By Mary Frost
A little rain didn’t dampen the mood: Hammer-wielding children built little sailboats, kids decorated plastic eggs, and Jane’s Carousel gave visitors a pre-season whirl at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Spring Fling “Egg-stavaganza” this past Saturday.
Brooklyn Heights residents Maddy Claire, 5, and August, 2, attended the event with their mom, Candace Collins. “Thay’re having a blast,” she said. “He saw the Easter Bunny by the ambulance and screamed ‘Easter Bunny!’ And they’re learning – they talked to the man in the ambulance for a long time.”
Entertainment included musicians AudraRox and The Wiyos, storytelling, face painting, and yoga. The Easter Bunny gave a hug to all comers, and Jacques Torres gave out special chocolate Easter eggs.
Eric Conklin and Lamarr Norwood, EMTs for SUNYat LICH, gave more than 30 ambulance tours. Natasha Burke, Director of Community affairs at SUNY at LICH told visitors, “LICH is still open and there to serve the community. We still offer services, especially pediatrics and OB/GYN. The merger with SUNY has made the hospital stronger.”
Spring Fling is sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park. Activities were sponsored by NY Transit Museum, Metro Soccer NY, Jacques Torres, Inventgenuity Workshops, Jane’s Carousel, Karma Kids Yoga, and Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92.
Photos by Mary Frost