Hundreds of people participated in activities like the popular egg hunt, face painting, live music, Jenga, crafts and more. The event also featured several panels that encouraged discussions and thoughts about the big questions in life.
Each year EasterFest grows in scale, and this year’s attendance was the largest thus far. It’s also the first year that Ascension Church has hosted the festival at the park.
“We want to celebrate Easter, it’s obviously big for us, and this is also a way for us to serve the community,” said assistant pastor Stephen Leung. “We wanted to put something on with value and have something that parents can bring their children to.”
Last year, the festival was held outside of Forest Hills High School, but the central location of MacDonald Park has not only increased participation in the festivities, it’s also brought more visibility to Ascension Church.
Currently, Ascension Church is renting the auditorium at P.S. 101 for their services. By participating in local street fairs and hosting EasterFest, Leung said he’s hopeful that more people will become familiar with the church.