What is the Easter Bunny's favorite State Capital? Albunny, NY! Celebrate Easter in New York's Capital City and throughout Albany County with delectable brunches, charming egg hunts and delicious dinners. Plus, there are plenty of photo opportunities for your little ones to meet the Easter Bunny! Keep reading for your complete guide to Easter celebrations in Albany County.
Looking for an outdoor option for Easter Bunny photos this year? Snap your family's Easter photo at the Pruyn House on April 9. Each child visiting the Easter Bunny will go home with a treat. Call 518-783-1435 to make your reservation for a 10-minute spot from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Don’t forget to bring your own camera and to dress your best! Reservations must be made by April 7. Slots are $25 and include membership to Friends of Pruyn House, a complimentary ticket to an upcoming concert and the photo opportunity.
Photo provided by Colonie Center
Bring your little ones to Colonie Center to say "cheese!" with the Easter Bunny. Through April 16, the Easter Bunny is available for photos on the lower level of the mall near Macy's. On March 30, April 6 and April 13, bring your well-behaved furry friends for Easter Bunny photos! Pets must be leashed or in a carrier at all times. Reservations are available for photos, but not required.
Have an egg-cellent time at Colonie Center's Annual Egg Hunt on April 9 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The Easter Bunny is hopping into town and will leave a trail of eggs for little ones to find. Enjoy the egg hunt, face painting, a balloon artist and more in Center Court.
Hop on over to Crossgates for a photo with the Easter Bunny through April 16! This year, the Easter Bunny is located on the lower level across from APEX Entertainment. Each kid will receive a gift from APEX Entertainment and 110 Grill with photo purchase. On Sunday, April 10, APEX Entertainment is hosting a pancake breakfast, Easter egg hunt and photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny.
April 1 Update: The Easter Brunch Buffet is Sold-Out: The stunningly renovated Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel has limited seatings available for an Easter Brunch Buffet on April 17! The buffet will be served in the newly renovated Fort Orange Courtyard and Koi Pond and feature live piano music. Enjoy a variety of options including a breakfast buffet, chef's omelet station, salads, soup station, chef's carving station, entrees, side dishes and desserts. Plus, there is a children's menu! Reservations are required, call 518-640-6182 to secure your spot. The price is $49 for adults, $22 for ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and under.
Prefer to celebrate Easter with a four-course holiday dinner? Mr. D's Restaurant & Lounge is taking reservations for Easter Dinner from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on April 17. For $46 per person, enjoy an appetizer (carrot ginger bisque, vegetarian antipasto plate, mushroom raviloi, or fresh seasonal fruit medley), salad, entree (filet au poivre, grouper mango, chicken veronique, bourbon salmon or aged prime rib) and dessert (Desmond bread pudding, chocolate layer cake, carrot cake or tiramisu). Reservations are required, please call 518-640-6092. The regular dinner menu will also be served.
Leave the cooking to the experts at Mazzone Hospitality with the Easter Dinner at Home package. Choose between a glazed spiral cut ham, pork crown roast, roasted prime rib or roast turkey for the star of the dinner. All packages include sides such as leek and Vermont white cheddar au gratin potatoes, charred asparagus, glazed thyme butter carrots, carrot cake roulade, Italian riccota Easter pie, lemon meringue cheesecake and much more! A variety of a la carte items are also available. All packages serve up to 10 people and rage from $325 to $380. Available for pickup on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 from Mazzone's headquarters at 743 Pierce Road in Clifton Park. Available for delivery on Sunday, April 17 within a 30 mile radius of the headquarters for an additional fee.
Enjoy a three-course prix fixe Easter Dinner at The Century House, a landmark destination in Latham. The menu offers a little bit of everything from more traditional menu options such as a roasted ham or roasted chicken, to more unique offerings including lobster mac and cheese or eggplant Napolean. Reservations are required for the 3-course meal.
Looking to dine at home? Pre-order a complete Easter meal to-go by April 12. Order a half or whole bone-in ham, half or whole prime rib, short ribs for two or peachy pork tenderloin for two complete with rosemary roasted potatoes, garlic butter green beans, spring salad, rolls and butter and a strawberry cake.