Most people around here have heard about Improv Everywhere. They cause scenes. One of their more popular ones is one they do every year, a MP3 Experiment. The participants download a specific podcast, and meet up at a certain place and all turn it on at the same time, and just follow the directions. There was one done on Roosevelt Island back in 2009.
This Sunday, they will be doing one of their most popular experiments, the No-Pants Subway Ride. This is the 13th year they have done it, and I have yet to see it, so I think I will be taking a subway ride to get some pics. Expect the pantlessness fun to be between 3pm and 5 pm.
The guys usually wear boxers, and the girls usually wear something with plenty of coverage, and it seems to be a fun time, but apparently native New Yorkers are sick of it. I just finished reading this Gothamist article, titled "Destroy The Date" The comments are really funny. It seems to be a fun time and a good way to spend the afternoon.
From the website:
HOW IT WORKS
There are six meeting points this year. Take your pick. The
Manhattan meeting points tend to be very crowded, so if you live in
Brooklyn or Queens, definitely go to one of those! You’ll probably have
more fun! If you are a member of the media, please see our press information page.
Astoria: Meet at Hoyt Playground – Google Map
Brooklyn: Meet by the Old Stone House – Google Map
Downtown Manhattan: Meet at Foley Square – Google Map
Queens: Meet at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park – Google Map
Uptown Manhattan: Meet at the Great Hill in Central Park – Google Map
Williamsburg / Bushwick: Meet at Maria Hernandez Park – Google Map
Everyone should meet at their chosen meeting point at 3 PM. Please be on time. Feel free to be early.
At the meeting points, participants will be organized into groups and
assigned a specific train car. Once everyone is divided up we will all
head to nearby subway station[s]. Do not talk to others once you enter
the subway system. No one knows each other.
Sit in the car as you normally would. Read a magazine or whatever
you would normally do. Your team leader will have already divided you
into smaller groups, assigning your group a specific stop where you will