It's that time of year again, friends. That's right, it's time to take off your pants in the name of comedy for the annual No Pants Subway Ride! The hoax, that has become an NYC signature, involves thousands of willing, trouser-less participants riding on the subway as it were normal, all to perplex riders who didn't get the memo. To take part (for free!), head to one of seven meetings spots all over NYC (listed below) this Sunday at exactly 3pm.
No Pants was started by Improv Everywhere founder Charlie Todd in 2002 when he had the crazy idea to confuse subway users by showing up on the train in his underwear. Since then, the quirky tradition has gone from just 150 participants in its first year to happening in 25 countries as of 2014. Now is your chance to get in on the international phenomenon. And after you've confused some unassuming commuters, trek on over to Bar 13 for an after party with all your fellow pranksters—pants optional! With $10 cover, you can dance to beats by DJ Shakey, D Juice and Tim The Enchanter, sip on drink specials and best of all, hang out with your new, slack-free buds.
Meeting locations via ImprovEverywhere.com:
Astoria: Meet at Hoyt Playground
Brooklyn: Meet by the Old Stone House
Downtown Manhattan: Meet at Foley Square
Lower East Side: Meet at Sarah Roosevelt Park on Houston
Queens: Meet at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park
Uptown Manhattan: Meet at the Great Hill in Central Park
Williamsburg / Bushwick: Meet at Maria Hernandez Park