Easter Egg Hunts and Passover Seders in Brooklyn This Weekend

April 6, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Compiled by Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Thousands of little bunnies and their families will be hunting eggs and eating treats this Easter weekend in Brooklyn, and many synagogues will be holding seders as well. Here are some of Brooklyn’s Easter and Passover weekend events for both children and adults:

Easter Events

• The Annual Brooklyn Heights Spring Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. sharp! (with a raindate of Sunday April 8) at Pierrepont Playground, Columbia Heights and Pierrepont streets, Brooklyn Heights.

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Candy, treats, balloons and good friends have made this a holiday tradition for many families. A bake sale will be held to benefit the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee.

• Town Square Easter Egg Hunt and Party: Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. Town Square in Greenpoint is hosting an egg hunt and party at McGolrick Park, near Nassau and Russell streets. Hunt for eggs in the park and then head to the party to the Church of the Messiah.  Music, dancing, arts & crafts, refreshments. The Church of the Messiah is located at 129 Russell St. Tickets are $5 ($3 if you bring a group snack).

• Easter Egg Hunt at Brooklyn Boulders: Saturday, April 7, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at 575 DeGraw St. at Third Avenue. Scale the walls in search of Easter eggs to exchange for candy.  Make sure to come at 8:30 sharp. Reservations required:  www.brooklynboulders.com

• Eco-Easter at Film Biz Recycling: 540 President St., 2 to 5 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8. Learn how to construct a do-it-yourself craft from recycled materials, then embark on a scavenger hunt through a shop filled with recycled props straight from the movies. Be on the lookout for hidden Easter eggs filled with Film Biz Recycling discounts and prizes. Free, for ages 5 and up.

• Brooklyn Botanic Garden: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be beautiful this Easter weekend and is offering free guided tours Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Also on display: artist Patrick Dougherty’s monumental woven-wood sculpture titled Natural History. The garden is located 900 Washington Ave. For more information, visit www.bbg.org.

Churches with events after the Easter service include Grace Church, 254 Hicks St.; St. Luke and St. Matthew, 520 Clinton Ave.; Plymouth Church, 75 Hicks St.; and Greenpoint Reformed Church, 136 Milton St.

Passover Events in Brooklyn

• Congregation Beth Elohim invites you to join a Community Pesach Seder dinner on the second night of Passover, Saturday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein will lead the seder in the ballroom. The synagogue is located at 274 Garfield Pl.

• Congregation B’nai Avraham, 117 Remsen St. in Brooklyn Heights, will be holding two seders, on Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, at 8 p.m. each night. The cost for the Seder plus dinner is $50 an evening or $95 for both nights. RSVP to [email protected].

• Chabad Jewish Center in Prospect Heights will be holding a Seder on Friday, April 6 at 8 p.m. RSVP by calling (347) 622 3599 or emailing [email protected]

Sephardic Community Center at 1901 Ocean Parkway will be holding a special Passover program all next week. Please visit www.scclive.org.

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