Submitted by ub on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 11:13

The weather was mild and Mother Nature was apparently pleased, as folks arrived at Orchard Beach yesterday and bared it almost all. One attendee, Peter Quinones says "Well I came with my bathing suit underneath my clothes. I was hoping that someone from staff of Friends (Pelham Bay Park) would go in the water with me holding our banner. Man what publicity with those TV cameras recording us. Well, I decided not to go in and just take some photos-maybe next year". Here are those photos, courtesy of Mr Quinones.

Orchard beach is located on the Long Island Sound. It is part of Pelham Bay Park, which boasts being NYC's largest. The park has a number of nature trails, Orchard Beach, horseback riding, kayaking, marshlands, a historical home, a golf course, basketball, tennis, a nature center, more ball fields, and picnic areas.