Watch: Giant Rubik’s Cube floats down Hudson River

Posted at 6:24 AM, Jul 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-11 08:28:10-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) -- If you spot a giant Rubik’s Cube floating down the Hudson River Friday, you can believe your eyes.

The colorful cube is being towed by a tugboat to mark the 70th birthday of Erno Rubik, the Hungarian architecture professor and inventor who created the iconic, often frustrating, puzzle.

It’s a stunt also meant to promote “Beyond Rubik’s Cube,” a touring exhibit at the Liberty Science Center museum in Jersey City through Nov. 30.

This is a tentative itinerary for Friday's unique tow:

  • 6 a.m.: The cube will depart from Pier 7 ½ at Miller’s Launch on Staten Island
  • 7 – 8 a.m.: Arrive northeast of the Statue of Liberty and continue up the Hudson River to 11th Avenue and West Street
  • 10 – 11 a.m.: Return to Staten Island

The best photo opportunities will be along the waterfront promenade of the Liberty State Park and at a park near the office at 200 Morris Pesin Drive in Jersey City, organizers said.

If all this talk of the giant, floating cube has inspired you to try your hand at Rubik's Cube, watch the videos below to learn how to solve it yourself.

(And don't get discouraged if it takes you some time. It took the cube's inventor Erno Rubik a month to figure out his own puzzle.)