• Picks of the Week: December 31-January 6


    Photo by Sakarri on flickr

    Happy New Year! Let’s kick off 2013 with a few not-to-be-missed events occurring in the city this week. With a live animal demo, a seaworthy boat show, and a holiday parade, the first week of the new year promises to be lively and memorable for all.

    Thursday, January 3-Sunday, January 6

    New York Boat Show
    The Javits Center
    Various times
    Boat enthusiasts and the casually curious alike will enjoy the New York Boat Show with its eye-popping display of yachts, fishing boats, kayaks, cruisers, and more. Plus, stock up on fishing gear and the latest marine electronics. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for children 15 and under when accompanied by an adult.

    Friday, January 4

    The 36th Annual Three Kings Day Parade
    El Museo del Barrio
    10:30am-12pm
    Celebrate Three Kings Day by watching El Museo del Barrio’s annual Three Kings Day Parade. Camels, puppets, and dancing give this parade its distinct vibe. Public parade viewing begins on 106th Street near Park Avenue and continues along the designated parade route. Admission is free.

    Saturday, January 5

    “Wild, Wild World: Wolves”
    American Museum of Natural History
    Various times
    During this special program at the American Museum of Natural History, visitors will meet Atka, an Arctic gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center, and learn about the efforts of the WCC to preserve these endangered animals. Fee is $12 per person. Please note: Children ages 5 and under are welcome for the 11 am program only.