What to do in Brooklyn on New Year's Day? Well, here's an idea: how about watching 1200 reasonably sane people take the plunge into the Atlantic Ocean off Coney Island? The Polar Bear dip is just one of the funny, cool, interesting things you can do on New Year's Day — in Brooklyn, New York.
Every January 1, the Polar Bear Club takes a dip into the icy water of the Atlantic Ocean, in Coney Island. See FAQ: Why the do it, how to join, fees and more.
What a wonderful way to start the New Year! Have a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge. Be forewarned, it can get crowded!
brunch rezzies for New Year's Day in Brooklyn.
Nestled near the water in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood, this beautiful carousel, opened in 2011, offers indoor entertainment for kids of all ages. The historic carousel has been renovated, and attracts thousands of visitors on holidays.
Yes, the NY Aquarium is open on New Year's Day. The animals are on exhibit all year round. It's a fun outing for the family!