As Easter approaches and the spring weather gets continuously warmer, the East End has seen a steady increase in weekend visitors. With Easter Sunday expected to be as high as 70 degrees in parts of the Hamptons, this weekend is going to likely be the busiest weekend that the East End has seen this year.
So whether you’re heading out east for the weekend or you already live here, this is a compiled list of things that you can do this weekend to celebrate Easter with the family.
Are you excited as this bunny?
Easter Parade, Hampton Bays
When: Saturday, April 15, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Prosper King House, 116 W Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays
What: The Hampton Bays Historical Society is hosting what the event describes as a “stroll down Main Street.” The description also suggests participants bring their Easter bonnets. An egg hunt will be held after the parade for anyone 8 and under at the Prosper King House, where visitors can also enjoy the Lyzon Hat exhibit. Quilt raffles will be $5, or five for $20.
Questions?: Society Office
Easter Bonnet Parade and Petting Zoo, Sag Harbor
When: Saturday, April 15, 1 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Sag Harbor
What: The Easter Bonnet Parade and Petting Zoo is an opportunity for participants to decorate Easter bonnets and watch a parade. Easter Bunny is planned to lead the parade to the Sag Harbor Garden Center, where a free petting zoo is to be located. The petting zoo will operate from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. All ages welcome.
Questions?: Lisa Field, Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Marder’s Easter Egg Hunt, Bridgehampton
When: Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Where: Marders, 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton
What: Marders Nursery will host an Easter egg hunt, which will take place in the nursery grounds. This is definitely going to be a more challenging egg hunt, given the hiding places are ample. Like the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church’s egg hunt, this one will be split into two age categories—one for kids and one for adults.
Questions?: Mary Ellen DiPrisco, Marders Nursery
Community Easter Egg Hunt, Bridgehampton
When: Saturday, April 15, 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, 2429 Montauk Highway to Main Street
What: Two separate egg hunts will be hosted at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church—one for the younger kids, and one for adults. Face painting will also be happening, so get ready to look like the Easter egg you just hunted for.
Questions?: Peter Sulyok, Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church
Montauk Easter Kids’ “Eggstravaganza”
When: Saturday, April 15, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Montauk Village Green, 742 Montauk Highway
What: Kids ages 10 and under can enjoy the Easter egg hunt, hosted by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce and the Candied Anchor. The egg hunts will be broken up by age groups. There will also be an egg toss, a carrot toss, a sock race, a bunny hop, bunny bowling, a pin-the-tail-on-the-bunny.
Questions?: Laraine Creegan, Montauk Chamber of Commerce
Easter Weekend at the Southampton Arts Center
Almond Zigmund @saintsquid making the final touches on her installation, "(People) Places and Things", for our first exhibition of 2017, A Sense of Place. There will be a public opening reception on Saturday, 2/25 from 5-7 pm. Join Us! #southamptonartscenter #asenseofplace #almondzigmund #bastienneschmidt #artistprocess #environment
When: Saturday, April 15, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 16, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
What: There are actually several things going on at the Arts Center for Easter—an Easter egg hunt and the Coll-EGG-tive Family Art Project, which is a drop-in workshop where visitors will create a collective spring garland to be displayed at the Arts Center. The egg hunt will take place in the exhibition, East End Collected3.
Questions?: Amy Kirwin, Southampton Arts Center