Beach 119 Street Dip
The Fifth Annual Beach 119 Street Dip went off as planned on New Year’s Day at 12 Noon. This annual event is organized by Thomas Pulkoski and is growing in numbers every year. Approximately 30 participants and 20 spectators marched down Beach 119 Street, stopping traffic on Rockaway Beach Boulevard, heading towards the beach shortly before noon. They were led by Jane Warren who was carrying the American flag.
After disrobing and going for a short run to warm up, the participants charged into the icy water and were required to completely dive into the ocean. The participants ages ranged from 8 to 50.