BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Please be on the lookout for the Easter Bunny himself on Easter Sunday, April 12th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., as he makes his way through Berkeley Heights with his First Responder friends.

In the midst of Berkeley Heights residents dealing with COVID-19, even the Easter Bunny has heard about social distancing. So this year, he decided to make himself known by driving through town on one of our fire trucks to visit all the special children in Berkeley Heights. He will also make a stop at Autumn Lake to cheer up those residents. You’ll hear the sirens when he’s nearby!

All our first responders – Berkeley Heights Police, Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Rescue Squad and Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department – despite being on the front lines of our town’s COVID-19 response, are going to accompany the Easter Bunny to say “hello” to all of our residents as they abide by the state’s “stay at home” order. They’ve been working hard, and want to see the smiling faces of Berkeley Heights kids! 

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“We understand that many of our Berkeley Heights families want to be with extended family, or have Easter Egg hunts with their kids this Easter, but can’t because of the current precautions we are all taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Devanney.

“Working with the PBA, our emergency responders and Berkeley Heights 'super resident' Cathy Balsamo, we have communicated with The Bunny’s forward operations team and given him the best route to take to reach the most children this Sunday," said Mayor Devanney. "The Bunny will keep his distance, and we ask all of you to do the same. Happy Easter, everyone!”

The Township administration asks for your cooperation in helping to keep everyone safe and to continue to practice social distancing by remaining in your homes, looking out your window, or staying on your porch and just giving the Easter Bunny a friendly wave. "We want to keep everyone safe, including the Bunny," said Mayor Devanney. 

It's sure to be an "egg-ceptional" day!