Meet and greets with the Easter Bunny, beautiful floral and pastel bonnets, and quests for the “golden egg” means Easter is near. For those with little ones thrilled about the opportunity to see the folkloric figure, here are ten East End Easter “hoppenings.”
1. The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce is holding the 19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Great Lawn at Main Street and Potunk Lane on Saturday, March 28th at 12 p.m. (631-288-3337, www.facebook.com). A Village Scavenger Hunt for teams of teens and families will follow. The top three teams will be awarded a prize. Attendees can pick up the clues at the check-in table on the Great Lawn, immediately following the East Egg Hunt. The rain date for both events is Sunday, March 29th.
2. The Ladies Village Improvement Society (LVIS) is inviting children 8-years-old and under to join them at LVIS House and Grounds (95 Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-1220, lvis.org) for their Annual Easter Egg Hunt and the chance to meet the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 28th at 11 a.m. The lucky attendee who comes across the golden egg will receive a special prize. The free event will take place rain or shine.
3. Children’s Museum of the East End (376 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, 631-537-8250, www.cmee.org) is celebrating the start of spring during their annual Mad Hatter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. After designing and embellishing their own hats and bags, little ones will take part in a scavenger hunt for “Eco” Eggs filled with healthy treats and other goodies. Reservations are required.
4. Long Island Board Of Realtors Hamptons Chapter is holding their first annual Easter Egg Hunt at the North Sea Community House (130 Noyac Road, Southampton, www.facebook.com) on Saturday, March 28th at 10:30 a.m. The free event will feature an egg hunt for several golden eggs packed with amazing prizes, and also the chance to meet the Easter Bunny.
5. Join the Hampton Bays Fire Department at Station 1 (106 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays, 631-728-9191, www.hamptonbaysfiredept.com) for an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 29th at 1:30 p.m.
6. The Easter Duck Egg Hunt (1012 Route 24, Flanders, 631-852-8292, www.bigduck.org) is on Sunday, March 29th at 1 p.m. The event is open to children 2 to 9-years-old. After searching for the “golden egg,” attendees can pose for photos with the Easter Bunny. The rain date is Saturday, April 4th at 1 p.m.
7. The annual Southampton Village PBA Easter Egg Hunt at Agawam Park in Southampton (631-283-0247, www.southamptonvillage.org) will take place on Friday, April 3rd at 10 a.m. The rain date is Saturday, April 4th.
8. It’s all about the Easter egg at Quogue Wildlife Rescue (3 Old Country Road, Quogue, 631-653-4771, quoguewildliferefuge.org) during the holiday weekend. On Saturday, April 4th, they are hosting Eggstravaganza at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Attendees will inspect the Refuge egg and nest collection, then decorate their own ‘nests’ and also color and decorate hard-boiled eggs. The Refuge is holding an Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 5th at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Little ones can get creative during a bunny craft and then take a trip down Peter Cottontail’s Trail to a special spot on the Refuge for the hunt.
9. The annual Sag Harbor Easter Bonnet Parade (631-725-0011, sagharborchamber.com) is on Saturday, April 4th at 1 p.m. Come in your most festive Easter hat and meet in front of Muse Restaurant (16 Main Street, Sag Harbor). Follow the Easter Bunny during a sidewalk march down Main Street to the Sag Harbor Garden Center (11 Spring Street, Sag Harbor) for a free petting zoo.
10. Montauk Chamber of Commerce and the Candied Anchor are hosting the inaugural “eggstravaganza” event on Saturday, April 4th at 11 a.m. The free event will take place on the Montauk Village Green (631-668-2428, www.montaukchamber.com) and feature a variety of fun activities and games including foot races and egg hunts, Easter baskets and bunny ears, and prizes.