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Eggstra Special Easter Kids Events Roundup


Here comes Peter CottontailHoppin’ down the bunny trailHippity hoppin’, Easter’s on its way

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Peekskill Parks and Recreation annual Easter Egg Hunt 

Grab your Easter baskets and get ready to hunt for eggs! The City of Peekskill Parks and Recreation annual Easter Egg Hunt will occur this Saturday, March 23rd beginning at 10:00 am in Depew Park. Participants will meet at the Depew Park bleachers near the Parks and Recreation office and be given instructions from there. The event costs $4 for Peekskill residents. Pre-registration is a must as space is limited and registration will not be allowed the day of the event. The annual Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the City of Peekskill Parks and  Recreation and the Peekskill Rotary will have multiple egg hunts according to children’s ages. Ages 4 and under will have one hunt. Ages 5 – 8 yrs old will have another hunt. And ages 9 – 10 yrs old will have the final egg hunt. View the flyer for requirements. To register, visit the Peekskill Parks Department in Depew Park, call the Recreation Department at 914-737-7275 or register online

Peekskill Fire & Ambulance Easter Bash 

The City of Peekskill Fire Department and the Peekskill Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps join together to throw the first ever Easter Bunny Bash. The Easter Bunny Bash will be held at the Peekskill Central Firehouse from 1:00 – 2:30 pm on March 23rd. The event is free and open to all. Kids will be able to hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. So bring your baskets and a camera and join the fun as it will be a hopping good time.

The Peekskill Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the City of Peekskill Fire Department, not only work together on a daily basis to tend to emergencies through Peekskill and the surrounding area, but they know how to work together to throw a good time for the kids of the community. For the past two years, the organizations have joined together to throw a Peekskill Community Trunk or Treat for Halloween. Here is a video from the 2023 Trunk or Treat 2023 from the City of Peekskill YouTube channel. Both organizations seek volunteers to keep the City of Peekskill safe. To volunteer, visit the City of Peekskill Fire Department and/or the Peekskill Volunteer Ambulance Corps websites or social media pages.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Easter Special Kids Brunch at The Red Door Creative Space  

From 12:00 – 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 24, The Red Door Creative Space located at 1016 Brown Street, next to the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, is throwing an Easter Special Kids Brunch. This family fun community event is free to all and will be an eggcellent time. At this community event, kids will be able to meet the Easter Bunny, participate in various games such as egg relay races, egg and spoon races, and bunny hop races. Kids will also be able to participate in an egg decorating contest. On top of all of that, there will be a free brunch buffet for all to enjoy! This Easter Special Kids Brunch is brought to Peekskill by The Red Door Creative Space, Butterfli Wings Foundation, Walmart Mohegan Lake, Leesther Brown, Unlabelled Awards, Mummie Jerk Sauce, Butterfli Wings Daycare, and Homestyle Desserts Bakery

This is not the first time The Red Door Creative Space opened their doors for a free community event. For the past two years, The Red Door Creative Space, has hosted a free Peekskill Community Thanksgiving Dinner which has been wildly successful. In addition, the Peekskill Herald recently featured the Dunkley family, owners of the Red Door Creative Space in “All in the Family: Three businesses weave food, events and recognition together”.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Bubbles & Breakfast Treats with the LISA Bunny at Let it Shine

A day before Easter, on Saturday, March 30th, Let it Shine, will host a Bubbles & Breakfast Treats with the LISA Bunny in front of the Let it Shine Again (LISA) Boutique shop at 137 7th Street in Verplanck. LISA Bunny will be there from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Grab a camera and get some pictures, then hop upstairs to get a small Easter gift for someone you know. 

Let it Shine, founded by Kacey Morabito-Grean, is a small nonprofit organization that helps support women in need and transition into safer spaces throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley. To help in this effort, Let It Shine runs The Pantry – a free food pantry that is open every Friday in Verplanck to Cortlandt area residents from 11 a.m.  to 3 p.m. They also operate The Let It Shine Again (L.I.S.A) Thrift Boutique – a boutique shop upstairs from The Pantry that sells household items, in turn helps support The Pantry and other Let It Shine Community Projects. For more information visit

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About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]