Save The Date: No Pants Subway Ride 2016

The 15th Annual No Pants Subway Ride will take place on Sunday, January 10 in New York City. More info with the meeting point and start time will be posted to this site about one week in advance. Save the date, and sign up for our email list to stay updated. You can RSVP on Facebook (optional, but appreciated.) There will be an after party at Webster Hall.

Once again we are encouraging folks in other cities around the world to stage their own No Pants Subway Rides on the same day. Regional organizers must fill out this registration form to have their event included (that form is for organizers only.) The week before the event we will publish a list of all participating cities along with links to Facebook events. Groups have staged the event on trolleys, light rails, and buses in the past, so don’t let a lack of subway system stop you! 60 cities participated last year. Check the list on this page to see if one happened in your city last year as preference will go to the prior year’s organizers. If you are an organizer, feel free to leave a link to your Facebook event in the comments on this page.

If you are unfamiliar with this tradition, you can read the history here: The No Pants Subway Ride.

No Pants Subway Ride 2011
No Pants Subway Ride Photo by Katie Sokoler

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The Light Switch

A mysterious red light switch allows unsuspecting New Yorkers to turn on over 50,000 Christmas lights.

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Created and Directed by Charlie Todd / Produced by: Deverge / Music by Tyler Walker

For our latest mission, we placed a 7-foot-tall light switch in New York City’s Father Demo Square. When a random New Yorker flipped the switch, the entire square lit up with Christmas lights. In addition to lights on the trees, benches, and fences around the park, a mob of performers wearing lights wrapped around their clothes lit up as well. The performers were instructed to turn on their lights and freeze in place when the switch was flipped on.

Once again this year our Christmas video was made possible by Target. Find out more about Wonderpacks here.

Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.

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The Mp3 Experiment Twelve


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Created by Charlie Todd & Tyler Walker / Produced by Deverge

For our latest mission, over 4,000 people pressed play simultaneously and listened to an mp4 file filled with ridiculous instructions. Participants were instructed to pack a bag with LED lights, reflective vests, and glow sticks and to sit underneath the trees surrounding Prospect Park’s Long Meadow at sunset. The event was a surprise to everyone else in the park. This was all part of our twelfth annual Mp3 Experiment event. The year’s event marked the first time we used an .mp4 file, which included a colorful video component.

Enjoy the video above first, and then go behind the scenes with our photos below. The Mp3 Experiment Twelve was produced in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance as part of the BEAT Festival. Thanks to our partners!

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Mp3 Experiment Twelve – Thanks!

A huge thanks to everyone who came out to The Mp3 Experiment Twelve tonight! Please use the comments section of this page to share your experience at the event!

We’re already working on the video. Subscribe to our email list to be the first to know when it’s released on our YouTube channel.

Here are the official photos from our photographers:
Arin Sang-urai’s photos
David Bledsoe’s Photos

As always, all of today‚Äôs music was created by our composer Tyler Walker. Check out his site to download free songs from today’s event. The Mp3 Experiment Twelve was produced in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance as part of the BEAT Festival. Thanks to our partners!

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Here’s the video from last year:

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Mp3 Experiment Twelve – Full Details – 2015

UPDATE: This event has passed.

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