*Updated 4.7.19* Suffolk County’s Most Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunts, Parades & Brunches 1207

Easter Sunday is now just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Since Easter is arriving almost a month later this year, we have plenty of time to enjoy the many local egg hunts, parades, and brunches. Celebrations begin this weekend and last through Easter Sunday, which is on April 21st this year. Below, we have compiled an egg-stensive list of Suffolk County Easter Events.  With so many egg-silaratring options you are sure to find something that will get all of your little bunnies hopping for joy!

Easter Bunny Breakfast
Saturday, March 30th from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove
Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny himself!  Breakfast sponsored by Long Island Suffolk Center for Speech.Children will receive a light breakfast, free goodie bag, crafts and entertainment. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call Guest Services at 631-724-8066 to register, limited to the first 200 children.

HOP-PY Easter at Wood Kingdom
Saturday, April 6th, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Wood Kingdom East and Mae Shed & Playground, 544 Middle Country Rd, Coram, New York
Enjoy unlimited open play inside Wood Kingdoms awesome playground with bounce houses and slides, while enjoying the company of the Easter Bunny and EVERYONE’S favorite little red monster Elmo! This will be an absolutely amazing event and fun for all ages!There will be photo opportunities with all the characters, and afterwards get ready to have a dance party with your favorite characters. You must purchase your tickets in advance for this event as tickets will NOT be sold at the door. There is Limited space available for this event, make sure you buy in advance. Remember to bring your socks! Kid’s Ticket: $20 (includes admission for one child and one adult) Additional Adult Ticket: $5

Easter Bounce Party at BounceU
Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
BounceU , 62 Lake Ave S, Bldg 33, Nesconset, New York
Enjoy unlimited open play inside BounceUs playground with bounce houses and slides, while enjoying the company of the Easter Bunny. This will be an absolutely amazing event and fun for all ages! There will be photo opportunities and afterwards get ready to have a dance party with the Easter Bunny. You must purchase your tickets in advance for this event as tickets will NOT be sold at the door. There is Limited space available for this event, make sure you buy in advance. Remember to bring your socks! Tickets Prices: Kid’s Ticket: $20 (includes admission for one child and one adult) Additional Adult Ticket: $5

Rocky Point Annual Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 6th 12 p.m.- 3 pm.
Robert Miner Park (Rocketship Park), Hallock Landing Rd
Starting at Noon, stop by and enjoy the vendors that are their offering crafts, face painting, dancing and more! At around 1:45 groups will get ready for the Egg Hunt that will begin at 2 p.m.  Event is free!

Easter Bunny Adventures
Sunday, April 7th, 2019 at 10-11:30 a.m.; Sunday, April 7, 2019 12 -1:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:00-11:30 a.m.; Monday, April 15, 2019 10-11:30 a.m.
Adventure Kids, 5676 Sunrise Highway, Sayville
Head down and enjoy Easter Bunny Adventures including: Easter Egg Hunt, Meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, Easter craft & Games, Easter Basket to Collect Eggs, Bagels, Coffee & juice & Open Play
Costs are $25.00 children 2 and up , $15.00 children 7-23 months, $10 adults.  Call to reserve your spot 631-319-5737

Sayville Spring Fest 2019
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 11 AM – 4 PM
Gillette Park Sayville, NY
This years event will include: Petting Zoo, Talent Stage, Magician, Juggler/Stilt-Walker, Superhero & Princesses, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, Raffles, Vendors, Spring Bonnet Contest & more.

Easter Egg Hoppening
Saturday, April 13th, 2019- Three time slots available: 9:00-10:00 a.m., 10:00-11:00 a.m.,  11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Heritage Center, 633 Mount Sinai Coram Road, Mount Sinai
Three opportunities to participate in this Easter Egg Hoppening. This 1 hour event includes an egg hunt, visit with the Easter Bunny and a light morning snack. Egg Hunt is for participants up to age 12. $10 registration is required for all participants – Parents and Guardians are not required to register.

Annual Easter Brunch
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Plasterkraze, 1310 Middle Country Rd, Selden
Join Plasterkraze for its Annual Easter Brunch and enjoy painting, food, music, dancing, games and of course pictures with the Easter Bunny. You must pre-register for this event as space is limited. Please call us at 631-689-5231 for additional details or to reserve your spot.

Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Belmont Lake State Park, Southern State Pkwy Exit 38, North Babylon
Attend the 26th annual Spring Egg Hunt at Belmont Lake State Park.  The egg hunts will take place on the open field and will begin at 12:15 pm. Additional hunts will occur at 15 minute intervals with the last one at 1:45 pm. The hunts will be divided into three age categories: ages 4 & under; ages 5 & 6 and ages 7-9. There is a 3 egg limit per child per hunt to ensure everyone goes home with a special treat. Please bring a small bag or basket for your child to put their eggs in.
In addition to the egg hunt, there will be food vendors and free children’s activities, educational display by the Environmental Department, funny photos and an inflatable bounce (weather permitting). You can also visit and take pictures with the Spring Bunny. The $8 vehicle use fee will be in effect. For more information please call 631-321-3510. See you at the park!

Town of Babylon Eggstravaganza 2019
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Town of Babylon Parks, 151 Phelps Lane, North Babylon
Join the Town of Babylon Parks and Recreation Department for their annual Eggstravaganza! A petting zoo, bouncy house, and egg hunt will be available to all children 10 and under! The Spring Bunny will also be at the event! Don’t forget your cameras and Easter baskets! Any questions or for more information, please call the Parks Department at 631-893-2100.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Sunday, April 14th at 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Village Idiot Pub, 8 E Main St, Patchogue
Hippity hop your way to Patchogue and get ready for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! We’ll have a special menu available along with our full breakfast menu as well! Mike Desmond will be here strumming us through the morning too – make your reservations today, you don’t want to miss it!

Pancakes with the Easter Bunny
Sunday, April 14th at 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mount Sinai Fire Department, 746 Mt Sinai Coram Rd, Mount Sinai
10th annual Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Bring your camera and get a picture with the bunny. Enter for a chance to win a Samsung LED TV, XBOX ONE and many other prizes.

Egg-stravaganza
Friday, April 19th at 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Suffolk County Farm & Education Center, 350 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank
Admission includes wagon rides, chick interactions, photos with rabbits, and an egg-speriment station.  Cost is $5 per person ages 3 and overFor an additional fee: Barn Yard Bites Café, Basket Raffle,Animal Feed.  All Proceeds help fund the Colorado-New York 4-H Cornell. NO preregistration is required.

PMYCS Pancacke Breakfast
Saturday, April 20th- Featuring 2 seatings: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. & 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Patchogue Fire Department, 15 Jennings Ave, Patchogue
Come and join us at the Patchogue Fire Department for our annual Pancake Breakfast! There will be fun activities for the kids and pictures with the Easter Bunny! All proceeds support programs and services provided by PMYCS!  $12 per person and kids under 12 eat free!

Eggstravaganza
Saturday, April 20th, Two Sessions Available : 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue
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.  Dress appropriately, as the program may take place outside.Cost is $10.00 per child.  Reservations required, as space and supplies are limited. Register by calling the office at 631.653.4771.

Egg Hunt and Spring Festival
Saturday, April 20th from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Sweetbriar Nature Center. 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown
Join Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown for a day filled with events, fun, and a lot of wonderful animals.They will have egg hunts throughout the day with prizes, as well as a separate egg hunt for 2-4 year olds to do with their parents. there will also be games, live animal presentations, crafts, face painting and more! The Easter Bunny will be available for photo opportunities. Food, refreshments and Easter plants will be available for additional purchase. Event Cost is $15 for children, $5 for adults.

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Three Village Church, 322 Main St, East Setauket
FREE Easter Egg Hunt with lots of activities for kids from the littlest ones through grade 4! Rain or shine! No tickets needed – come any time between 10 & 12 as fits your family’s schedule! (The egg hunt will be at regularly scheduled intervals, with new eggs each time and a safe space for the littlest crawlers/walkers.) Bring your friends & neighbors – all are welcome!

Easter Celebration at The Shoppes
Saturday, April 20th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Shoppes at East Wind, 5768 Route 25A, Wading River
Join the Easter Celebration at The Shoppes. Ride the Easter Bunny on the Carousel, enjoy the Bounce House, visit The Shoppes for special deals and treats.  Face Painting and Open Paint at The Painted Canvas from 12:30 – 4:30
Don’t forget your Easter Basket because the Easter Bunny will be giving out eggs!! They will also be collecting non-perishable food items to help local families in need.

Easter Egg Hunt at The Farm
Saturday, April 20th & Sunday April 21st, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Benner’s Farm. 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., East Setauket
With a different field for each age group participating, all your little ones will be able to egg hunt at their own pace! Craft vendors each day and frequent Easter Bunny sightings make the pastoral setting of Benner’s farm an ideal place for Easter festivities! No registration required.   $8 for adults and $6 for children and seniors.

Eggstravaganza at Boomers!
Saturday, April 20th from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Boomers Long Island, 655 Long Island Avenue, Medford
Don’t miss the 2nd annual Eggstravaganza! Egg Patch is open 12pm-3pm with a free train ride! All kids will hunt for eggs and turn eggs in for an AMAZING prize pack!  The DJ will be spinning hits from 12 p.m. – 6 p. m. The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance inside at 1-1:40pm and again 4-4:40pm! There will be so much FUN happening and discounted ride bands ALL DAY!

Easter Brunch at The Aquarium
Sunday April 21st, Three seating available : 10 a.m., 12 p.m. &  2 p.m.
Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main St., Riverhead.
Hunt for eggs among sea anemone and exotic fish! This eggcentric adventure features an incredible brunch in the Sea Star Ballroom, craft stations, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and full admission to the aquariums many exhibits! Reservation required.  Costs for Adults is $54.95, Children 3-12 $26.95, Children 2 & under free.

Easter Parade and Egg Hunt
Saturday April 21st from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Port Jefferson Village, 101 East Bway., Port Jefferson
A lovely Easter Parade in Port Jefferson’s scenic village will be followed by an egg hunt extravaganza for the whole family!  Event is Free.

Easter Sunday Brunch
Sunday, April 21st from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Lombardi’s on the Bay, 600 S Ocean Ave, Patchogue
Easter Sunday Brunch on Sunday, April 21st beginning at 11am at both locations, Villa Lombardi’s and Lombardi’s on the Bay. They’re be plenty of fun for the whole family, including a full Easter Buffet, wine & mimosas, Easter eggs and our special guest, The Easter Bunny!
Reservations by Phone at 631-471-6609.

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Patchogue Welcomes Amulet Arts 395

We were thrilled to be a part of the Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening Celebration for Amulet Arts on June 8th.  You can tell as soon as you walk through the door that details are important to owners Michael Cappel and Mandolynne Hopkins.  Every inch of the newly opened shop is designed to create an inspiring experience.  It is truly a unique and elegant boutique.  A family owned and operated shop, with more than 30 years in the industry, Amulet Arts offers piercing, jewelry installation services, microblading and fine jewelry.  Proud members of The Association of Professional Piercers, their staff offers the most current, hygienic and professional services to their clients.  They are one of the most highly credentialed and certified piercing/body art studios in New York State.

Although concerned at first about how they might be received, Mr. Cappel got emotional yesterday when asked about their experience opening in Patchogue.  “I have to tell you that Patchogue welcomed us with open arms, and I could not be more grateful to you guys”.

In addition to body art, Amulet Arts also has an amazing gallery where artists are able to showcase their work.  We met two local artists, Mary Searles (@calicoqueen) and Christie Jones (@swellanchor), who both had several pieces of their work on display. and were thrilled with the space and opportunity Amulet provided.  Make sure to check out their instagram accounts for more of their work.

Scroll down to see highlights from yesterdays event, and visit Amulet Arts at their website or Facebook.

Suffolk Strawberry Festivals 94

Early June is strawberry season on Long Island. This weekend and next you can get out and celebrate one of Long Islands sweetest crops.  Grab friends and family and head out to enjoy one (or both) of these great Strawberry Festivals.

Strawberry Fair at Benner’s Farm — East Setauket
56 Gnarled Hollow Road
631-689-8172
THIS WEEKEND:  Saturday, June 8th and Sunday June 9th

Benner’s Farm is a private fifteen-acre family homestead, first farmed in the 1700’s.  Each year the farm provides thousands of people a sense of what it was like to live on a small farm in years past.  The Benner family has been farming organically since the late nineteen seventies and also raise a variety of farm animals for self-sufficient living. This weekend they will celebrate the strawberry by dipping them in chocolate, making them into ice cream, putting them on home-made Strawberry Shortcake, turning them into jam and eating them as they are!  Come out to enjoy wholesome family fun with old-fashioned games and live music.  They also have bunnies and chicks for the kiddies to hold, the big swing, craft and local vendors and a whole Farm to explore and discover!  The farm just announced that they have a new baby calf on the farm and now have three baby goats and a lamb to pet and feed.

 

Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival — Mattituck
1175 Route 48
631-298-2222
Thursday, June 13th through Sunday, June 16th

On Father’s Day weekend, the peak of the strawberry harvest, the Mattituck Lions Club brings the community together for a special weekend of fun and purpose. Whether you’re here year-round, are a seasonal resident or are drawn here by the Festival, you’re in for a wonderful time.  Dig into the strawberry shortcake, sample the strawberries dipped in chocolate, try the strawberries any way you like them. Head over to the rest tent to enjoy live music. Then find out what is available for sale from arts and craft vendors. Cheer as the new Strawberry Queen is crowned. Experience the midway rides. Taste foods from around the world. The fun keeps going after the sun sets, so bring lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Much of the Festival fun is free, thanks to the efforts of many volunteers. When you do spend, you help the Mattituck Lions advance their year-round community service efforts. Admission is $6 per person 5 and older. Pay-one-price ride tickets are available for purchase online. Dads are admitted FREE on Father’ Day when accompanied by a paid child.

 

No need to be sour if  you are not able to make any of these festivals,  here you can find a list of Farms and Stands where you can get out and pick your own or purchase local Strawberries throughout the season.  

 

 

 

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