The snow held off for Easter Sunday but the enthusiasm of young Stuy Town and Peter Cooper residents couldn’t be contained during the egg hunt on the Oval, prompting management to send out an apology Monday morning because the hunt started earlier than scheduled, causing some families to miss out.
Moms on a local Facebook group complained they arrived to the hunt on time and were disappointed to learn that it was already over.
The email included an apology from general manager Rick Hayduk, who noted that management attempted to avoid this very problem by segmenting the hunt into specific age groups but a miscommunication resulted in the older kids starting the hunt before the scheduled time.
Stuyvesant Town’s annual egg hunt and other Easter activities took place on Sunday. (Photos by Maria Rocha-Buschel)
By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Although the weather started out gloomy, the sun made its way out from behind the clouds to make for a pleasant day on the Oval for families celebrating Easter last weekend. The main attraction on Sunday was the Easter egg hunt starting promptly at noon, and although the Oval was split into two sections to prevent the older kids from swooping in and taking all the treats from the little ones, the event’s 4,000 eggs were still gone from both sides in a matter of minutes. A second hunt was planned at Playground 10 for any the kids who missed the earlier one. The event also included a bouncy house, crafts, a prize wheel, face painting and balloon animals.
Yosi of kid’s group Yosi and the Superdads put on a show right before the final egg hunt and four-year-old Matilda Magaldi enjoyed dancing along to the music.
“She’s like this every year, so enthusiastic,” said her mother Jessica, whose sister lives in Stuyvesant Town and who they’ve visited for the past three years for the holiday. “We already saw the Easter bunny. She wasn’t scared this time.”