11/30/15 10:50am
Bathers rush for the water during the Shelter Island Turkey Plunge on Saturday, Nov. 28. A similar event will be held at Cedar Beach in Southold on Dec. 5. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Bathers rush for the water during the Shelter Island Turkey Plunge on Saturday, Nov. 28. A similar event will be held at Cedar Beach in Southold on Dec. 5. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

With a predicted high temperature of 47 degrees, this Saturday doesn’t exactly sound like the ideal day for a dip in Peconic Bay.

But Peconic Estuary Program is hoping people will jump in the chilly waters to show their support for the program during the first “Penguin Plunge” at Cedar Beach in Southold this Saturday at noon. An educational program will follow at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s nearby marine facility located at 3690 Cedar Beach Road. (more…)