NYC – Fleet Week 2014 Events – New York City – New Yorkled

ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY FLEET WEEK

2014

May 21 – 28, 2014

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES TO COME REGARDING THIS YEAR’S (2014) ROSTER OF EVENTS

Below are the listings for 2012 DAILY EVENTS since Fleet Week was cancelled in 2013.

The ships will head north along the Hudson and pass the USS Intrepid en route to the George Washington Bridge, where they will turn around and sail back to the respective piers where each vessel will be berthed for the Fleet Week festivities.

The events listed below are Free.

Visiting of Ships:

  • Manhattan – ships are open every day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Pier 92
  • Staten Island –  ships are open every day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Homeport Pier
  • Brooklyn – ships are open Sat, Sun & Mon, May 26-28 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for the coalition ships

Wednesday, May 23

  • 8:00 am ‐ 1:00 pm
    Fleet Week Parade of Ships

Thursday, May 24

  • 8:00 am ‐ 5:00 pm
    General Public Visiting / Group Tours (Manhattan/Staten Island)
  • 10:00 am ‐ Noon
    U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard  Air & Water Demonstrations  at Coney Island, NY
  • 12:30 pm
    USMC MAGTF Aviation Event @ Sachem High School, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
  • 1 pm
    USN Aviation Event @ Sheepshead Bay High School, Brooklyn

Friday, May 25

  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    General Public Visiting / Group Tours (Manhattan/Staten Island)
  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    U.S. Marine Corps Day in Battery Park
  • 9:30 am
    USN aviation event @ Hackensack High School, Hackensack, NJ
  • 10:00 am
    USMC aviation event @ Forrest Hills High School, Queens
  • Noon
    USCG Search and Rescue Demo @ Staten Island Pier
  • 12:30 pm
    USMC aviation event @ East Islip High School, Long Island
  • 12:30 pm
    USN aviation event @ Paramus Middle School, Paramus, NJ
  • 2:30 pm
    USMC aviation event @ Orchard Beach

Saturday, May 26

  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    General Public Visiting / Group Tours (Manhattan/Staten Island)
  • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Military Day in Times Square featuring performance by the Navy Band NE &  USMC Band performances
  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm   U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Air and Land Demonstrations at Eisenhower Park (East Meadow, NY)
  • Noon
    Governors Island Family Fest
  • 1:00 pm
    Staten Island Music Festival

Sunday, May  27

  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    General Public Visiting / Group Tours (Manhattan/Staten Island)
  • 10:00 am
    USMC aviation event @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Staten Island War of 1812 Commemoration Event @ Ft. Wadsworth
  • 2:00 – 5:00 pm
    Military Bands in Times Square
  • 2:00 pm
    USN aviation event @ Randall Park, Freeport
  • 2:00 pm
    USMC aviation event @ Playland Park, Rye, NY

Monday, May  28

  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    General Public Visiting / Group Tours (Manhattan/Staten Island)
  • 9:00 am
    USMC aviation event @ Cloves Lake Park

Tuesday, May 29

  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    General Public Visiting / Group Tours (Manhattan/Staten Island)
  • 1:00 pm
    USN aviation event @ New Dorp High School, Staten Island

Wednesday, May 30

  • Ships and service members depart New York City

Memorial Day Concert
with NY Philharmonic 
at the
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Conductor: Alan Gilbert

Program: Mahler Symphony No.9

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be distributed on the day of the concert. Music will also be piped out onto the adjacent Pulpit Green, weather permitting.

Monday, May 28, 8:00 pm
Free and open to all

Memorial Day Observance
at the
Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument

May 28

(89th Street & Riverside Drive)

The following is from last year. This will remain here until we get word of this year’s updated item:
The U. S. Marine Corps Band will perform a medley of patriotic music beginning
at 10:00 am

The Grand Procession, led by the New York Scottish Pipes and Drums, sets off at 10:30

A Marine Corps Color Guard will be joined by honorary color guards of the Sons of Union Veterans, and the Veteran Corps of Artillery in their historic uniforms, along with Sailors and Marines from the fleet, Coast Guardsmen, and cadets.

Noted Civil War historian Harold Holzer will give the annual memorial address.

20 wreaths will be laid at the landmark Memorial by Veteran’s, Civic, and Heritage organizations including the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, The Old Guard of the City of New York, the Navy League, American Legion, Jewish War Veterans, Montford Point Marines, and others.

Celebrate Fleet Week
at BLDG 92!
at the Brooklyn Navy Yard 

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend at BLDG 92 as we commemorate the
bicentennial of the War of 1812 on Saturday 5/26 from12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Activities include:

Fleetweek 2012 Visiting Ships and Participating Aircraft

Ships will be open for free tours to the public beginning on May 24

This list is subject to change based on operational requirements.

Following are the expected ships to partake in the Parade of Ships for the beginning of Fleet Week on May 26

Ships:

US NAVY SHIPS

  •  USS Oak Hill (LSD 51)
  • USS Cole (DDG 67)
  • USS Gettysburg (CG 64)

U.S. Coast Guard

  • USCGC Campbell (WMEC 909)
  • USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM 552)

TALL SHIPS VISITING NEW YORK (May 23-30)
The Following is from 2012

Aircraft:

  • To come…

Visit the following for additional information:
Official Fleet Week website
Visit also the Intrepid Page on New Yorkled

Fleet Week sets sail for New York City; ships announced

NORFOLK, VA (NRMA) – Three U.S. Navy ships and two U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutters will participate in the 2014 Fleet Week New York, May 21-27.

U.S. Navy participating ships will include Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) and Arleigh Burke-class Aegis-equipped guided-missile destroyer USS
Cole (DDG 67) from Norfolk, Va., and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) from Mayport, Fla.

USCG participating ships will include cutter Katherine Walker (WLM 552), the “Keeper of New York Harbor” from Bayonne, N.J. and cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) from Portsmouth, N.H.

In addition to public visitation of participating ships and military band concerts, there will be numerous exhibits and military demonstrations throughout the week showcasing the latest technology of the maritime services and the skilled expertise of our service members.

Fleet Week New York, now in its 26th year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. The week-long celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984. It is anticipated that nearly 1,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate.