East Passyunk Celebrates Easter with Egg Hunt, Bunny Photos and Spring Brunch

Hop on down to East Passyunk Avenue for a day of ‘egg-citing’ Easter festivities! On Saturday, April 5, 2014, East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) presents its annual Easter Egg Hunt from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the lawn of the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (1430 East Passyunk). Children are invited to decorate egg collecting bags with Occasionette, enjoy treats from Beneficial Bank, dance to family-friendly tunes, hunt for prize-filled eggs and meet the Easter Bunny.  Egg Hunt times are staggered by age group, with four and under at 11:00 AM, five to seven at 12:00 PM and eight to ten at at 1:00 PM.  After the festivities, families are invited to enjoy special brunch menus and bakery discounts at participating eateries.  The Egg Hunt is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.visiteastpassyunk.com or call 215-336-1455.

Every year, hundreds of children converge on East Passyunk to hunt for special prize-filled eggs that are filled with Zitner’s Fine Confections, other candy and treats, plus golden-ticket certificates valid for Belle Cakery, Favors and Flavors, Ms Goody Cupcake, Rita's Water Ice and other eateries. The Easter Bunny will pay East Passyunk a special visit and pose for pictures using your camera. For the first time, Occasionette will help children decorate egg collecting bags. After your little tykes work up an appetite, bring them over to participating restaurants for a delicious brunch with great deals for the whole family, including:

  • Black N Brew (1523 EPA) - Zara's Breakfast (one egg, one pancake bacon and sausage) for $5.00, Pigs in a Blanket (two pancakes two sausages) $5.00, Kids Grilled Cheese $2.95 and Kids PBJ $2.95. Adults are welcome to BYO.
  • Cantina Los Caballitos (1651 EPA) - Kid specials include fruit salad with granola and yogurt, plus Fire Roasted Salsa Mac 'n' Cheese.
  • Chhaya (1823 EPA) - Free kid sized Belgian Hot Chocolate with purchase of kids brunch item.
  • POPE (1501 EPA) - Specially-priced kids brunch menu. For the parents, $3.00 Bloody Marys & Mimosas.
  • Others to be added soon 

While strolling the Avenue, shop for spring gifts and fashions at East Passyunk businesses, plus stop by the CityKids Consignment Sale at Neumann Goretti High School (1736 S. 10th Street) from 10:00am to 7:00pm. For info visit www.southphillyparents.org

This free event is held rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, bags of candy will be handed out at 11:00 AM in front of the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (1430 East Passyunk). For weather updates, visit East Passyunk Avenue on Facebook or @epassyunkave on Twitter. For additional information, visit  www.visiteastpassyunk.com or call 215-336-1455.