Easter Sunday is quickly approaching. We’ve rounded up the top 10 things all Valleyites must do this Easter — hop to it!
Go to An Easter Egg Hunt
An Easter staple, kids of all ages love hunting for eggs (even if they’re fake).
Take a Silly Photo With the Easter Bunny
Whether you were terrified of the Easter bunny as a child or you looked forward to snuggling up next to him or her, you’ve got to admit the pictures probably still make you giggle. Go ahead, take your kiddies to the mall. (And make sure you submit your funniest Easter bunny pictures to our contest for a chance to win a prize!)
Dye Easter Eggs
Hard-boiled and dyed eggs are not only decorative for Easter, but they make for a yummy snack for the rest of the week. Bonus points if you buy organic, cage-free, or free-range eggs from one of the Valley’s local farms.
Bite Off Your Chocolate Bunny’s Ears
It’s not officially Easter until you perform this tradition. Seriously, is there anything more satisfying than chomping off those hollow bunny ears?
Pick Out the Perfect Bouquet
Easter marks new life and the beginning of spring, and with that comes flowers. Make your own or pick up a stunning bouquet from your garden or favorite local florist. Flowers will be sure brighten up your home and Easter table.
Go Out For Easter Brunch
Sunday brunch is extra-special on Easter. Make sure you check out our top picks for this year’s delicious brunches and events.
Go Ahead… Wear Bunny Ears
Most tend to dress up in pastels on Easter, but don’t forget your bunny ears or a big hat! Make a statement at brunch with your fun accessories.
Go For a Walk (or Hike) Outside
With the start of spring, Easter weather is typically mild. Enjoy the onset of this weather by taking a brisk walk to work off that Easter brunch.
Not sure where to start? Try these 10 Kid-Friendly Hikes.
Go to a Petting Zoo or Nature Center
Petting zoos are a must-do in the spring. Who can resist baby chicks and bunnies? See below for a list of just some of the centers and zoos (including ones that travel) in our area; please call or visit websites for hours:
- Bailiwick Ranch 118 Castle Rd., Catskill. 518-678-5665; www.bailiwickranch.com
- Catskill Animal Sanctuary 316 Old Stage Rd., Saugerties. 845-336-8447; www.casanctuary.org
- Farm to You Revue 845-518-1239; www.farmtoyourevue.com
- Greenburgh Nature Center 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. 914-723-3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org
- Hudson Highlands Nature Museum 25 Blvd., Cornwall-on-Hudson. 845-534-7781; www.hhnaturemuseum.org
- LoveApple Farm 1421 Rte. 9H, Ghent. 518-828-5048; www.loveapplefarm.com
- Pied Piper Pony Rides and Petting Zoo 914-763-6925; www.piedpiperponyrides.com
- Trailsides Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park 55 Hessian Dr., Bear Mountain. 845-786-2701; www.trailsidezoo.org
- Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School 131 Millbrook School Rd., Millbrook. 845-677-3704; www.trevorzoo.org
- Two By Two Zoo 845-677-3507; www.twobytwozoo.com
Host Your Own Easter Egg Roll
Every year, the White House hosts the Easter Egg Roll on its South Lawn. The activity involves rolling a dyed, hard-boiled egg with a large serving spoon across the lawn; the first to reach the finish line wins. Can’t make it to D.C.? Hosting your own for your family and friends is an easy (and cheap) activity everyone will love. Happy Easter!