NUTLEY, NJ - Hunting eggs is an established tradition in Nutley. The popular custom takes place in both evening searching with flashlights and morning hunting by the daylight.

The original hunt, for the little ones, has been at the “Mud Hole” since 1935.

Nutley Township’s Great Flashlight Egg Hunt sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department has taking place for 13 years. That event was first held at the Mud Hole, as well, and then moved to Reinheimer Park around 2008.

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The evening hunt was the brainchild of the Parks and Recreation Department “It was the staffs’ idea; let’s do something different [than the Civic Celebrations’]. It’s been a great event ever since,” said Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci. “This is the type of thing we look to do to keep the community involved. The children love it,” he added.

For 2019, the 'Great Flashlight Egg Hunt' will take place on Wednesday April 17. The egg hunt will begin at dusk.

This event is open to NUTLEY RESIDENTS only.

Registration is required at If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Nutley Recreation Department at (973)284-4966, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

 The 84th Annual Nutley FMBA Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday April 20 at the Mudhole. 

Kids under 7 are invited to bring their parents to one of the township's oldest traditions. The fun begins at 9 a.m. sharp and will include a special visit by the Easter Bunny.

All photos are from TAPinto Nutley's coverage of the events in years past. 


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