The 14th Annual No Pants Subway Ride will take place on Sunday, January 11 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.) You can also RSVP for the afterparty.
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.
For our latest mission, we staged a pirate invasion on the Central Park Lake, converting a rowboat rental into a pirate ship. Actors dressed as pirates from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction set sail on the lake, searching for the keys to their treasure chest. The pirates interrogated the New Yorkers and tourists on other rowboats and by the shore, much to their delight.
Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.
From Left: Ryan Conners, John Timothy, Timmy Wood, Ken Beck
For our latest mission, thousands of people pressed play simultaneously and listened to an mp3 file filled with ridiculous instructions in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Participants were instructed to dress in a single color and begin on the sidewalks surrounding Fort Greene Park. This was all part of our eleventh annual Mp3 Experiment event.
Enjoy the video above first, and then go behind the scenes with our photos below. We’d like to thank the BEAT Festival for hosting the event this year.
Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents.