There’s a lot of Easter fun going on this weekend in Atlantic City. For starters, kids young and old will want to head over to Steel Pier on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at 1 pm on Sunday, where the Easter Bunny and his friends will be giving out Easter Goodie Bags. Be sure to register for the Easter Promenade — there will be prizes for the best dressed boy or girl (age 12 and under) and the best dressed family. Whether you win the prize or not, it’ll be a fun time for all, with free donuts and hot chocolate between 1 and 3 pm.
The Renault Winery & Golf Resort, which offers one of the area’s most sumptuous buffets, will be serving an Easter buffet brunch on Sunday, April 4th from 10 am to 3 pm. Cost: Adults $29.95 plus tax, children ages 4-10, $14.95 plus tax. Reservations are suggested.
Also offering a nice Easter brunch on Sunday, April 4th from 10 am to 5 pm is the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, which will feature pictures with the Easter Bunny. Cost: Just $34.95 for adults, $15.95 for children under 12 (children four and under eat free). Reservations recommended.
Or visit the Historic Towne of Smithville & Village Green in Smithville for an Easter Bunny breakfast on Saturday, April 3rd, and an Easter Parade on Sunday, April 4th.
Fun and Free
It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money if you want to celebrate Easter out with your family, though. The Atlantic City Spring Family Fest takes place Saturday, April 3rd from 1 pm to 5 pm in Atlantic City’s O’Donnell Park at the junction of Albany and Atlantic Avenues. This free event will include face painting, pony rides, a horse drawn carriage, a merry-go-round and lots more.
Wine connoisseurs can enjoy a day out on the Cape May Wine Trail sampling the unique flavors of Cape May wineries. After lunch at Jackson Mountain Café on the Washington Street Mall you’ll board the trolley shuttle to Cape May Winery, Natali Vineyards and Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery. The Wine Trail takes place from 12 noon to 5 pm on Saturday, April 3; Sunday, April 25th, Sunday, May 2 and Sunday, May 23rd. For more information call the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) at 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, ext. 185. Cost: $75 per person, includes lunch, tastings and a wine tasting glass.
On Saturday, April 3rd, Chef Drew of Phillips Seafood Restaurant at the Pier Shops at Caesars will offer a crab tasting and demonstration on how to make a variety of crab hors-d’oeuvres. As part of Phillips’ “Cook, Crack & Eat: The Art of Cooking with Seafood” cooking class series, guests can take one class for $65 or sign up for the whole series (concluding June 5th) for $175. All classes begain at 11:30 am and registration is required. To register, call 609-348-2273.