No Pants Subway Ride 2021 CANCELED Due to Pandemic

No Pants Subway Ride 2021 CANCELED Due to Pandemic

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Organizers of the No Pants Subway Ride in New York City have cancelled the event due to COVID-19 pandemic.

According to news agency United Press International, over a dozen cities worldwide participate in the event.

Improv Everywhere, the art group that has organized it since 2002, announced the cancellation on their website.

“We look forward to hosting more large-scale events once it is safe to do so again,” the group said.

In the previous years prior to the pandemic, groups of subway riders took commuter train routes without pants in various cities.

These include New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Boston, Berlin, Calgary, Dallas, Tokyo and London.

Last month, Florida pushed through with its 11th annual Surfing Santa event despite the continuous threat of COVID-19.

According to various reports, fewer participants took to the waves while observing health measures.

Organizers advised people in Santa suits to hit the waves individually while practicing social distancing.

They also livestreamed the annual Christmas Eve event in Cocoa Beach to let people witness it virually.

“It’s about a tenth of the normal number of surfers, but it’s still fun,” said Santa-suited participant Gregg Galzerano.

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