7 Socially Distant Long Island Easter Ideas

An Easter Bunny waves to a girl on Long Island from a safe distance. (Long Island Press photo)

Just because the Easter Bunny is social distancing, doesn’t mean Easter Bunny-shaped chocolate needs to stop. Emile’s Candies is selling an assortment of Easter chocolate goodies that can be shipped straight to your door. Chocolate assortments include; small-sized bunny-shaped chocolate ($9.95), a “chocolate happy feet bunny holding a carrot” ($5.95),one pound of foiled eggs ($18.50), and a large chocolate cross ($25.00). Curbside pick-up for orders can be done Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. or shipped to your house via UPS shipping, 229 Merrick Road, Oceanside, 516-766-4402, emilescandies.com

If you’re lacking creativity for what to do for your kid this Easter, The Creativity Bar has you covered. This Mineola Craft Store is currently accepting orders for custom Easter gift orders. For more information on pricing, private message The Creativity Bar on its Facebook page at facebook.com/thecreativitybar 464 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, 516-214-4442.

Bummed your kid can’t sit on the Easter Bunny’s lap and get a picture taken this year? Here’s the next best thing: Pay a rabbit or princess character $25 to stop by your home, wave hello from a safe distance, and leave a special goodie bag. Pixie Dust, 125 West Main St., Bay Shore, 631-647-8777.

This Easter, while spending time social distancing at home with family, bond over a do-it-yourself cookie kit. Each kit comes with 12 cookies, two bags of homemade frosting, and two containers of sprinkles. The cookies in the kit are a random mix of different shapes that may include mini-Easter eggs, carrots, and bunnies. Free delivery and curbside pickup available. Flour Power Baked Goods, Lindenhurst, 631-897-9573, email [email protected] facebook.com/flourpowerbakedgoods

Drive up to visit the Easter Bunny. The pub will be passing out treats and photo opportunities will be available too. The Village Idiot Irish Pub, 1487 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale, 631-573-6633. 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. Apr. 11.

Keep the Easter egg hunt tradition alive, but from a distance. Lucky To Live Here Reality set up a six-mile, drive-by egg hunt that stretches from Cold Spring Harbor to Centerport. Download the map here.

Don’t want to cook this Easter? Can’t make it to grandma’s due to social distancing? Many local restaurants are offering Easter dinner to-go packages with curbside pickup. Check your local menus.

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