Polar Bear Plunge- January 1st

Have you ever taken a very cold shower early in the morning in order to start your day on the fast track? Do for the new year what a cold shower does for your day by jumping into the frigid waters of Carson Beach on January 1st.


It's truly a Boston tradition; the L Street Brownies have been organizing the annual plunge for over 100 years. If you're a wimp and just want to watch, be there before 8am. If you've got the adventurous spirit to participate, be at the L Street bathhouse (in the Curley Community Center) at 6:30am for registration.

Anxious? Find out what it's like (with chill-inducing photos) from two BostonSOS contributors:

Nick Carlisle's experience at Revere Beach's polar bear plunge
Jenny Bergman's experience at the Monument Beach plunge

Zip Lines & Heights


Editor's Note For a zip line adventure closer to Boston, check out zip lines in New Hampshire and zip lines in Massachusetts.

The Adventure Blog featured an article on “having an adventure by having no choice”, which is something I've tried to believe in for years. It's not always easy; a number of years ago, I would panic every time I traveled anywhere, even if the end destination was someplace cool. And when I say panic, I mean panic: tears, shakes, complete meltdown. Many people would argue that if you are that frightened to do something, just don't do it; it's supposed to be fun, right?

Read more: Zip Lines & Heights

Shakespeare on the Common 2011

We LOVE when Arts + Free come together. This week you can catch a free performance of All's Well That Ends Well under the stars at the Boston Common bandstand. The performance marks the 16th season of Shakespeare on the Common. Here's the schedule:

Tuesday-Saturday: 8:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 PM

Matinee: Sunday, July 30th, 2pm
ASL performance: Saturday, August 13th, 8pm
Sunday July 30th: 2pm Matinee


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