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LI Easter events: Peter Rabbit play, egg hunts, parades

A car drives along Franklin Avenue during the

A car drives along Franklin Avenue during the 57th annual Easter Vintage Car Parade in Garden City on Sunday, April 8, 2012. Photo Credit: Ann Silverberg

Here comes Easter weekend, hopping down the bunny trail. Celebrate the spring holiday with a dozen events on Long Island:

“PETER RABBIT”

Take in a live-action stage version of the classic “The Adventures of Peter Rabbit” at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

INFO 631-928-9100, theaterthree.com

COST $10

 

EASTER CELEBRATION

Join in the fun at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Shoppes at East Wind in Wading River, where the Easter Bunny will appear plus there will be face painting, a bounce house, treats and more family activities.

INFO 631-929-3500, eastwindlongisland.com

COST Free

 

BUNNY PAINTING

Get creative at Pinot’s Palette in Bay Shore and paint your own Easter Bunny picture on canvas at 1 p.m. Saturday.

INFO 631-446-4777, pinotspalette.com/bayshore/events

COST $30

 

VILLAGE GREEN EGG HUNT

Bring the kids ages 1-10 for a giant family egg hunt on the Village Green in Rockville Centre at 11 a.m. Saturday, then participate in sing-alongs, games, face painting and inflatables. Cotton candy and prizes will be given out.

INFO 516-678-7888, thevineyardchurch.com

COST Free

 

EASTER BONNET PARADE

Wear a decorative Easter bonnet and meet in front of Muse Restaurant at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Easter Bunny leads the way on this sidewalk parade down Main Street concluding at the Sag Harbor Garden Center, where there will be a petting zoo.

INFO sagharborchamber.com

COST Free

 

SPRING EGG HUNT

Bring a basket and gather all the eggs you can find at Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. There’s even a tot garden for littles up to age 2.

INFO 516-692-6768, cshfishhatchery.org

COST $6 ($4 ages 3-12)

 

EASTER BREAKFAST

Play on giant inflatables while hunting for Easter eggs, then hand them to the Easter Bunny for a special treat at Pump It Up in Great Neck at 9 and 10:10 a.m. Sunday. A bagel breakfast and craft project is included, and each child goes home with a goodie bag.

INFO 516-466-7867, pumpitupparty.com

COST $19.95 per child

 

VINTAGE CAR PARADE

An Easter Sunday afternoon tradition in Garden City is watching the annual Vintage Car Parade roll down Franklin Avenue to Seventh Street at 1 p.m. It features antique cars from 1918 to 1992. Get a peek at the cars beforehand in Parking Field 9E.

INFO 516-746-7724, gardencitychamber.org

COST Free ($15 parade car registration)

 

AQUARIUM BRUNCH

Have brunch at the Long Island Aquarium’s ballroom, where there’s a craft station for kids and an appearance by the Easter Bunny on Sunday. Seatings are at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Plus, explore the aquarium and join a penguin-themed egg hunt.

INFO 631-208-9200, ext. 426, longislandaquarium.com

COST $49.95 ($24.95 ages 3-12)

 

PARADE AND EGG HUNT

Put on an Easter bonnet and walk in this old-fashioned parade down Main Street in Port Jefferson on Sunday starting at noon from Theatre Three and ending at Harborfront Park where an Easter egg hunt will be held on the Great Lawn. Treats go to kids ages 2-8.

INFO 631-473-1414, portjeffchamber.com

COST Free

 

BRUNCH BUFFET AND EGG HUNT

Go on an egg hunt, visit a petting zoo and have brunch at the Woodbury Country Club, from noon-3 p.m. Sunday. The meal includes waffle, Italian, omelet, carving and dessert stations plus a special Coney Island kids station with chicken fingers, French fries, hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy. Reservations required.

INFO 516-692-6200, woodburycc.com

COST $58 ($25 ages 3-12)

 

EASTER MEAL AND EGG HUNT

Come for brunch (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) or have dinner (3-5 p.m.) at the Coral House on Milburn Lake in Baldwin on Sunday. The Easter Bunny will visit the kids, who also can have fun with a petting zoo, egg hunt and rides.

INFO 516-223-6500, coralhouse.com

COST $52.95 ($27.95 ages 3-12)

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