Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Sip a cup of coffee in NYC's signature "We Are Happy to Serve You" blue cup
Find a peaceful outdoors space, sit down and take 5 minutes to relax in silence and enjoy the moment. (Timelapse, don't forget your totem)
Find and photograph "OY/YO" by Deborah Kass
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Take a team photo in front of "Group of Four Trees", by Jean Dubuffet
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park that is not a checkpoint. Be a good sport win or lose.
Take a photo of your team looking down the “Portal Down to Old New York.”
Take a photo next to The Fearless Girl by Kristen Visbal emulating her pose.
Visit the oldest fence in New York, which encompasses New York's first public park
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly as if you were the villain from a scary movie. Think Michael Myers or Jason.
Find and photograph a Toynbee Tile on the ground somewhere. Tell us what you think it means in your caption.
Take a team photo in front of the Pulitzer fountain
Have a teammate do 10 handstand pushups against the Chrysler building.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire. Get 50 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Get some soup from The Original Soupman, tell us what you ordered in your caption.
Bike a 6 mile loop in Central Park, track with fitness app or gps and upload screenshot
Go to a restaurant serving food from a country you've never been to, and eat a dish you've never heard of. Be honest, really try something new and make it count.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Take a picture of a ghost.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Take a break and quell your appetite with the official snack of the State of New York. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
Film yourself trick or treating at a friends house that is not participating in the questival.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Give a toast to a teammate and drink the official beverage of the State of New York. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Video your best scare on a teammate.
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Find the best $1 pizza slice and take a video of someone on your team explaining why they think it's the best
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
Put on your favorite costume from your childhood and take pictues with 5 strangers with their permission. Post a collage.
Order some dumplings in Flushing or Chinatown in Manhattan and feed them to a teammate using chopsticks with your non-dominate hand
Order a pumpkin spice latte under the name "Bueller" when you pick it up tell them "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
Jog across the Brooklyn bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Get help from strangers and spell "OKTOBERQUEST" using one human body to make each one of the letters. (Other questival participants do not count as strangers for this one.)
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Upload a timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
Pick up 13 pieces of litter at Commodore Barry Park and take a picture of your haul before discarding it in the appropriate receptacle. #fridaythe13th
Find an IRC rep and ask them to tell you a fact about the IRC's mission to help refugees. Upload a video of something you learned, and expressing support for refugees. (IRC reps wearing yellow buttons)
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
Participate in the warm-up/ team dance competition taking place at the pavilion at roughly 6:45
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation.
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malaria then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Have a teammate record you in a challenge at the truth zone & upload the video. You can win sweet truth merch!
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone