Take The Plunge

It’s never too cold to warm your heart! Start off 2019 with these polar bear plunges to support the local community.

East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge takes place on January 1 at 1 PM at Main Beach in East Hampton. Day includes 50/50 raffle, prizes for best costume, and hot food and refreshments for all participants, all for a $35 donation. Registration begins at 11:30 AM. All proceeds raised benefit the East Hampton food pantries. Visit www.easthamptonfoodpantry.org or call 631-324-2300.

The Seafood Shop will welcome the new year as Wainscott Polar Bears. The plunge will be take place at Beach Lane on January 1 at 2:30 PM. A slow jog from the shop to the beach (1.6 miles), will start at 1:50 PM. A $20 donation will be collected at the beach or the Seafood Shop after the plunge. Following the plunge enjoy Seafood Shop clam chowder, Goldberg’s hot chocolate and bagels, Breadzilla holiday cookies, and Blue Duck Bakery cake. All donations go directly towards Seafood Shop friend and former employee Claudia Ghetu’s cancer recovery fund.

Gurney’s Montauk supports The Retreat on New Year’s Day with a chilling good time. Registration begins at 9:30 AM with the plunge at 10 AM. Suggested donation is $10. Visit www.theretreatinc.org.

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