Strip down to your skivvies to benefit wildlife

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and Coney Island Polar Bear Club are teaming up on February 27 to host the second annual “Naked” Polar Bear Cruise (bathing suit required) to benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society including the NY Aquarium in Coney Island and the Prospect Park Zoo.

Participating passengers are encouraged to strip down to their bathing suits and enjoy a frosty ride while they raise money to help WCS save wildlife and wild places around the globe.

It all happens 10:30 a.m. at Pier 83 (West 42nd Street) on the Hudson River in Manhattan. Those brave enough to withstand the chilly cruise of the New YorkHarbor are encouraged to seek individual sponsors who will donate for each minute spent on deck. There will be an inside area where participants can bundle up and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate.

Participating passengers ride for free. Spectator tickets can be purchased for $20 by calling 212-563-3200 or online at www.circleline42.com. Sponsorship forms are also available online.