in Brooklyn.
- In Brooklyn, the Easter egg hunts are artisanal. If you want to enjoy an easter egg hunt, head to Aviator Sports from March 29, 30, 31 and April 1, and 2nd from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Get your picture taken with Whiskers the Easter Bunny. In addition to meeting the famed bunny, there will be cupcake decorating and other activities. This is a very popular event, so sign up in advance.
- Stories, Egg Hunt, Meet the Easter Bunny! Boulevard Books & Café in Dyker Heights Boulevard Books and Cafe at 7518 13th Avenue, Dyker Heights. Join in reading Easter themed stories with the Easter Bunny, do an Easter craft. After, each child will color their own Easter themed egg basket or bag. You can hunt, hunt, hunt for tons of candy filled eggs before settling down on the lap of the Easter Bunny for DIY photos.
- Kaiser Park in Coney Island. Neptune Avenue and West 27th Street.And, it's a relatively tame event, by Coney Island standards: the sponsor says, "children pick up as many Easter eggs as they can in an allotted period of time on the lawn at Kaiser Park. Prizes will be awarded."Please bring your own Easter baskets! The Easter Bunny plus one of the mascot characters from the Brooklyn Cyclones team will be there.
- Brooklyn Children’s Museum Eggs-Travaganza Easter Egg Hunt, 145 Brooklyn Ave at St Marks Avenue, Crown Height, (718) 735-4400 x127. Although it's not an Easter egg hunt, the adorable hands-on program called Egg-citing Eggs for the 5-and-under crowd invites them to create their own deliciously gooey sticky Easter egg with papier-mache.
- Brooklyn Boulders 575 Degraw Street. (347) 834-9066. Go to the largest climbing gym in NYC for one of the most unusual Easter egg hunts of your little one's life. Family-friendly Brooklyn Boulders is divided into interesting rooms and spaces where kids can hunt to their hearts' content. Admission fee.
- Greenpoint Easter Egg Hunt by Town SquareThis local community nonprofit organization says, "the hunt will run as long as eggs last," (which sounds like a metaphor for life in the hipster haven of Greenpoint/Williamsburg). As many as 3,000 eggs might be hidden in the park! Families can also enjoy music and arts/craft activities. There will be a separate play area for babies and toddlers during the merry madness of the hunt. McGolrick Park , Greenpoint. Check the website to buy your tickets early.
- Pierrepont Playground Outdoors Spring Egg Hunt\(on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade), Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Street. Buttoned-up Brooklyn Heights is punctual even about its Easter egg hunts. Get there early to make sure you are there for the start of a wild kiddie egg hunt. Enjoy a bake sale, meet local families, and enjoy the fabulous view of Manhattan. No admission fee.
- Li-Lac Chocolate in Industry City hosts a factory easter egg hunt. If you can't make this annual event, you should try to visit the factory and pick up a chocolate Easter bunny.
- Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store hosts an annual Easter Egg Hunt in Park Slope.
- DIY Easter Egg Hunts in Brooklyn's Parks. All Weekend, No Schedule. Head to Prospect Park, Fort Greene Park, Owl's Head Park or any other Brooklyn Park with your children, a bag of colored hardboiled eggs or candy-filled and make your own Easter egg hunt!
- Senator Marty Golden's Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Brooklyn Republican State Senator Marty Golden, from Bay Ridge, runs an active calendar of community events, including the popular Easter Egg hunts in Marine Park and Bay Ridge. Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue & Madison Place. (718) 238-6044.
- Our Lady of Grace Easter Egg Hunt Photos with Bunny. This local church event is open to anyone. It's fun for the kids, but there are fees. The church also holds a fundraising "Easter Fair" with booths (like a Christmas holiday fair). Small fee. (718) 627-2020.
Edited by Alison Lowenstein