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Lylia Mapes hunts for Easter eggs at the (Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Lylia Mapes hunts for Easter eggs at the New Hope Christian Church's Easter egg hunt in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

Easter egg hunt: Monsey, New Paltz, Newburgh, Yonkers

Many throughout the Hudson Valley are grabbing eggs and getting a peek at the Easter bunny during local hunts throughout the area this weekend.

Lylia Mapes hunts for Easter eggs at the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Lylia Mapes hunts for Easter eggs at the New Hope Christian Church's Easter egg hunt in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

Lylia Mapes hunts for Easter eggs at the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Lylia Mapes hunts for Easter eggs at the New Hope Christian Church's Easter egg hunt in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

The New Hope Christian Church in Monsey hosts
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

The New Hope Christian Church in Monsey hosts an Easter egg hunt for its congregation's children. (March 31, 2013)

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Danielle Gonzalez (left) and Alison Gonzalez sort through
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Danielle Gonzalez (left) and Alison Gonzalez sort through their Easter eggs at the New Hope Christian Church in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

Pastor Phillip Dennis hands out special prizes at
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Pastor Phillip Dennis hands out special prizes at the New Hope Christian Church's Easter egg hunt in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

Elijah Rosales collects an Easter egg at the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Elijah Rosales collects an Easter egg at the New Hope Christian Church's Easter egg hunt in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

Elijah Rosales collects an Easter egg at the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Elijah Rosales collects an Easter egg at the New Hope Christian Church's Easter egg hunt in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

Elijah Rosales shows off the easter egg at
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Elijah Rosales shows off the easter egg at the New Hope Christian Church's Easter egg hunt in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

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Children search for Easter eggs at the New
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Children search for Easter eggs at the New Hope Christian Church's Easter egg hunt in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

Cleverly hidden Easter eggs at the New Hope
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Cleverly hidden Easter eggs at the New Hope Christian Church's Easter egg hunt in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

The New Hope Christian Church in Monsey hosts
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

The New Hope Christian Church in Monsey hosts an Easter egg hunt for its congregation's children. (March 31, 2013)

Elijah Rosales shows off an easter egg at
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Elijah Rosales shows off an easter egg at the New Hope Christian Church's Easter egg hunt in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

Children search for Easter eggs at the New
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Children search for Easter eggs at the New Hope Christian Church's Easter egg hunt in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

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Lylia Mapes hunts for Easter eggs at the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Lylia Mapes hunts for Easter eggs at the New Hope Christian Church's Easter egg hunt in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

Cleverly hidden Easter eggs at the New Hope
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Cleverly hidden Easter eggs at the New Hope Christian Church's Easter egg hunt in Monsey. (March 31, 2013)

Ellah Buckley, 3, of Highland, opens an egg
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Ellah Buckley, 3, of Highland, opens an egg she just picked up during the Easter egg hunt on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

The Easter Bunny and New Paltz's D.A.R.E. Lion,
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

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)

Madeline Meechan, 7, of Clintondale, has her face
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Madeline Meechan, 7, of Clintondale, has her face painted before participating in an Easter egg hunt sponsored by the New Paltz Youth Program on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

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A man and his son walk down historic
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A man and his son walk down historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz before the arrival of the Easter Bunny. (March 30, 2013)

A young girl and boy wait to pick
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A young girl and boy wait to pick up eggs during the Easter egg hunt on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

Malaysia Plummer, 2, of New Paltz, waves at
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Malaysia Plummer, 2, of New Paltz, waves at the Easter Bunny and the New Paltz D.A.R.E. lion on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

Gray Lobell, 6, of New Paltz, looks at
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Gray Lobell, 6, of New Paltz, looks at the eggs, awaiting the announcement to go collect them during the New Paltz Youth Program's Easter event on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

A young girl waits to pick up eggs
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A young girl waits to pick up eggs during the Easter Egg Hunt on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

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Children ages 4-6 race to pick up eggs
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Children ages 4-6 race to pick up eggs during the Easter egg hunt on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

Children aged 4-6 race to pick up eggs
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Children aged 4-6 race to pick up eggs during the Easter egg hunt on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

Children ages 4-6 race to pick up eggs
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Children ages 4-6 race to pick up eggs during the Easter egg hunt on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

Paul and Annabelle, both 3, and their mother,
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Paul and Annabelle, both 3, and their mother, Jan Mason, of Kingston, look at the eggs and candy the kids collected during the Easter egg hunt on Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

Ellah Buckley, 3, of Highland, looks at an
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Ellah Buckley, 3, of Highland, looks at an egg she just picked up during the Easter egg hunt on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

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A young boy high-fives the Easter Bunny on
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A young boy high-fives the Easter Bunny on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

A group of people meet the Easter Bunny
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A group of people meet the Easter Bunny on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

Kate Morrissey, of New Paltz, takes a photo
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Kate Morrissey, of New Paltz, takes a photo of her daughter, Grace, 12, after she found the golden egg at the New Paltz Youth Program's annual Easter egg hunt on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

A boy looks around a tree for Easter
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A boy looks around a tree for Easter eggs on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

Children race to find the golden egg on
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Children race to find the golden egg on historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. (March 30, 2013)

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Nathan Hernandez, 6, of Plattekill runs for eggs
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Nathan Hernandez, 6, of Plattekill runs for eggs at the start of the annual Easter egg hunt at Downing Park in Newburgh. (March 30, 2013)

The Easter Bunny, Diane McGraw of Newburgh, and
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

The Easter Bunny, Diane McGraw of Newburgh, and her helper, Heather Monahan, McGraw's daughter, of the Bronx, greets children and their parents before the start of the egg hunt at Downing Park in Newburgh. (March 30, 2013)

Around 300 Easter baskets are available as prizes
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Around 300 Easter baskets are available as prizes to the children who participate in the annual Easter egg hunt at Downing Park in Newburgh. The baskets contain prizes such as Peeps, stuffed animals and more, and each was donated by one of the sponsoring organizations. (March 30, 2013)

Nathan Hernandez, 6, of Plattekill, runs for eggs
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Nathan Hernandez, 6, of Plattekill, runs for eggs at the start of the annual Easter egg hunt at Downing Park in Newburgh. (March 30, 2013)

Olivia Rivera, 8, of Newburgh, hugs the Easter
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Olivia Rivera, 8, of Newburgh, hugs the Easter Bunny at Downing Park in Newburgh. (March 30, 2013)

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Dehlilah Jefferson, 3, of Newburgh, looks at her
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Dehlilah Jefferson, 3, of Newburgh, looks at her Easter prizes with her parents, Edwin and Ashley, just after the egg hunt at Downing Park in Newburgh. (March 30, 2013)

Dehlilah Jefferson, 3, of Newburgh, looks at one
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Dehlilah Jefferson, 3, of Newburgh, looks at one of the eggs in her Easter basket just after the egg hunt at Downing Park in Newburgh. (March 30, 2013)

Serenity Baynes, 6, of Newburgh, reaches inside a
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Serenity Baynes, 6, of Newburgh, reaches inside a bush to get an egg during the annual Easter egg hunt at Downing Park in Newburgh. (March 30, 2013)

A girl finds eggs during the annual Easter
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A girl finds eggs during the annual Easter egg hunt at Downing Park in Newburgh. (March 30, 2013)

People exchange their tickets for Easter baskets after
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

People exchange their tickets for Easter baskets after the egg hunt at Downing Park in Newburgh. (March 30, 2013)

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Nathan Hernandez, 6, of Plattekill, gets ready for
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Nathan Hernandez, 6, of Plattekill, gets ready for the announcer to say, "Go!" at the annual Easter egg hunt at Downing Park in Newburgh. (March 30, 2013)

Laila McCord, 2, and her brother Dean, 4,
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Laila McCord, 2, and her brother Dean, 4, both of Bronxville, stop in the butter aisle to count their Easter eggs during an egg hunt through Stew Leonard's grocery store in Yonkers. Youngsters followed a map through the store to meet and greet employees in farm animal costumes handing out eggs. (March 27, 2013.)

From left, Laila McCord, 2, and her brother
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

From left, Laila McCord, 2, and her brother Dean, 4, both of Bronxville, stop in the butter aisle to count their Easter eggs during an egg hunt through Stew Leonard's grocery store in Yonkers. Youngsters followed a map through the store to meet and greet various employees in farm animal costumes handing out eggs. (March 27, 2013.)

From left, Siobhan Murphy and her son Aidan,
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

From left, Siobhan Murphy and her son Aidan, 5, both of Yonkers get ready to go on an Easter egg hunt through Stew Leonard's grocery store in Yonkers. Youngsters followed a map through the store to meet and greet various employees in farm animal costumes handing out eggs. (March 27, 2013.)

Children get ready to go on an Easter
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Children get ready to go on an Easter egg hunt through Stew Leonard's grocery store in Yonkers. Youngsters followed a map through the store to meet and greet various employees in farm animal costumes handing out eggs. (March 27, 2013.)

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Leah Been, 3, of the Bronx meets a
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Leah Been, 3, of the Bronx meets a Stew Leonard's employee dressed as a duck during an Easter egg hunt through the grocery store in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

Stew Leonard's employees passed out plastic Easter eggs
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Stew Leonard's employees passed out plastic Easter eggs to children on an egg hunt through the grocery store in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

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