The Big Egg Hunt in New York City

 

Right now there are 275 eggs placed in different locations around New York City. These aren’t your ordinary eggs, these are 2.5 foot eggs that colors span way past their ordinary white base. Each egg has been designed by a well-known artist, designer, architect or even a brand. That’s right, the egg you’re standing in front of may have been designed by Ralph Lauren or Nathan Sawaya.

This giant hunt isn’t just for fun, it’s for charity! Sponsored by the luxury jewelry company Fabergé, each egg will be auctioned off to benefit two organizations, Elephant Family (a conservation organization) and Studio in School (a program that brings visual arts to NYC public schools).

So how can you join in the fun you ask? You can download the app, Big Egg Hunt, and you can check in at each egg that you find. Each week a Fabergé precious gem stone pendent is going to be won. If you don’t have the time to trek around the city and still want to see the eggs, that’s no problem. Just in time for Easter, on April 18th to 25th the eggs will be displayed at an exhibition in Rockefeller Center.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter as we go on an adventure with you and find some of the eggs around New York City. If you’re interested in finding out more information, or want to bid on one of the eggs visit www.thebigegghunt.org for more information! Happy hunting!

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How to Celebrate Easter Sunday in New York City

image via Huffington Post

Easter Sunday: a day full of eggs and bunnies and chocolate and marshmallows shaped like small ducks. If you’re going to be in New York City during the holiday, don’t expect us to treat the day any different than Small Town, USA.  Churches will be packed, patrons will be wearing their finest outfits and parks will be filled with plastic eggs with dozens of small children hunting them.  Lines for brunch will be out the door and like any Easter, the day may seem overwhelming.

So this year, before you set your family plan for the day, check out our guide to surviving Easter Sunday:

Have an egg hunt for your children

Remember when you were a kid and you ran through the park or your house or the church looking for a few eggs?  When you think about it too much, it probably doesn’t make much sense, but it was so much fun!  Treat your kids to that same experience.  Buy a dozen plastic eggs and hide them throughout your local park.  Avoid the chaos that inevitably comes with these organized events and just do it yourself!

If you would rather take part in a large-scale, organized event, here are a few of New York City’s best options:

Church of St. Luke in the fields Easter Egg Hunt

Trinity Wall Street Egg Hunt

PowerHouse Kids Easter Party

Upper West Side – Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Have brunch

Brunch is fantastic.  It’s breakfast and lunch.  Seriously, as far as meals go, it doesn’t get much better than that.  Brunch and Easter Sunday go together like peanut butter and jelly, so tons of restaurants are going to be participating throughout NYC.  The trick is to plan ahead.  Find out what restaurants are going to be near your hotel (or apartment) and make a reservation (you’d be surprised how many restaurants take brunch reservations on Easter).  That way, you won’t have to battle long lines and endless waits to eat your eggs and French fries.

Check out the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

The cool thing about this parade is that it isn’t as parade-y as other New York City parades.  There isn’t much organization here, so when I say it starts on Fifth Avenue somewhere around 45th Street, that’s all I can really tell you.  Everyone seems to be reporting something different.  It ends only about 10 blocks uptown and doesn’t feature any floats or balloons.  Instead, it features bonnets.  So find yourself some awesome headgear and head over to Fifth Ave.  The event begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m.

Here are pictures from last year’s festival via Huffington Post

Well, there it is: the quick and dirty on how to celebrate Easter in New York City.  Most importantly, whatever you do this Easter, make sure that you take some time to see the City and have fun!