Things to Do in Brooklyn for Easter

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Many families choose Easter for a Spring Break vacation. Since the kids are out of school for the entire week, it's the perfect time to plan a family getaway. If a New York trip is in your plans, here are a few things to do in Brooklyn for Easter.

Go on an Easter Egg Hunt

Did you know that Brooklyn is home to at least ten Easter egg hunts? In addition to finding a basket full of colorful eggs, your kids can enjoy the other activities available during these celebrations, including other games for the kids and delicious food for everyone. Because some organizations hold these egg hunts during the week leading up to Easter, you can easily attend more than one. Here are some of the most popular ones to choose from:
  • Marine Park Good Shepherd Church Easter Fair
  • Gravesend Our Lady of Grace Easter Fair
  • Sunset Park Easter Egg Hunt
  • Coney Island Easter Egg Hunt
  • Brooklyn Boulders Indoor Easter Fun
  • Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights Easter Egg Hunt
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum Eggs-travaganza Easter Egg Hunt
  • Pierrepont Playground Outdoors Spring Egg Hunt
  • NYC Parks Department Easter Fun
  • Spring Fling Outdoors at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Make a Chocolate Bunny

easter-kid-smaller.jpgWhen you stay in Brooklyn, renting a vacation rental home is the best plan. This will give your family more space and privacy than staying anywhere else. Plus, you'll have your very own kitchen. To make this Easter extra special, let the kids make their own chocolate Easter bunnies. Craft stores sell plastic molds and easy-melt chocolate to make this task quick and fun. Best of all, it won't even be messy if you plan ahead!

Attend an Easter Service

Easter is, after all, a religious holiday. Although it's fine for any faith to celebrate this holiday, many Christians attend church on this day even if it's the only time of the year they step inside a house of worship. In this part of New York City, you can add a visit to a number of lovely churches to your list of things to do in Brooklyn for Easter. Simply take a look around the area surrounding your vacation rental home to find a local congregation. Everyone's always welcome in religious institutions on Easter or any other day of the year.

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Theater Company

Every Easter, this performance group gives a free performance of The King Beside Me. Remember to get there early! This free show is first come, first seated - and it fills up fast. 

View the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, this lovely attraction is open all Easter weekend, as well as other times of the year. Although it provides a bounty of beautiful vegetation at all times, this part of the spring is especially lovely: The delicate cherry blossoms bloom at Easter to create a magical atmosphere throughout the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

Have Easter Dinner at a Gourmet Restaurant

Brooklyn, New York has a wide variety of restaurants, and many stay open for Easter. Instead of spending this day in the kitchen, why not enjoy as much time as possible with your family by dining out? Here are few of the best choices to add to your list of things to do in Brooklyn for Easter:
  • The Aqualis Grill , located in Fort Greene, serves delicious Mediterranean fare.
  • Autour Du Monde , located in Clinton Hill, creates the best French cuisine in town.
  • Bar Toto , located in Gowanus, offers Italian food fit for a king.



As your family explores Brooklyn during Easter, you'll find out just how special this area actually is. How will you spend Easter this year?

 

 

*Banner Image from Micah Taylor

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