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Families flock by the hundreds to Brooklyn Heights for annual egg hunt

Brooklyn Heights resident Georgia Mylod, 13 months. Photo by Mary Frost

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

In Holland Taylor’s current Broadway hit Ann -- about the legendary late Texas Governor Ann Richards –- Richards’ character says, “I’m getting so old I can hide my own Easter eggs.”

A similar situation existed this past Saturday morning at the Annual Spring Egg Hunt in Brooklyn Heights, where the sunny weather brought hundreds of children and their families –- and an insanely long line -- to Pierrepont Playground.

With a three-egg per child limit, many of the older children were urged by their civic-minded parents to re-hide their own “extra” eggs for kids still pouring in through the front gate.

Luckily, eggs weren’t the only attraction at Pierrepont Playground on Saturday -- the morning’s activities included ukulele music by Katie Mullins, face painting by Cal Folger Day, hundreds of balloons from Heights Kids, and piles of goodies baked by members of the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee.

The grassy, fenced in yard closer to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade was reserved for the youngest and most adorable tykes, like Georgia Mylod, 13 months, of Brooklyn Heights, sporting a striped knit cap with little (possibly bunny) ears. “It’s her first egg hunt,” her mom said.

The bake sale proceeds benefit the playground’s popular Summer Arts program.

According to Heather White, President of the Playground Committee, the organization hid roughly 1,200 eggs this year. "This year, we received funding for the event from Douglas Elliman and Brown Harris Stevens," she said. Donations are always welcome; contact info@bhplaygrounds.org

April 1, 2013 - 6:22pm


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