EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — Actor Alec Baldwin and director Richard Linklater braved the chilly waters off New York’s Long Island at separate polar bear plunges on New Year’s Day.

Newsday reported that Baldwin dived into the ocean on Friday to benefit an East Hampton rehabilitation facility. Linklater took part in a nearby plunge benefiting the East Hampton Food Pantry.

Baldwin is a Long Island native and a regular at charity events on the island’s East End.

The Texas-based Linklater was vacationing in the area and joined the plunge. He said it was “really cool, so many people coming out for a good reason.”