Artsy Faberge Eggs Around the Lower East Side as Part of ‘The Big Egg Hunt’

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014 at 11:10 am by
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Sunday afternoon, we saw a few handymen lugging a large egg on Essex Street. It was a WTF moment until we realized the piece is part of “The Big Egg Hunt,” a citywide Easter charity event that runs through the end of the month.

Faberge is lead sponsor of the Hunt, and released 275 artfully designed eggs around New York City. Standing at about two-and-a-half feet tall, each is equipped with scannable technology that stores check-ins within a dedicated mobile app. Participants will have a chance to win prizes “made of gemstones.”

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On the Lower East Side alone, we’ve spotted eggs at il Laboratorio del Gelato (painted by Cost), Economy Candy, the Hotel on Rivington, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, the Delancey Plaza, and Beauty & Essex. You’re welcome.

No sign of Hanksy’s egg-cellent creations, though…

KEY DATES

April 1: The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is live
April 18: All eggs nest together at the Rockefeller Centre
April 22: Grand Auction at Sotheby’s
April 25: The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt closes

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