Easter bunny appearances, egg hunts in the Hudson Valley

The Easter Bunny and New Paltz's D.A.R.E. Lion, The Easter Bunny and New Paltz's D.A.R.E. Lion, Darren, greet children and their parents on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013) Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

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The Hudson Valley is bursting with signs of spring, and as Easter approaches (on Sunday, March 31), there are a number of egg hunts, bunny appearances and spring-themed craft classes taking place. Here they are, organized by location and listed in order of event date. Go on: Hop to it.

ROCKLAND

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Sunday, March 31, in Pearl River: Join the Easter bunny for an egg hunt and brunch at Emmett’s Castle at Blue Hill in Pearl River. The brunch includes quiche, roast sirloin, bagels, muffins, fresh fruit and more. Seatings are at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call for reservations. Info: Emmett’s Castle at Blue Hill, 285 Blue Hill Rd., Pearl River; 845-735-3504; emmettscastle.com; $22.95 for adults, $10.95 for children 15 years and younger

WESTCHESTER

Through Sunday, March 31, in White Plains: Visit the Easter bunny and take home a snapshot of the occasion at the Galleria Mall. The bunny is available for photo ops on Fashion Level 2 near H&M until 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. Info: The Galleria Mall, 100 Main St., White Plains; 914-682-0111; thegalleriaatwhiteplains.com; prices vary

Through Sunday, March 31, in White Plains: Visit the Easter bunny and take home a snapshot of the occasion at The Westchester shopping mall. The event runs during mall hours in Center Court. Info: The Westchester, 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains; 914-421-1333; simon.com/mall/the-westchester; prices vary

Sunday, March 31, in Chappaqua: Hunt down hidden eggs with the Chappaqua Fire Department. The hunt begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public. Info: Chappaqua Fire Department, 480 Bedford Rd., Chappaqua; 914-238-4205; chappaquafd.org; free

Sunday, March 31, in Pocantico Hills: Kids 12 and under (accompanied by an adult) can take to the Stone Barns Center’s pasture and hunt for eggs with surprises hidden inside. The price of a ticket provides you with a four-pack of Stone Barn eggs. Hunts are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Info: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills; 914-366-6200; stonebarnscenter.org; $10 for youth, $9 for member youth

Sunday, March 31, in Katonah: Join Puppeteer Fred Greenspan for the “Punch and Judy Puppet Show.” Shows are at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Info: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah; 914-864-7282; muscootfarm.org; free

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