No yolk: Eggstravaganza at Pier 45
Friends of Hudson River Park will celebrate its first annual Hudson River Park Spring Eggstravaganza for children and parents on Pier 45, at Christopher St., in the Village on Saturday afternoon April 7 with egg events (its the day before Easter Sunday) along with fishing, face-painting and a performance of the giant puppets of Arm-of-the-Sea Theater.
The free festivities begin rain or shine at 1 p.m., when visitors may pick up a treasure map, make their mark on a giant mural and get their first clues for an egg hunt with a prize in store for kids who find all 10 eggs. Of course there will be an egg roll and an egg relay race, as well as egg dyeing and stories told by Mother Goose. Free freshly pressed apple cider from Dressel Farms in New Paltz and fresh popcorn will be available.
The event, which ends at 4 p.m., also celebrates the ecology of the Hudson estuary. Arm-of-the-Sea, of Saugerties, N.Y., will present a big musical production illustrating the links between communities and their natural environment.
Friends of Hudson River Park is a nonprofit civic group advocating for the 5-mile riverfront park being built between Chambers and W. 59th Sts. For more information on the April 7 celebration, phone Laura Hughes at 212-757-0981 ext. 205 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.