New Years Day Ocean Swims, Kite Fly, Hikes, Breakdancing, and More!

Welcome to the Week in Weird! Here are this week’s top items, and click to see the complete Johnny’s List of Weird Boston Events.

Want a creative idea for New Years Eve? Check out last week’s blog. There are so many fun things to do! Now on to what to do for New Years Day and beyond. And this is definitely the last week for the big holiday light displays, so get out there and see some!

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First Flag Ceremony Re-enactment 1/1 Boston Metro
This is interesting! After the American War of Independence, the first American flag was raised in Somerville. Re-enactors will be doing it again! Procession from City Hall at 11:30am then up to Prospect Hill for a ceremony at 12pm. Refreshments.
Prospect Hill Park, Somerville, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
New Years Day Kite Fly 1/1 North Shore
You can learn to fly a kite in Nahant alongside some pros. They also have kite flying in Newport, RI and Portland, ME.
Nahant Beach, Nahant, MA.978-937-8290. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
L Street Brownies New Year’s Day Swim 1/1 Boston Metro
Every year, crazy people go for a swim on New Years. Why not show up and cheer them on? What a way to eliminate a hangover. 2009: 9am registration, 10am swim. It’s unclear where this is, exactly, the “K Street Beach”?
Curley Community Center, 1663 Columbia Road, Boston, MA.617-635-5104. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Joey’s Plunge 1/1 Boston Metro
Here’s another one in Boston, this time to benefit kids with terminal illness.
1663 Columbia Road, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Penguin Plunge 1/1 Rhode Island
This one’s for special needs kids.
Mackeral Cove, Jamestown, RI. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
New Years’ Day Polar Bear Plunge 1/1 Rhode Island
Also in Rhode Island….
Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI.401-846-0028. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Seawall Splash @ Oakland Beach Carousel 1/1 Rhode Island
Also Rhode Island….
Warwick, RI. see details on the complete Johnny’s List

And a lot more this week at the Complete Johnny’s List of Weird Boston Events, including:

Hangover Classic (race and polar swim), Freezin’ For A Reason, Annual Lobster Dip @ Old Orchard Beach, Wachusett Mountain Polar Dip, Wicked Frosty Four Race, First Day Hikes @ Blue Hills, First Day Free @ Gardner Museum, Boston Media Makers Meeting, MIT IAP (Independent Activities Period), Breakdance Classes, Chinese Dessert Night, Christmas Tree Bonfire, Sleigh rides & smores at Point of View Farm, Paperfest & World of Paper Crafts at Children’s Museum, Kimball Farm Horse-Draw Sleigh Rides, Sleep No More, and more.

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