Post by Amanda Jones - Published on 1/4/19, 5:29 PM
Happy 2019! With the holiday season behind us, it's time to look ahead and start planning a new year on the water.
The start of a new year means a clean slate: 365 days to explore more harbors, marinas, and boating events. If your resolution includes getting out on the water more, start today! Find a beach clean-up, boat show, or a polar plunge near you.
January 3 - 27: Historic Holiday Strolls. The festive atmosphere of the city, set against the unique backdrop of Boston's historic sites and the American Revolution, makes these merry 90-minute tours a perfect way to celebrate the holidays.
January 3 - 6: Downtown Boston Holiday Market. Browse, shop, and enjoy the holiday season in Downtown Crossing where numerous local vendors will be showcasing artisan products such as jewelry, woodcarvings, metal sculptures, food, candles, clothing, and much more.
January 26: Winter Wildlife Cruise. Grab your camera and join park rangers and local naturalists to observe animals who make their wintertime home in Boston Harbor and around the outer Harbor Islands.
January 5: Beach Cleanup at Fort Adams. Ring in the new year with a cleanup at one of Aquidneck Island's most historic sites.
January 19 - 25: Newport Wellness Week. A week-long celebration of mind, body and spirit. Featuring a diverse array of wellness events, special offers and deals throughout Newport County.
January 5: Mystic Chantey Blast & Pub Sing. Blast away the winter blahs with Mystic Seaport chantey staff and many of the finest chantey singers in the Northeast.
January 25: Prosecco with Penguins. Unwind with beautiful underwater views as you sip, socialize and visit one of Mystic Aquarium's most popular animals - the Penguin.
January 26: Pizza with Penguins at the Mystic Aquarium. Enjoy pizza while viewing the Penguins that live in the Aquarium.
New York City
January 1 - 4: Luminaries. A mesmerizing holiday light installation. Visitors are immersed in the suspended canopy of glowing lanterns that change in color and intensity within the Winter Garden.
January 19: Fine Wine + Food Festival. Indulge in endless wines from the North Fork of Long Island and New York regions, New Jersey, and abroad. Taste gourmet foods from Long Island & NYC's best restaurants and food trucks.
January 21 - February 8: NYC Restaurant Week. Hundreds of restaurants throughout the City will be rolling our special prix-fixe menus for a limited time.
January 27: The Big Beach Marathon + Half Marathon. The marathon reveals beautiful scenery as it runs though the paved trail system of Gulf State Park before finishing the last mile on Beach Blvd with great views of the Gulf of Mexico.
January 26: OC Yoga Festival - Winter Edition. This is a one-day event that is open to all ages + yoga levels. There will be 1 hour yoga and meditation classes, live music, a DJ, a mini concert, healthy food, art, conscious vendors and sponsors as well as workshops.
January 23 - 31: SF Restaurant Week. A celebration of San Francisco's world-class dining community. Nearly 130 restaurants around San Francisco offer special prix-fixe menus.
Los Angeles –
January 1 - 6: Los Angeles Zoo Lights. See glowing animals welcome you on a nighttime journey that includes giant illuminated snowflakes, a disco ball forest, a whimsical herd of animated elephants, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of colors.
Port Angeles – January 19: Introduction to the Navigational Rules of the Road. This course is a perfect refresher for salty dogs or a great introduction for new boaters. Learn the 38 rules - what you need to know to maneuver safely in the straight, in the sound and internationally. The course is free for all and is held at the Port Angeles Yacht Club.
January 4: Changing of the Guard. A Bahamas tradition since 1958, the Changing of the Guard ceremony features the world-renowned Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band and Royal Bahamas Defense Force Guards.
January 17 - 23: The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic. This is the third event on the 2019 tour schedule where 132 professional golfers will compete for a chance to earn their sport of the following season on the PGA tour.
January 19: Snow Birds Reception. This event welcomes back all of the homeowners who return to the island every year for sunshine, leaving the snow behind.