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:

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/

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