New York's Annual ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ Has Been Canceled


The annual 'No Pants Subway Ride' in NYC and around the world has been canceled this year.

Every year, New Yorkers come together in the cold of January and take the subway in their underwear. This year the Improve Everywhere initiative has canceled the event because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We look forward to hosting more large-scale events once it is safe to do so again,” they shared on their website.

The first 'no pants' ride occurred in 2002. Starting in New York, the pantsless ride is now participated in 60 cities around the world.

According to Improv Everywhere, “The idea behind No Pants is simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants. The participants behave as if they do not know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants.”

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