No Pants Subway Ride returns to Boston this Sunday - Metro US

No Pants Subway Ride returns to Boston this Sunday


It’s almost time to bare all— or at least your legs. The annual No Pants Subway Ride returns to the Boston T on Sunday.

The idea behind the undie-exposing rideis simple: Passengers board the Tin the middle of winter without pants. They all wear winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves. The only unusual thing — and it’s a big one — is that they’re significantly underdressed below the waist.

A prank that began 16 years ago with seven people in New York City has grown into a global event with 31 participating cities. Started by Improv Everywhere, the event has no agenda “apart from a desire to make others laugh and smile.”

In Boston, participants will meet at 2 p.m.at Pemberton Square on Sunday, sans slacks. The group will make the short trek over to the Park Street station, where they will catch the Red Line for a 15-minute ride into Cambridge.

Participants are invited to jump off at the Kendall/MIT station and convene for food and drinks at Flat Top Johnny’s, 1 Binney St., in Cambridge. The Boston event is being organized by Boston Society of Shenanigans.

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