The Atlantic City Boat Show continues Saturday and Sunday at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
The show takes place 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 4) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 5). It's sponsored by Progressive Insurance and features hundreds of new boats on display. Admission is $14 for adults with children 15-and-under admitted free.
"I've been there already, and I can say it's somewhat larger than last year (show officials have said about 25 percent larger). They're making use of the entire hall again this year, which is a good sign," said Daniel Nee, a Patch fishing columnist and local editor in Brick.
"As for exhibitors, it's the usual suspects, but there are a lot of cool displays and very cool boats, including new offerings from Contender and a massive hydrogen-powered racing boat. The show is offering more how-to clinics this year (I'm planning on catching the marine electronics clinic on Sunday, personally) and there are a number of games and contests to keep everyone busy."
More details are available on the show's website.
Weekend events closer to home in Ocean City includes a concert by students of the studio. A show at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the will feature popular songs arranged and accompanied by Fox faculty member David Gross, a professional musician. Children are welcome, and admission is by donation.
will hold a pancake breakfast 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 5, at 3304 Bay Ave. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. All proceeds benefit veterans projects.