Top 10 Family Events in Queens for April 7-8

There are tons of fun things going on this holiday weekend for you and your kids, many of which are FREE – especially lots of Egg hunts! So gather up the baskets and head out to one this weekend!

Easter Egg Hunt at the USTA Tennis Center

Have a kid that’s into sports? Tennis especially? Then this egg hunt is the one you can’t miss. Bring your own basket to hunt for eggs with prizes like free court time, a week of summer camp, and more. Plus, there’s a family prize for the most original tennis-themed basket. Start the day off with some arts and crafts, and end it with a mini tennis clinic. Advance registration is required. Visit their website for more info, or call 718-760-6200.

When: Saturday, April 7, 9am – 12pm

Admission: $15 if you register at the Front Desk before March 30; $20 after March 30

Where: USTA Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

This is a free event for the whole community. There will be age specific Easter egg hunts, live music, games, prizes, and of course pictures with the Easter Bunny and more! For more information: www.skylinecitychurch.com, 718.606.8306

When: Saturday, April 7, 10am-12pm

Admission: FREE

Where: Gantry State Park, 4-09 47th Road, Long Island City

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Spring Eggstravaganza

Visit the Zoo for an egg-stravagant Easter event! Take part in an egg hunt, meet the Easter Bunny and their Flemish giant rabbits, and enjoy a variety of spring-themed activities. Plus, you’ll have the chance to enter to win tickets to see Disney’s Phineas and Ferb Live Tour. For more info, visit their website.

When: Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, 11am – 4pm

Admission: Free with Zoo admission

Where: Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt

The Farm Museum will hold its annual Egg Hunt in the orchard. Egg hunts will be ongoing throughout the day. “Whiskers” the bunny will be hopping around the farm to greet children and pose for pictures, bring your camera. Dance the “Bunny Hop”, play egg toss and egg rolling games on the farmhouse lawn.

When: Saturday, April 7, 12pm-4pm

Admission: $5 per person

Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

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11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2012

This free celebration is the largest event of this kind in New York City, and it will feature amusement rides, coloring contests, and music. Additionally, Healthplex, a major dental program vendor, will be on site to give out toothbrushes and provide free dental screenings for children. For more information call (888) 543-9070. rain or shine.

When: Saturday, April 7, 12pm-5pm

Admission: FREE

Where: St. Albans Park (on Merrick Blvd.) in Jamaica

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LaMicro Children’s Theater Workshop

LaMicro Theater is holding a FREE workshop every Saturday through April 21 for children ages 6-9. Registration is required. To register, please email info@lamicrotheater.org For more information, see www.lamicrotheater.org

When: Saturday, April 7, 3pm

Admission: Free

Where: Queens Library – Sunnyside, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue

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Noguchi Open Studio: Drop-In Program for Families

A Drop-In Program for Families with children of all ages. Families are encouraged to explore the galleries and then spend time in the education room making art. Educators are present to discuss gallery connections, introduce materials, and assist in artmaking. No registration is required.

When: Sunday, April 8, 11am – 1pm

Admission: $5 per family includes Museum admission and materials.

Where: Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City

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Jackson Heights Greenmarket

The largest and busiest market in Queens. Fresh produce grown in the region, eggs fish, turkeys, baked goods and much more. Every Sunday GrowNYC’s Textile Recycling.

EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, and WIC & Senior FMNP Coupons Accepted

When: Sunday, April 8, 8am – 3pm

Where: Jackson Heights Greenmarket, 34th Ave. between 77th & 78th streets

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EasterFest 2012

Ascension Presbyterian will be holding its annual Easter Fest at PS 101 in Forest Hills. Kids can participate in an Easter egg hunt, as well as other fun spring activities.

When: Sunday, April 8, 11am – 3:30pm

Admission: $5 for children participating in the egg hunt, but kids attending service orChildhood Education class before are free.

Where: PS 101, 2 Russell Pl, Forest Hills

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Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

Meet the Easter bunny, paint eggs, get your face painted, enjoy some cotton candy and more! Plus, there will be live entertainment from 2pm – 5pm. It’s a first come, first served basis. For more info, click here.

When: Sunday, April 8, 1pm – 5pm

Admission: Free, but you have to purchase food

Where: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria

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