Dyker Heights — Hundreds of young detectives searched high and low through Dyker Park for hidden Easter eggs and, by the end of the morning, all of the eggs had been recovered by the determined youngsters.
The Easter egg hunt, co-sponsored by the 13th Avenue Merchants Association, Dyker Heights Civic Association, state Sen. Marty Golden and U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, provided a great day out for families with young children.
More than 300 children took part in the hunt inside the playground at Dyker Park on 14th Avenue and 86th Street on March 31.
The rainy weather didn’t dampen enthusiasm for the hunt!
“The kids still had a great time,” said Jelica Indelicato, who came with her husband Carl and their children Isabella and Matthew.
In addition to the Easter egg hunt itself, the event also gave children a chance to take part in games.
The Easter Bunny was there to “high-five” kids and pose for pictures.
Capping off the festivities was a raffle in which prizes like a free basket of books from Boulevard Books & Café were awarded.
Tatiana Nicoli, the bookstore’s owner, is co-president of the 13th Avenue Merchants Association. She and her co-president, Dominick Sarta, of Sarta Real Estate, organized the Easter egg hunt.
— Paula Katinas