Maypoles, Matzoh and Easter Bunnies!

This year we’ll be in Hawaii (!!!) for Passover and Easter. Yup, you’ll be seeing more hula dances than bunnies and Seder plates at Donuts at the Disco this April. But I’m still keeping tabs on the fun spring happenings in our area. Here are some of the events I am most bummed about missing this April (in chronological order).

Rabbit Day with Rabbiteers 4-H Club of Westchester at Muscoot Farm, Katonah, NY

Come learn all about adorable bunnies when Rabbiteers 4-H Club of Westchester visits Muscoot Farm in Katonah, NY on Sunday, March 31st from noon until 3pm. There will be rabbits (and their friends the guinea pig) to play with and all kinds of facts will be shared about these sweet creatures. A rabbit themed craft will also be on offer.

Easter Egg Hunt, Breezemont Day Camp, Armonk, NY

Armonk’s Breezemont Day Camp is the venue for what may be Westchester’s most fun egg hunt this year. The hunt is taking place Saturday, April 6th (rain date April 7), from 10am to noon, and will include performances and music by Songs for Seeds. Food trucks will also be on hand selling eats and drinks.

The Jewish Museum Passover Extravaganza, New York, NY

There is a lot of family friendly programming happening daily at the Jewish Museum in Manhattan and I really need to get here for a visit with my girls soon. On Sunday April 7th from 11am until 4pm, the Jewish Museum is hosting Passover Family Day to celebrate the upcoming Passover holiday. There will be art, music, Passover themed play and a concert by ShirLaLa. There is no extra charge for the Passover activities, but advance RSVP is recommended.

If you can’t make it on the 7th, the Jewish Museum is also hosting Painted Wonders, drop-in Passover themed art workshops at 1pm on Sunday, April 21st, Tuesday, April 23rd and Thursday, April 25th.

Eggstravaganza, Stew Leonard’s Locations

Several Stew Leonard’s locations will be hosting Easter egg hunts this year. Eggs containing candy and prizes will be hidden throughout the stores, and a couple lucky children at each event will find a Golden Egg containing special grand prizes. The hunts are happening on Tuesday, April 9th at 4pm in Yonkers, NY and Thursday, April 11th at 4pm in Danbury, CT. Then again next week on Tuesday, April 16th at 4pm the Easter Bunny will be in East Meadow and Farmingdale on Long Island, as well as Newington, CT. Each egg hunt is free to the public, but participants must obtain their free tickets in advance via the links provided above.

Forest Easter Egg Adventures, Stamford, CT

Grab an Easter basket and head to one of the Forest Easter Egg Adventures happening at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. This year there are 12 timed sessions throughout the day on Saturday, April 13th, Sunday, April 14th and Saturday, April 20th. Each session is limited to 25 kids, so be sure to register early! The hunts begin on the SM&NC trails (or in the Great Hall if it is raining), where kids will search for hidden eggs. After that, head to the Overbrook Nature Center to meet live animals and do a springtime craft. Before leaving, be sure to return all your found eggs for a prize of your choice.

Wakeman Town Farm Eggstravaganza, Westport, CT

Wakeman Town Farm, a beautiful working community farm in Westport, CT is hosting Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 20th from 10am to noon. There will be egg hunts for ages 0-4 and 5+, followed by egg themed crafting  and games, as well as visits with the farm’s animals, including, the Easter Bunny! Tickets are on sale now for $20 per family.

Easter Bunny Festival, White Plains, NY

On Saturday, April 20th join the Easter Bunny for free festival happening from 11am to 2pm at  White Plain’s City Center. There will be contests with prizes, face painting, Easter egg hunts and dancing and games with the staff of Sparklicious of Mount Kisco. The Easter Bunny will also be joining the fun!

Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival, New York, NY

On Easter morning, head to Midtown Manhattan for the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival. Starting around 10am on Sunday, April 21st, crowds of folks in Easter bonnets will march north on Fifth Avenue from 49th Street to 57th Street. Grab your own bonnet and join the fun this year.

Stone Barns Sheep Shearing Fest, Pocantico Hills, NY

Westchester’s Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture is an absolute dream for anyone who appreciates food, farming, nature, animals….or just beauty in general. A wonderful way to experience Stone Barns this spring is to buy tickets to its very popular and adorable, Sheep Shearing Fest, happening this year on Saturday, April 27th from 10am until 3pm. Guests will be treated to farmers demonstrating on how sheep are sheared, wool themed crafting, such as combing and spinning wool, Maypole dances, farm tours and cooking demos.

Tickets for Sheep Shearing Fest are on sale now for $60 per adult ($48 tax deductible) and $25 per child aged 2-15 ($13 tax deductible). Buy your tickets ASAP as the event often sells out in advance.