The Easter Bunny Is Coming to Town

Who wouldn't be excited when gearing up for an Easter egg hunt? Durell Godfrey

Hippity hop, hippity hop. That's the sound of the Easter Bunny heading to the South Fork to spread a little cheer. Easter is not until April 16, but the mischievous rabbit will hide eggs for several community hunts a week ahead of time. Get your baskets ready. Here are the Easter egg hunts on his calendar and ours: 

Saturday, April 8

• The Easter Bunny will be the guest of honor at the Ladies Village Improvement Society of East Hampton's hunt at the society's headquarters on Main Street. The hunt is free for all families. The start time is 11 a.m. 

• The annual Mad Hatter Egg Hunt at the Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton is slated for April 8. Kids will design and decorate their own hats and bags after searching for "eco eggs" around the museum. There are two times to choose from, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is $14 per person, including adults, free for members. 

Sunday, April 9

• The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will host an egg hunt for children and their canine companions at the adoption center in Wainscott. While the event runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the hunt itself starts at 11:30. The child who finds the golden egg will win a gift basket courtesy of Harbor Books in Sag Harbor. Participants can enjoy crafts and refreshments. Plus, families can check out the cats and dogs (no bunnies that we know of ) for adoption.

• Camp SoulGrow in Montauk will hold an Easter Hop, including egg hunting, egg painting, tie-dyeing T-shirts, and a dance party. Sign-up is by email to info@campsoulgrow.org. It takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 15

• Herrick Park in East Hampton Village offers expansive lawns for an egg hunt hosted by the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee slated for April 15 at 10 a.m. The Easter Bunny is expected to hop on over. There will be raffle prizes, games, and treats. 

• Marders nursery in Bridgehampton is inviting kids down to sniff out eggs at 11 a.m.

• A mad dash for eggs will also be held at the Amagansett Youth Park at noon. Families have been asked to donate a dozen plastic eggs and a bag of non-peanut, individually wrapped candy, which can be dropped off at the park.

• All right, this may not be an egg hunt, but it is an Easter tradition. The Easter Bonnet Parade in Sag Harbor kicks off at 1 p.m. in front of Muse restaurant. Afterward, a petting zoo will be open at the Sag Harbor Garden Center. 

Sunday, April 16

• Members of the Sag Harbor Lions will be the Easter Bunny's helpers for an egg hunt at Mashashimuet Park. There will be three start times for three age groups. The 2 to 4-year-olds will start at 1 p.m., with adults holding their hands. Then the 5 to 7-year-olds will make a run for the eggs, followed by 8 to 10-year-olds. Pony rides will be available. For more details, click here.

• Kids can hunt for eggs along a trail in the Long Pond Greenbelt, with pond views, of course, on Easter. The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt's annual hunt, co-sponsored by the Southampton Trails Preservation Society, is for children 8 and under. Participants will meet at Poxabogue Park, south of the railroad trestle on Old Farm Road in Sagaponack. It begins at 1 p.m. sharp.

Did we miss one? Email TKV@ehstar.com with the event details and we will add it. 

Correction: The ARF Easter egg hunt will be held on April 9, not April 8, as originally reported.