The Heart of the Hamptons held its 15th annual Polar Bear Plunge on December 8 at Cooper’s Beach in Southampton. Many participants plunged into the freezing water to raise money for several charities. Since the first Polar Bear Plunge in 2004, Heart of the Hamptons and its participants have raised over $780,000, and that is not including this year. The participants, some of which charged the waves in costume, leaped in the water after they raised at least $25 each. Despite the cold, everyone was all smiles. . . even if their teeth were chattering.
There will be a dedication ceremony for a new roadside marker outside the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station on Saturday, May 25, at 10 AM. The marker, which was funded by a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, commemorates the interception of a group of four Nazi saboteurs by Coast Guard personnel at the station in June 1942. A plaque designating the station’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places, which happened in 2018, will also be installed. The ceremony will take place outdoors in front of the station, and all are welcome to attend. Visit www.amagansettlss.org for more information.