Saturday, March 30, 2013

Scenes From Today's Roosevelt Island Easter Egg Hunt - Nice Time For The Whole Family

Roosevelt Island 2013 Easter Egg Hunt

Good job by the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) putting together today's Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza and a Big Thank You to RIRA's Social, Cultural & Educational Committee Chair Lynn Shinozaki

for organizing the festivities together with all the other volunteers.

Here are some scenes from the morning Roosevelt Island Easter Egg Hunt at Manhattan Park

View of Roosevelt Island Manhattan Park Easter Egg Hunt From Roof Of Motorgate Garage

for younger kids.

Children and parents at the entrance

meeting a little Easter Bunny

and a bigger one,

doing crafts,

having coffee and donuts from Starbucks,

and then lining up for the Easter Egg Hunt

which looked like this.

NY City Council candidate Ben Kallos was on hand to greet

and meet with Roosevelt Island residents while some from his staff volunteered for the Easter Egg Hunt.

In the afternoon, the older kids had their turn with a Firefighters Field Easter Egg Hunt,


had fun with the Easter Bunny

Roosevelt Island Youth Program Director Charlie DeFino and Friend

and picked up prizes.

A nice family fun day on Roosevelt Island.

UPDATE 9:40 PM - Roosevelt Island photo blogger Olya Turchin shares these photos from today's Easter Egg Hunt.


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YetAnotherRIer said...

I wish somebody who actually knows how to throw a real easter egg hunt would plan these kinds of events. Lining up for 45 minutes just to get in even though you are pre-registered, for example, was quite lame. But then the eggs (and ducks) were just spread around the lawn and it took a whole 60 seconds before everything was gone (while some were still trying to get in). Children were required to use a Starbucks bag instead of their own Easter basket they brought (I was told it is because they were a sponsor) plus there were no more cups at the coffee stand only 30 minutes after opening while plenty of folks were still waiting in line to get in.

I am really trying hard to think what was good about the morning egg hunt. I can't think of much - oh wait, we got free pin wheels and donuts.

The egg hunt in the afternoon was a bit better. It did start a lot later because the organizers did not know that Firefighter Field was used for another event right before the egg hunt but at least they did not go over the registration list to get everybody in. What was missing was some explanations because once we got home we found some raffle tickets in the eggs - different ones. Were we supposed to wait at the event? No clue. But again, it took a whole minute and a half before all eggs were picked up.

I've had a lot better egg hunts in other parts of the city and even the one before this year's was a lot more challenging.

CheshireKitty said...

Maybe the hunt should be held at Southpoint Park - although it is a little out of the way - since there are more plantings/spots to hide eggs than at Firefighters Field. The more challenging the game/hunt, the more rewarding the win/find.

YetAnotherRIer said...

I agree with that. That park would be perfect. It is fenced off on all sides, has one entrance only, and it's got plenty of landscaping that allows a lot of interesting hiding places. Some easter egg hunts hide special eggs in tough-to-find places that contain some bigger prices for the kids. Where do I sign up for next year's easter egg hunt event planning?

CheshireKitty said...

RIRA, the RI residents association, stages the hunts. You can contact RIRA @