It was clear at the Easter egg hunt in New Paltz last Saturday on Huguenot Street that many people really wanted their kids to be able to hunt for Easter eggs this year. The annual New Paltz tradition, cancelled last year due to Covid-19, was fully booked a few days after the event was publicly announced to be going forward. According to New Paltz Youth Program director Jim Tinger, there were four one-hour time slots between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., each accommodating 150 children aged 1 to 10, separated by age group into different grassy fields on Huguenot Street.
For those who weren’t quick enough to book a spot at the egg hunt, a newly launched Easter Stones Scavenger Hunt ran all weekend at Hasbrouck Park. The stones were spread out throughout Hasbrouck Park and participants searched for the brightly colored and numbered stones, checking them off on an inventory list, which was exchanged for a small prize.