11/27/16 7:07pm
Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Credit: Bev Walz

More than 150 brave (unbalanced?) people of all ages raced into the frigid waters of Peconic Bay on Saturday, November 26 for the 7th annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge.

A joyous Island tradition on the Saturday of the Thanksgiving Day weekend, the dive is a benefit for the Friends of the Shelter Island Library. More than $15,000 was raised to fund projects not covered by the library’s budget.

See our pics from the 2016 event below. See the Reporter this Thursday, December 1 for more coverage of the celebration.


11/22/16 6:00am
Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Hardy (foolish?) souls racing to the water for the 6th annual Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Thanksgiving Day is over, your funny uncle has gone home, and the leftovers are getting tedious … and it’s only Saturday.

Now what do you do?

Why not don your cutest bathing suit — or better yet, a turkey costume — and dive into the frigid waters of Peconic Bay? (more…)

11/17/15 2:21pm


The Friends of the Shelter Island Library will sponsor its sixth annual Turkey Plunge on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. at Crescent Beach. Proceeds will benefit the library.

All plungers are welcome — wetsuits are allowed. Toes, ankles, knees, waist or full immersion — it’s your choice. Each participant should raise at least $25. (more…)