Long Island 2014 Easter Events


Long Islanders celebrating Easter don’t have to travel to New York City to revel in the festivities. LI has plenty of spring fests, egg hunts, visits from the Easter Bunny and yes, parades. But, for those heading to the city, check out the parade and bonnet festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. between 49th and 57th streets on 5th Avenue. Happy Easter!


Spring Festival
Holiday weekend fun for the whole family, the Spring Festival includes attractions like face painting, games, and animal interactions. Rumor has it, the Easter Bunny may just stop in for a visit! Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. Sweetbriarnc.org $10 children 2+. 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Easter Bunny and L’il Chick’s Breakfast and Egg Hunt
Get in the Easter spirit with a fun-filled morning of festivities. The day begins with breakfast and works up to an Egg Hunt in the Vanderbilt Rose Garden, a Basket and Bonnet Parade, and Special Planetarium Show. Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. Vanderbiltmuseum.org $30 adults, $18 children.  9 a.m.

East Egg Hunt
Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., East Setauket. www.villageofnorthport.com. $6 kids, $8 adults. 1p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Penguin Egg Hunt
Share the egg-citement at this annual Egg Hunt, which offers plenty of great prizes, including a free birthday party (restrictions apply), Family Fun Center vouchers, Tour Boat tickets, and rides on both the Discovery Tower and Submarine Simulator! Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 East Main St., Riverhead. www.longislandaquarium.com 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wander along our wooded trails searching for brightly colored eggs then trade them in for an awesome goodie bag; take part in wacky relay races, get your face painted, learn about our egg-laying friends and more! Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay. Registration Required: 516-922-3200. ny.audubon.org/TRSanctuary  $5 for member children, $8 non-members, $2 adults. Toddlers: 10:30-11:30 a.m., kids 4-10: 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Photos with the Easter Bunny

Easter arts and crafts, egg hunts and special Easter events. Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville. www.bayvilleadventurepark.com Special events 12-5 p.m. Egg hunts 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Prices vary.

Easter Vintage Car Exhibit
Exhibit of antiques vintage classic cars held in Parking Field 9E Between 9th & 10th Street 10 a.m. followed by a Car Parade at 1 p.m. on Franklin Ave & 7th Street, Garden City.

Annual Spring Egg Hunt    
Bring a basket and a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny for children up to 10 years old. Deepwells Farm County Park, Route 25A and Moriches Road, St. James. Free. 1 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt
Northport Village Park, Bayview Avenue and Main Street, Northport. Free. 1 p.m.

Easter Parade
Followed by an Easter egg hunt at Harborfront Park. Main Street, Port Jefferson. Free. 12 p.m.

Compiled by Nikki Donato

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