Most notably, NYC’s largest egg hunt ever!
The Trust for Governors Island and the Friends of Governors Island just announced that the island will be hosting the city’s largest egg hunt this year, taking place on Saturday, April 8th. 10,000 painted, wooden eggs will be scattered around the island, waiting to be discovered for potential island-themed prizes and giveaways.
The massive egg hunt is a new springtime activity on Governors Island’s seemingly never-ending programming. Participation in the hunt is free to all.
“Since opening to the public year-round in 2021, Governors Island has cemented itself as an unmatched destination for accessible all-season outdoor fun, and we are thrilled to continue to expand our free year-round programming with the Island’s first public egg hunt,” said Clare Newman, President and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island.
In addition to an island-wide scavenger hunt open to everyone, children will be divided by age groups for various hunts at different levels throughout the day. Visitors can also catch performances from Wonderspark Puppets, and Brooklyn Magic Shop, among others. You can see the event schedule below:
- 10am-4pm: Registration and giveaways
- 10am-3pm: Island-wide scavenger hunt
- 10am-3pm: Bubbles with Looney Tooney the Clown
- 11am-2pm: Meet the Easter Bunny
- 11am-3pm: Arts & Crafts
- 11am & 1pm: Egg Hunt A, Parade Ground (ages 2-4)
- 11am & 1pm: Egg Hunt B, Parade Ground (ages 5-8)
- 11:30am: Wonderspark Puppets puppet show
- 12pm: Egg Hunt C, Colonels Row (ages 9-13)
- 12:15 & 1:45pm: Brooklyn Magic Shop magic show
For even more entertainment, New Yorkers can explore spring-themed arts & crafts, take photos with the Easter Bunny or grab a bite to eat at one of the vendors on the island.
Don’t forget, you’ll need to book your ferry ticket in order to get to Governors Island!
Learn more on the Governors Island website.
📍Parade Ground on Governors Island
🕑 Saturday, April 8th from 10am-4pm