Until boats got really big and difficult to exhibit at indoor shows, the New York Boat Show, which runs this week from the 4th to the 8th, was known as the New York National Boat show. Today there are other shows like Miami and Ft Lauderdale that dwarf this show but nonetheless I have heard many stories about young boys and girls in the good old days, going to this show with their parents and falling in love with boating. I can see why. Th excitement of the city in the dreary days of winter can create some real magic.
So why not get the kids in the car or on the train, head into the city for the day and check out the boats and the gear. Boating is one of those family activities that makes families tighter knit and brings families closer together. There is nothing quite like it. See you in the Big Apple.