JPNA to host Easter Egg Hunt on April 8 at Piers Park

Special to the Times-Free Press

The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt/Gather on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon). Sponsored by the East Boston Foundation and organized by John Tallutto, Allison DiBlasio and Margaret Farmer, the event will take place in Piers Park.

This year in Piers Park, at the request of MASSPORT, the event will be split, kids aged 5 years and younger are given an open area with eggs to gather them at a more sedate pace. Kids aged 6 and up are asked to come together in the ellipse, where Charlestown activity group Knucklebones will have activities and games. Kids will be released at 11 am SHARP to search for eggs. Other activities include airbrush tattoos, as well as planting an exotic fruit or vegetable with Eastie Farm and “chalk the walk” where kids are encouraged to color, draw on or sign the East Boston Harborwalk.

The event was founded by John Tallutto and Joanne Pomodoro in Cuneo Park, in 2017. Asked why they started the event, John Tallutto stated “I thought this would be a great event for the community, something kids would really enjoy”. After outgrowing Cuneo Park, the event moved to Constitution Beach, where it more than doubled in size. After a hiatus of several years because of the Pandemic, the event has returned.

Families are encouraged to be in place a few minutes early because the hunt will begin on time. For more information, please check Facebook, or the Jeffries Point website, The organizers would like to thank Myles Goodwin, Kyle Friedrich and John Cass for their donations.

The organizers are looking for volunteers to both hide eggs, and saunter with purpose through Piers Park after the egg hunt has begun laying down more eggs to keep “the hunt” going.

This event is completely free, organizers are accepting donations of plastic eggs, stuffed with wrapped candy or toys as well as “prizes” for participants. Please contact [email protected] for more information on volunteering.

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