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

ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY FLEET WEEK

2014

May 21 – 27, 2014

Latest News & Info:

The events listed below are Free and are re-listed with the permission of the US Navy Public Affairs Office

Parade of Ships on May 21

Three U.S. Navy ships and two U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutters are set to arrive in the New York Harbor to participate in the 2014 Fleet
Week New York Parade of Ships.

Participating ships will include the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Cole (DDG 67 and USS McFaul (DDG 74), and U.S. Coast Guard cutters Campbell (WMEC 909) and Katherine Walker (WLM 552).

Cole will lead as the ships enter the Ambrose Channel at approximately 8:15 a.m., with ships in formation behind, passing Buoys 19 and 20 at approximately 9 a.m. The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) will join at 9:15 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., Cole will be on the beam of historic Fort Hamilton, with each ship following at 3.75 min intervals. Oak Hill will render honors as it passes the One World Trade Center at approximately 10:15 a.m.

The ships can be seen from virtually any view of the river, from the Battery Conservancy to just south of the George Washington Bridge, and on the other side of the river in Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken, up to Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Visiting of Ships:

  • Thursday, May 22 – Monday, May 26
    General public ship tours begin
    Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Lines may be capped at 3:00 pm
    Ship tours will be held during the week at Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Tours will be conducted daily.

Events & Times Subject To Change

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Fleet Week New York Parade of Ships
    New York Harbor
    9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Join in the festivities as U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships arrive in the New York Harbor.
  • New York Mets at Citi Field
    Citi Field, Cushing, New York
    7:10 pm – 10:00 pm
    New York Mets will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. A service member will be participate in the New York Mets “Veteran of the Game” program throughout the week.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • General public ship tours begin
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Lines may be capped at 3:00 pm
    Ship tours will be held during the week at Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Tours will be conducted daily.
  • USO Bike Build
    10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Pier 92, Manhattan, New York
    USO, along with volunteers, will build bikes. Bikes will be assembled and given to service members participating in Fleet Week New York for their children.
  • U.S. Navy Aerial Demonstration
    10:00 am – noon
    Westbury High School, Old Westbury, New York
    Aerial demonstration to take place at Westbury High School in Old Westbury, New York. Navy Band Northeast “Rhode Island Sound” will be performing live.Not Open To General Public.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
    Noon – 12:30 pm
    Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, New York
    U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water off the Coney Island Boardwalk for visitors to see. Event will also kick-off the opening weekend of the beaches at Coney Island.
  • USO/Pepsi Basketball Tournament
    4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    John Jay College, Manhattan, New York
    USO, in partnership with Pepsi, will host a basketball tournament for participating units of Fleet Week and teams from New York City Police Department (NYPD), Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) and Port Authority Police Department (PAPD).
  • New York Mets at Citi Field
    Citi Field, Cushing, New York
    7:10 pm – 10:00 pm
    New York Mets will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. A service member will participate in the New York Mets “Veteran of the Game” program throughout the week.

Friday, May 23, 2014

  • General public ship tours
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Lines may be capped at 3 pm
    Ship tours will be held during the week at Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Tours will be conducted daily.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Aerial Demonstration
    8:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park, New York
    Aerial demonstration to take place at Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, New York. Not Open To General Public.
  • U.S. Navy Aerial Demonstration
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Curtis High School, Staten Island, New York
    Aerial demonstration to take place at Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York. Navy Band Northeast “Rhode Island Sound” will be performing live. Not Open To General Public.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Demonstration
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Orchard Beach Park, Bronx, New York
    U.S. Marine Corps MAGTF helo demonstration at Orchard Beach Park in Bronx, New York.
  • Joint Re-enlistment and Promotion Ceremony
    2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    9/11 Memorial Plaza, Manhattan, New York
    Joint re-enlistment and promotion ceremony will take place on the plaza at the 9/11 Memorial.
  • Military Band Concerts/U.S. Coast Guard Drill Team
    4:30 pm – 7:15 pm
    Herald Square, Manhattan, New York
    Navy Band Northeast Bands will perform a concert in Herald Square (Macy’s). U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Drill Team will perform. Line-up: USCG Drill Team – 4:30 pm 5 pm and 6:45-7:15 pm; Navy Band Northeast “Brass Band” – 5 pm-5:45 pm; Navy Band Northeast “Show Band” – 6 pm-6:45 pm

Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • General public ship tours
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Lines may be capped at 3:00 pm
    Ship tours will be held during the week at Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Tours will be conducted daily.
  • Joint Air/Ground Demonstration
    10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, New York
    U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy will display aviation and personnel equipment. U.S. Navy Band Northeast “Brass Band” will perform.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
    Noon – 12:30 pm
    The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island, New York
    U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water off The Sullivans Pier for visitors to see.
  • Staten Island Fleet Week Committee Music Festival
    Noon – 5:00 pm
    The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island, New York
    The Staten Island Fleet Week Committee will host a Music Festival at the pier. Festival will feature local musicians will be performing for ship visitors.
  • New York Mets at Citi Field
    Citi Field, Cushing, New York
    7:10 pm – 10:00 pm
    New York Mets will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. A service members will participate in the New York Mets “Veteran of the Game” program throughout the week.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • General public ship tours
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Lines may be capped at 3 pm
    Ship tours will be held during the week at Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Tours will be conducted daily.
  • U.S. Navy Aerial Demonstration
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Randall Park, Freeport, New York (Long Island)
    Aerial demonstration to take place at Randall Park in Freeport, New York.
    U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
  • Noon – 12:30 pm
    Pier 92, Manhattan, New York
    U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water off of Pier 92 for visitors to see.
  • Staten Island Fleet Week Committee Music Festival
    Noon – 5:00 pm
    The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island, New York
    The Staten Island Fleet Week Committee will host a Music Festival at the pier. Festival will feature local musicians will be performing for ship visitors.
  • New York Mets at Citi Field
    Citi Field, Cushing, New York
    7:10 pm – 10:00 pm
    New York Mets will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. A service member will be participate in the New York Mets “Veteran of the Game” program throughout the week.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Demonstration
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Rye Playland, Rye, New York
    U.S. Marine Corps MAGTF helo demonstration at Rye Playland in Rye, New York.
  • Navy Band Concert/U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team
    5:00 pm -6:30 pm
    42-43 Pedestrian Plaza, Manhattan, New York
    Navy Band Northeast “Rhode Island Sound” will perform a concert at the 42-43 Pedestrian Plaza in Manhattan, New York. U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform.

Monday, May 26, 2014 (Memorial Day)

  • General public ship tours
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Lines may be capped at 3:00 pm
    Ship tours will be held during the week at Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Tours will be conducted daily.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
    Noon – 12:30 pm
    Pier 86, Manhattan, New York
    U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water off of Pier 86 for visitors to see.
  • Annual New York Mets/USO Military Appreciation Day
    Citi Field, Cushing, New York
    1:10 pm – 4:00 pm
    New York Mets and the USO of New York will host the annual Military Appreciation Day. Mets will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. A service member will participate in the New York Mets “Veteran of the Game” program.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Demonstration
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hudson Park, New Rochelle, New York
    U.S. Marine Corps MAGTF helo demonstration at Hudson Park in New Rochelle, New York.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • U.S. Navy ships depart
    U.S. Navy ships will depart Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island.
  • U.S. Navy Aerial Demonstration
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Colts Neck High School, Colts Neck, New Jersey
    Aerial demonstration to take place at Colts Neck High School in Colts Neck, New Jersey. Not Open To General Public.

Photo taken at a previous Fleet Week.

Photo taken at a previous Fleet Week 2010.

Visit New Yorkled’s Fleet Week Photo Gallery featuring photos from years past.

Also Visit the Official Fleet Week Site

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Fleet Week Events

Lcated on Pier 86 (46 Street and 12 Avenue, Manhattan) including daily Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks.  This year’s special events and displays include:

Wednesday, May 21: 

  • To kick-off the annual Fleet Week events, come watch as Naval and Coast Guard ships with men and women manning the rails sail up the Hudson River into New York City, traveling past Intrepid’s Pier 86 before docking at Pier 92.  Arrival times to be confirmed via http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com/fleetweeknewyork/.
  • Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Thursday, May 22:

Friday, May 23:

  • 10:00am – 5:00pm – Displays from the Office of Naval Research and U.S. Navy Energy & Environmental Programs will be presented on Pier 86. Robots, remote-control helicopters and underwater vehicles, unmanned technologies and other hands-on activities and demonstrations will be on display from the Office of Naval Research and U.S. Navy Energy & Environmental Programs on Pier 86.
  • 1:00pm – The US Coast Guard Drill Team will perform a demonstration on Pier 86.
  • 7:30pm – Join the Intrepid Museum as it kicks off its 6th annual Summer Movie Series with a FREE screening of Top Gun, under the stars on the flight deck! Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Doors open at 7:30pm and the film begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, and there is no admission after 8:30pm. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Saturday, May 24:

  • 10:00am – 6:00pm- Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from the Intrepid Museum’s partners, including the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy Energy & Environmental Programs, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force: Joint Base Maguire Dix Lakehurst Fire & Emergency Services, the USS Intrepid Former Crewmember Association, Tin Can Sailors, American Legion 9-11 Memorial Post, American Red Cross and Coca-Cola Climbing Wall, as well as Tour Guide Talks and other demonstrations.
  • Time TBD: Performance from The USO Show Troupe will take place on Pier 86
  • Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Sunday, May 25

  • 10am-6pm:  Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from the Intrepid Museum’s partners, including the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy Energy & Environmental Programs, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force: Joint Base Maguire Dix Lakehurst Fire & Emergency Services the USS Intrepid Former Crewmember Association, Tin Can Sailors, American Legion 9-11 Memorial Post, American Red Cross and Coca-Cola Climbing Wall, as well as Tour Guide Talks and other demonstrations.
  • 1:00pm: A performance from the hit Broadway show, Rock of Ages will take place on Pier 86.
  • Time TBD: A performance from The Manhattan Dolls will take place on Pier 86.
  • Time TBD:  A performance from The USO Show Troupe will take place on Pier 86.

Monday, May 26 – Memorial Day:

  • 11:00am – Honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces at the annual Memorial Day commemoration ceremony along with hundreds of veterans, representing wars and conflicts from WWII to the present, and their families. This annual, patriotic ceremony will include the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, the playing of Taps, a ceremonial wreath laying and a 3-volley rifle salute. The event is free and open to the public.2:00pm – The United Stated Coast Guard Search and Rescue team will perform a demonstration on Pier 86.
  • Throughout the day, Pier 86 will host hands-on activities from the Intrepid Museum’s partners, including the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy Energy & Environmental Programs, the U.S. Coast Guard, the USS Intrepid Former Crewmember Association, Tin Can Sailors, American Legion 9-11 Memorial Post, and Coca-Cola Climbing Wall as well as Tour Guide Talks and other demonstrations.
  • Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Tuesday, May 27:

  • Intrepid will host its Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Memorial Day Concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Alan Gilbert To Conduct

The New York Philharmonic’s

23rd Annual Free Memorial Day Concert

At The Cathedral Church Of Saint John The Divine

Monday, May 26, 2014

In one of the Cathedral’s most well-loved traditions, the New York Philharmonic presents a gift of free music to New York on Memorial Day, the first in their series of free summer concerts.

Memorial Day Observance
at the
Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument

Monday, May 26, 2014
Not confirmed yet but this has been taking place yearly for some time now.
(89th Street & Riverside Drive)
The following is from a previous 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

Confirmation of any related event for this venue for 2014 still to come…

Ships:

US NAVY SHIPS

  • USS Oak Hill (LSD 51)
  • USS Cole (DDG 67)
  • USS Gettysburg (CG 64)
    Replaced with the USS McFaul (DDG 74)

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

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Press Releases:

Navy, Coast Guard ships sail into New York Harbor for 2014 Fleet Week New York celebration

NEW YORK (NRMA) – Three U.S. Navy ships and two U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutters are set to arrive in the New York Harbor tomorrow to participate in the 2014 Fleet Week New York Parade of Ships.

Participating ships will include the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Cole (DDG 67 and USS McFaul (DDG 74), and U.S. Coast Guard cutters Campbell (WMEC 909) and Katherine Walker (WLM 552).

Cole will lead as the ships enter the Ambrose Channel at approximately 8:15 a.m., with ships in formation behind, passing Buoys 19 and 20 at approximately 9 a.m. The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) will join at 9:15 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., Cole will be on the beam of historic Fort Hamilton, with each ship following at 3.75 min intervals. Oak Hill will render honors as it passes the One World Trade Center at approximately 10:15 a.m.

The ships can be seen from virtually any view of the river, from the Battery Conservancy to just south of the George Washington Bridge, and on the other side of the river in Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken, up to Fort Lee, New Jersey.

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. Nearly 1,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are participating this year.

For up-to-date information on all Fleet Week events, visit the official Fleet Week New York website at www.fleetweeknewyork.com

Navy announces change to participating ships during 2014 Fleet Week New York

NORFOLK, VA (NRMA) – The Navy announced today that USS Gettysburg (CG 64) will not participate in the 2014 Fleet Week New York.  The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) from Norfolk, Va. will represent the Navy in its place, beginning with the Parade of Ships, May 21.

The ship will be moored at The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island with USS Cole (DDG 67), an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis-equipped guided-missile destroyer, and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutter Katherine Walker (WLM 552).

Additional ships will include the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) and USCG cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) moored at Pier 92 in Manhattan.

Public visitation on Navy ships and USCG cutters begins Thursday, May 22 and continues through Monday, May 26. Public visitation is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visitors are reminded that lines may be capped early so that the last people in line have an opportunity to complete their tours.

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.

For up-to-date information on ship locations, hours and visitation information, visit the official Fleet Week New York website at www.fleetweeknewyork.com, “Like” FleetWeekNewYork on Facebook, or “Follow” @FleetWeekNYC on Twitter. Join the conversation on social media by using #FleetWeekNYC.

For information on FWNY, please contact Beth Baker, Director of Public Affairs, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic at 757-322-2854.

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.