2016 Easter ‘Hoppenings’

Hop on down to the Jersey Shore and celebrate Easter with us! From breakfast with the Easter Bunny to Easter egg hunts on the beach, the shore offers many ways for you and your family to have an “eggcellent” Easter!

Cape Trinity Catholic School’s Breakfast with the Bunny
Saturday, March 12 at 8:30 a.m.
Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Hall, 520 Lafayette St., Cape May
Enjoy a delicious breakfast while meeting the Easter Bunny! Raffle baskets and 50/50 tickets will be available at the event. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. For more information, call (609) 972-9032.

Goshen Volunteer Fire Company Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Sunday, March 13 at 7 a.m.
Goshen Vol. Fire Co., 331 Rt. 47, Goshen
Join the Goshen Volunteer Fire Company for an all you can eat pancake breakfast with the guest of honor, the Easter Bunny! Breakfast is from 7 a.m. to noon. Cost is $7 per person, ages 5 and under eat free!

Easter EggstravanganZoo
Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
This annual event sponsored by the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders includes educational displays, crafts and live animal encounters. The event will kick off with an Easter Egg Hunt in the park at 10 a.m. The county will again be using environment friendly Eco Easter Eggs, made from corn, instead of plastic eggs in the big event with even more candy packed inside this year. This free event will feature the Easter Bunny. Visitors will have an opportunity to have their picture taken with the popular rabbit. For more information, call (609) 465-5271or visit www.cmcZoo.com.

Lower Township Park & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m.
Freeman S. Douglass, Jr. Memorial Park, 677 Rt. 9, Erma
Local youngsters are invited to hunt for Easter eggs on the grounds of Freeman S. Douglass, Jr. Memorial Park. The event is recommended for toddlers up to children in the fourth grade. Children are divided into age groups to hunt for eggs in their own area. Eggs are filled with goodies and golden coins that can be redeemed for special prizes. Bring your own baskets or receive a bag to keep all the treasures in. A visit from the Easter Bunny completes the day. For more information call the Department of Parks and Recreation at (609) 886-7880 ext. 0 or visit the township’s website at townshipoflower.org.

Stone Harbor Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 19 at 1 p.m.
Stone Harbor Firehouse, 175 96th St., Stone Harbor
The Stone Harbor Volunteer Fire Company #1 will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19. The event will start at 1 p.m. at the firehouse. Rain date is Sunday, March 20. For more information, visit stoneharborfire.com.

Middle Township Easter Egg Scramble
Saturday, March 19 at 1 p.m.
Goshen Complex, 626 Goshen Rd., Goshen
Enjoy hot dogs and water from 1 to 2 p.m. The Easter Egg Scramble will begin promptly at 2 p.m. A Golden Egg will be found in each of our age categories for a special prize! There will be over 4,000 eggs with candy and small toys inside. A small spring craft will be available for the children to make and take home. For more information, call (609) 465-8743.

Upper Township Spring Fling Festival & Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 19 at 1 p.m.
Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Dr., Petersburg
Upper Township’s second annual Spring Fling Festival & Egg Hunt will feature a petting zoo, pony rides, music, face painting, the Easter Bunny and more! The egg hunt will take place in different age categories, and there will be 10,000 to 15,000 eggs to find! For more information, call (609) 628-2011 ext. 200.

The Great Egg Hunt
Saturdays, March 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m.
11th St. to 14th St. Beach, Ocean City
Five age groups will search for 100,000 eggs – 5,000 with prizes! Rain dates are Sunday, March 20 and Sunday, March 27. For more information, call 1 (800) BEACH-NJ.

Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 20 at 10 a.m.
First United Methodist Church, 1 Church St., Cape May Court House
Enjoy sno-cones, a petting zoo, light refreshments, live music and crafts! For more information, call (609) 465-7087.

Dennis Township Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m.
Dennis Township Recreation Complex, 565 Dennisville Rd., South Dennis
The annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages ten and younger will be held at the recreation complex at 1 p.m. Each child will receive a chocolate rabbit and have the opportunity to hunt for prize eggs hidden throughout the grounds of the complex. In the event of inclement weather, candy and prizes will be given out inside the gym. Please arrive between 12:30 and 12:50 p.m. All participants should bring a basket or bag to collect eggs. For more information, call (609) 861-1045.

Sea Isle City’s Annual Easter Program
Wednesday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m.
Dealy Field, 6108 Central Ave., Sea Isle City
Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation will host the resort’s annual Easter Program for children (up to age 11). During the Easter Program, kids will enjoy egg hunts, face painters and visits with the Easter Bunny. Please bring your own baskets and cameras. Rain date is March 24. For more information, call (609) 263-0050.

Breakfast with the Bunny at the Harbor View
Saturday, March 26 at 9 a.m.
Harbor View Restaurant, 954 Ocean Dr., Cape May
The Easter Bunny will be at Harbor View on Saturday March 26. He will be hopping around the breakfast tables available for pictures from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy breakfast with the Bunny and a view! For more information, call (609) 884-5444.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Saturday, March 26 at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Cape May–Lewes Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., Cape May
The Easter Bunny will be at the Ferry for a special breakfast, along with the Ferry’s famed mascot, Pirate Pete! A special buffet with a variety of tasty breakfast treats will be available, and an Easter egg hunt will occur at 10 a.m. Cost is $12 for children ages 4-12, $22 for adults and free for children under the age of 3. Reservations required. For tickets, call 800-643-3779 (FERRY).

The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Emlen Physick in Cape May. Children will be placed in two categories, toddler and kindergarten, and first and second grade, and will hunt for hidden Easter eggs containing Easter treats. All children will have a chance to win a special prize by finding a golden egg. For more information, call (609) 884-9565 or email recdept@capemaycity.com.

Avalon Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m.
8th Street Playground, Avalon – 1-4 year olds
10th Street Field, Avalon – 5-6 year olds
12th Street Field, Avalon – 7-10 year olds
The Avalon Recreation Department’s Easter Egg Hunt will take place in age groups at different locations in Avalon.

Easter Egg Hunt at VFW Post6257
Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m.
Belleplain VFW Post 6257, 556 Woodbine Ave., Woodbine
Free for children up to 12 years old. Take pictures with the Easter Bunny and enjoy treats and snacks! For more information, call (609) 861-2298.

Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26 at 12 p.m.
19th Ave. Beach, North Wildwood
Children 11 and under can pick up eggs and collect prizes. Cost is free! For more information, call (609) 729-2170.

Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26 at 12 p.m.
Lincoln Ave. Beach, Wildwood
Children ages 1 to 12 are invited to dig for eggs buried in the sand. Each egg contains a toy and a golden egg is worth a bigger prize! Rain date is Sunday, March 26. For more information, call (609) 729-5501.

Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
Seashore Church of the Nazarene, 446 Seashore Rd., Erma
ALL Children ages 2 to 6th grade are welcome! For more information, call (609) 886-6196.

Easter Brunch Buffet
Sunday, March 27 at 8 a.m.
501 Beach Restaurant at the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel, 501 Beach Ave., Cape May
Join us for a family Easter brunch buffet! Enjoy a full buffet featuring a made to order omelet station, a waffle station and full hot breakfast buffet items, plus Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Be ready for a special appearance from the Easter Bunny! Cost is $21.95 for adults and $15.95 for children under 8 (gratuity and alcoholic beverages not included). Reservations strongly recommended. For more information and reservations, call (609) 884-3500 – option 1.

Breakfast & Dinner with the Easter Bunny
Sunday, March 27 at 9 a.m.
Elaine’s, 513 Lafayette St., Cape May
Join us from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Easter Sunday for breakfast with the Easter Bunny OR from 4 p.m. on for dinner with the Easter Bunny. Wear your Easter best! Call (609) 884-1199 for reservations.

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 27 at 10 a.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its way to Congress Hall! Enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch in our Grand Ballroom and bounce on over to the lawn for a day full of family fun activities. Join the Easter Bunny along with his sidekick, Blue the Pig at our Easter Egg Hunt. Egg hunts will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Don’t miss our family lawn games from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., including potato sack races, three-legged races and more! While you’re here take a train ride on the Congress Hall Express from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Egg hunts and family lawn games are complimentary and do not require a reservation! Guests can simply attend their preferred time. For reservations to Easter Brunch in the Ballroom call (609) 884-8422.

Easter Brunch
Sunday, March 27 at 10 a.m.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, 9601 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
Join us for a visit from the Bunny and a spectacular Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $40 for adults, $20 for ages 12 and under, and free for ages 3 and under. Reservations required. For more information and reservations, call (609) 368-0100.

Easter Fashion Promenade
Sunday, March 27 at 12 p.m.
Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City
Join us in front of the Music Pier for the Easter Fashion Promenade! Come dressed in your Easter Best to stroll the Fashion Promenade and meet the Easter Bunny. Judging begins at 1 p.m. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

Morey’s Piers Easter Celebration
Sunday, March 27 at 12 p.m.
Morey’s Piers’ Mariner’s Landing, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Celebrate Easter with the whole family on Mariner’s Landing from noon to 5 p.m. Visit the Easter Bunny at the Parent’s Pavilion and enjoy strolling entertainment from stilt walkers to jugglers and more. Face painting will be available from 1 to 5 p.m., and children 12 and under can pick an Easter egg for a chance to win amazing prizes, while supplies last. For more information, call (609) 522-3900 or visit www.MoreysPiers.com.

Annual Easter Fashion Stroll
Sunday, March 27 at 1 p.m.
300 block of the Washington Street Mall, Cape May
The City of Cape May, the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May and the Small Businesses of the Washington Street Mall will be sponsoring the Annual Easter Fashion Stroll. Registration for the Easter Fashion Stroll will begin at noon, and the stroll will begin at 1 p.m. Judging categories and age groups are: 3 and younger, 4 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12, 13 and older, best dressed lady, man, couple, family and best Easter bonnet. Treats, gift certificates and ribbons will be awarded to winning participants. The rain location for the Easter Fashion Stroll is Our Lady Star of the Sea parish. For more information, visit discovercapemaynj.com, email recdept@capemaycity.com or call at (609) 884-9565.

For more Easter ‘hoppenings’ at the Jersey Shore, visit www.dotheshore.com/events!