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Easter Eggstravaganza

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Easter parade down Fifth Avenue.  

South Street Seaport
3/22, 210 Front St.
Front Street’s the place to egg-hunt all afternoon long (phew—there’s nothing worse than showing up late and having all of the orbs already found). The Trinity Wall Street Church–co-sponsored “egg”-stravaganza also features games, crafts, treats, and live music.
212-732-7678.

Little Italy
3/22, 147 Mulberry St.
Teach the bambini to say ciao to the bunny at this Mulberry Street celebration sponsored by the Little Italy Merchants Association. Color eggs, eat candy, then top it off with a traditional Italian family meal—various local restaurants will have prix fixe Easter menus.
littleitalynyconline.org.

Upper West Side
3/26, nr. W. 106th St.
Everyone will walk away with an egg here—16,000 candy-filled ones will be hidden in Central Park at the Great Hill (coordinated by the Gallery Church). Plus carnival games, egg decoration, and face painting. An (the!) Easter Bunny will be on hand for a photo op. Say chocolate!
gallerychurch.com.

The Bronx
3/22, Pelham Bay Park
More egg hunting (for filled specimens) plus crafts are what’s happening in the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum’s lovely springtime garden. Light refreshments and nondenominational “Spring Bunny” snapshots are part of the fun. BYO basket.
718-885-1461 or bpmm.org.

Brooklyn Heights
3/22, Promenade
A warning: Do not be late for the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee’s egg hunt in the Pierrepont Playground, or there might be nothing left for small hands to find. It starts at ten o’clock sharp. Then relax and enjoy candy, treats, and balloons at your leisure.
bhplaygrounds.org.

Queens
3/22, Floral Park
Dance the bunny hop, then hunt for and play toss and rolling games with eggs at the Queens County Farm Museum. Don’t forget to check out their animals (besides Whiskers, who will be rabbiting around) and take a hayride.
718-347-3276 or queensfarm.org.

Park Slope
3/22 and 3/23, Prospect Park
Secular sorts rejoice again: This egg event makes no mention of Easter. Young’uns will get an “egg-u-cation” and answer questions like Which comes first, the bird or the egg? Why are eggs different colors and shapes? Egg crafts, experiments, and exhibits are par for the course.
718-287-3400 or prospectpark.org.

Dumbo
3/22, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Ten children lucky enough to find special gold eggs will win Jacques Torres chocolate baskets at this Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy hunt. Search high and low when not listening to Audra Rox and story readings, watching the Heights Players’ children’s theater, or having your face painted.
718-802-0603 or brooklynbridgepark.org.

Soho
3/22, 557 Broadway
Clifford the Big Red Dog–themed egg hunts take place every hour on the hour at the Scholastic Store, a lovely touch for those of us (ahem) who have trouble shuttling a bunch of kids (or one kid) anywhere at a fixed time. Bonuses: story readings and Clifford photo ops.
212-343-6166 or scholastic.com/scholasticstores.

Midtown
3/22, Fifth Ave. from 49th to 57th Sts.
Go en masse to the big parade! If you can stomach it! Spot bonnets galore and nary an egg hunt in sight!


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