Long Beach Polar Bear Plunge

The Long Beach Polar Bear Plunge is an event held during the winter where participants jump into the icy cold water for a quick dip to raise money for a charitable organization. In this case the Make a Wish Foundation. 

For me, this is going to be a hang out and watch people taking the plunge and then go get food and/or drinks somewhere local, but if anyone actually wants to participate in this, please visit this link and follow the directions. I will not be taking the plunge so if you need someone to look after your belongings, I'm your man. =)

I plan to leave from Penn Station on the 10:45 AM train to Long Beach via the LIRR so if anyone wants to ride with me, be at Penn Station at or before 10:30 AM on Feb 2nd and CALL ME at [masked] (texting is a confusing waste of time so please call). We will arrive at the Long Beach Station 57 minutes later at 11:42 AM. 

For people not travelling with me from NYC, please wait at the Long Beach Station for us to arrive at 11:42 AM and meet us in FRONT of the Long Beach Station seen here: http://goo.gl/maps/gQFt9 

We will then head to the beach together at 12 noon for registration and hanging out and watching the festivities.  

My events are about meeting people and having fun. All ages are encouraged to attend: Single, married, couples, widows, gay, straight, black, white and everything in between. Just be friendly and have the ability to socialize with relative normalcy. 

If you've never been to a meetup, don't worry, there are always new people. The event host is very nice and friendly. You can come alone or bring a friend or two or three. Upon your arrival I'll greet you and introduce you to some people. It's really quite painless. 

If you have any questions prior to or on the day of the event, please do not hesitate to give me (Beau) a call at [masked]

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  • Sam

    Hi All, I am attaching a Shutterfly link to all the pictures i took at Long Beach for the Polar Bear Plunge on Feb, 2nd.


    Best to all

    February 4

  • Carolyn Ryan

    Hi all, I made it to the plunge after parking fairly far away from the actual event. Unfortunately, my phone battery died so I couldn't call for a place to meet except for the LIRR. So sorry I missed all of you! I took the plunge though and it was exhilarating. I look forward to meeting you at a future event!

    February 3

    • Sam

      Very good, I think i will join you next year. I was only able to get pictures, maybe i took one of you. lol, i will see when i look at them.

      February 3

  • Wayne Lee

    What can I say, pure adrenaline!

    February 2

  • Wayne Lee

    I've invited a friend to take the plunge. I'll get there earlier to find parking. Call me if you can't find me. I don't think I'll be able to find any of you. Only did one meetup with this group, and none of you were with me. Call me [masked].

    February 1

  • Wayne Lee

    I've been thinking about doing that. I think it'll be invigorating!

    1 · January 30

  • Kay

    Hi Beau. Where are we going to meet?

    January 14

    • Beau

      Long Beach LIRR Station, but I'll have more specific details once I figure everything out so stay tuned. =)

      January 14

    • Beau

      Everything figured out. See above.

      January 14

  • Carolyn Ryan

    I actually plan to do the 'plunge' again this year, so my timing may be affected with joining the meetup group. Thanks for arranging this event!

    1 · January 14

    • Beau


      January 14

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