It’s hunting season in Brooklyn.
A couple hundred sharp-eyed tots headed down to Marine Park on March 23, where they played in bouncy houses and enjoyed a little hunting — for Easter eggs, of course — while their dutiful parents kept themselves busy by drinking hot chocolate and cursing the weather.
“We were freezing!” said Bergen Beach mom Filomena Andreassen, who brought her four-year-old daughter Jillian to the park for her first community Easter egg hunt. “My mother wanted to kill me she was so cold, but my daughter just had to stay for the raffle.”
It wasn’t easy, but southern Brooklyn’s toughest parents braved the brisk, stinging winds for their little loved ones, who scrambled about snatching eggs until they reached their five-per-kid limit, when they cracked them open to find an assortment of various-sized tickets.
“They’re allowed to get five eggs and each egg has a ticket, and then you take the best size [ticket] you have and turn it in for a prize,” said Rob Poidevin, who came with his son Ryan, 5. “He wound up getting a little thing of tattoos.”
The event was capped off by a prize raffle, when the kids, hearts in their throats, waited with baited breath hoping their number would be called — sure enough, little Jillian’s ticket was the second named, much to her delight.
“She won a basket,” said Andreassen. “We stuck it out because she wanted to stay for the raffle and, sure enough, she was the second number called.”Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cn