As spring rolls in, so does Easter time! Here’s a roundup of the many fun, family-friendly Easter egg hunts, Easter bunny visits, and other Easter events happening on Long Island this year.
EASTER BUNNY EXPERIENCE
Embark on an Easter egg hunt, meet the Easter bunny, and leave with at least one treat-filled egg from the event. Participants must arrive in groups and pre-purchase a family package for the experience. Social distancing protocols will be in place and masks must be worn at all times. CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale, cmpac.com $25. 2-6 p.m. March 19-21, 28-30 and April 3.
STEW LEONARD’S EASTER EGG HUNT EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Stew Leonard’s locations across Long Island will hold their Egg-stravaganza. Participating children will receive a cellophane bag in which they can collect their eggs. All eggs will contain small trinkets or candy. Two lucky children will each win a $100 gift card to a local store, and ten children will each win a special Easter Basket. Participants are asked to open their eggs in their cars or at home. Socially distanced pictures will be available with Wow the Cow and the Easter Bunny. The event is free but registration is required. Tickets will have timed entry so that no more than 75 Egg Hunt participants will enter the store per hour. All participants, adults and children must have a ticket to enter the event. Stew Leonard’s is also asking Egg Hunt participants to donate a canned good item, which each Stew Leonard’s location will collect and deliver to a local food bank. Click here to see which locations will be hosting an Egg-Stravaganza. stewleonards.com, 4-5 p.m. March 24 and 25.
DRIVE-BY EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Families can drive through the Great Lawn at Molloy College, which will be decorated for Easter, and stop at different stations to receive Easter candy, crafts, and goodies from student community service volunteers. The caravan ends with a “wave-by” with the Easter bunny, who will hand out plastic Easter eggs filled with candy. The event is sponsored by the community service sector of Molloy College Student Government. Optional donations will support The Appalachia Project. Molloy College, Kellenberg Circle, 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, molloy.edu. Free and open to the public, 3-4:30 p.m. March 27
RESURRECTION EGG TRUNK HUNT
Journey from trunk to truck and learn about Jesus’ events of Holy week and what they represent in the Bible. This event is limited to the first 90 children over 4 years old. Social distancing will be practiced. Every participant and guest must wear their masks. There will be surprise photo opportunities and treats for children. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Amityville, 147 Park Ave, Amityville stayhappening.com/resurrection-egg-trunk-hunt, 10 a.m.-Noon March 27.
EASTER BUNNY BONANZA
Hop on over to the Easter Bunny Bonanza 2021. Have your photos taken with the Easter Bunny by professional family photographer Jodi Applebaum, go on an Easter egg hunt, make arts and crafts, and more! Tickets are $35 per child ($5 discount for 2021 enrolled campers). Ticket price includes admission for 1 adult. Rolling River Day Camp, 477 Ocean Ave, East Rockaway, rollingriver.com/blog, 11 a.m. March 27.
Town of North Hempstead and the “Yes We Can” Community Center invite residents to enjoy a celebration at the Spring Festival. Children 17 and under can enjoy an Easter egg hunt, games, crafts, and plenty of fun. Registration is required, and all reservations are good for 45 minutes of activities. Martin “Bunky” Reid Park, Broadway Ave & Urban Ave, Westbury, Garden Street entrance, Westbury. Free and open to Town of North Hempstead residents only. To make a reservation, call 516-869-6311. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 27.
MINI WOOD SIGNS AND EASTER TOTES
Hop on over to AR Workshop for its Spring and Easter Crafternoon with the family! Make a canvas Easter egg tote or specialty mini wood signs! One registrant can make one mini wood sign for $15 or two for $25. Perfect for even the youngest DIYers. 2930 Merrick Rd, Bellmore. arworkshop.com, 1-3 p.m. March 27.
Mount Sinai Historical Society will host a spring egg hunt event. Enjoy games, crafts, and other fun times. 1-2 p.m. is for the little kiddos from babies to 4 years old. This includes the egg hunt, games, and crafts. Eggs for this group will be stuffed with “little kid”-friendly items. 2:30-3:30 p.m. is for ages 5 to 8 years old. Masks required, Covid guidelines enforced. 75 North Country Rd, Miller Place, $5 fee. mpmshistoricalsociety.org, 1-3:30 p.m. March 27.
The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Redmax Events will host “Vandy Land! A special outdoor-game-day with something for everyone!” Enjoy kid-friendly characters, local food and craft vendors, musical entertainment, and a scavenger hunt. Of course, Mr. Bunny will be hopping by for photo visits, too. Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, vandylandinfo.com, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 27- April 3.
BARNYARD EGG HUNT
Kids and their grown-ups will enjoy the thrill of this springtime tradition on the farm with social distancing built in. Spread out on the grass as you dance the bunny hop and enjoy 47 egg-cellent acres of outdoor space. Visit with the farm’s animals and hop on a hayride to top off your day. BYOB (bring your own basket) is encouraged. Food vendors will be on the farm all day selling their treats. Advance tickets required, $12 fee. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park, queensfarm.org/events, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mar. 27- Apr. 3.
HUNTINGTON EGG HUNT TRAIL 2021
Head east down 25A for a drivable 6-mile egg hunt, and tell your friends for a fleet of fun! Can you spot all the eggs from Cold Spring Harbor Village to Centerport? Starting point in Cold Spring Harbor Village, and end in Centerport. 129 Main St, Cold Spring Harbor. March 27-April 11.
BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
Enjoy breakfast with the Easter bunny. All current state Covid-19 protocols will be followed. Price includes a buffet breakfast of eggs, pancakes, home fried potatoes, sausage, rolls, muffins, and coffee, tea, juice or milk. Bring your own camera to take photos with the Easter bunny. There will be raffles available to win. Reservations must be made by contacting Anita at 631-422-6914 or Joanne at 516-902-3803 by Wednesday, March 25 at 8 pm. Constantino Brumidi Lodge Sons of Italy, 2075 Deer Park Ave, Deer Park. 9-10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. March 28.
SPRING SCAVENGER HUNT
Spring has sprung! Join us at the Preserve for a fun time searching for things hidden in nature along the trails. Are you up for the challenge? Reservation required, mask required. $4 cash per person. Connetquot River State Park Preserve, 3525 Sunrise Hwy, Oakdale, parks.ny.gov/events, 10-11:30 a.m. April 3.
EASTER COOKIES AND CRAFTS
Learn how to decorate Easter cookies with Lindsay from The Confectionary Shoppe and do a DIY project decorating a tray, apron or Easter tote. Attendees of the small, two-hour, in-person workshop will leave with their DIY project, three decorated cookies, and new cookie decorating skills. AR Workshop, 2930 Merrick Rd, Bellmore, arworkshop.com, $40-85. 6-8:30 p.m. April 1.
CHILDREN’S SPRING SCAVENGER HUNT
Come with your family anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to walk all or part of the 2 1/2-mile Caumsett Loop Road. You will find it sprinkled with spring-themed surprises along the way. On your walk, you may catch up with Mr. Bunny; he loves taking photos! Then grab a snack in the Walled Garden, where you will also be able to pick up your take-home craft. The Caumsett Foundation, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd, Lloyd Harbor. caumsettfoundation.org/programs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 3.
EGG HUNT AND MAGICAL SPRING WALK
Join the Sweetbriar Nature Center in celebrating Easter with a socially distanced egg hunt suitable for all ages. A new egg hunt will begin every hour on the hour between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. with plenty of opportunities to interact with the Easter bunny. All attendees will have a chance towalk through the enchanted forest at the end of the egg hunt and take home a bag full of treats and a fun craft. Masks must be worn, and attendees must practice social distancing at all times. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr, Smithtown, sweetbriarnc.org $5-20. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 3.
EASTER EGG HUNT AT BAY GARDENS
The Easter bunny will stop by to fill the newly expanded yard with goody-filled Easter eggs, and the garden needs your help finding them all! Following the Easter egg hunt, the Easter bunny will be available for socially distant pictures. Bring your own camera for photos. The egg hunt begins at noon. Each family will have to reserve a spot to participate. Reservations are $5 for the entire family. This fee is simply a placeholder and will be donated to the reservations of a local parish. Garden Center & Landscaping, 80 Montauk Hwy, East Moriches. eventbrite.com/easter-egg-hunt, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 3.
EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
Celebrate Easter by enjoying a buffet-style brunch with family. With CDC and state Covid-19 protocols in place, the brunch will be held in The Grand Ballroom at East Wind Long Island. It will feature a kids station, unlimited mimosas, and photo opportunities with the Easter bunny. East Wind Long Island, 5720 NY-25A Wading River, eastwindlongisland.com $26.95-54.95. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 4.
ITALIAN CULTURE EASTER HOLIDAY
Join Riverhead residents for this virtual discussion of Italian culture Easter holidays in Italy, free of charge. Meeting ID is 873 4038 0070, register starting Feb. 27. Riverhead Public Library, search.livebrary.com 4-5:30 p.m. April 7, 14 and 21.
-With Drashti Mehta