March 30, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan
A group of local real estate agents are planning an Easter egg hunt in Murray Playground next month to bring families in the Court Square/Hunters Point area together.
The event is the brainchild of resident and real estate agent Jeremy Swillinger along with several of his colleagues at Level Group Real Estate. They will host the free event for kids aged 2 to 10 years old on April 15 at Murray Playground from 10 a.m. to noon.
“There aren’t many community events for this part of Long Island City, and I wanted a chance to bring the community together,” Swillinger said. “The park went through a full renovation about five years ago, but hasn’t really been taken advantage of since, so we decided to do something with it.”
In addition to providing five to six eggs with safe prizes for each kid that signs up, the event will offer face painting, a live performance by the LIC Children’s Choir, and snacks and drinks donated by local businesses. There will also be an “Easter Bunny” from a local dentist office handing out free toothbrushes.
This is the first year that Level Group has thrown the free event, but Swillinger said he is hoping to make it a regular thing. He is already working to plan several more events throughout the summer months, and said he hopes to make the Easter egg hunt an annual tradition.
Swillinger said that he has already had about 120 kids sign up to participate, and that the spots are filling up fast, especially for the youngest age bracket of 2 to 4 years old.
To register for the event, email [email protected]