HACKENSACK, N.J. — Mayor John Labrosse and the City Council, the Hackensack Police Department, and Hackensack Fire Department invite the city's families to a social-distancing friendly event this Easter Sunday. This event will give the children of Hackensack a well-deserved and safe opportunity to see the Easter Bunny this year, despite the difficult circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Easter Bunny will be present from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. this Sunday, April 12. Participants should use the Midtown Bridge approach, loop onto East Salem, and drive past Foschini Park. Families will find the Easter Bunny on one of the city's fire trucks and be able to drive by the park's exit and wave to the Easter Bunny.

"Even though this will be a drive-by, it will give families a fun opportunity to get out, take a ride and enjoy seeing the Easter Bunny together in a safe way that allows them to celebrate Easter together," said Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg. "With sports, school, and extracurricular activities canceled, our children haven't been able to celebrate birthdays and holidays with friends and family as they normally do. We are hoping that this can be a special event the children of Hackensack can look forward to."

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This is not a meet & greet! Drive-by only. The event is NOT in Foschini Park, as all city parks are closed via an executive order from the Governor. The firetruck will be set up at the exit of the park as residents pass via the Midtown Bridge approach. Residents MUST remain in their vehicles and pass by. The Hackensack Police Department will be present for traffic control and to ensure that this event does not bring crowds and stays a drive-by event.

For more information, refer to the flier posted on the city's website at hackensack.org.