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Great North River Tugboat Race

Pier 83
12th Ave & W 42nd St,
NY, NY 10036
United States
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Event Description:

Get onboard the Spectator Boat and see the whole event up-close.
Cruise with the Parade of Boats, and even race alongside the tugs in the big race! Boarding begins at 10:15 am, departure is at 10:30am from Pier 83--so you’ll be on the water before the parade!

Watch epic battles for supremacy in the on-water nose-to-nose pushing and then the line-toss contests when tugs arrive at the finish line at Pier 84.

There is more fun for the whole family after the race on Pier 84! After tugboats tie up at the pier, kids of all ages can test their mettle in the amateur line-toss competition or try their luck in the ever-popular spinach-eating contest. Stay around for the fun on trophies awarded for winners of best dressed tug crew, best female & male tattoo and best mascot.