4th Annual 'Naked' Polar Bear Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Pier 83
Price: $20 for spectators; free for participants
West 42nd Street on the Hudson River - 212-563-3200
Manhattan, NY 10036
Description: Participating passengers are encouraged to strip down to their bathing suits and enjoy a frosty ride on the deck while they raise money to help the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) save wildlife and wild places around the globe (sponsorship forms are available at www.circleline42.com). The man and the woman who spend the longest time shivering on deck will have the chance to win four Total Experience tickets to WCS's Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium. Soft shell fleeces from Weatherproof will also be awarded. There will be an inside area where participants can bundle up and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate.