Celebrate Easter in Sag Harbor

Kids led the way down Main Street during the 2017 Easter Bonnet Parade. Michael Heller photo

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, the Sag Harbor Garden Center and the Sag Harbor Lions Club will bring Easter to Sag Harbor this Saturday and Sunday, with their annual petting zoo, Easter bonnet parade and Easter egg hunt.

Festivities will kick off on Saturday, March 31, with the Sag Harbor Garden Center’s 23rd annual petting zoo from 12 to 2 p.m. at the center on Spring Street. Animals from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be on hand, and the Easter bunny plans on taking time from his busy schedule to meet children and pose for photos. East End SEPTO will sell popcorn and hot dogs at the center, which hosts the event free of charge for guests.

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s 23rd annual Easter Bonnet Parade will begin at 1 p.m., with marchers encouraged to bring creativity and ingenuity in the creation of their own Easter bonnet.
Easter fun will continue with the Sag Harbor Lions Club hosting its 58th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor on Sunday, April 1. The free event begins at 12:45 p.m. with the arrival of the Easter bunny, with the first egg hunt at 1 p.m.

Three-thousand multi-colored eco-friendly eggs made of 100-percent plant material are filled with candy and trinkets and are set out and hidden in the picnic area of the park. There are three groups: one for the youngest egg hunters under 2 to 4 years old, the second area for 5 to 7 years olds and another for the 8 to 10 years old and up.  Each of the groups will start one after another in the order presented. Eight eggs in each section are filled with colored coupons that the children can trade-in for special prizes.

There will be pony rides for the children up to 100 pounds with a donation of $5.00 per ride. Snacks, juice boxes and water are available for $1.00 each at the tent. These donations help defray the cost of the pony rides provided by Scorpion Farm in Southampton.  For more information on the hunt, visit sagharborlions.org.