Sunday, April 4, 2010

Egg Hunters Invade Brooklyn Heights' Pierrepont Playground

The line started early for the Easter egg hunt at Pierrepont Playground in Brooklyn Heights, and it stretched all the way to Remsen Street and beyond.

Hundreds upon hundreds showed up for an event that usually attracts a smaller, more local crowd. Maybe it was because there was no egg hunt in Brooklyn Bridge Park this year, or maybe it was because of the large amount of publicity the egg hunt received.

It took about 15 minutes just to get everyone into the playground. Families in front had the definite advantage.
The homemade baked goods went like greased lightening. (The money raised goes to Brooklyn Heights Playgrounds Committee events, such as summer art classes.)

It was much calmer in the grassy area reserved for toddlers. 

Most of the little ones managed to find some eggs, and some even snagged balloons, courtesy of Heights Kids.

Borough President Marty Markowitz saved the day for many of the kids who didn't manage to find any eggs by handing out several boxes of Easter give-aways.

The Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee says, "We hid over 1,500 eggs throughout our small park and limited the eggs to three per child. Sadly, due to the incredible increase in blog posting and media coverage, some kids left empty-handed."

Maybe next year parents should volunteer to bring more eggs. Visit to see how you can help out.

Photos by MK Metz
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