It’s a Polar Bear Christmas


Every winter from November to April a crew of people-turned-polar bears shed their clothes and take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. And Christmas will be no different. When you’re finished unwrapping your presents and eating breakfast, head to Coney, stand on the beach wrapped in your winter coat and ponder–what are these people doing? The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing club in existence, founded in 1903.  The swim takes place at the corner of Stillwell Ave. and the boardwalk. Around Christmas the water temperature is usually around 38 degrees or below–you got the paws to do it?

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