PROVINCETOWN — Renewal of spirit was on the minds of many of the 230 people who braved the icy waters of Provincetown Harbor for the 7th annual Polar Bear Plunge — a First Light event and fundraiser for the Center for Coastal Studies — on New Year’s Day.
Polar Bear Plunge
PROVINCETOWN — Bright sunshine and nearly warm weather greeted those who gathered at the beach below the Johnson Street parking lot in Provincetown on New Year’s Day to partake in the annual Polar Bear Plunge. By 11:30 a.m. there were already several hundred people gathered on the beach, some dressed as sharks or penguins, others in light drag. Many people decided to forego swimsuits and simply stripped down to their underwear.
A balmy 38-degree day brought a sunny mood to the Provincetown Polar Bear Plunge on Jan 1. Organizer Steve Katsurinis said this year’s event, sponsored by the Harbor Lounge, Yolqueria, and 8 Dyer Hotel, raised about $2,500 for the Center for Coastal Studies.