Here's where to meet the Easter Bunny when he hops his way to the Hamptons, and where to don your finest Easter Bonnet.
Children's Museum of the East End
(376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, 631-537-8250, www.cmee.org
) says the 2017 Mad Hatter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8 will be even bigger and better, and if you can believe it, madder than ever before. CMEE will host two sessions of the popular event (Session 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with the hunt beginning around 10:20 a.m., and Session 2 from 1 to 3 p.m., with the hunt beginning around 1:20 p.m.) Little ones will absolutely adore the chance to design and decorate their own hats and bags, and of course, the main attraction is scouring through the Museum for "Eco" Eggs that contain treats and other goodies. Reserving a spot in advance is highly recommended.
Ladies' Village Improvement Society of East Hampton (95 Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-1220, lvis.org
) is inviting children 8-years-old and younger to look for golden eggs during their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8 at 11 a.m. After the pursuit for candy is over, they can pose proudly next to Peter Rabbit with their sweet finds.
What's cuter than ARF adoptees dressed in their Easter finest? (Courtesy Photo)
The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce (631-288-3337, www.westhamptonchamber.org
) will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach on Saturday, April 8 at 12 p.m. Once children are done scouting out pastel colored treasures, they can meet the Easter Bunny.
Quogue Wildlife Refuge is hosting Eggstravaganza and an Easter Egg Hunt. (Photo: www.facebook.com)
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) will hold an Easter Egg Hunt at the ARF Adoption Center (124 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott, 631-537-0400 x 203, www.arfhamptons.org
) on Sunday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In addition to the dog friendly egg search, attendees will enjoy crafts and refreshments, and have the chance to meet ARF's cats and dogs. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the lucky seeker that comes across the Golden Egg will win a special basket that was donated by Harbor Books in Sag Harbor.
We know it's all about the Bunny, but, The Big Duck (1012 Flanders Road, Flanders, 631-852-3377, www.bigduck.org
) is sharing the spotlight when it presents its annual Easter Duck Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 9 at 12 p.m. (Rain Date: Saturday, April 15). Stop by for prizes and surprises, an exhilarating egg hunt, and to meet the Easter Bunny.
The Southampton Village PBA Easter Egg Hunt at Agawam Park in Southampton will be held on Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m.
Before little ones venture out into Hampton Library's (2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton, 631-537-0015, hamptonlibrary.org
) backyard on Saturday, April 15 for the Library's Annual Easter Egg Hunt, attendees will hear a rousing holiday tale. The excitement begins at 10 a.m., and all ages are invited.
Candied Anchor and the Montauk Chamber of Commerce are partnering again for the 3rd Annual Eggstravaganza on the Green in Montauk on Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m. (Rate Date: Sunday, April 22 at 12 p.m.). The event will feature free egg hunts, foot races, and complimentary baskets and bunny ears for those ages 10-years-old and under. For more information, call 631-668-2428.
You can meet the Easter Bunny at Montauk's Eggstravaganza. (Courtesy Photo)
It's all about the egg at Quogue Wildlife Refuge (3 Old Country Road, Quogue, 631-653-4771, quoguewildliferefuge.org
). First, the Refuge will host Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m., and again at 2 p.m. Attendees will examine the Refuge's egg and nest collection for inspiration and then set out to create their own nest that they will fill with colored and decorated hard-boiled eggs, which they get to take home. On Sunday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m., and again at 11 a.m., join the Refuge and hop on down Peter Cottontail's Trail for a special Easter Egg Hunt. Each child will receive a special gift, and the popular event is strictly for ages 2 to 4-years-old. Reserving a spot in advance is highly recommended for both events.
The Hampton Bays Historical Society will present its 2nd Annual Easter Parade on Saturday, April 15. Starting from the Prosper King House (116 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, 631-728-0887, www.hamptonbayshistoricalsociety.com
) at 12 p.m., paradegoers, in their finest Easter Bonnet, of course, will take a leisurely stroll down Main Street that will be followed by an Easter Egg Hunt at the Prosper King House, refreshments, and a viewing of the Society's Lyzon Hat exhibit.
Join Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-283-0967, southamptonartscenter.org
) over Easter Weekend for a Coll-EGG-tive Family Art Project & Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, a drop-in workshop where attendees can work on a "coll-EGG-tive" spring garland, and also test out their investigative skills during an Easter Egg gallery scavenger hunt through the new East End Collected3
exhibition. Southampton Arts Center will present both events on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, from 12 to 5 p.m.
The beloved Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce Easter Bonnet Parade (sagharborchamber.com
) will march down Main Street on Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. Paradegoers will meet at Muse in the Harbor (16 Main Street, Sag Harbor) and follow the Bunny of the hour on a sidewalk parade that culminates at Sag Harbor Garden Center (11 Spring Street, Sag Harbor), who is hosting a free petting zoo from 12 to 2 p.m.
It's a mad dash to find the eggs at Southampton Inn. (Photo: Lisa Tamburini)
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the South Lawn of Southampton Inn (91 Hill Street, Southampton, www.southamptoninn.com
) will take place at 10 a.m. sharp on Easter Sunday.
The Easter Bunny is hopping down to Topping Rose House (1 Bridgehampton - Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, 631-537-0870, www.toppingrosehouse.com
) on Sunday, April 16 for their Easter Egg Hunt at 12:30 p.m.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com