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The Bronx Polar Bears

The Bronx Polar Bears at Orchard Beach

Saturday, February 6

11 AM

Orchard Beach, on Long Island Sound in Pelham Bay Park

Orchard Beach, Bronx's sole public beach, was proclaimed "The Riviera of New York" when it was created in the 1930s. Join BronxNet and BronxWorks for a Bronx Polar Bears Dip against homelessness. Come take the plunge or support the swimmers. Transportation is available courtesy of the Bronx Tourism Council. See the flyer for pickup information.

New gloves, socks, hats, and scarves will be collected to donate to BronxWorks homeless services program. Donated items may also be dropped off through Friday, February 12 at:

  • BronxWorks administration office, 60 East Tremont Avenue
  • Classic Community Center, 286 East 156th Street
  • Betances Community Center, 547 East 146th Street
  • Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center, 1130 Grand Concourse
  • The Living Room, 800 Barretto Street
  • Mainchance Drop-in Center
  • BronxNet Television, Lehman College Campus, 2790 Goulden Avenue, Carman Hall, Room C19B