The Big Egg Hunt Egg-travaganza

When was the last time you went on an egg hunt? I imagine you in a frilly Easter dress skipping around your back yard with a basket. I imagine you in a tie you abhor, turned maniacal from all the sugar, galloping around your grandmother’s house, and finding all the eggs before your sister. I imagine you on the quad, high as a kite at 11AM on a Sunday morning, wondering why your RA organizes this shit, and finding your first egg because you -CRUNCH- step on it.

I imagine you, yesterday, walking down Broadway in New York City.

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New Yorker’s of all ages are on the world’s biggest egg hunt this April. In one of my favorite public art projects to date, Fabergé sponsored and commissioned world-famous artists and designers to decorate a collection of two-foot tall eggs.

There are 260 eggs in total, hidden through out all of New York City. On display in parks and squares, hidden in boutique shop windows. I went on a hunt through midtown to find some.

Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle
total eggs collected: 12

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You’ll find eggs on the inside as well as the outside of this shopping center.

These were my favorites-

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Egg #222 by artist Faig Ahmed
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Egg #37 by Nathan Sawaya known as the “Brick Artist” (He’s famous for his Lego sculptures)
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Egg #188 by Terry Richardson, notorious photographer
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Egg #139 by artist Paul Wirhun who is known for working with eggshells- the medium he used to make this egg globe

Next I walked to Rockefeller Center. My Big Egg Hunt app wasn’t working. Without it I had no map or clues of how to find eggs! It was truly a hunt! But I knew I would find something at Rockefeller- all the eggs will be gathered there at the end of the hunt April 18-25th and then put up for auction. All proceeds go to charity!

Rockefeller Center
total eggs collected: 19

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I wasn’t disappointed, there was a huge collection of eggs at Rockefeller! Nearly 20! Here are my favorites-

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Egg #271 by artist Jeff Koons. He is so famous I studied him in Art History 101
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Egg #203 by designer Ralph Lauren. You know him, you might even have a shirt by him.
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Egg #167 by artist Tanya Minhaus (yay, finally a woman!)
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Egg #119 by The Prince’s Drawing School, signed by Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla. 30 Rock in the backdrop.
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Egg #94 by sculptor Elyn Zimmerman

Aren’t these wonderful works of art? I’ve seen more eggs just on my daily path throughout the city. Have you spotted many? This Easter activity might be even better than the Easter Bonnet Parade. There are even prizes for collecting eggs, so if you like the competitive edge, get all over that.
Learn more at http://thebigegghunt.org/ and happy hunting!

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NYC lifestyle blog by Mary Lane. Events, adventures, epic mistakes, dating, life, humor. A 20-something trying to make it (and make out) in the city of dreams.

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