Even the cold of winter can’t dampen Coney Island’s energetic atmosphere!


Every year, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club hosts its popular New Year’s Day Plunge — when daring souls don bathing suits and costumes to take a quick dip in the Atlantic Ocean for fun and charity. And the 2022 plunge is expected to be the BEST plunge yet!


Although the pandemic put 2021's in-person plunge on ice, the Polar Bear Club's virtual plunge netted more than $10,000 — and the 2020 event was a huge success with more than 3,000 brave participants raising over $60,000 — for a number of local Coney Island organizations, including the New York Aquarium, the Coney Island History Project, and the Alliance for Coney Island.


Although Ruby’s is normally closed for the winter season, we DO open every New Year’s Day for the plunge. Whether you plan to participate in the Polar Bear Plunge or just miss the boardwalk, visit Coney Island on Jan. 1 and swing by Ruby’s. We’ll warm you up!


For more information about the Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge or to register or donate, click HERE.


Here’s a great video of the first plunge of 2020: