Easter may be arriving early this year, but with many local egg hunts, parades, crafts, and brunches, the fun doesn’t have to stop. Whether it’s a gourmet meal or a heartwarming day spent with the Easter Bunny, hop on over to these family friendly events to make Easter season truly eggcellent.
Starting with a meet and greet with Peter Rabbit and ending with “carrot patch cookie” decorating, this seasonally themed family fun night will make for many big smiles! Long Island Children’s Museum. 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. licm.org. $9-11. 6-9 p.m. Mar. 24.
Caumsett Foundation Members Annual Egg Hunt
Open to members of The Caumsett Foundation and their families, this Annual Egg Hunt will have refreshments, crafts, petting zoos, and a special guest appearance by Mr. Bunny and Mr. Carrot for photos after the hunt! 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Lloyd Harbor. caumsettfoundation.org. $8 for parking. 10:30 a.m. Mar. 31.
Easter Bonnet Parade
Can you design the best bonnet? Calling all bonnet enthusiasts and Easter lovers alike, this Easter Bonnet Parade will meet in front of Muse Restaurant and follow the Easter Bunny down Main Street! Open to all. Main St., Sag Harbor. sagharborchamber.com. Free. 1 p.m. Mar 31.
Designed for children from ages 5-12, your tweens and toddlers will be able to decorate their very own ‘nests’ and Easter eggs to bring home! Reservations required. Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue. quoguewildliferefuge.org. $8 per child. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. Mar 31.
Egg Hunt and Spring Festival
Rumor has it the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance at this fun-filled event with face painting, storytelling, wildlife programs, egg hunts, and relay races! Sweetbriar Nature Center. 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. sweetbriarnc.org. $15 for child, $5 for adults. 12 p.m. Mar 31.
Easter Egg Hunt at The Farm
With a different field for each age group participating, all your little ones will be able to egg hunt at their own pace! Craft vendors each day and frequent Easter Bunny sightings make the pastoral setting of Benner’s farm an ideal place for Easter festivities! No registration required. Benner’s Farm. 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., East Setauket. bennersfarm.com. $8 for adults and $6 for children and seniors. 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Mar. 31-Apr. 1.
Easter Egg Hunt at Pump It Up
Your kids will hop, jump, and bounce to find as many prize-redeemable Easter Eggs as they can! After working up an appetite hunting for eggs, the bagel breakfast will feature a special fluffy guest for pictures. Reservations required. Pump It Up. 225 Community Dr., Great Neck. pumpitupparty.com. $19.95. 9 a.m. Mar. 24.
Accompany your little ones on this special program designed for the youngest members of the family! Peter Cottontail’s Trail will be the setting for an egg hunt followed by a fun Easter craft and gift for each child. Reservations required. Ages 2-4. Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue. quoguewildliferefuge.org. $8 per child. 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Apr 1.
Easter Brunch at The Aquarium
Hunt for eggs among sea anemone and exotic fish! This eggcentric adventure features an incredible brunch in the Sea Star Ballroom, craft stations, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and full admission to the aquariums many exhibits! Reservation required. Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main St., Riverhead. longislandaquarium.com. Adults $54.95, Children 3-12 $26.95, Children 2 & under free. 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. Apr. 1.
Sapphire Princess Easter Egg Hunt
With eggs hidden starboard and portside, this egg hunt is rumored to be a splash! What better place to bring in Easter than a brunch aboard one of Long Island’s finest yachts? Captain Lou Fleet & Sapphire Princess, 11 Richmond St., Freeport. captloufleet.com. $45-70. 10 a.m-2 p.m. Apr. 1.
Easter Parade and Egg Hunt
A lovely Easter Parade in Port Jefferson’s scenic village will be followed by an egg hunt extravaganza for the whole family! Port Jefferson Village, 101 East Bway., Port Jefferson. portjeff.com. Free. 12-1:30 p.m. Apr. 1.
Easter Brunch Buffet
Spring into Easter with an elaborate brunch buffet including mimosas and Bloody Marys! An egg hunt, followed by a visit to the petting zoo and pictures with the Easter Bunny will have the whole family smiling! Woodbury Country Club, 884 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. woodburycc.com. $59.95 adult, $25.95 Children 3-12, Children 2 and under Free. 12-3 p.m. Apr. 1
Egg Hunt on the Beach
Enjoy an exquisite three-course dinner off the specially selected Easter Menu! With delicate flavors of spring and a signature carrot cake offered for dessert, the beachfront dinner and egg hunt is sure to be a delight! The Crescent Beach Club, 333 Bayville Ave., Bayville. cometotheocean.com. $55 adults and $20 children 12 and under. Seatings available at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. Apr. 1.
Classic Easter Brunch
Bottomless mimosas and champagne will be a staple at this Easter Brunch! Serving comfort classics like crispy bacon and buttery stacks of pancakes, The Library Cafe offers delicious and hearty breakfast favorites to celebrate Spring! The Library Cafe 274 Main St., Farmingdale lessings.com $25 per Adult $10.85 Children 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Apr. 1.
Easter Brunch at The Mansion
Boasting an elaborate dessert table with a chocolate fountain and numerous delectable pastries, this splendid Easter Brunch will be set in one of Long Island’s renowned mansions. The Mansion at West Sayville 200 Main St., West Sayville lessings.com $49.95 per Adult $19.95 Children 4-10 Reservations available at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. Apr. 1.
-Compiled by Karly Eberly and Stephanie Perrone