Rendering of the upcoming race. Image via America’s Cup
On May 7th and 8th this year, America’s Cup will be coming to New York City. Known as the competition for the oldest international sports trophy, this event began in 1851 on the South Coast of England, and the last time it was in New York was in 1920. This two-day sailing event between six teams from around the world is one of the preliminary events calendared this year as a prelude to next year’s 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. The center of the race will be held on the Hudson River, with the course running north from Battery Park to Pier25. Here are 8 places in New York and Jersey City you can enjoy the race from.
Rendering of what the Event Village will look like. Image via America’s Cup
For all the action and one of the best free viewing spots, the Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza is the place to be. On the Hudson River Waterfront, it is the center of the race and will also be the location of the Event Village. Free and open to the public, the Event Village will have entertainment sponsor activity and hospitality. It will also be where the race kicks off and where the Awards Ceremony will be held afterwards. Big screens will also broadcast the event live.
Don’t miss the inflatable rabbits that are also at Brookfield Place right now.