‘The Great Egg Hunt’ in Williamsburg

Intox-egg-ated: Grand Street hosts boozy Easter egg hunt for adults

Boozy bunny: Bartenders Tiffany Tso, left, and Joanie Leon Guerrero at Huckleberry on Grand Street get in the Easter spirit ahead of “The Great Egg Hunt” on April 12.
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Who said Easter egg hunts were just for kids?

“The Great Egg Hunt” in Williamsburg on April 12 will combine the springtime childhood tradition with a more adult ritual — the bar crawl. The event will see participants scavenging through Grand Street watering holes for eggs filled not with candy, but rather drink coupons, gift certificates, and other adult prizes.

“I used to love egg hunts as a kid,” said John Clemente, owner of LP’n Harmony, one of the participating bars. “Get a little alcohol in people and they all turn back into kids.”

The hunt, organized by the Grand Street Business Improvement District and event website TableHoppingNY, will include five bars and one restaurant between Union and Graham avenues. From 3–5 pm, Easter imbibers can scour the venues for drink specials such as beer and shot combinations or discounts on draughts and cocktails. The BID is hoping the event will lure new people down to its tucked away corner of neighborhood.

“This is a great way to introduce people to Grand Street,” said Artineh Havan, executive director of the business group. “We’re always trying to show off our bars and restaurants to people.”

The crawl has no start and end points — people can hop around from bar to bar, with stops at Burnside, Williams and Bailey, Huckleberry Bar, Bushwick Country Club, Dar 525, and LP’n Harmony.

Organizers said 300 people had signed up by last week. It is free to register beforehand, but costs $5 if you just show up. Either way, said Clemente, it is a good excuse to check out some new bars, and pick up a few goodies in the process.

“It gets people to interact. And to see what we have to offer,” said Clemente. “It’s something fun for Grand Street.”

“The Great Egg Hunt” (Grand Street between Union and Graham avenues, April 12 from 3–5 pm. Free in advance, $5 on day.

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

The Chooch from The Bohemian Bunny Show says:
Oh yes, oh yes! This is right down the Chooch's rabbit hole!
April 10, 2014, 2:48 am
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
Isn't 3PM a bit early in the day for the Kidault transplants to be awake? These eggs better be cage-free, organic, roof-top grown, cruelty free and organic or the beta-males won't touch them. LOOK AT ME!!!! I'M AN KIDADULT HUNTING EASTER EGGS!!!!
April 10, 2014, 4:33 am
diehipster from Hurting Haydens says:
Wow, just wow. You can't make it up no matter how hard you try. Go ahead resident hipster defenders - go ahead and justify this abnormal, mentally stunted-growth behavior. Please tell me its normal for some 30 y.o. malnourished Clark Kent look-a-like or some overly tattooed never to be known artist to be searching for Easter Eggs in a stretch of bars?

You would think that if they took the time to organize and advertise something like this, it would be for the children of the area. But no way! It's all about them and their playcations in Brooklyn.

And speaking of lazy, subsidized, Brooklyn-ruining, infinite leisure time, talentless lemmings - look who was up at 3am drinking cheap art gallery wine just so he could be the first hipster defender.

April 10, 2014, 5:45 am
Bkdude64 says:
April 10, 2014, 6:41 am
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
Bohemia is the backbone of gentrification. It isn't just a precursor, it's the organizing principle of gentrification. Urban development without Bohemia is urban development, but it's not gentrification. The definition of gentrification is precisely "renewal with Bohemia." The Chooch said. No it's not "normal" and that's the point. That's what's so fabulously New York about it.
April 10, 2014, 7:13 am
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
And this is a shy beginning. We have seen nothing yet in Williamsburg. Cannibal theater, sculpture yards, Easter egg hunts, the cupcake as conceptual art. These are tryouts, rehearsals. Brad and Zoe stick their toes in the water now to see how deep it actually goes. That's right baby, keep coming, come to Uncle Chooch.
April 10, 2014, 7:30 am
Mike from Williamsburg says:
I can easily justify it, Diehipster. Drinking is fun.

Sorry that the local bars don't cater to children. Do they do that in your neck of the woods? Bars are geared more toward adults in civilized Brooklyn.
April 10, 2014, 8:20 am
diehipster from cranky ——land says:
You are only allowed to have diehipster approved fun. That means sitting in mom's basement enjoying a Coors light kegerator mini and talking about how all the spanish guys are stealing all the good chicks in the neighborhood.
April 10, 2014, 8:48 am
diehipster from Hurting Haydens says:
Mitch from Wisconsin;

Love how you completely dodged the meat of the matter: the adult Easter egg hunt part of it. Like I said, no justification. Try again.

Speaking of kids in bars - remember this handsome fella???

End of story.
April 10, 2014, 11:01 am
JAZ from Hunting Redbeards says:
Walk into one of these bars on Saturday afternoon and tell the bartender "I'm supposed to meet my friend here - he's really unique looking - very pale, with thick frames, a red beard and a tattoo sleeve - have you seen him?"
April 10, 2014, 11:01 am
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
JAZ, I think I saw this guy. Was he wearing a scratchy wool hat?
April 10, 2014, 11:30 am
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
and now we have a picture of Tiffany from Austin and transplant Joanie who has come to Brooklyn to try and be a country western singing star. Joanie, guess the music career is going well? fetch me a made in Brooklyn hand crafted kale ale.
April 10, 2014, 11:38 am
Mike from Williamsburg says:
Well, Swamp, let me apologize on behalf of Tiffany and Joanie for not being white enough for you. Or being trash enough for you.
April 10, 2014, 11:52 am
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
Mike from Williamsburg
Tiffany and Joanie seem whiter than me, otherwise they wouldn't be allowed to play with the racist hipsters. As for trash? Well Joanie has been trying to sing Country and Western (badly) ever since she got to magical KEWWWWLLLL Billyburg. Country & Western is about as trashy as you can get and if you really wanted to make it in C&W why the hell wouldn't you go anywhere else in this great big country except for NYC? you know why? Because in the rest of the country they would know she sucks, here we just know that C&W sucks. Now hop back on you bike and deliver some messages
April 10, 2014, 12:23 pm
JAZ from Hunting Redbeards says:
Swampy - was the kidult you saw about 41 years old and holding a longboard on Lorimer? if so, that was probably him.
April 10, 2014, 12:24 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
Swamp, if there are country songs about resentment of new people and things, then I suppose those country songs are as trashy as you are. But there are a good many country songs that are quite good and are nothing like you.
April 10, 2014, 12:36 pm
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
JAZ, yup, right in the middle of the day with nothing better to do. infinite leisure time dude. He might have been sick though. He looked really frail and was wearing a scarf
April 10, 2014, 12:40 pm
Oliver from Sunset Park says:
Oh, let's whine about the hipsters....

Because I've NEVER seen a bunch of grown-ass "real" Brooklynites dress up like drunk Santa and his slutty elves and bar hop through Bay Ridge at Christmas time. *sarcasm*

It's not only hipsters who occasionally indulge in "kidult" activities and there's nothing wrong with it.
April 10, 2014, 12:57 pm
diehipster from Hurting Haydens says:
It's simply amazing! The resident yups on here will never ever admit to hipster stupidity - whether it's acting like children or over paying for stupidity and common everyday things.

They actually don't want to admit that 30 year olds hunting for easter eggs is abnormal and immature. Why can't they just go drinking *PERIOD*? And to the person who mentioned the Santa Con thing - yes I agree that's stupid and natives have participated in it as do hipsters - but over all on paper, hipsters outdo us normal New Yorkers by farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr when it comes to LOOOOOK AT MEEEEE activities.

What a romper room! So NOT Brooklyn.
April 10, 2014, 1:42 pm
Notrious N.E.D. from Greenpoint says:
Yeah Jerome, playing around on the internet all day every day is the height of maturity.
April 10, 2014, 1:59 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
This is how it works, Jerome. I don't care to hunt for Easter Eggs on Saturday, SO I WON'T GO! But somehow other people doing an activity that you don't enjoy is a threat to your livelihood. When people drink a beer that is not your preferred beer, you feel besieged. Heck, you were up in arms when someone wanted to drink a ginger ale that wasn't your preferred made-in-Texas brand.

I feel bad for you that your sense of self is so extremely fragile that it can't withstand other people doing things or eating things or drinking things that you don't like. But it truly says more about your identity, or lack thereof, than it says about anyone else.
April 10, 2014, 2:15 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
And Jerome, when it comes to "LOOK AT MEEEEE" activities, let's not forget what type of person made a whole blog dedicated to whining and then took to trolling comments sections to keep whining. You don't do either of those things without wanting attention.
April 10, 2014, 2:18 pm
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
Oh no, the mooks never dress up and get sh*tfaced and make asses of themselves. Certainly not the Greenpont Elks! No, old Brooklyn has always been the height of propriety.
April 10, 2014, 2:28 pm
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
But what really cracks up the Chooch here ... Is we've got local mooks here with a pathological obsession with hipsters who have no idea who you are, could care less, and couldn't tell you from the postman or a sanitation worker. It's almost frightening, and you just hope these trolls don't snap a widget upstairs. Because it must be infuriating to be obsessed with people who look down on you, if they even bother to look at you.
April 10, 2014, 2:38 pm
DC from PArk Slope says:
This is just as stupid as no pants day on the subway. Who in their right mind thinks of these idiotic things is beyond me Typical transplants
April 10, 2014, 2:43 pm
Bottles and Cans from Marine Park says:
Would this sort of thing fly in Marine Park?
April 10, 2014, 4:36 pm
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
I thought hipsters don't exist? I mean can anybody really define what a hipster is? Step 1 is admitting you have a problem. Congratulations
April 10, 2014, 5:39 pm
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
A hipster is someone who's taking Brooklyn away from you, swampy. Remember? That's why we're having this conversation in the foist place.
April 10, 2014, 6:31 pm
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
Sorry Chooch,
you can't take Brooklyn away from me. You see, I have a Brooklyn birth certificate. I have a single family house, with a garage, paid for, no mortgage. Think North Brooklyn. Transplants can come and go but owning property in the most valuable place on earth? That is something special. I am an NYC government official. You pay my rent, you pay my pension, you pay my free medical, you pay my childrens free medical. You make my pension payments each week and will continue to pay for as long as I care to live. Ethan, please continue your fonzi act as long as you like, just continue to pay my bills
April 10, 2014, 6:56 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
A garage? No wonder you're so out of touch with how New Yorkers actually are. I hope your kids catch on though.
April 10, 2014, 11:58 pm
"Interloper" from Kent Ave says:
Brooklyn Paper admins delete my comments making fun of clowns like diehipster and swampy but they don't do anything about commentary from these folks that actually advocate violence against the new residents of the community. Double standard much...?

diehipster, jjm, swampy and all you other morons - Complain and make "internet tough guy" empty threats all you want by the way. You don't own Brooklyn you never did. Progress and the silly fun that some of us have won't be stopped. Losers like you will eventually be forced out one way or another.

Kale, coffee and artisinal cocktails for all!!! Money too btw for the small business owners, some of us actually work / have good jobs and put $ back into OUR community.
April 11, 2014, 1:09 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
and I have advocated violence where? What's the matter? Hipsters can't comprehend? I think maybe you are bringing stuff to the table that does not exist. Please my twizzler armed beardo friend, show me where I have advocated violence or shut up
April 11, 2014, 4:24 pm
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
Pretty quiet Interloper. Facts are troublesome things. Put up or shut up and I guess you choose to shut up. Once again....where have I advocated violence? yap yap yap yap. LOOK AT MEEEEEEEE! I TELL LIES ON THE INTERNET!!!!! OH PLEAS MOMMY LOOK AT MEEEEEEE!!! SWAMPYANKEE IS PICKING ON ME SO i WILL TELL LIES. OH PLEASE LOOK AT ME
April 11, 2014, 6:03 pm
NY from NYPD says:
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April 13, 2014, 9:19 am
Hipsterminator from Da Hood says:
Who names their sons Tiffany and Joanie anyway?
April 20, 2014, 11:41 am
Smack da hipsters from Bensonhurst says:
The eggs have most likely been artfully arranged around Brooklyn in a show of defiance about nuclear disarmament in South Africa.
April 20, 2014, 11:55 am
Hipster hater from Bensonhurst says:
Please make these Flyoverlandia idiots go through their mommy's 401k quickly in their play doh sculpting classes leaving then enough money to buy a one way ticket back to Oregon
April 20, 2014, 5:43 pm
Hipster hater from Bensonhurst says:
Hey mike from Williamsburg. You are not from Brooklyn. You simply moved there with daddy's money and made the neighborhood suck. Get your skinny jeans and wool had and head back to pennsyltucky where all you bland idiots think you contribute anything to society. Useless idiot. I hate you and your obnoxious pompous hipster clowns more than terrorists. You did not discover Brooklyn. We were doing just fine before you and your pasty friends ruined everything. Bearded weirdo
April 20, 2014, 5:47 pm
truth88 from BROOKLYN! says:
pathetic!!!! leave my borough you vapid scum you!
April 21, 2014, 6:11 pm

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