BY CHRISTOPHER MALONE & HELEN KLEIN
The bunny trail is making its way through Brooklyn this year, with Easter-themed events just around the corner.
All around the borough, Easter Egg Hunts are a popular diversion, so that no matter your location, you can still partake in the entertainment building up to Easter Sunday, March 27.
The early bird will have ample opportunity to snag some eggs in Gravesend, where Our Lady of Grace Church, 430 Avenue W, will be holding an Easter Fair on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Among the highlights will be an Easter Egg Hunt, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, which costs $5 to attend, as well as free egg painting for children, and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at 9 a.m. on Sunday, which costs $10 a person. For more info, call 718-627-2020.
Next up, State Senator Marty Golden will host his annual free Easter Egg Hunt at Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue and Madison Place, on March 19 from 2 to 4 p.m., and at Shore Road Park at 79th Street on March 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. The eagerly awaited annual events bring out dozens of families, with youngsters scouring the area for the brightly colored eggs. For more information, call 718-238-6044.
Also on Saturday, March 19, there will be a free egg hunt in Coney Island’s Kaiser Park, Neptune Avenue between West 24th and West 32nd Streets, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants should head to the field house. Bring your own basket. For more info, call 917-873-9261 or go to http://bit.ly/1pw09MC.
The following day, Sunday, March 20, there will be beaucoup Easter fun to be had at Greenwood Park, 555 Seventh Avenue thanks to SkipKid’s Spring Party & Eggstravaganza. For $5 per person, participants can enjoy arts and crafts, live entertainment and kid-friendly eats. Children under one year, free. For more info, go to http://bit.ly/1Sxzafc.
In addition, Aviator Sports at Floyd Bennett Field will host an Easter Weekend with egg hunts daily from the 24th through the 27th, $8 admission includes an egg hunt, a photo with Whiskers the bunny, a hay ride and a slide down the giant hay wagon. Also on site will be a petting zoo and pony rides, which cost extra. For more info, call 718-470-0224 or go to http://bit.ly/1TqkUpC.
Prospect Park’s Children’s Corner also has a lot to offer throughout Easter Weekend. From the 25th until the 27th, children and their families can take part in nature walks and animal encounters at the Audubon Center at the Boathouse (noon to 4 p.m.) or enjoy games at the Lefferts Historic House (2 to 4 p.m., $3 suggested donation), or even Carousel rides (noon to 5 p.m., $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership).
For something totally different, on Saturday, March 26, Brooklyn Boulders, a rock climbing gym at 575 Degraw Street, will host an egg hunt ($20) for children four to 12. Adult supervision is required. For more info, call 347-834-9066.
The same day McGolrick Park at Russell Street and Driggs Avenue in Greenpoint will be having an egg hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. featuring live music, crafts and an Easter Bunny. The $15 admission is a fundraiser for Brooklyn Boy Scout Troop 26. If the weather is bad, the action moves to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 155 Milton Street.