8 Unique Alternatives to a Typical Thanksgiving Dinner

Traditionally, Thanksgiving means sitting down with your family around the dinner table and enjoying turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. But it doesn’t have to! NYC has a wide variety of family-friendly Thanksgiving dinner alternatives. Have a fancy Thanksgiving tea party at The Plaza, enjoy a stress-free and kid-friendly restaurant experience, or even let the kids save you the trouble and make the Thanksgiving treats themselves. Click through for 8 alternative ways to observe and celebrate Thanksgiving!


Videos From Tinybeans


Cranksgiving

Instead of eating dinner together, some families help others get something to eat on Thanksgiving. For a great family experience and a fun way to give to those in need, join the Bronx and Brooklyn editions of Cranksgiving this year. All you need is bikes, a bag, and about $15-$20, and the family can take part in this scavenger hunt/community drive. Participants must buy items from a list for families in need (like cans of food and other non-perishables), then make their way to the finish line. All items are donated to charities, local grocery stores benefit from your patronage, and you get to take a bike ride with the family. Online registration is not required: simply show up at 1 p.m. to register (both races begin at 2 p.m.).

About $15-$20

Bronx:
Sat., Nov. 11 at 1 p.m.
1 Bruckner Blvd
Online: Facebook.com/BronxCranksgiving

Brooklyn:
Sat., Dec. 1 at 1 p.m.
1368 Fulton St.
Online:Instagram.com/BrooklynCranksgiving

Photo: Cranksgiving via Facebook.

 

Do you have a favorite alternative Thanksgiving celebration? Tell us about it in the comments! 

— Yuliya Geikhman

Advertisement

Trending Now


Advertisement
Welcome to our Tinybeans family!
Be sure to check your email for new activities, recipes and parenting hacks – and to see if you’ve won!

 

 

 

 

 

 

FALL FOR TINYBEANS!

Enter to Win a $250 Gift Card!

Enter your email and zip code below for a chance to win a Mastercard Gift Card. We’ll pick one winner per month through December 31, 2022 – 9 lucky winners in all!

I agree to the official rules and to receive email communications from Tinybeans. By providing my email address, I agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.