Sunset Cruise Added to Second Sunday Experience in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, SC— The Charleston Peninsula Preservation Trust, the group producing 2nd Sunday on King Street, announced today that fans of the event can board the three-masted Tall Ship Schooner Pride at 6 p.m. for a relaxing evening sail in Charleston Harbor and enjoy tasting several unique wines from Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.
In this two-hour sail, guests will learn the nuances of different fine wines each month, while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres. They will experience the wonder of sailing with Charleston Harbor Tours while the sun sets on the classic 84-foot Tall Ship.
Guests can help hoist the sails if they wish, then sit back in comfort as the wind moves the Schooner Pride through the waters of one of the oldest ports in the country.
Each cruise will feature a tasting of 4-5 wines hand-selected by an expert consultant. Additional wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. The cruises will run monthly through October with varied departure times determined by the time of the setting sun. Tickets are available at Only 40 seats are available for each monthly sail, making the experience more intimate.
Proceeds will benefit Charleston Peninsula Preservation Trust, a 501(c)(3) corporation that produces 2nd Sunday on King Street.

Charleston Happenings: Second Sunday on King, Spoleto Schedule and More

2nd Sunday on King Street
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Skinny Dip
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This weekend promises to be snow-free, and 2nd Sunday on King Street is ON! Join us for a vehicle-free King Street and immensely popular downtown experience. Sunday noon-5. Free parking vouchers and the 2nd Sunday newsletter are available this Friday.

This Wednesday, January 10: Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series Luncheon introduces Brigadier General A.J. Tata’s newest military thriller?Direct Fire. It’s?his third novel in the award-winning Jake Mahegan Series. Plan now to meet this inspiring author, speaker and national security expert. You’ve seen him on TV, now meet him for lunch at High Cotton and hear about his latest book.

A.J. Tata
General A.J. Tata
This month’s featured speaker is Brooks Melton, Chief Executive Officer of the Newest Bank in the U.S, Beacon Community Bank of Charleston. The Board of Directors is a who’s who of Charleston business leaders, and the audience reflects that demographic too. A few tickets remain, click here for yours.

It’s Restaurant Week, January 10 – 21! Pick your favorite and see what they’re cooking up to entice you with specials. Ready, set, reservations!

Spoleto Festival USA just announced their new schedule. Here’s the press release.? We’ll be watching as Jon Batiste opens the Wells Fargo Jazz Series in our favorite venue, the College of Charleston Cistern Yard.

The January Art Walk was cancelled by many galleries due to the storm, but Reinert Fine Art at 179 King Street will have their Annual Wildlife Artists Celebration February 16 from 5:30 – 8:30pm featuring Lowcountry Artist Mark Beale. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Applications are being accepted January 10 – February 2 for the Charleston City Market’s Night Market. If you’re a talented artisan, here’s your chance!

2nd Sunday on King Street
If you have cabin fever from working at home, get an affordable work base downtown. There are some great–and affordable–office and space sharing opportunities at Office Evolution, Skinny Dip Charleston Edition and the renowned Harbour Club. Each program has its own rewards.

Happy New Year. See you around our wonderful town.
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Susan Lucas