Capital District Easter 2011 Activities

See this bunny? She’s approximately the size of a three-year-old.  My 20-year-old boyfriend, Cute W, carried her through the airport to greet me when I returned to college from spring break with my family. My children have offered me many adorable moments, but for adorable-with-a-side-of-swoon, it’s difficult to beat a blondie with goo-goo eyes and an enormous pink bunny.

Ahem! Where was I? Oh, yes. Here’s what I found for Easter festivities. Please add any others that you hear about in the comments.

Saturday, April 9th

  • At Goold Orchard, there’s breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 am to noon.  You’re supposed to call for reservations.  $8/adult, $5/kids 5 to 11.  This is on Sunday, too.

Sunday, April 10th

  • From 8:30 am until noon, have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. It’s an all-you-can-eat buffet, and admission is $7/adult, $4 kids 6-10, 5 and under free. Proceeds to go to local charities. For the life of me I can’t remember where this is, and I couldn’t figure it out. Have I mentioned that I’ve been sick? If you know what this event is, please tell me so that I can update it.
  • Schauber Stables in Ballston Lake has a free Easter Egg Hunt, with different shifts depending on the participant’s age. A few eggs will contain a free pony ride or riding lesson.
  • At Goold Orchard, there’s breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 am to noon.  You’re supposed to call for reservations.  $8/adult, $5/kids 5 to 11.  This was on Saturday, too.

Friday, April 15th

  • Tumbling Tykes in Latham is having an Easter Party from 3:30-4:15 pm for children under 2, and4:30-5:45 pm and 6:15-7:30 pm for all ages. Easter Bunny, activities, and a snack. $10/non-member.

Saturday, April 16th:

  • The Crossings has an Easter Egg Hunt with Mr. & Mrs. Bunny  from 10 am to noon. The Easter Egg Hunt starts promptly at 10 am, and folks who’ve gone say the eggs disappear quickly. Crafts and snacks, too.
  • At 10 am, the Annual City of Cohoes Easter Egg Hunt will be held at George Street Park.  The Easter Bunny will be there for photo ops.
  • Faddegon’s Nursery has an Easter Egg Hunt from 10 am to 3 pm.  This event isn’t listed on the website, but I called to check in.
  • B95 has their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at  Clifton Park Center.  Easter egg hunts run from 11 am to 1 pm, divided by age group, with plenty of other activities as well. A friend who’s been to lots of area events says it’s well-run and one of her favorites.
  • From 12-3 pm, Sloppy Kisses in Saratoga Springs will have Easter pictures and a Canine Easter Egg Hunt.
  • The Malta Community Center is having an Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt from 10-11 am today, but pre-registration is required (it can be done online) by April 8th. It’s $6/resident, $7/non-resident.

Sunday, April 17th

  • Sloppy Kisses will have  a special doggy celebration from 11 am to 2 pm at Clifton Park Center.
  • Faddegon’s Nursery has an Open House from 11 am to 4 pm.  There are door prizes, refreshments, and the Easter Bunny.  A friend who tries to go every year says that it’s great and very low-key, and it’s terrific for pictures because of all of the beautiful flowers. This event isn’t listed on the website, but I called to check in.
  • The Helderberg Kiwanis Maple Festival runs at the Knox Fire House from 11 am to 3 pm. $8/adult, $5/kids 6-12, kids 5 and under are free. Pancakes, Easter egg hunt at 2 pm, pony rides, and more.
  • Jonesville Fire Department (Clifton Park) is holding their annual Easter party from 12:30 to 2 pm. Easter Bunny, light refreshments, and fire truck rides.
  • The Saratoga Jaycees are sponsoring an Hop Out Hunger Easter Egg Hunt from 2-4 pm.  Please bring non-perishable food or monetary donation for the local food bank.

Wednesday, April 20th

  • At Ten Broeck Mansion, they’ll be making Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs. It’s billed as a family-friendly workshop, although young kids will need help. It’s $10/person, and pre-paid reservations are due by the 18th.

Friday, April 22nd

  • In Niskayuna, they’ll have their Easter “Parade” on Friday, April 2nd, at 10 am at the Town Hall.

Saturday, April 23rd

  • The Twin Bridges Rotary will have a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny including three hunts, photo ops, and other activities.  It’s from 8:30 am to noon at the Elks Club on McElroy Road, and it’s $6/adult, $3/kids 6-12, kids 5 and under free.
  • Joyful Jumpers has a free community Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30-noon.  Please call Cindy to pre-register at 396-7885 by April 16th.
  • Afrim’s in Colonie and The Children’s Guide will have an Easter Egg Hunt from 12-2 pm.  $3/child.

The Times Union Your Day Blog has more Easter events, too.



  1. Kelli

    On Sunday April 10th (which you have listed above as Saturday)… where is that breakfast with the Easter Bunny? (the first bullet).

  2. Yikes, Kelli, I have no idea. I tried to retrace it, but I delete my notes as I put things into the post, and I couldn’t figure it out. I’ve been off my game all week. Sorry.

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