By Jennifer Weber
With the start of spring this week, we can now officially look forward to the upcoming Easter Season here in Western New York. There are two weekends left to get out and celebrate come rain or snow or sunshine or likely a bit of all three in one afternoon. Take some time to check out a local event in town and maybe take a little trip to discover a new adventure which could become an annual Easter tradition. Enjoy!
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny hosted by Kiwanis Club of Springville
Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The Children’s League
393 North Street, Springville
All you can eat scrambled eggs, sausage and pancake breakfast featuring the famous Kiwanis Carrot pancakes and Blueberry pancakes. The Easter Bunny will be there to take photos with the kids (free of charge!) A raffle and 50/50 auction will take place with proceeds benefiting the Springville Kiwanis Scholarship for Springville-Griffith Students. Pre-sale tickets are available at Julie’s Restaurant and the Children’s League. Ticket prices for adults are pre-sale $6/$7 at the door, Children ages 5-12 are $3 and Children Under 4 are FREE. For more information visit www.tclny.org or call (716) 592-9331.
Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Concord American Legion Post 431
Saturday, March 31, 1 p.m.
Fiddler Green Park (across from Concord Town Hall)
Following the Easter Egg hunt there will be a small party inside Concord Town Hall with refreshments. For more information call (716) 592-5627.
Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 8 p.m.
Springville Moose Club
13080 Buffalo Rd, Springville
Who said Easter Egg hunts are just for children? Come join the fun and search for the winning eggs! $5 per person, includes an Adult Beverage and admission to the egg hunt. For more information call (716) 592-3806.
Around Western New York:
Seaster Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Aquarium of Niagara
701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls
The Easter Bunny will be visiting the Aquarium of Niagara and leading kiddos with fun filled egg-periments and an Easter egg hunt. Admission to the Seater Egg Hunt is free with admission which also includes the brand new Penguin Coast exhibit and Rescue Harbor Seal Presentations and Sea Lion Shows. For more information visit www.aquariumofniagara.org or call (716) 285-3575.
Easter at the Botanical Gardens
Buffalo Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Avenue, Lackawanna
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Botanical Gardens sells out every year so make sure to register as soon as possible! Children ages seven and under collect two eggs to exchange for a prize! The Hunt is outside so dress accordingly and bring a basket to collect eggs.
Easter Bunny Visit
Friday, March 30, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wegmans Family Day Spring Celebration
Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m
For more information, visit www.buffalogardens.com or call (716) 827-1584.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Saturday March, 24 – Sunday March 25
300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo
The Easter Bunny will be waiting for you and your family at the Buffalo Zoo! Just make sure to get your tickets in advance because even with two seatings each day from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m tickets will sell out quickly. For more information visit www.buffalozoo.org or call (716) 837-3900.
One Night and Seven Churches Pilgrimage – Holy Thursday 2018
Thursday, March 29, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Saint Stanislaus, Corpus Christi, Saint Adalbert Basilica, Saint Luke’s Mission of Mercy, Saint John Kanty, Saint Casimir, and Saint Bernard’s
Broadway Fillmore Alive organizes a self-guided pilgrimage to seven of the historic churches in the Polonia and Kaisertown areas of Buffalo. “The churches in Buffalo’s historic immigrant neighborhoods are awe inspiring and are deeply rooted in tradition. This is a way to experience their religious, artistic and cultural beauty while spending some time in prayer and reflection.” For more information visit www.broadwayfillmorealive.org.
Friday, March 30, 2018, 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m
Tifft Nature Preserve
1200 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo
For something a little different why not attend the Tifft Annual Celebration of Animals that Hatch from Eggs. Guests will meet live animals, make some crafts, play some games, participate on guided hikes, do a little egg-dying and more. (Bring your own hard boiled eggs to participate in egg dying (maximum of 6), dye made using natural dyes from flowers and vegetables will be provided!) For more information visit www.tifft.org or call (716) 825-6397.
Bunny Hop 5K
Saturday, March 31, 10:30 a.m – 3 p.m.
East Aurora Post 362 -The American Legion
1 Legion Drive, East Aurora
Registration is now open for the East Aurora Rotary Club’s annual Bunny Hop 5K! (Entrance fee before March 29th – $20, after March 29th – $30. The first 900 runners receive a special gift. Free food, beer and refreshments will be served post-race. For more information visit www.EArotary.org or call (716) 866-0136.
Easter Bunny Express
Saturday, March 31 10 a.m. – 5 p.m
Arcade & Attica Railroad Corporation
278 Main Street, Arcade
Enjoy a 2 hour and 20-minute round trip train ride to Curriers Station for a Easter Egg Hunt. Other festive activities and concessions are offered during the train ride. For more information visit www.aarailroad.com or call (585) 492-3100.
Easter Egg Hunt Express
Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m
Medina Railroad Museum
530 West Avenue, Medina
Hop over to the Medina Railroad Museum for a 1 hour train ride, meet the Easter Bunny at the Easter Egg Hunt and a chance to win a giant chocolate bunny! For more information visit www.medinarailroad.com or call (585) 798-6106.
Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday Mar. 31, 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Rolling Hills Asylum
11001 Bethany Center Road, East Bethany
The Rolling Hills Asylum’s Adult Easter Egg Hunt takes you through their 60,000 sq ft of buildings to find Easter eggs and redeem them for prizes. Following the egg hunt is a self guided ghost hunt! For more information visitwww.rollinghillsasylum.com or call (585) 502-4066.