Eggs can be symbols of life, fertility, rebirth, and even the resurrection of Jesus. Rabbits laying these ovoids and hiding them in gardens doesn’t really comply with nature, but the Easter Bunny is believed to come from a legend that German immigrants brought to the United States. Regardless of the facts and origins, Queens is hopping with great, secular Easter activities, which are listed on the jump page along with another image.
There are three big events this Saturday, and another fun activity on Sunday. They are listed in bullet form.
- Spring Egg-stravaganza: Enjoy old-fashioned games, crafts, and a special scavenger hunt with egg prizes at this extremely popular event. Pre-registration is required, and supplies are limited to the first 750 children. April 4th, noon to 2 pm at the Queens Botanical Garden, $5 plus admission.
- Bunny Breakfast: Meet the famous Queens Center bunny, learn the bunny hop, and watch performances by All Star Studios. Plus, all children accompanied by a parent/guardian will receive a complimentary ID card with emergency contact information, a photograph and fingerprints, courtesy of New York Life Insurance. April 4th, 8 am to 10 am at the Queens Center Food Court, free.
- Barnyard Egg Hunt: At a true working farm, meet Whiskers the Bunny, toss and roll eggs, dance the Bunny Hop, pet farm animals, and take a hayride. April 4th, noon to 4 pm at Queens County Farm Museum, $5.
- Nature Scavenger Hunt: Get to know Kissena Park by hunting for some common and uncommon objects and artifacts with Urban Park Rangers. April 5th, 11 am, meet in vicinity of Rose and Oak avenues, Flushing, free.
Top photo: Queens Botanical Garden; bottom photo: Queens County Farm Museum