New York Boat Show
The 101st annual New York National Boat Show will be the first big event to kick off 2006 for anyone who might have an early case of cabin fever. The show is the world's first and longest-running boat show and runs from Saturday to Jan. 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Attendees are sure to get what they really wanted for the holidays with this year's spectacular selection of more than 1,000 of the newest and best in boats, engines, marine accessories, electronics and fishing gear, plus nautical gifts and apparel.
The boat show rings in the new year with exciting highlights, including the thrilling Boats of Bond exhibit featuring memorabilia and five 007 super spy vessels straight out of the hit James Bond movie collection; the New Product Showcase featuring the latest in cutting-edge electronics, innovative gear and boat models at a glance; and the Fetch-N-Fish 4,000-gallon giant mobile aquarium, 40 feet in length and 8 feet high, with entertaining demonstrations of fishing techniques using live freshwater fish.
Show hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday; noon-8 p.m. from Monday to Jan. 6; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Jan. 7; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Jan 8.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for youths 13-15 with adult admission. Children ages 12 and under enter free with adult admission. A special two-day discounted ticket is $25. Group rates are available at $12 each for groups of 10-30 and $10 each for groups over 30. For more information, contact Wanda at (212) 984-7004.