2017 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!

Sea Isle City’s Annual Easter Program
Wednesday, April 5 at 5 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 April 12. For more information, call (609) 263-0050.

Goshen Volunteer Fire Co.’s Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8 at 7 a.m.
The Immanuel Baptist Church Meeting Hall, 331 Rt. 47 N., Goshen
Join the Goshen Volunteer Fire Company for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with a special guest, the Easter Bunny! Breakfast is from 7 a.m. to noon and is $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 and under. Proceeds benefit the Goshen Volunteer Fire Co. and “Save the Goshen Schoolhouse.” A free Easter egg hunt will take place at 10 a.m. in the Goshen Schoolhouse yard. Don’t forget their baskets/bags! For more information, call (609) 465-8714.

Easter EggstravanganZoo
Saturday, April 8 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, so bring your camera! For more information, call (609) 465-5271 or visit www.cmcZoo.com.

Lower Township Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8 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. The rain date for this event is Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m. 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, April 8 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, April 8. The event will start at 1 p.m. at the firehouse. Rain date is Sunday, April 9. For more information, visit stoneharborfire.com.

Upper Township Spring Fling Festival & Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8 at 1 p.m.
Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Dr., Petersburg
Upper Township’s third annual Spring Fling Festival & Egg Hunt will feature a petting zoo, pony rides, music, face painting, giveaways, a live singing princess showcase, vendors, the Easter Bunny and more! All children’s activities are $2 and sponsored by the township. The egg hunt will take place in four different age categories. For more information, call (609) 628-2011 ext. 200.

Middle Township Easter Egg Scramble
Saturday, April 8 at 1 p.m.
MLK Center, 207 W. Main St., Whitesboro
Enjoy hot dogs and water from 1 to 2 p.m. The Easter Egg Scramble will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Age categories are 1-2 years old, 3-4 years old, 5-6 years old, 7-8 years old and special needs children. A Golden Egg will be found in each of the age categories for a special prize! There will be over 3,000 eggs with candy and small toys inside. For more information, call (609) 465-8743.

The Great Egg Hunt
Saturdays, April 8 and 15 at 2:30 p.m.
11th St. to 14th St. Beach, Ocean City
Five age groups will search for eggs! 0-2y years and 3 years will take place at 1th Street, 4 and 5 years will take place at 12th Street, and 6 and 7 years will take place at 13th Street. Rain dates are Sundays, April 9 and 16. For more information call 1 (800) BEACH-NJ.

Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8 at 6 p.m.
Seashore Community Church of the Nazarene, 446 Seashore Rd., Erma
All children ages 2 to 6th grade are welcome to come search for over 6,000 eggs! Big Blast Ministries will be joining us for a great evening. Pastor Steve and Pastor Janet are full time children and family evangelists who use balloons, illusions, music, puppets, art, Bible stories and a whole lot of fun to teach all ages about Jesus Christ. For more information, call (609) 886-6196.

Night-Time Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Green Creek Bethel United Methodist Church, 386 Rt. 47 S., Green Creek
Why should the little kids have all the fun and candy? Join us for a glow in the dark Egg hunt for grades 6-12. Following the hunt, there will be games, refreshments and more. Preregistration requested; call (609) 889-0474. Rain or shine. Free admission!

First United Methodist Church of Cape May Court House Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 9 at 11:30 a.m.
First United Methodist Church of Cape May Court House, 1 Church St., Cape May Court House
Join the First United Methodist Church of Cape May Court House for an Easter egg hunt. For more information, call (609) 465-7087 or visit www.courthouseumc.org.

Dennis Township Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m.
Dennis Township Recreation Complex, 565 Dennisville Rd., South Dennis
The annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 10 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.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Harbor View
Saturday, April 15 at 8 a.m.
Harbor View Restaurant & Bar, 954 Ocean Dr., Cape May
From 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, enjoy a delicious breakfast with the Bunny! The guest of honor arrives at9 a.m. For more information, call (609) 884-5444.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Ferry
Saturday, April 15 at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Cape May–Lewes Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., Cape May
Come out to Cape May Terminal for the Ferry’s annual Breakfast with the Bunny! Tickets include a buffet breakfast, Easter Bunny “meet & greet” and an Easter egg hunt on the greens. There are two breakfast seatings, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., but only one egg hunt between the meals at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 for children ages 3-12, $25 for adults and free for children 2 and under. Reservations required. For tickets, call 800-643-3779 (FERRY).

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m.
Lafayette Street Park, Lafayette Street, Cape May
The Kiwanis Club of Cape May presents its free annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children in the age groups toddler through 12 years old will be awarded prizes for finding the Golden Egg. Come out to meet the Easter Bunny! For more information, call (609) 884-8888 or visit capemaykiwanis.com.

First Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt & Magic Show
Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m.
First Baptist Church Pavilion, 1105 Rt. 9 S., Cape May Court House
Pre-school through 5th grade children are invited to participate in the First Baptist Church of Cape May Court House’s Easter egg hunt at the Church Pavilion. Bring a basket for your eggs. All ages will enjoy the magic of Pastor Jerry Crossley! For more information, call (609) 465-5511.

Avalon Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15 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. Event will be cancelled if it rains. For more information, call (609) 602-0847.

Egg Hunt at Cape May Point State Park
Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m.
Cape May Point State Park, Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point
Meet at the Park Museum for an egg hunt around Cape May Point State Park! For more information, call (609) 884-2159.

Cold Spring Presbyterian Church Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m.
Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, Academy & Seashore Roads, Cold Spring
This free-to-the-public event will delight your children aged 3-12. Have a Photo-Op with the Easter Bunny, ride a firetruck and enjoy the thrill of the hunt for filled Easter eggs on the beautiful campus of Cold Spring Church. Out of almost 1,000 hidden eggs, can you fill your basket by finding your favorites?! This joyous event the day before Easter Sunday promises to be fun for the entire family! Register online at coldspringchurch.com, or the day of at 9:45 a.m. For more information, call (609) 884-4065.

Woodland Village’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m.
Woodland Village, 1919 N. Rt. 9, Clermont
Join Woodland Village for this great family fun event for all ages! The Easter egg hunt is free and there will be tons of eggs to search for. Don’t forget to bring your Easter baskets! For more information, call (609) 624-1350.

Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15 at 12 p.m.
Lincoln Avenue 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, April 16. For more information, call (609) 729-5501.

Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15 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.

Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m.
Green Creek Bethel United Methodist Church, 386 Rt. 47 S., Green Creek
Bring the young ones, up to 6th grade, out to hunt for eggs with goodies and Good News inside! Following the hunt, there’s a special story, refreshments and more. RSVP requested, not required. Call (609) 889-0474 and leave name and ages of children attending.

Brunch with the Easter Bunny at 501 Beach
Sunday, April 16 at 8 a.m.
501 Beach Restaurant, Marquis de Lafayette Hotel, 501 Beach Ave., Cape May
Join us for a Family Easter Brunch Buffet with a special appearance by the Easter Bunny! Enjoy a full buffet featuring an omelette station, a waffle station and full hot breakfast buffet items. Bloody Marys and Mimosas are available. Adults are $21.95 and children under 8 are $12.95. For more information, call (609) 884-3500, option 1.

Elaine’s Buffet Brunch with the Easter Bunny
Sunday, April 16 at 9 a.m.
Elaine’s, 513 Lafayette St., Cape May
Enjoy a buffet brunch with the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. including Easter cocktails available from the bar, Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Easter eggs and candy. Adults cost $19.95 and children cost $9.95. Children under 3 are free. For more information, call (609) 884-1199 or visit www.elainescapemay.com.

South Seaville United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 16 at 9:30 a.m.
South Seaville United Methodist Church, 111 Corson Tavern Rd., South Seaville
Following Easter Sunrise Service, South Seaville United Methodist Church will host a family-fun Easter egg hunt! For more information, call (609) 478-6163.

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt at Congress Hall
Sunday, April 16 at 9:30 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., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Don’t miss our family lawn games from 1 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. For more information, visit www.caperesorts.com.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 16
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2810 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood
After Holy Trinity Lutheran Church’s traditional service at 10:30 a.m., the church will hold an Easter egg hunt! For more information, call (609) 522-5000 or visit www.holytrinitywildwood.org.

Ed’s Funcade Easter Sunday Egg Hunt in the Hay
Sunday, April 16 at 12 p.m.
23rd Avenue & Boardwalk, North Wildwood
Kids under 12 win prizes! Egg hunt will take place from 12 to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (609) 729-3223 or visit www.EdsFuncade.com.

Morey’s Piers Easter Celebration
Sunday, April 16 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.

Cape May’s Annual Easter Fashion Stroll
Sunday, April 16 at 1 p.m.
300 Block of Washington Street Mall, Cape May
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 for the best Easter bonnet. Treats, gift certificates and ribbons will be awarded to winning participants. The rain location is Our Lady Star of the Sea parish hall located at 520 Lafayette St., Cape May. For more information, visit discovercapemaynj.com or call (609) 884-9565.

Ocean City’s Easter Fashion Promenade
Sunday, April 16 at 1 p.m.
Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City
Judging begins at 1 p.m. in front of the Ocean City Music Pier. The Philly Keys, a dueling piano show, will start at noon. For more information, visit oceancityvacation.com or call 1 (800) BEACH-NJ.

For more Easter ‘hoppenings’ check out our events calendar and the DoTheShore section!