Easter is almost here, which means this week is sure to include plenty of egg coloring, egg hiding and hunting, and last minute photo ops with the Easter Bunny.
On Staten Island’s North Shore, you don’t need to have a backyard to enjoy an Easter egg hunt. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy this spring tradition this upcoming week. Heading out to one of these events is a win-win for everyone: you get to enjoy the warm spring weather while watching your children and grandchildren search for brightly colored eggs, and you get an opportunity to spend a day out at Staten Island’s most scenic parks and recreational spaces, museums and libraries.
Below is a list of some of the Easter Egg Hunts and other Easter egg activities in Staten Island this week. Of course, you could always head out to one of Staten Island’s many parks and make your own Easter egg hunt—hiding those decorated orbs within trees, bushes, among flowers and beside rocks.
Either way, get your Easter baskets ready and enjoy this week!
Mariners Harbor Library, 206 South Avenue between Arlington Place and Brabant Street
Tuesday, April 15 from 11am- 2:30pm
Enjoy Staten Island’s newest library as they host an egg hunt. There will be two sessions- one for ages 6 and under, and the second for ages 7 to 11. There will also be crafts and face painting.
Greenbelt Easter Fest
Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue
Wednesday, April 16 from 4-6pm
Enjoy the Staten Island Greenbelt Recreational Center with a “Search for the Golden Egg,” face painting, arts and crafts, egg decorating and games. There will even be a special appearance by Peter Rabbit and his friends to culminate the day.
Easter Egg Hunt
Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue near St. Patrick’s Place
Saturday, April 19 at 11am
Bring a cardboard egg carton and transform it into a festive craft. Afterward, hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. This event is best for children ages 3 and up. Prepaid reservations required, so call 718-351-1611 ext. 281 for more information.
Easter Eggbot Decorating
Staten Island Makerspace 450 Front Street, Unit B- Entrance on Thompson Street
Saturday, April 19 from 1-4pm
Bring a few undecorated hard-boiled eggs and watch the Eggbot (an open-source art robot) print decorative designs on your Easter eggs! This event is free and is open to all ages. Bring some eggs to share!
Pictures with the Easter Bunny
Staten Island Mall: Lower Level JC Penney Wing
April 4-19 from 10am – 8pm on Monday-Saturday; 11am-6pm on Sundays
The Easter Bunny isn’t just for kids anymore! This Easter tradition has expanded to include pets. Even more, now families have the option to get a professional family portrait taken in front of a spring backdrop. Visit the Easter Photo area for details.
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Look forward to meeting you soon! Enjoy the wonderful weather!