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New Year’s Day Polar Plunge

January 1, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In honor of the Gloucester 400 and in support of the Open Door Food Pantry, start your 2023 off right with this annual tradition! Plunge into icy waters at Oakes Cove Beach on Rocky Neck, at the corner of Stevens Way and Wonson Street. All swimmers (and waders) welcome!


Founders: Cathy McCarthy & Jeff Surette

Pre-Plunge Poem by George Sibley

Please bring donations for the Open Door Food Truck

Reception immediately following the plunge at Rocky Neck Cultural Center, to include:

  • Food
  • Live Music
  • and FUN!


January 1, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Gloucester 400+ Maritime & Waterways Committee


Oak Cove Beach
12 Wonson Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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