Easter comes early in 2016, but so does all the holiday fun! The Hamptons is hatching egg hunts all over the place, starting with the Children Museum of the East End’s Annual Mad Hatter Egg Hunt this Saturday. Grab the kids and a basket, and hop on over to your nearest egg hunt, or tour them all!
Saturday, March 19
CMEE’s Annual Mad Hatter Egg Hunt! SOLD OUT
Help CMEE celebrate the arrival of spring during the annual Mad Hatter Egg Hunt! Sponsored by Dan’s Papers, 2016’s celebration promises to be bigger, better, and—dare way say it?—madder than ever before. In fact, the annual event has gotten so popular that we’re holding two sessions this year! During each session, kids of all ages will design and decorate their own hats and bags after searching for “Eco” Eggs containing healthy treats and other goodies that have been hidden inside and around the Museum. 631-537-8250 cmee.org
Sunday, March 20
ARF Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Join ARF for crafts, refreshments and an Easter Egg Hunt for kids and their K9 companions at the ARF Adoption Center at 91 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott, plus meet the cats and dogs available for adoption. Easter Egg Hunt kicks off promptly at 12 p.m. Find the golden egg to win ARF’s Easter Basket which includes a family membership to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill and a gift from Harbor Books in Sag Harbor. 631-537-0400 x203 arfhamptons.org
Saturday, March 26
Annual Egg Hunt at the Hampton Library 10 a.m.
We will begin with a story before we venture into the back yard and see what the Easter Bunny has left for us. Join us for an exciting morning of fun for the whole family. Collect eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny. A little rain won’t dampen a good time. If it rains, the Egg Hunt will be even more exciting when the egg hunt is moved indoors. 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org
Eggstravaganza at Quogue Wildlife Refuge 11 a.m.
Inspect the Refuge egg & nest collection for ideas to create your own fun nest craft. You may want to bring a smock or an old shirt with you. We will decorate our own ‘nests’ and color and decorate hard-boiled eggs to take home! A program for children ages 5-12. Reservations required, as space and supplies are limited. $8.00 per child. Dress appropriately, as the program may take place outside. 631-653-4771 quoguewildliferefuge.org
Easter Bonnet Parade in Sag Harbor 1 p.m.
All are invited to participate! Wear your most creative and decorative Easter Bonnet and meet in front of Muse Restaurant. Follow the Easter Bunny on a sidewalk parade down Main Street to the Sag Harbor Garden Center for a FREE petting zoo. 631-725-0011 sagharborchamber.com
Sunday, March 27
Egg Hunt at Quogue Wildlife Refuge 9:30–10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Create a bunny craft and then hop on down to Peter Cottontail’s Trail to a special spot on the Refuge for an egg hunt. Each child will receive a special gift. A very popular program for children ages 2 to 4, accompanied by an adult, so sign up early! $12.00 per child. Space is limited. Reservations required and payment due at time of reservation. 631-653-4771 quoguewildliferefuge.org
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Southampton Inn
Eat breakfast at Southampton Inn’s restaurant from 8 a.m.– 12 p.m. on Easter Sunday. The Inn’s popular annual Easter egg hunt gets hopping at 11 a.m. and is free to all!
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Grill will be hosting a day of Easter festivities, beginning with a brunch buffet hosted at Tillie’s, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Following brunch, there will be an array of Easter activities for the whole family, including an Easter egg hunt, inflatable moon bounce, ice skating and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Reservations are recommended. 631-688-1771, gurneysmontauk.com
Easter at Baron’s Cove 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Join Baron’s Cove with your family and friends celebrating this special Spring holiday. Choose from the a la carte menu or the traditional Sunday Roast featuring lamb or beef; served with maple carrots, smashed parsnips, roasted fingerling potatoes and local kale. Following Brunch, hop on over to the lawn for a traditional Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Reservation Required. Please call ahead for children. 631-725-2100. For a glimpse at the menu, visit baronscove.com.
STPS Annual Easter Egg Hunt 1 p.m.
Join the Southampton Trails Preservation Society and search for Easter eggs along a beautiful trail with pond views. Meet at Poxabogue Park south of the railroad trestle on Old Farm Road in Bridgehampton. Children 8 years and younger. Bring a basket. 631-537-0660 southamptontrails.org
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