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Egg-Stravaganza and Giant Bunnies Bringing Easter Fun to Queens Kids

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | April 15, 2014 12:44pm
 A number of Queens churches and organizations invite children for Easter egg hunt.
A number of Queens churches and organizations invite children for Easter egg hunt.
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QUEENS — Get ready for some Easter fun!

Parents in Queens who are looking for some Easter festivities with their kids will find a number of places that host egg hunts and other attractions throughout the borough.

One of the biggest Easter parties in Queens will take place in St. Albans Park (172-98 Sayres Ave.) in Jamaica.

The Spring Fling and Easter Egg Hunt, a party sponsored by Affinity Health Plan, will take place on April 19, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The free event, which attracts thousands of participants every year, will include carnival games, arts and crafts, face painting and photo booths, the organizers said.

Adults will also get a chance to have some fun. Live music will accompany Zumba and healthy cooking demonstrations. There will also be a health walk and health screenings for the elderly.

On the same day, the Queens Botanical Garden (at 43-50 Main St., near Dahlia Avenue) will host its Spring Egg-stravaganza, during which kids will look for colorful eggs among the garden’s trees and flowers, learning about different plants in the garden.

Pre-registration is required for either of the two sessions — noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ($5 per child, does not include garden admission).

Forest Park will also have its Easter Egg Hunt on April 19. Organized by Queens Tabernacle Church in Woodhaven, the event will include storytelling, free gifts for children, and candy giveaways. The hunt will begin at 11 a.m. at Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue.

On April 19 and 20, the Queens Zoo invites kids to hunt for eggs hidden around the zoo while they discover interesting facts about the animals. After the hunt (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.), children will get to meet the zoo’s Flemish giant rabbits, including Olivia, Flip and Blue. Kids will get to see the rabbits, which weight about 20 pounds, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

There will also be arts and crafts (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and photo “hop-portunities,” during which children will be able to get a picture with the Easter Bunny. The event is free with zoo admission.

In Forest Hills on April 20, Ascension Church, at 2 Russell St., is inviting families to participate in  EasterFest, which will include kids’ classes and craftmaking and Easter egg hunt ($5 per child; $2 if arriving before 11:30 a.m.) and My Kitchen Restaurant will host Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt in the restaurant’s backyard (adults $35, children 5 to 12 – $19.99; kids under 5 free). Brunch will include omelette and carving stations, homemade French toast, salmon platter, chicken piccata as well as desserts.