Saturday, November 25, the Great South Bay Cruising Club of Long Island hosts its annual Open Invitational Turkey Trot Regatta! Pursuit race starts at 12:30PM is at the Dickerson Channel red buoy 6. Join the fleet for beers afterwards at Whalers in Bay Shore New York! Email race organizers with your vessel name to register or with questions. Reserve at Long Island Marinas.
Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, hosts a Thanksgiving potluck on Sunday, November 19 starting at 4:30pm. Bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert (enough for a lot of hungry boaters) and partake in the club-provided turkey, stuffing, gravy, yams, hot mulled cider, and more. For the cooking-impaired readers (I'm with you), you can and should still join for $20 per person. They'll be collecting donations to The United Methodist Church Food Pantry, their local food bank.
Congress Hall, America's oldest seaside resort, hosts a special Thanksgiving buffet as well as a sit-down meal at Blue Pig Tavern in Cape May, New Jersey. The weekend following Thanksgiving, guests can have breakfast with Santa, enjoy a live-theatrical performance of It's a Wonderful Life during dinner, and take in carolers over a cup of hot cocoa during the Winter Wonderland concert series. Stay nearby at Cape May Marina!
If you're within a reach of Port Jefferson on Long Island, New York head to Danford's Hotel Marina for a Thanksgiving dinner of seafood, roasted carved turkey, fixings, and desserts. View more information on the Danford Hotel Marina Facebook page.