Before the Easter Bunny makes a magical stop at your house to drop off a delicious basket filled with festive sweets, here are eight Hamptons opportunities to join the quest to capture the most candy containing eggs and meet the legendary creature.
1. The Hampton Library (2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton, 631-537-0015, hamptonlibrary.org) will host their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12. The search will begin at 10 a.m. with a story and then head outside to seek for presents from the Easter Bunny.
2. The Hampton Bays Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hampton Bays United Methodist Church (158 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays). The charity exploration will also feature crafts, a bake sale, face painting, a Chinese Auction, and photos with a special guest. Proceeds from the afternoon will benefit a local family in need. For more information contact Meghan Hillen at 443-570-1313 or [email protected].
3. The Quogue Library (90 Quogue Street, Quogue, 631-653-4224 ext. 101,
www.quoguelibrary.org) is hosting a hunt and gather on Saturday, April 12, at 11 a.m. The mystery expedition will help solve the age-old question, which came first, the chicken or the egg? Kids will hunt the library grounds for clues and then listen to a special story read by Quogue Librarian, Lonna. They will also make and fill a basket with treats. Registration is required.
4. The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt and Scavenger Hunt (631-288-3337, www.whbcc.com) on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach Village is on Saturday, April 12, at 12 p.m. Hundreds of excited children take part in the tradition of searching for colorful stuffed Easter eggs. There are separate areas for hunting by age group and the Easter Bunny will be stop by.
5. Quogue Wildlife Refuge (3 Old Country Road, Quogue, 631-653-4771, quoguewildliferefuge.org) has two exciting events. On Friday, April 18, children can craft their own “nests” and color and decorate hard-boiled eggs to take home during Eggstravaganza. Then on Sunday, April 20, take a trip down Peter Cottontail’s Trail to find the special spot on the Refuge for an egg hunt. Reservations are required for both events.
6. Sag Harbor Village also has two festive happenings. The afternoon will start with the Sag Harbor Garden Center’s (11 Spring Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-3345, [email protected]) 19th annual petting zoo on Saturday, April 19, from 12 to 2 p.m. Little ones can meet animals from Cornell’s Suffolk County farm and then greet and take a picture with the Easter Bunny. The 19th annual Sag Harbor Easter Bonnet parade will take place on Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. Wear a memorable Easter bonnet and meet in front of the Sag Harbor Launderette, then parade down the Main Street sidewalk to the Sag Harbor Garden Center. Prizes, courtesy of the Sag Harbor Variety Store, will be given out to parade participants. The pet friendly walk is open to all ages.
7. Southampton Inn (91 Hill Street, Southampton, 631-283-6500, www.southamptoninn.com) is hosting an Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual egg roll on the south lawn is for children of all ages. The event is free for all and prizes will be awarded to the collector of the most eggs.
8. STPS Annual Easter Egg Hunt is on Sunday, April 20. Check-in begins at 12:45 p.m. at Poxabogue Park (south of the railroad trestle on Old Farm Road in Bridgehampton). Dai Dayton will lead the search. For more information call 631-745-0689 or email [email protected].