Egg Hunt Supports a Good Cause

By Sandy Chen ‘15 & Jenny Zhao ‘15 

Hop your way down to the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt.

The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is a charity event held this spring from April 1 to April 26 for children in New York City through Studio in a School, a visual arts program. The charity will also benefit The Elephant Family, an organization that focuses on saving endangered Asian elephants.

Over 200 artists are invited to transform 2 ½ foot tall eggs into unique and desirable masterpieces. These masterpieces will be designed based on each artist’s unique style and practice. Midwood was one of the chosen schools to design three fiber-glass eggs.

“Our theme was nature,” said Lizaveta Slinko ‘17. “We couldn’t use anything manmade like plastic, so we used leaves we collected outside.”

Participants of the hunt will go on an adventure to find the hidden eggs in public places across all five boroughs. They will be hidden high and low across New York City. Midwood eggs where in The Garden of Hope at 392 Hancock St. in Brooklyn.

Anna Novikova ’17, one of the egg designers, said, “We all had times when we would argue on an concept or a color but in the end, all of the eggs came out looking astounding, even with all the problems we faced throughout.”

To participate in the egg hunt and sweepstakes, participants must download the app “Egg Hunt NY” on their smartphones. Using their smartphones, they will scan the QR code printed on the platform under/near the eggs to collect them.

Anyone participating in the egg hunt will have a chance to win two rare gem-encrusted pendants, valued at $30,000 and $48,000.

“I think the Easter bunny would be very jealous of how the eggs turned out,” said Erica Levin ’17. “We were very concerned about finishing it on time but we made it.”

The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt in 2012 that took place in London consisted of a million participants with 100,000 visitors per day to the final egg display.

When the egg hunt ends, the masterpieces will be displayed for three weeks and auctioned on April 22 to raise funds for Studio in a School and Elephant Family.

A map of where the eggs are hidden is provided in the app. There are over 260 eggs hidden. On April 8, all egg sculptures will be revealed on the Egg Map. Eggs will also be purchasable through an online auction. For more information, visit http://www.thebigegghunt.org.

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