The North River will be hosting the America’s Cup trials this weekend!

The course lies between the Statue of Liberty and Battery Park, where sleek, carbon and fiberglass catamarans will take to the waters at mind-blowing speeds.

 

Starting at 2 pm., you can watch from Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place or, for an up-close and unique perspective, you can watch the races from the water on the historic fireboat John J Harvey!

Fireboat John J Harvey. Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

The trip is FREE with a $20 fully refundable reservation fee – or you could donate it to the fireboat preservation fund. 100% of your tax deductible donation goes towards restoring and maintaining this historic vessel. Your support is vital!

 

Photo by chatani (CC 2.0)

 

The fireboat departs from Pier 66 (West 26th Street) at 1:30 pm sharp, returning at 3:30 pm.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Click the links below to get onboard!
Saturday, May 7th                    Sunday, May 8th

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

Adonia. Photo by Ivan T (CC 3.0)

 

Cuba cruises have begun! The Carnival Cruise ship Adonia arrived in Havana Monday, her 600 or so passengers waving Cuban and American flags and chanting, “Cuba! Cuba! Cuba!”

Havana, Cuba. Photo by Gabriel Rodríguez (CC 2.0)

 

The historic, week-long cruise will circumnavigate Cuba, making stops in Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, before returning to Miami next Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 8th.

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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