1 Fifth Ave.
Greenwich Village, NY
Description: DealEvents.com, a New York-based daily deal website, and the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to organize the world's largest scavenger hunt, a prize-filled marathon event to promote the organizations' Shop Local Initiative, all while benefiting six non-profit organizations.
The University of Chicago set the current Guinness World Record (TM) with a scavenger hunt that drew 924 participants earlier this year. Pillage The Village organizers expect New Yorkers to shatter that record by coming out to support downtown businesses.
Throughout Pillage The Village, hunters must gather items and complete tasks at locations all around Greenwich Village. Winners will take home prizes including Kindle Fires, travel vouchers, restaurant gift certificates, and movie passes.
Pillage the Village will support Hudson Guild, the LAMP, the Y, and ACE.