NYC – Fleet Week 2015 Events – New York City – New Yorkled

ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY FLEET WEEK

2015

May 20 – 26, 2015

Some Old and New 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 20

More details to come in this regard

Visiting of Ships:

  • Thursday, May 21 – Monday, May 25
    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

Monday, May 18, 2015

  • Navy Band Concert
    Time: TBD
    Location: TBD | Brooklyn, New York
    Navy Band Northeast scheduled to perform. Event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • Navy Band Concert
    Time: TBD
    Location: Bryant Park | Manhattan, New York
    Navy Band Northeast “Pops Ensemble” scheduled to perform. Event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

  • Parade of Ships
    Time: TBD
    Location: New York Harbor
    Event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

  • General Public Visitation
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 92, Manhattan; USS The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island
    Ship tours will be held aboard U.S> Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. to allow guests to finish their tours Tours are free and open to the public.
  • Larchmont Memorial Day Parade
    Time: TBD
    Larchmont, New York
    Event will feature Navy Band Northeast “Marching Band,” U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard and military personnel. The annual parade starts at the Larchmont Train Station lot above Interstate-95 and ends at Village Hall. Event is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 22, 2015

  • General Public Visitation
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 92, Manhattan; USS The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island
    Ship tours will be held aboard U.S> Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. to allow guests to finish their tours Tours are free and open to the public.
  • Military Band Concert
    Time: TBD
    Military Island | Times Square, New York
    Military bands and U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team scheduled to perform.Event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • General Public Visitation
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 92, Manhattan; USS The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island
    Ship tours will be held aboard U.S> Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. to allow guests to finish their tours Tours are free and open to the public.
  • Joint Aviation Event
    Time: TBD
    Eisenhower Park | East Meadow, New York
    U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy will demonstrate aviation and personnel equipment. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Military Band Concert
    Time: TBD
    Military Island | Times Square, New York
    Military bands and U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team scheduled to perform.Event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

  • General Public Visitation
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 92, Manhattan; USS The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island
    Ship tours will be held aboard U.S> Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. to allow guests to finish their tours Tours are free and open to the public.
  • Greenpoint Veterans Memorial Parade
    Time: TBD
    American Legion Post #519 (Leonard St.) | Brooklyn, New York
    Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade starts at the American Legion Post 519 and ends at St. Anthony’s Church. Event is free and open to the public.
  • College Point Memorial Day Parade
    Time: TBD
    College Point Blvd. & Mac Neil Park | College Point, New York
    Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade is hosted by the Citizens of College Point. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Military Band Concert
    Time: TBD
    Location: Military Island | Times Square, New York
    Military bands and U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team scheduled to perform.Event is free and open to the public.
  • Maspeth Memorial Day Parade
    Time: TBD
    Grand Ave. & 72nd St. | Maspeth, New York
    Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade will conclude with a short memorial service followed by a wreath-laying. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Memorial Day Parade
    Time: TBD
    Grand Ave. & 72nd St. | Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
    Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade is hosted by the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Fleet Week New York Community Music Festival
    Time: TBD
    Flagship Brewery (40 Minthorne St.) | Staten Island, New York
    The Flagship Brewery and Staten Island community members scheduled to host a music festival in honor of Fleet Week New York. Navy Band Northeast “Rhode Island Sound” and local bands scheduled to perform. Event is free and open to the public.

Monday, May 25, 2015

  • General Public Visitation
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 92, Manhattan; USS The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island
    Ship tours will be held aboard U.S> Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. to allow guests to finish their tours Tours are free and open to the public.
  • 147th Kings County Memorial Day Parade
    Time: TBD
    101 St. & 4th Ave. | Brooklyn, New York
    Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade is hosted by the United Military Veterans of Kings County. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Bayville Memorial Day Parade
    Time: TBD
    Bayville Ave. | Bayville, New York
    Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade is hosted by American Legion Post 1285. The parade will conclude with a short memorial service followed by a wreath-laying. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Pelham Memorial Day Parade
    Time: TBD
    Town of Pelham, New York
    Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade includes a one-mile walk from Pelham Manor to the business district of Pelham, and a formal Memorial day ceremony honoring 88 Pelham residents who died while serving in the military. Event is free and open to the public.
  • New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade
    Time: TBD
    Hudson Park | New Rochelle, New York
    Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade includes a 1.5-mile walk to Hudson Park. Event will include a concert and a U.S. Marine Corps static display. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Day Observance
    Time: TBD
    Soldiers and Sailors Monument | Manhattan, New York
    Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual event includes a memorial service. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Bogota Memorial Day Parade
    Time: TBD
    375 Larch Ave. | Bogota, New Jersey
    Military personnel scheduled to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade hosted by American Legion Post #117. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Allied Veterans Memorial Parade
    Time: TBD
    Ridgewood/Glendale | Queens, New York
    Military personnel scheduled to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade hosted by the Allied Veterans Organization. Event is free and open to the public.
  • 97th Annual Staten Island Memorial Day Parade
    Time: TBD
    Forest Ave. | Staten Island, New York
    Military personnel scheduled to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade hosted by the United Staten Island Veterans Organization. Event is free and open to the public.
  • City Island Memorial Day Parade
    Time: TBD
    City Island | Bronx, New York
    Military personnel scheduled to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade hosted by the American Legion Post #156. Event is free and open to the public.
  • 88th Annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade
    Time: TBD
    Northern Blvd. & Jayson Ave. | Great Neck, New York
    Military personnel scheduled to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade. Event will include a flag folding and wreath-laying ceremony. Event is free and open to the public.

 

Memorial Day Observance
at the
Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument

Monday, May 25, 2015
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.

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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

The following Fleet Week activities will be held inside the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and on Pier 86 (46 Street and 12 Avenue, Manhattan).   Events on the pier are free and open to the public; events in the Museum are free with Museum admission. This year’s special events and displays include:

*PLEASE NOTE: ALL FLEET WEEK EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

Wednesday, May 20

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/.

Four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats will dock at the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86.

Throughout the day, live demonstrations, scavenger hunts and a family aviation gallery walk will be presented by Intrepid Museum educators, and Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks will take place on the hangar deck.

Museum is open from 10:00am–5:00pm.

Thursday, May 21

6:00pm: The 24th annual Salute to Freedom gala will honor William H. McRaven, Adm. (Ret.), chancellor of The University of Texas System, and Ursula M. Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation. To purchase tickets please visit https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/SalutetoFreedom2014.aspx.

Four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats will be open for free public tours from 10:00am-3:00pm. Live demonstrations, scavenger hunts and a family aviation gallery walk will be presented by Intrepid Museum educators, and Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks will take place on the hangar deck.

Museum is open from 10:00am–3:00pm.

Friday, May 22

10:00am–5:00pm: Four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats will be open for free public tours. Displays, activities and demonstrations from NASA, the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and the American Legion will be presented on Pier 86. Live demonstrations, scavenger hunts and a family aviation gallery walk will be presented by Intrepid Museum educators, and free Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks will take place on the hangar deck.

7:30pm – Join the Intrepid Museum as it kicks off its 7th annual Summer Movie Series with a FREE screening of Top Gun on the flight deck! The film will be introduced by Scott D. Altman, former NASA astronaut and flying double for Maverick (Tom Cruise) in the film. A young Navy F-14 pilot at the time, Altman’s skills are evident in some of the film’s most memorable flying sequences.

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 10:00am–5:00pm.

Saturday, May 23

12:30pm: Meet the Pilots: Scott D. Altman, Ron Garan and Greg C. Johnson; moderated by Mike Massimino

Meet three distinguished aviators and discover first-hand what it takes to pilot the aircraft exhibited on Intrepid.  Military officers, test pilots, veterans of combat, and NASA astronauts, Scott D. Altman, Ron Garan, and Greg C. Johnson have flown some of the most sophisticated and groundbreaking aircraft and spacecraft ever developed. Join them as they share their thrilling flying stories with friend and former NASA colleague Mike Massimino, now Senior Advisor, Space Programs at Intrepid and Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Columbia University.  Program is free with museum admission.

Learn more about the aircraft on the flight deck following the program:

11:30am–12:00pm: Scott D. Altman

2:00pm–2:30pm: Ron Garan

2:30pm–3:00pm: Greg C. Johnson

3:00pm: Join former astronaut and author Ron Garan for a discussion and signing of his book, The Orbital Perspective in the Lutnick Theater. Free with museum admission.

Throughout the day, Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from NASA, the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the American Legion and the American Red Cross. Live demonstrations, scavenger hunts and a family aviation gallery walk will be presented by Intrepid Museum educators, and free Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks will take place on the hangar deck.

Museum is open from 10:00am–6:00pm.

Sunday, May 24

Special talks by NASA will take place in hangar 3. Free with museum admission.

Throughout the day, Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from NASA, the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the American Legion and the American Red Cross. Live demonstrations, scavenger hunts and a family aviation gallery walk will be presented by Intrepid Museum educators, and free Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks will take place on the hangar deck.

Museum is open from 10:00am–6:00pm.

Monday, May 25—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.

Throughout the day, Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from NASA, the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Live demonstrations, scavenger hunts and a family aviation gallery walk will be presented by Intrepid Museum educators, and free Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks will take place on the hangar deck. All veterans get free Museum admission.

Museum is open from 10:00am–6:00pm.

Tuesday, May 26

Intrepid will host its Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Museum is open from 10:00am–5:00pm.

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.

 

Ships:

The following listing is from last year:

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:

Ships Open For Public Tours During Fleet Week New York

NORFOLK, VA (NRMA) – Three U.S. Navy (USN) ships, four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Yard Patrol boats, and two U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutters will participate in the 2015 Fleet Week New York, beginning with the Parade of Ships, May 20.
Public visitation on USN ships and USCG cutters in Manhattan and Staten Island begins Thursday, May 21 and continues through Monday, May 25; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Public visitation on USNA Yard Patrol boats runs Thursday through Friday, May 22; 10 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.
USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and USCG cutter Spencer (WMEC 905) will be moored at Pier 92 in Manhattan; USS Barry (DDG 52), USS Stout (DDG 55), and USCG cutter Sturgeon Bay (WTGB 109), will be moored at The USS Sullivans Pier at the Staten Island Homeport; and the USNA Yard Patrol boats will be moored at Pier 86 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Spencer and the USNA Yard Patrol boats are scheduled to depart on Saturday, May 23.
Visitors should plan to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. All bags and/or camera cases will be searched prior to entering. Ships are considered an industrial environment and guests are encouraged to avoid open-toed sandals, high-heels, necklaces or other items that can get caught, as well as bags that are too heavy to carry comfortably. Sunscreen and/or sunglasses are advised.
There is no age requirement to tour USN, USNA and USCG ships during Fleet Week New York, however, adult visitors over the age of 18 are required to show a valid state or federal issued picture I.D. prior to touring. Additionally, tours may not be appropriate for small children or those with certain medical conditions. Strollers or baby carriages are permitted on the pier, but not allowed on the ships.
USN, USNA and USCG ships are not handicap accessible. The pier facilities in both Manhattan and Staten Island – including the exhibit, observation, refreshment, and restroom areas – are handicap accessible.
Photography is permitted aboard the ships during tours, however, photos of security personnel or procedures are prohibited.
Bottles, cans or containers of any type; banners, posters or signs of any type; mace, pepper spray, or other defensive sprays or chemicals; knives, firearms, fireworks or any explosive; illegal drugs or paraphernalia; flammable liquids or aerosol spray cans; club weapons; and animals are not permitted. Smoking is also not permitted aboard any ship or anywhere near the piers. The USN, USNA, and USCG reserve the right to prohibit other items not listed above.
Food will not be available on the ships, but visitors will be able to purchase bottled water and some food items at concession stands on the piers.
In addition to public visitation of participating ships, there will be numerous exhibits and aviation demonstrations throughout the week showing off the latest technology of the maritime services and the skilled expertise of our service members.
Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th 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 weeklong celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984. It is anticipated that nearly 1,800 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate.
For up-to-date information on all Fleet Week events, visit the official Fleet Week New York website at www.fleetweeknewyork.com, “Like” FleetWeekNewYork on Facebook, or “Follow” @FleetWeekNYC on Twitter. Fleet Week New York photos can be viewed on Flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/fwnypao. Join the conversation on social media by using #FleetWeekNYC. Share Fleet Week New York ship tour experiences on Twitter and Facebook by using #SelfieWithASailor.

Fleet Week sets sail for New York City; ships announced

NORFOLK, VA (NRMA) – Three U.S. Navy ships, four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Yard Patrol boats, and two U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutters will participate in the 2015 Fleet Week New York, May 20-26.

Navy participating ships will include San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17), and Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyers USS Barry (DDG 52) and USS Stout (DDG 55) from Norfolk, Va.

USCG participating ships will include cutter Sturgeon Bay (WTGB 109), from Bayonne, N.J. and cutter Spencer (WMEC 905) from Boston, Mass.

San Antonio and Spencer will be moored at Pier 92 in Manhattan; Barry, Stout, and Sturgeon Bay will be moored at The USS Sullivans Pier at the Staten Island Homeport; and the USNA Yard Patrol boats will be moored at Pier 86 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th 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 weeklong 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 all Fleet Week events, visit the official Fleet Week New York website at www.fleetweeknewyork.com, “Like” FleetWeekNewYork on Facebook, or “Follow” @FleetWeekNYC on Twitter. Fleet Week New York photos can be viewed on Flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/fwnypao. Join the conversation on social media by using #FleetWeekNYC. Share Fleet Week New York ship tour experiences on Twitter and Facebook by using #SelfieWithASailor.

2015 Fleet Week New York dates announced

NORFOLK, VA (NRMA) – The U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard announced dates for the 2015 Fleet Week New York today. Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th year, is scheduled to take place May 20-26. The weeklong celebration is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services, and 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. Fleet Week New York has been held nearly every year since 1984, and it is anticipated that nearly 1,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year. In addition to public visitation of participating ships and military band concerts, there will be numerous exhibits and aviation demonstrations throughout the week showcasing the latest technology of the maritime services and the skilled expertise of our dedicated service members.

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.