By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village families spent a sunny Easter Sunday on the Oval on April 20, hunting for eggs, meeting Peter Cooper Cotton Tail and generally enjoying the good weather.
Brad Kenney, who recently joined CompassRock as the senior director of marketing and communication for Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village and is a Peter Cooper Village resident himself, used to work for MakerBot, a company that produces 3D printers. He used this previous connection to leave a special surprise in one of the plastic eggs in the egg hunt for the older kids: a small 3D printed squirrel.
Evan, a 9-year-old resident, was the lucky winner and his prize was a bigger version of the squirrel that wouldn’t fit into the plastic eggs.
In addition to the prize egg and the usual candy-filled ones, there were also four musical shaker eggs hidden. Kenney and Valerie Reaper, a musician and event planner for Stuyvesant Town, put on a concert for the kids later in the afternoon, playing classics such as Woody Guthrie, Otis Redding, John Denver and music from the Lion King. The young residents who found the shaker eggs got to participate and there was also a melodica, ukelele and a traditional Chinese instrument they were able to try out. Kenney noted that management’s planning to have more music-related events for families in the future.
(All photos by Maria Rocha-Buschel.)