WELCOME TO THE RED BULL AIR RACE NEW YORK – JUNE 19-20
The fifth leg of the 2010 World Championship tour will take place for the first time in New York over the Hudson River at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Two years in development, the Red Bull Air Race New York will be a highlight race in 2010, and will bring eye-level racing action seen across the globe to one of the world’s finest cities.
In close cooperation with host city partners NYC & Company (www.nycgo.com), Jersey City, NJ (www.destinationjerseycity.com) and Liberty State Park (www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/liberty.html), the Manhattan skyline and brilliant Liberty State Park landmarks will serve as remarkable backdrops for 300 million TV viewers in 87 countries worldwide.
More information about the US TV broadcast will be available soon.
Spectator areas will be in Liberty State Park just South of the Central Railroad Terminal. It’s important to note that spectator viewing of the race will not be available from Manhattan by the human eye. We recommend purchasing one of four levels of tickets available for the race weekend which are available at www.redbullairrace.com. The most convenient transportation options will be via the ferry from Battery Park to Liberty State Park or via the Light Rail direct to Liberty State Park. Parking will be extremely limited so we encourage mass transit for all of our guests.
The official Red Bull Air Race Airport, where the planes in the race fly out of onto the track, will be located at Linden Airport in Linden, New Jersey (www.airnav.com/airport/KLDJ) approximately 10 miles from the race location. Historically, the Linden Airport was home to airplane manufacturer Grumman who had a plant that built the WWII F4F Wildcat, which was the primary fighter aircraft operated by the United States Navy and the Marine Corps.
If you’re local to the Tri-State area, you are probably familiar with many of the incredible attractions to visit in New York and Jersey City now including the Red Bull Air Race in June. For those of you from out of town, be sure to visit the following landmarks and local attractions to add to your scrapbooks:
Start Your Itinerary by Visiting:
www.nycgo.com and www.destinationjerseycity.com
Liberty State Park
Home of the Statue of Liberty. Ellis Island and Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, these landmarks serve as one of the United States‘ most dramatic stories: the immigration of northern, southern, and eastern Europeans into the United States. After being greeted by the Statue of Liberty and processed at Ellis Island, these immigrants purchased tickets and boarded trains at the Central Railroad Terminal, that took them to their new homes throughout the United States. The Terminal served these immigrants as the gateway to the realization of their hopes and dreams of a new life in America. Ferry tours will be open during the race weekend to ensure all guests are able to experience these historic tributes to the nation’s history.
Central Park is one of the urban wonders of the world, a green oasis in the great concrete, high-rise landscape of New York City. It is so naturally part of the Manhattan environment that many people may not realize it is entirely man-made. It begins on 59th Street and heads up to 110th Street between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West. www.centralparkconservancy.com.
Chinatown New York City is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Manhattan. Chinese immigrants settled in the area in the 1800's. Chinatown offers a unique historical and cultural experience not found anywhere else in the world. It’s also a great place to eat. www.explorechinatown.com.
Times Square is a major intersection in Manhattan, a borough of New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. The theaters of Broadway and the huge number of animated neon and LED signs have long made them one of New York's iconic images, and a symbol of the intensely urban aspects of Manhattan. Catch a show, enjoy a good meal or shop til you drop. www.timessquare.com.
SoHo in New York City is the most unique shopping area of the world. With everything from art stands on the street to high-end boutiques, SoHo is certain to exceed everybodys' expectations. It’s located South of Houston, above Canal Street, between Avenue of the Americas and Broadway. www.sohonyc.com.
Lower East Side
Home to a mix of the historic and the hip, New York’s Lower East Side (LES) is where classic architecture meets contemporary art, vintage threads meet vogue fashion and multigenerational, family-owned bargain shops sit beside cutting-edge boutiques. The LES has something for everyone! www.lowereastsideny.com.
Brooklyn NY has something for everyone. Whether your interests lie in architecture, museums or amusement parks in Brooklyn, festivals or futbol, culture or night clubs and nightlife, you'll find just what you're looking for, plus things you never expected, right here in Brooklyn. Visit Brooklyn, where you can travel the world in one day, from "Little Odessa" in Brighton Beach to Chinatown in Sunset Park, to Polish Greenpoint, to African-American history in Bedford-Stuyvesant, to Caribbean Flatbush, to Latino Sunset Park and Bushwick, to Pakistani Midwood, to the world's largest Hasidic population in Williamsburg and Crown Heights. www.visitbrooklyn.org
New York City museums come in every size and genre for every type of visitor. For the fine art fans, check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Museum of Modern Art. Want to see dinosaurs at a New York City museum? Check out the American Museum of Natural History! For more options, please visit www.ny.com/museums
FACTS & STATS ABOUT JERSEY CITY
• Jersey City is located only 1 mile from lower Manhattan and is easily accessible by ferry, PATH, bus, train or car.
• The Statue of Liberty is at our doorstep. Located only 2,000 feet from our shore, catch the ferry in Jersey City’s Liberty State Park.
• Our world-class hotels and restaurants are less expensive. Indulge without the NYC price tag. We haveofferings to please every budget.
• We are a shopper’s paradise! In Jersey City you will pay no sales tax on clothing and only 3.5% tax at participating locations in our Urban Enterprise Zones (UEZ).
• Explore the Liberty Science Center where learning’s fun, and catch a movie at the Nation’s largest IMAX theater.
• Stop by the Jersey City Museum where contemporary art & culture unite. We are steeped in history, Bergen Square’s Apple Tree House, was deeded back in 1658. Harsimus Cemetery was the site of many Revolutionary War battles.
• Jersey City is home to two of the best preserved movie palaces. Catch a film at the Landmark Loews, or take a tour of the old Stanley Theater.
• We’re home to 90 different nationalities…the perfect place to soak up culture. Explore the richness of Little India in the heart of Journal Square.
If you’re staying in New York or Jersey City, be sure to check out these hotspots during your race weekend experience:
New York City
A landmark in New York City nightlife. The venue features great music, high profile & trendy crowd with a never ending supply of celebrities, designers and athletes in attendance.
Located at 289 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Strategic Group (Marquee) has done it again. This small, exclusive lounge north of Meat Packing District has been coined the definition of an "it" place in New York City.
116 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
1 OAK (One Of A Kind) (www.1oaknyc.com)
Located at the crossroads of Meat Packing District & Chelsea, 1 OAK is the embodiment of sophistication, solicitous service, and egalitarian spirit. Barriers between art and fashion, famous and infamous, upcoming and established have deliberately been torn down; creating a unique environment that is amicable & unpredictable.
453 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
Simyone Lounge (SL) (www.slnyc.com)
This very intimate & immaculate space in the Meat Packing District is constantly filled with a super high profile audience, and top DJs. There's no wonder why SL is know for throwing some of the best events in NYC.
409 W. 14th Street
New York, NY 10014
Gold Bar (www.goldbarnewyork.com)
Incredible decor & ambiance, in a small, exclusive space in lower Manhattan.
389 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
Pacha NYC (www.pachnyc.com)
NYC largest electronic music venue, with top global DJs, and international recognition.
618 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Located in the heart of NYC's club district, M2 Ultra Lounge combines the vibe of a intimate lounge, with the non-stop energy & entertainment of a mega-club.
530 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10019
Jersey City & Hoboken
Iron Monkey (www.ironmonkey.com)
A three floor establishment with a glorious rooftop bar, the Iron Monkey is not your standard pub – it offers the only rooftop bar in the area.
97 Greene Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Since 1960, Dorrian’s has built its reputation by offering the finest Irish and American pub fare possible. Right in the heart of Jersey City’s business district, this premium pub makes everyone feel like they’re family.
555 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07310
O'Connell's Bar and Grill offers some of the most exquisite fine dining in Downtown Jersey City, with the comfortable charm of an Irish pub adjoined under the same roof.
111 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
For more information on ticketing, the race weekend or for questions, please contact us by email or by phone at:
WELCOME TO THE RED BULL AIR RACE NEW YORK – JUNE 19-20