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A little something for everyone this Easter

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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:00 pm | Updated: 4:46 pm, Mon Apr 2, 2012.

From making fascinators inspired by Kate Middleton and her royal entourage to the more traditional egg hunts, there is plenty happening for families in Queens this Easter season.

The Bayside Historical Society will host a workshop on Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m. for everyone from the young to the old to make fascinators —elaborate head pieces that were most recently thrust into the spotlight during last year’s royal wedding in Britain.

The workshop will take place at the society’s headquarters at 208 Totten Ave. in Bayside. Admission is $15 for an individual and $20 for a family.

The Ozone Park Civic Association will hold one of the earliest Easter fetes, beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31 at the Ozone Howard Little League baseball fields. The fields are located at 97-14 135 Dr. in Ozone Park. Civic leaders said children should bring a basket in which to collect eggs, and parents are reminded to bring their cameras to snap some shots of their little ones with the Easter bunny.

One of the largest Easter egg hunts in Queens is sponsored by Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and will take place from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at St. Albans Park on Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica.

More than 5,000 children and adults are expected to attend this 11th annual hunt that is being sponsored by Comrie and Affinity Health Plan. The free event will feature amusement rides, coloring contests, music and prizes. Children can also receive free dental screenings.

The event begins at 12 p.m., and the egg hunt commences at 1:30 p.m.

Another event that is sure to be a hit will be the tennis-themed Easter party in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on April 7. Slated to be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the party will include a tennis clinic, arts and crafts, an egg hunt and an Easter basket competition.

If registering before Friday, March 30, entrance will cost $15. After March 30, individuals will need to pay $20. Attendees will need to pre-register by calling (718) 760-6200.

Also at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, there will be a “spring eggstravaganza” on April 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will be held at the Queens Zoo, located at 53-51 111 St. It will be free with admission.

Children will get a chance to hunt for eggs, as well as to meet the Easter bunny —not to mention some real, live rabbits.

Live animals will no doubt be a big attraction at the Queens County Farm Museum’s April 7 celebration, which includes an afternoon of searching for eggs in the apple orchard, playing egg tossing, meeting farm animals and going for hayrides.

Admission costs $5. The museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. in Glen Oaks.

The Forest Hills Ascension Presbyterian Church’s “Easterfest” will take place at PS 101, located at 2 Russell Place, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday April 8. Entrance will cost $5, and the annual party includes a screening of the “Veggie Tales Easter Carol,” live music, children’s games, arts and crafts, refreshments, and, of course, an egg hunt. Children attending Sunday school at 11 a.m. can attend this event free.

Astoria’s Bohemian Hall will open its doors at 29-19 24 Ave. to people of all ages for its egg hunt at 1 p.m. on April 8 Admission will be free, but those attending must purchase food. The event will include an appearance by the Easter bunny and live polka music.

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