Improv Everywhere's infamous participatory public event returns
River to River Festival: Mp3 Experiment TenSouth Street Seaport (2 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038 ) Map it Free
It used to be that pranks were relegated to April Fool's Day, but Charlie Todd rewrote the script on that when he came up with Improv Everywhere back in 2001. From the No Pants Subway Ride and Car Alarm Symphony to Black Tie Beach and The Tourist Lane, the collective has executed over 100 amusing missions. Today sees the return of the Mp3 Experiment, a prank which has been done annually in New York since 2004. Anyone can participate, all you need to do is download the specified mp3 file to your mobile device, synchronize your watch and head out to the designated location, which this year is the South Street Seaport. In an effort to accommodate all that want to take part, the gag takes place in two shifts, 3pm or 7pm, When your time comes, just hit play and follow the instructions. The dress code for the 45-minute session is tourist and a few props are requested. For complete details visit the Improv Everywhere site.