Tired of snow already? One antidote to winter is the New York Boat Show. This year’s show offers the museum-quality History of Boating in America exhibit, which features photos, videos, models, and historic vessels such as an 1899 electric launch. For star power, there are appearances by deckboss Russell Newberry, of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch (or, for the kids, SpongeBob SquarePants). Included in the activities: restoration of an antique boat, a boat-handling clinic, a fish tales storytelling contest, and the Wing-a-Thon Wing Eating contest. CBS Money Watch recently called buying a boat one of the surest ways to “buy happiness.” Even if you’re not in the market, there’s plenty to see and do.
Jan. 19-23, 2011