Embark upon the Easter egg hunt of your life, or experience farm-to-table freshness at its best. Check out the complete rundown of this week’s fun events here.
Sea Isle City’s Annual Easter Program
Wednesday, April 9th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Dealy Field – 61st St & Central Ave, Sea Isle City, NJ, 08243
Each spring, Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation hosts an Easter Program for children up to age 11, which features egg hunts, “Bunny Hop” sack races, face painters and the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. This year’s Easter Program begins at 4:30 p.m. on April 9 (rain date: April 10), at Dealy Field, 61st Street and Central Avenue. Participants are reminded to bring Easter baskets or bags to gather treats during the egg hunt – and parents are reminded to bring their cameras to capture family photo-ops. For additional info about Sea Isle City’s Easter Program, phone the Recreation Office at (609) 263-0050 or visit www.VisitSICNJ.com.
Nose to Tail – 2014 Dining Series at the Ebbitt Room
Thursday, April 10th from 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Ebbitt Room – 25 Jackson Street, Cape May
The Ebbitt Room at The Virginia Hotel in Cape May invites you to discover the extraordinary flavors of the seasons’ best with its 2014 culinary dining series lineup featuring all that Cape May has to offer—from the land and the sea. Using the freshest ingredients from the restaurant’s very own 62-acre Beach Plum Farm and collaborating with many of Cape May’s local favorites, Executive Chef Anthony Micari will once again create five intriguing dining experiences – each with it’s own unique 5-course menu highlighting New Jersey’s seasonal fare.
With the arrival of spring comes the first harvesting of Beach Plum Farm’s own Berkshire Hogs. To be held on Thursday, April 10th a “Nose to Tail” dinner will mark this occasion with a menu honoring the animal in its entirety. Each course will feature a different part of the pig accentuated with fresh farm produce and modern technique.
“My inspiration for each dinner is to represent a niche aspect of Cape May regional cuisine”, says Chef Anthony Micari, Executive Chef, the Ebbitt Room. “With our commitment to hand crafted, farm fresh regional American cuisine we hope to encourage our patrons to ‘eat local’ and support sustainability.”
To reserve the Dining Series or any one of the dinners above, call 609-884-5700. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Individual dinners are $75 per person or save and purchase the entire series (5 Dinners) for $300 per person. Full Dining Series purchases must be reserved by March 6th, 2014.
Friday Evening Frog Hike
Friday, April 4th from 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Cape May Point State Park, Cape May
Join us every Friday in April for a short presentation about frogs and their calls, followed by a short hike down the Red Trail. Bring flashlights! Family friendly! The hike costs just $3 a person.
Middle Township Easter Scramble
Saturday, April 12th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Martin Luther King Center – 207 W Main St, Whitesboro
The Middle Township Department of Recreation will celebrate spring with the Township’s annual Easter Scramble April 12. The day-long Easter Scramble event will begin the Martin Luther King Center in Whitesboro and conclude at the Davies Sports Complex in Goshen.
Families are invited to the King Center between the hours of 8-10 a.m. to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny costs $5 per person and includes a free picture. The activities switch to the Davies Sports Complex beginning at 11:30 a.m. when the Middle Township Department of Recreation presents many free activities for children and their parents which include food, drinks, and a visit by the Easter Bunny. The Township’s popular Easter Scramble event will occur at 1:15 p.m. where children will be able to hunt for Easter eggs that contain candy, prizes, and toys. In addition, the Middle Township Environmental Committee will be handing out free tree seedlings to parents who attend the Easter Scramble. For more information, please visit www.middletownship.com
Saturday, April 12th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Cape May County Park and Zoo – 707 North Route 9, Cape May Court House
Spring has finally sprung and with it comes the annual Cape May County Park and Zoo Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for April 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Easter Bunny himself will once again be at the Zoo posing for pictures with children after the Easter Egg Hunt. The Board of Chosen Freeholders invites children of all ages to visit the Bunny and all the animals in the Zoo for this free event.
The Eggstravaganza will kick off with an Easter Egg Hunt in the park at 10 a.m., followed by an opportunity for a picture with the Bunny and fun family activities that include educational displays, crafts and live animal encounters. Freeholder Marie Hayes who oversees the Park and Zoo pointed out that, “In keeping with the Park and Zoo’s ongoing “green” initiatives, the eggs for the hunt will eco-friendly, made from corn rather than plastic. With Earth Day approaching, the Staff at the Park and Zoo likes to remind everyone of the importance of our environment, and small steps add up to make a huge difference”.
“This is the eleventh year the Bunny has visited the Cape May County Park and Zoo and it has become a family tradition with many spending the day to visit the more than 500 animals that call the Zoo their home. Please remember to bring your camera to take pictures with the Bunny”, Hayes added. Due to construction on the Garden State Parkway at Exit 11, Crest Haven Road is closed west of the Garden State Parkway. It is advised that those traveling from the North use Exit 13 to Route 9, those traveling from the South should take Exit 10 to Route 9 to get to the Park and Zoo.
Doo Dah Parade
Saturday, April 12th from 12 p.m.
Where: Asbury Ave, Ocean City
Say goodbye to tax season with this comedy parade complete with over 500 basset hounds. The parade will take place on Asbury Ave. from 6th St. – 12th St. and then will travel up to the Boardwalk ending at the Music Pier. Pieasco follows the parade – a mass pie in the face extravaganza! For more information, call 609-525-9300.
The Great Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 12th from 2:30 p.m.
Where: The beach at 11th – 14th Streets, Ocean City
The Hunt will be divided into age groups and will feature 100,000 eggs! 5,000 of them will be filled with prizes. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for April 13th.
For more information about these, and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.
Be sure to visit DoTheShore.com for more information about entertainment happenings and nightlife.