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America’s Cup returns to New York City for the first time in a century

The world’s oldest international sporting championship, the America’s Cup, is returning to New York City on 7 and 8 May for the first time in almost a century.

World's oldest sportinh championship returns to New York City.
World’s oldest sporting championship returns to New York City. Image by Vinoth Chandar / CC BY 2.0

The event is a warmup for the America’s Cup race which will be held in Bermuda next year. There will be race festivities throughout the weekend, including music performances as well as big screens set up to watch the race. The races will take place in New York Harbor and around Lower Manhattan. Read more: gothamist.com