The Irvington Penguin Plunge Is March 22, 2015, At 1 PM

This years Penguin Plunge, which hopefully signals the end of winter, will be held on the beach at Matthiessen Park, on the Irvington Waterfront, Sunday March 22, at 1 PM. A fundraising event at its core, in past years it has raised money for Irvington senior programs, open gym for teens, summer camp scholarships, the July 4th community fireworks celebration and additional revenue for the Park & Recreation Department’s budget. The March 22 date appears optimistic, given that we have had one of the coldest winters to date and the amount of ice in the Hudson River currently impedes all water access. If you want to give it a try this year, full details can be found on the event website at: https://sites.google.com/site/irvingtonplunge/

UPDATE: The Irvington Penguin Plunge is in postponement until its new date Sunday April 26.

See Also:

2014 Irvington Penguin Plunge Set For April 6

Irvington Penguin Plunge Returns For 2013

1st Irvington Penguin Plunge Set For March 3, 2012

2014 Irvington Penguin Plunge Set For April 6

Irvington Penguin Plunge

2012 Irvington Pengun Plunge. Photo by Scott Rosasco

Its that time of year again, when only the bravest Irvington residents and sympathetic non-residents decide to jump in the Hudson River for a good cause. This years event was previously postponed until March 16 and now has been postponed again until Sunday, April 6th at 1:00 p.m, presumably because the Hudson was so cold this year it actually froze over from shore. Given the current weather it can be assumed it is not much warmer now. You have a mere 13 days to get a team together or donate to the cause.

The home page for registration can be found here:

http://www.irvingtonplunge.com/.

The full video from 2012 can be viewed here:

Irvington Boat Club Open House: Friday 5PM – 8PM

Irvington Boat Club, Irvington, NY

Irvington Boat Club, Irvington NY

This Friday 5/31 the Irvington Boat Club, located on the Hudson River in Irvington NY is holding a public open house to introduce potential new members to its waterfront facility. The Irvington Boat Club, established in 1958, offers a unique opportunity to watercraft owners in the Rivertowns. Membership dues are relatively low by comparison with virtually anywhere else on the Lower Hudson. You can store your kayak, canoe or other beach launched boats such as a Sunfish for $725 per year, year round. They can also accommodate power and sailboats, for in the water moorings, from 13′ up to and possibly beyond 30′, for only $750 total for the summer season.
The facility also has a clubhouse with bathrooms, a kitchen and a deck overlooking the beautiful Hudson River. There is a beach for water based recreation, BBQ grills, Adirondack chairs on the pier and even a few club owned boats you can take out, if you are not sure you really want to own a boat just yet. Make a point of visiting them tomorrow and watch the sunset, at the most affordable boat club on the Hudson, from 5 PM – 8 PM.
For more information see: http://irvingtonboatclub.com/

Also see: https://dobbsferry-rivertowns.com/2012/04/17/boating-on-the-hudson-in-the-westchester-river-villages/

For a map to the club: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=irvington+boat+club&ie=UTF-8&ei=5F6nUee_JoqN0QGF9IDQDg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAA

Irvington Penguin Plunge Returns For 2013

In what appears to be a now annual event, the Irvington Penguin Plunge is back for the second year in a row. It is set to start off at 11:30 AM on Saturday March 2, 2013 in Matthiessen Park. One might think that after last years plunge into the frigid Hudson River people may have had second thoughts, but no such luck. It appears to be just as popular an event. This year may be slightly different though in that, unlike 2012 which was a comparatively warm winter, we have actually had some ice on the Hudson River already. One would surmise therefore that the water will be even colder, however marginally, than the Irvington Penguin Plunge of 2012. Time will tell, but hopefully swimmers will not have to climb over shore ice to get into the water.
Remember, this is a fundraising event so the more sponsors you get for your “Plunge”, the more money will be generated for the Village of Irvington programs. Last years Irvington Penguin Plunge raised $76,000.
For a look at last years event, click on the link and associated video below. If that still doesn’t scare you off, a link to the entrance application is also enclosed. See you on March 2 at 11:30 AM.
https://dobbsferry-rivertowns.com/2012/02/08/1st-irvington-ny-penguin-plunge-set-for-march-3-2012/

How To Register For The 2013 Irvington Penguin Plunge:

https://sites.google.com/site/irvingtonplunge/home/how-to-register-for-the-2012-irvington-penguin-plunge

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwTTV1goJYoINnlsWGx1YWhKWkk/edit?pli=1

81 Homes For Sale In Irvington NY

Irvington Real EstateThere are currently a total of 81 residential properties for sale in the MLS in Irvington. They range from Nuits, an estate property, built in 1853 and widely regarded in the architectural community today as the finest example of Italianate residential architecture in the United States, currently on the market for $11,750,000 http://goo.gl/kzOcx to the other end of the price point, the least expensive co-op in Irvington, a 2 bedroom unit for sale at $135,000 http://goo.gl/yZXqE And everything in between. Interest rates are probably as low as they are ever going to get and are certainly the lowest they have been in the past 50 years. While some pundits would have you believe prices might go down further, just as many believe we have reached the bottom of the market and prices are going up. Irregardless, on every front, this is probably the best time to buy real estate anyone has seen in the past 25 years.
If you would like to see any of these properties or any other properties in the Rivertowns area please call me at 914-960-3837 or email me.
See all 81 properties online at: http://www.randrealty.com/agent/652/Scott-Rosasco/Search/1685434/Irvington/

1st Irvington NY Penguin Plunge Set For March 3, 2012 (Updated with Video)

A hardy group of Irvington NY souls plan to tempt fate and plunge into the Hudson River on March 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM to raise money for a variety of Irvington programs recently cut from the village austerity budget. After having the entire winter to get good and cold you can expect that to be one brave plunge. According to the National Weather Service, the March mean water temperature in that section of the Hudson over the past 10 years was 2.3 degrees Celsius or 36 F. The event is not limited to Irvington residents. You can sponsor your friends or volunteer to jump in yourself. The festivities will take place at the Matthiessen Park Beach in Irvington. A bonfire on the beach, heating tents and food and drink are expected. As of this writing there are 36 participants including the Mayor, village justice and at least three village police officers. For complete details on this great fundraising event go to: http://www.irvingtonplunge.com/

For Information On The Upcoming 2013 Plunge:
https://dobbsferry-rivertowns.com/2013/02/12/irvington-penguin-plunge-returns-for-2013/

New Irvington NY Waterfront Rezoning Draft Released

Irvington Waterfront Rezoning
On January 5, 2012 the Irvington Board of Trustees released a revised draft of a new waterfront plan to replace the previous unapproved draft. That draft, originally prepared as of September 28, 2010, which was debated and also revised thru three public hearings, was ultimately not approved by the Board of Trustees, after they closed the last of the public hearings, in April of 2011. Reasons for the lack of approval centered on the possibility of a parking garage structure in the newly created waterfront zone. The new draft is much briefer at a mere 7 pages and leaves out a number of protections which were meant to further enhance the expected quality of life concerns for the village of Irvington, with respect to any future development on the waterfront. The tradeoff is that the new plan does not in any way encourage or permit the construction of a parking garage. The parking garage was deemed necessary by the property owner for any realistic future development of the waterfront. 
The Irvington Board of Trustees invites review of this proposal and comments from the public, either at the public hearing scheduled for January 18, at village hall or via regular mail or email to the village administrator, Larry Schopfer, 85 Main Street, Irvington NY 10533 or LSHOPFER@irvingtonny.gov
The revised draft can be seen here: http://www.irvingtonny.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=5125

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