New York City To Host Smartphone ‘Big Egg Hunt’ For Faberge Eggs
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — There’s an app for that too.
The Big Apple is getting ready for an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt with a 21st-century twist.
The public will hunt for the giant eggs as part of an interactive contest using a smartphone app.
More than 200 egg sculptures will be hidden around the city from April 1 to April 26 in The Faberge Big Egg Hunt.
All eggs will be in one location from April 18-26, according to The Big Hunt’s website.
The eggs are over 2 feet tall and were created by famous artists and designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Jeff Koons.
The event is 100 percent charitable, raising money for children in New York City through Studio in a School, and conservation efforts through Elephant Family, saving the endangered Asian elephant and its habitat.
A free downloadable smartphone application will allow the public to check in each time an egg is found.
The eggs’ locations will remain secret until 10 people use the app to check in at an egg. At that point it will become public on an interactive map.
Participants will be eligible for prizes.
In partnership with Sotheby’s, the highly collectible sculptures are auctioned at the end of the event, raising funds for economically disadvantaged children and critically endangered wildlife.
Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:
- Police Search For Suspect Who Allegedly Raped Woman On Upper East Side
- Fire Rages At Bayonne, New Jersey Medical Center
- Seen At 11: Connecticut Ghost Town Could Be Yours For The Right Price
- NYPD: Man Who Attacked Cops In Queens With Hatchet Was A ‘Self Radicalized’ Muslim Convert
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)