Celebrate Spring and Easter in Upper Manhattan at these Family-Friendly Events

Jessica Reyes
April 05, 2022

Warmer weather is closer than ever with the beginning of spring! What better way to kick off the season than with an array of events for families to enjoy without having to travel or break the bank? Upper Manhattan neighborhoods, including Washington Heights and Harlem, are hosting several events over the next two weekends, including fun activities to keep your little ones busy. 

Celebrate the season with community parades, picture-taking with the Easter Bunny, and, most importantly, trying to find the golden egg in an egg hunt. Here’s a rundown of upcoming events you can consider for family fun:

Saturday, April 9

Community Parade and Egg Hunt at Fort Tryon Park
Jump-start your morning at 9:30 a.m. with a community parade followed by an Easter egg hunt. Bring your instruments and join a bagpipe-led processional at Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights. 

Spring Festival at Highbridge Park
Taking it outdoors at Highbridge Park in Upper Manhattan, this spring event will include an obstacle course, jumbo games to play, and music to dance to in the afternoon. 

Saturday, April 16

NYSoM Easter Eggstravaganza 2022
The annual East Harlem event will offer 25 hunts in small groups to allow social-distancing and an Easter activity village, including an arts and crafts station for decorating Easter eggs. 

Think 'N' Fun NYC at Sakura Park
Think ‘N’ Fun hosts hourly egg hunts for an intimate experience in Riverside Park. Register before the event to get a discounted rate on tickets. 

East Harlem Easter Egg Hunt
Thomas Jefferson Park’s Easter egg-stravaganza will include an early afternoon of colorful indoor activities. 

Sunday, April 17

La’Dreamer & Daisy Helping Hands Foundation Inc. Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Hunt for eggs, dance a bit, and top off the afternoon with pizza at Frederick Johnson Park. Easter baskets will be distributed at the end of the event. 

Xquizite Entertainment at Rucker Park Easter Egg Hunt
Don’t miss the two-hour window to take a photo with the Easter Bunny or enjoy face painting, an egg hunt, and a bouncy house while you wait. 

Easter Egg Hunt at Riverside Church
Early afternoon Easter Egg Hunt in the garth will be followed with fun Easter crafts. Bags will be provided for collecting eggs.

Several Dates

Can’t make it out of the house? 

Chickens—or is it bunnies?—have laid eggs all over the internet. Watson Adventures offers a virtual Easter egg hunt on Zoom.