Huge turnout at Easter breakfast

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They hopped in from all corners of the borough.

Breakfast with the Easter bunny was such a big hit that Marine Park’s Aviator Sports Complex was bursting at the seams with families on April 13.

Parents said the event was a little packed, but the confusion was worth it.

“My kids had a good time, and that’s what matters,” said Therese Aubourg.

The day included a sit-down brunch, cupcake decoration, an Easter egg hunt, and a photo opportunity with the Easter bunny — but the biggest attraction was the bounce house, parents said.

“I was trying to get my son out of there, and he didn’t want to leave,” said Steve Michel, whose son Bryce bounced away on Sunday.

More than 200 people showed up for the sold-out event, an Aviator spokeswoman said. That led to some problems, according to parents.

“By the time some kids got there were no Easter eggs,” said Diane McElwee, whose son Luke did get some eggs of his own.

Next year, Aviator will split the day into two events, to make sure everyone gets to experience it all, a spokeswoman said.

The complex will sell tickets to a 10 am brunch and a 1 pm brunch — allowing Aviator to create more overall seats to the sold-out event while lowering the number of people participating at a given time.

Most of the grown-ups said they didn’t mind a little confusion on Sunday, because they got smiles from the children.

“It’s something we do for the kids,” said Dorothy Paul, who brought her nephew David.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260-8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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