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Mackerel Cove, Jamestown RI
  • But it's a great experience, and a great bunch of people that do this for a really super cause

    • by Why Georgia

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      On January 1st at exactly 12 Noon, there is no place I’d rather be than at Mackerel Cove in Jamestown, RI to witness hundreds of people jump into the icy cold waters of Narragansett Bay. They come in swimsuits, some bikinis and some with bow ties and top hats and always for a good cause. Why do they do it? It’s to raise money for the Special Olympics. It’s been going on for

      over 30 years here at Mackerel Cove and each year the participants grow in number.

      It’s a surefire way to get over a hangover from too much partying on New Year’s Eve and everyone seems to come out of it just fine with the exception of some chattering teeth and goose bumps.

      There is always a radio station there broadcasting the event live on air and they sell T-shirts to commemorate the occasion.

      Then after ...

      • everyone exits the water, it’s on to the Narragansett Cafe in Jamestown for the after party! The place is packed wall to wall with people and there’s live music and contests for prizes. I’ll tell you though, if you partied hardy the night before on New Year’s Eve and you’re less than up to par, you sure don’t feel like resuming the party that soon! But it’s a great experience, and
        a great bunch of people that do this for a really super cause.

        The Narragansett Cafe is under new ownership now, but I’ve heard it’s gotten even better and now serves a full pub type menu and has high def TV’s and a giant flat screen for sporting events.

        If you’re in the RI area for New Year’s Day, make a point to go witness this event and join in the party afterwards. It’s not to be missed!

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