Take The Plunge At The 2015 Coney Island Polar Bear New Year’s Swim

For a city that has become the New Year’s Eve capital of the planet–about one million people will pack themselves into Times Square for the ball drop this year, and another one BILLION will watch it on TV, making our midnight, their midnight–there are surprisingly few different types of things to do both that night and, especially, on New Years Day. The fancier-than-usual private party, the crowded club or restaurant or bar, the Central Park run and fireworks pretty much sums your Eve options*, and on the Day itself, well… usually some form of hibernation and/or hair-of-the-dog activity prevails. HOWEVER, there is one NYC New Year’s tradition that veers completely from the norm – Coney Island’s annual Polar Bear swim. Do it once, and it’s a story you can tell the rest of your life.

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