By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Egg hunts on Easter weekend
Easter and Passover are early this year, but spring flowers are starting to bloom and Brooklyn’s little chicks are looking forward to scampering, basket in hand, to Brooklyn’s annual egg hunts. Check out the list below of the best egg hunts and spring flings all over the borough. Make sure to BYOB (bring your own basket).
Note that the annual Spring Fling won’t be held at Brooklyn Bridge Park this year, and several other locations have canceled events due to lingering damage from Superstorm Sandy.
Brooklyn Heights Annual Spring Egg Hunt: Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. sharp (with a raindate of Sunday March 31) at Pierrepont Playground, Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Streets (on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade). Candy, treats, balloons (by Heights Kids) and good friends have made this a holiday tradition for many families. A bake sale will be held to benefit the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee. This event can get very crowded so it pays to come early. If you would like to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senator Marty Golden's Annual Easter Egg Hunt: Sen. Golden will be holding the second of his two annual egg hunts on March 30, 2 p.m. at Shore Road Park. Hunt events include games, music, activities and prizes for the children. Call 718-238-6044 for more information.
Greenpoint Easter Egg Hunt by Town Square: Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m. McGolrick Park, Greenpoint. Egg hunt, music and arts & crafts. There will be a separate play area for babies and toddlers. $5, with proceeds to be shared among Town Square, MS 126 Leo’s and Friends of McGolrick Park. (www.townsquareinc.com/)
City Church Egg Hunt in Boerum Hill: Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. in Boerum Park. Sovereign Grace City Church will be holding an Easter egg hunt in the park. (www.sgcitychurch.com)
Columbia Waterfront District's Annual Spring Egg Hunt: Sunday, March 31, 10 a.m. Urban Meadow community garden and Mother Cabrini playground, corner of President and Van Brunt Streets. The Easter Bunny will be a special guest and this egg hunt with two different areas for younger and older kids. There'll be baked treats, and Urban Meadow T-shirts. (http://urbanmeadowbrooklyn.blogspot.com)
Park Slope Parents 'All Volunteer' Egg Hunt: Sunday, Match 31, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For full details visit A Child Grows in Brooklyn.
Easter Egg Hunt at Brooklyn Boulders: Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m.-noon, 575 Degraw Street near Third Street. ($10) Hunt in the rock climbing wall for eggs filled with pennies that are redeemable on site for candy. Call to confirm before coming. (www.brooklynboulders.com)
Easter Sunday Church Hunts: Many churches in Brooklyn hold Easter Sunday egg hunts after the service, including Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights (www.plymouthchurch.org); and the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Clinton Hill (http://stlukeandstmatthew.org/). Check your church’s schedule for events.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is open this Easter weekend and is offering free guided tours Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. There’s no egg hunt, but you can celebrate the start of nesting season by watching the artist Roderick Romero at work as he constructs a giant nest installation, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (www.bbg.org)
Updated March 29 to add Park Slope event.