Christmas isn’t all about gifts, and Easter isn’t all about eggs. There’s chocolate bunnies too, and those cute yellow chick marshmallows that taste like styrofoam and take centuries to decompose – Little Peeps! As for Good Friday, it wasn’t really a very ‘good’ day for the main participant involved. Yet in aggregate, both holidays, or holy days actually, add up to a three-day weekend. For those not taking the G-5 down to Bermuda, these two holidays bookend a huge event on the Spring social calendar here in Long Island City: the annual Trinity Grace Church Easter Egg Hunt in Gantry Park.
This is the seventh year of the hunt, and though we have written previously about the juvenile frenzy – in adults – that the hunt evinces, I’m going to bring you up to date on the latest scientific data:
There is no evidence linking repeated participation in the hunt with CTE
Nevertheless the organizers have established a concussion protocol, and an ambulance will be on standby. And for good reason, because this year’s hunt will feature the addition of five golden eggs, each containing a golden ticket. These golden tickets are redeemable for early acceptance at the Ivy League school of the
parents child’s choosing, and a lifetime of free soda refills at the Subway on Jackson Avenue with the purchase of a foot-long sandwich. Of course both prizes first require a test of morals on a tour of a strange factory in Queens Plaza guided by a weird man in a top hat and orange-faced midgets.
Anyway, you gotta be in it to win it, but before you do, you must register your child to participate. The scramble begins at 10am on the newly named Eggsplosive Saturday.
//Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge Egg Hunt – in case you get shut out of the above event, you better have a back-up plan or subject yourself to a lot of Egg Hunt rancor from a midget of your own. One cool sounding alternative is the Brooklyn Boulders Vertical Easter Egg Hunt at their location just north of the bridge (Queensboro, as if there’s any other). For only $10, not only can your child search for eggs, she can use the facilities and climb for the rest of the day.
//The Egg Hunts are only the beginning of the LIC Spring Social Season. The main event is the PS78Q Spring Dinner and Auction. This year it will be held at Maiella on May 9, and for $95 you get to gorge on delicious food and guzzle at an open bar, not necessarily in that order. Plus there will be lots of entertainment in the form of parents set loose for one night a season. For all that, it’s worth going to even if your offspring are still a decade away from existence and simply eggs in their mothers eyes.
Gantry Park Egg Hunt Registration – oh joy, I now get two days on which to wear my bonnet
PS78Q Spring Dinner – click for more info and to purchase tickets
MarshmallowPeeps.com – owned by the Berkshire Hathaway corporation
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