Easter activities around Long Island

Are you egg-cited for Easter this year? Easter, which always falls on a Sunday, is the Christian celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. This year it will be celebrated on April 5th.

One way Christians prepare for Easter and celebrate the Lenten season is by decorating eggs and giving them as gifts. This Easter tradition has been practiced for centuries. Some believe the egg was chosen because it is a representation of new life, which correlates to the resurrection of Jesus. Egg decorating stems other fun activities like egg rolling and egg hunts. The Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Roll has been a tradition in the White House since the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes and takes place the Monday after Easter.

Here on Long Island the tradition lives on with a number of events.

 

Easter occurs on Sunday, April 5th this year.  LIR Photo Credit: Angela Carucci

Easter occurs on Sunday, April 5th this year.
LIR Photo Credit: Angela Carucci

Easter Crafting

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Book Revue

In Huntington from 12:30 -2:30 pm for $20.00 you can make Easter crafts, decorate eggs, and listen to the story of Peter Rabbit.

http://www.craftreeclasses.com

Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Ronkonkoma

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lake Ronkonkoma Fire District Building

Starting at 10:30 am, and for $8, you can go on an egg hunt with prizes, food, and music.

http://events.longisland.com/easter-egg-hunt8.html

Easter Egg Hunt at Veterans Park

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Rockville Centre

Starting at 9:30 am, you can look for eggs and win prizes.

http://www.rvcny.us

Egg Hunt at Bayville Free Library

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bayville

Please register for this free event and bring your Easter basket at either 11am and 2 pm.

http://events.longisland.com/egg-hunt4.html

Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Easter Celebration:

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt on the Village Green

Line starts up at 11:30 am, and the hunt starts at 12pm.

The Easter Bunny will be there too, so make sure you don’t forget you’re camera!

http://www.farmingdalenychamber.org/index.php?page=events

In2ition Mercantile 1st Annual Egg Hunt

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Oakdale

This event begins at 1pm and ends at 1:30pm, where kids are able to look for eggs and win prizes.

http://www.in2ition-inc.com/events

Orient State Park Annual Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Orient Beach State Park

The event starts at 11am; the Spring Bunny will also be making a guest appearance.

http://events.longisland.com/easter-egg-hunt12.html

Sayville Spring Festival

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Common Ground at Rotary Park

This event is from 12-3pm; there will be live music, a petting zoo, and fun activities for the whole family, even an egg decorating station. You must provide your own hard-boiled eggs.

http://www.greatersayvillechamber.com

Spring Eggstravaganza

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Phelps Lake Park, North Babylon

Not only can you go on an Easter egg hunt, but also you can go for a pony-ride, and meet the Easter Bunny, from 12-2pm.

http://events.longisland.com/spring-eggstravaganza.html

19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Great Lawn

Starting at 12p.m. there is an Easter egg hunt for all ages, and even an egg scavenger hunt for teens.

Bring your baskets and smiles…the Easter Bunny will be waiting to take a picture with you.

http://westhamptonchamber.com

22nd Annual Spring Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Belmont Lake State Park

Starting at 12pm you can hunt for eggs (egg hunts begin every 15 minutes), meet the Easter Bunny, and visit a petting zoo.

http://nysparks.com

Another Easter Tradition is the Bunny, not just any-bunny, the Easter Bunny. Even though the Bunny may not be mentioned anywhere in the Bible, it has become one of the main symbols of the season; from bunny decorations, to sitting on the Easter Bunny’s lap in the mall. According to the History Channel, the bunny tradition has been around in American since the 1700’s, brought over by German Immigrants, eventually making its way across the U.S. `

A Visit From the Easter Bunny

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Businesses Along 25A

The Easter Bunny will be driven around businesses along 25A giving out candy, and taking pictures.

http://events.longisland.com/a-visit-from-the-easter-bunny.html

Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If petting bunnies is what you seek, then go to Riverhead Library from 3:00-3:45 pm.

You can also make a craft and listen to a bunny story.

http://events.longisland.com/bunnies-bunnies-bunnies2.html

Pancake Breakfast With the Easter Bunny

Sunday, March 29, 2015

St. James Firehouse

Starting at 8am, you and your family can eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny…the 5th family member is free.

http://events.longisland.com/pancake-breakfast-with-the-easter-bunny.html

The Lenten and Easter season is also about giving back to the community.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser:

Saturday, March 28, 2014

At the Elks Lodge #1323, there is a pancake breakfast, games, crafts, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Seating Times: 8-10am and 10am-12pm

This costs $10 per person, and you can call to reserve your spot.

http://www.pmycs.org

Easter Basket & Spring Gift Drive

Monday, March 30, 2015

West Islip Fire Department

From 2:30-5:30 you can donate Easter goodies, and help stuff Easter baskets for families and children at need.

http://www.freewebs.com/hhinwi/