Polar Bear Plunge - Coney Island
Every year on January 1st on Coney Island, people run into the freezing cold water. It's a party. Megan has been shooting the Polar Bear Plunge since at least 2009.
"The Coney Island Polar Bear Club was founded in 1903 by physical culturist Bernarr Macfadden, who believed that a dip in icy water could boost one’s stamina and immune system. The club is believed to be the oldest continuous winter swimming association in the United States. Every Sunday from November through April, members swim in the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island." The Museum of the City of New York.