Easter Egg Hunts, Bunny Photo Ops and More!

BY  |  Monday, Mar 31, 2014 8:00am


The Easter Bunny is making his rounds before he gets busy filling baskets on Easter Sunday, April 20. You can catch him at several events leading up to the big day: egg hunts, brunch, train rides, crafts and more.

He is one busy bunny:

Junior Woman’s Club of Verona Bunny Brunch
What: Verona welcomes the Easter Bunny at the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona’s annual Bunny Brunch. Admission includes breakfast, goody bag, special surprise from the Easter Bunny, crafts for the kids and a 50/50 raffle!  Bring your camera to take your picture with the Easter Bunny. All proceeds go toward helping families in need in Verona.
Where: Verona High School, Cafeteria, 151 Fairview Avenue, Verona, NJ
When: Saturday, April 5 from 9:30 – 11:00 am
Cost: $5 per person. Free for children under one.

Brunch With the Easter Bunny
Who: Ages 3 to 9 accompanied by an adult.
What: Everyone’s favorite cottontail visits Oakeside in time for Easter. Children ages 3 to 9 participate in a craft project, have a picture taken with the Bunny and receive a balloon and a special treat.
Where: Oakside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ.
When: Saturday, April 12 from 10 am to 1 pm.
Cost: $15 per child, $12 per adult. Reservations are required for this event.  Please call the Oakeside office at 973-429-0960

Family Night Easter Egg Hunt
 Families of all ages
What: Grab the kids, bring some friends and spend a few hours having fun and getting creative with the Y staff. Hunt for Easter eggs in the building and win prizes. Participate in some spring crafts to take home. Finish off the night with games for the whole family in the gym followed by a light snack before heading home.
Where: Montclair YMCA, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
When: Saturday, April 12 from 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Free for members / Non-members: $10 for additional adult plus one child

Easter Chocolate Workshop
 Kids ages 3 – 12 with a parent / caregiver
What: Join us for a fun filled chocolate making workshop that would make the Easter bunny proud. Families work together to create delicious chocolate treats. Create chocolate-covered Peeps, cake pops, bunny molds, and more!
Where: Geyer Family YMCA, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Sunday, April 12 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: $15 per child – members or $20 per child – non-members. To register call Member Services at 973-783-7640.


Mr. Bunny’s Springtime Fun Day
 Children, up to age 7, who want to meet the big bunny who brings them baskets.
What: Enjoy an egg hunt (weather permitting), jelly bean count contest with prizes and a visit with Mr. Bunny himself. Egg hunt bags will be supplied!
Where: The Edgemont Park Shelter House, Valley Road, Montclair, NJ.
When: Saturday, April 12 from 11 am – 1 pm.
Cost: $3 for a picture with the Easter Bunny. Activities are free.  In case of inclement weather, all events will be held inside the Edgemont Shelter House. For further information, please contact the Recreation Department at 973-509-4915.

Bergen County Zoo SpEGGtacular Hunt
Who: Ages 1 – 10
What: Bring your Easter basket to the zoo for an egg hunt alongside the animals. After, meet the Easter Bunny, listen to a story and make a holiday craft.
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ
When: Saturday, April 12 from 10 am – 1 pm
Cost: Free with park admission. To pre-register, call 201-262-3771, ext.110, or email here.

Meet the Easter Bunny
 All ages
What: The Easter Bunny is coming! Create a funny bunny to take home!
Where: Imagine That, 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park, NJ
When: Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: Free with general admission: $10.95 children/$9.95 adults/no charge for infants under one year. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Easter Bunny Photo Ops, Egg Hunts and Fun

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
 Ages 5 – 9
What: Children will explore the grounds of Liberty Hall Museum, searching for plastic eggs hidden throughout the landscape and filled with holiday treats. A surprise visit from the Easter Bunny caps off the event.
Where: Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
When: Saturday, April 19 from 10:00 – 11:30 am and noon – 1:30 pm
Cost: $10 per child (includes one adult admission). Additional adults are $5. Reservations are required by April 12; call 908-527-0400 or email here.

Watchung Plaza Easter Egg Hunt
Who: Kids ages 6 and under.
What: Annual egg hunt on Watchung Green. It’s a BYOB event – Bring Your Own Basket. Meet the Easter bunny!
Where: Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 19 at 11 am.
Cost: Free.

Easter Egg Hunt at Brookdale Park
Who: All ages.
What: Super large egg hunt sponsored by Skyline Community Church. Meet the Easter Bunny, play games, face painting, music and more.
Where: Brookdale Park, Bloomfield, NJ.
When: Saturday, April 19 from 10 am – 12 pm.
Cost: Free.

Easter Egg Hunt and BBQ
 All ages.
 Kids of all ages are invited for crafts & dress up activities in the Assembly Hall at St. Luke’s.  The Easter Bunny will join us for songs and photos, and then the great egg hunt will take over the church lawn. 
 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
 Saturday, April 19 at 11 am.
 Free. Registration required.

Redeemer Montclair Church’s Easter Egg Hunt
Kids ages 1 – 10.
What: Enjoy a time of food, storytime, craft activities, and of course, hunting for Easter Eggs!
Where: Redeemer Montclair Church, 23 North Willow Street,  Montclair, NJ, 07042
When: Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 am rain or shine!
Cost: Free. For more information email here.

rp_easterbunny.jpgBunny Chase at Terhune Orchard
 All ages
What: Spring has sprung at Terhune Orchards! The farm animals are enjoying the pasture and the bulbs are blooming. Follow the treasure hunt clues and find a surprise at the end! Each child can make a bunny to take home; everyone can enjoy a bunny cookie. Enjoy wagon and pony rides, as well as homemade goodies and more in the Farm Food Tent.
Where: Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ
When: Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20 from 10 am -4 pm
Cost: Free. For more information, call 609-924-2310 or email here.

Easter Egg Hunt
 All ages
What: Start your Easter weekend off at Grounds for Sculpture’s Gazebo for an Easter Egg Hunt. Hidden among the sculptures leading up to the Peacock Cafe you will find Easter eggs filled with all sorts of surprises.
Where: Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ
When: Saturday, April 19 from 2 – 3 pm
Cost: Free with park admission. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required. Reservations can be made by calling 609-890-6015.

2nd Annual Life Source Church Community Egg Hunt
 All ages
What: The egg hunt will feature thousands of candy and toy filled eggs and grand prizes to family fun centers in the area such as Jumpnasium of Fairfield.
Where: Life Source Church, 31 Fairfiel Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ
When: Saturday April 19.  Registration will begin at 10:30 am with the hunt starting promptly at 11.
Cost: Free

Montclair’s 4th Ward Spring Fling Day
Who: Families
What: Activities for kids and grownups alike: a “sweet springtime” egg hunt; a “make you best bonnet” hat making contest; and a music-filled “move-athon” featuring D’TaRelle Tullis of Pitter Patter Feet, plus the electrifying sounds of DJ Denise Hamilton and her Karaoke Machine, and the kid-friendly rock-n-roll of Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam. Kids will enjoy springtime favorites such as an egg hunt, egg relays and a contest to guess the number of jellybeans in an extra-large jar.
Where: Wally Choice Community Center in Glenfield Park, Montclair, NJ, 07042
When: Saturday, April 19 from 11 am – 2:30 pm
Cost: Free

Easter Arts & Crafts
 All ages
What: Celebrate the Easter holiday by creating themed arts and crafts.
Where: The New Jersey Children’s Museum, 599 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ
When: Sunday, April 20 from 10 am – 6 pm
Cost: Free with museum admission ($9.99 plus tax for adults; $11.99 plus tax for children; babies under one are free). For more information, call 201-262-5151.


Easter Lunch Cruise
 All ages
What: Celebrate the holiday aboard the Spirit of New Jersey with delicious food, live entertainment, dancing and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.
Where: Lincoln Harbor, 1500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken, NJ
When: Sunday, April 20 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: $49.90 adults; $29.95 children ages 3 – 12. Reservations required; click here or call 866-483-3866.

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