To celebrate the last year of 2010 and prepare to welcome 2011, Port Discovery is having a mid-day event on Friday for those who may not make it to midnight!

Dubbed “Noontime New Year”, this should be a great time for kids & adults alike.

This year’s theme is “A Masquerade Bash”, so revelers should come in their favorite costume to celebrate.

Beginning at 10 am, number decorating and sound sandwiches kick off, while 11 am starts the Mardi Gras mask making and Egyptian juggling lessons.

At 12:30 & 1, Eric Energy will be doing an interactive science show, while 1:30 & 2 Uncle Pete Fun with Kids shows will occur.

Many other exhibits and New Year’s activities will be going on throughout the day, culminating in the Drum Countdown, with milk & cookies to celebrate the day & prepare to welcome 2011!

So come to Downtown Baltimore early in the day and miss the big New Year’s Eve crowds in the cold that night!