Register for the Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge

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The 114th Annual Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge is set to return on New Year’s Day — and there’s still time left to pre-register.

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club, which swims in the ocean weekly on Sundays from November until April, is continuing the longstanding New Year’s Day tradition with a focus on charity.

Although it is free to participate, those who attend are encouraged by the Polar Bear Club to donate towards Coney Island organizations.

Swimmers do need to register — and registering online comes with a requirement of a $25 donation. Participants can also register after 10 a.m. on the day of the event.

Those who plan on taking a frigid wintry dip should head to the boardwalk and Stillwell Ave., where the event will take place at 1 p.m. sharp. Swimmers are asked to arrive early.

Participants who donate at least $100 will receive a special edition pint glass and long-sleeve t-shirt and all registered attendees will also receive free admission to the aquarium.

The Department of Parks will offer changing facilities for swimmers.

For more information, visit the Coney Island Polar Bear Club’s website.

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