The ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ Returns to Boston This Weekend

Pantsless commuters will take over the MBTA on Sunday.
No Pants Subway Ride

Photo by Olga Khvan from the 2015 No Pants Subway Ride

Don’t be alarmed if you see tons of boxers and briefs while riding the MBTA this weekend.

The pantsless commuters will likely be participants in the annual “No Pants Subway Ride” prank, which returns to Boston on Sunday, January 8. The festivities are organized locally each year by BostonSOS (Society of Shenanigans), a community group that routinely puts together flash mobs, urban adventures, and other interesting events around town.

This year’s “No Pants Subway Ride” will once again kick off from Pemberton Square, where fully-clothed revelers will gather before heading out to their assigned routes in smaller groups. Participants will then strip down to their underwear once they’re safely aboard the train.

Arrive at 2pm this Sunday to participate in The No Pants Subway Ride – Boston, 2017

Posted by BostonSOS on Monday, January 2, 2017

Following the afternoon of fun, attendees will bring their “sans-pants shenanigans” to Flat Top Johnny’s in Cambridge, where guests will get to exchange stories over food and drinks.

First launched in New York City in 2002, “No Pants Subway Ride” events now takes place in dozens of cities across the globe.

Free, Sunday, January 8, 2 p.m., Pemberton Square, Boston, bostonsos.org.


Matt Juul Matt Juul, Digital A&E Writer at Boston Magazine mjuul@bostonmagazine.com


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