7. Cranksgiving

Cranksgiving is a part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt that takes place every year in the city. The concept of Cranksgiving is simple: organizers of Cranksgiving essentially create a master list of items requested by local charities, qw well as the places to buy them. These items are broken down into individual “manifests” that volunteers grab. The idea is to ride to a grocery store, buy food/items, and take them to the designated charity centers—thus helping hundreds of families have food on their tables during the week of Thanksgiving.

Held annually in New York City since 1999, it has now expanded to all around the country, and also London and even Miramichi, Canada. A few events will be taking place in around the city, so click here for the details.