NYC – Fleet Week 2018 Events – New York City – New Yorkled2018-05-28T12:15:41+00:00

ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY FLEET WEEK
2018

May 23 – 29, 2018

Of Interest:

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

Keep in mind how it’s highly unlikely that the following items are the final listing. We’re pretty confident there’ll be lots more to be added as we near the beginning of Fleet Week. Stay tuned!

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2018 Fleet Week New York comes to a close

Tuesday May 29, 2018

Participating ships scheduled to depart tomorrow

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Visiting of Ships:

  • Thursday, May 24 – Monday, May 28
    General public ship tours begin
    The hours for last year went as so:

    • Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm dependent upon location
      Lines may be capped at 3:00 pm

Events & Times Subject To Change

Info mostly furnished by the official Fleet Site here…

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

  • Parade of Ships
    Taking place early afternoon
    NY Harbor
    The Parade of Ships officially kicks off 2018 Fleet Week New York. The ships will be able to be seen along the Hudson River from Battery Park to just south of the George Washington Bridge. The flagship, USS Arlington (LPD 24), is scheduled to render a salute as the ship passes Fort Hamilton on Long Island. Fort Hamilton will conduct an 11-gun salute in return.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

  • General Public Ship Tours
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 90 in Manhattan; Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (in the Red Hook Community) in Brooklyn; and Homeport Pier in Staten Island
    Ship tours will be held on Pier 90; Brooklyn Cruise Terminal; and Homeport Pier. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.
  • General Public Ship Tours (Pier 86)
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 86 (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum) in Manhattan
    Ship tours will be held on Pier 86. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.

Friday, May 25, 2018

  • General Public Ship Tours
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 90 in Manhattan; Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (in the Red Hook Community) in Brooklyn; and Homeport Pier in Staten Island
    Ship tours will be held on Pier 90; Brooklyn Cruise Terminal; and Homeport Pier. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.
  • General Public Ship Tours (Pier 86)
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 86 (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum) in Manhattan
    Ship tours will be held on Pier 86. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

  • General Public Ship Tours
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 90 in Manhattan; Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (in the Red Hook Community) in Brooklyn; and Homeport Pier in Staten Island
    Ship tours will be held on Pier 90; Brooklyn Cruise Terminal; and Homeport Pier. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.
  • General Public Ship Tours (Pier 86)
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 86 (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum) in Manhattan
    Ship tours will be held on Pier 86. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

  • General Public Ship Tours
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 90 in Manhattan; Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (in the Red Hook Community) in Brooklyn; and Homeport Pier in Staten Island
    Ship tours will be held on Pier 90; Brooklyn Cruise Terminal; and Homeport Pier. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.
  • General Public Ship Tours (Pier 86)
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 86 (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum) in Manhattan
    Ship tours will be held on Pier 86. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.

Monday, May 28, 2018

  • General Public Ship Tours (Last Day For Tours!)
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 90 in Manhattan; Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (in the Red Hook Community) in Brooklyn; and Homeport Pier in Staten Island
    Ship tours will be held on Pier 90; Brooklyn Cruise Terminal; and Homeport Pier. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.
  • General Public Ship Tours (Pier 86 – Last Day For Tours!)
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pier 86 (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum) in Manhattan
    Ship tours will be held on Pier 86. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 28, 2018

  • Ships depart
    TBD
    NY Harbor
    The event signals the end of 2018 Fleet Week New York. Ships will depart the area at various times.

Press Release Concerning Ship Announcement

NORFOLK, VA (NRMA) – Four U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters, four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats (YPs), two Military Sealift Command ships, and one Royal Canadian Navy vessel will participate during 2018 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 23-29.  It is anticipated that more than 2,300 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year.

Ship and pier locations include:

Manhattan, Pier 90:

  • San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24), from Norfolk, Virginia. Arlington will embark several hundred Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
  • Kingston-class coastal defence vessel HMCS Moncton (MM 708), from Canadian Forces Base Halifax

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86: 

  • Four USNA YPs, from Annapolis, Maryland (Vessels depart Saturday, May26)
  • Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127), from Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal: (In the Red Hook community)

  • Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), from Norfolk, Virginia

Homeport Pier, Staten Island:

  • Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9), from Mayport, Florida
  • Keeper-class cutter USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM 552), from Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Reliance-class cutter USCGC Diligence (WLM 552), from Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Pathfinder-class oceanographic survey ship USNS Maury (T-AGS 66)

Kings Point (U.S. Merchant Marine Academy):  (Not open for general public tours)

  • Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Zephyr (PC 8), from Mayport, Florida

Bronx/SUNY Maritime College:  (Not open for general public tours)

  • Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF-9)

Ship tours will be conducted daily throughout the week in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ship tours on Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86, will be conducted daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Now in its 30th year, FWNY 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.

 


Jones Beach Air Show in Long Island

May 25 – 27, 2018

Admission Price: FREE
Parking Cost: $10.00

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Some photos from previous years

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Scroll Down For a List of Related Press Releases as well as a Map

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Memorial Day Observance
at the
Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument

Yet to be confirmed, but we’ve no reason to believe that it won’t be taking place this year. Still, hold tight.

Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00 am
(89th Street & Riverside Drive)

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Day Observance
10 am – noon
Manhattan, New York (Riverside Dr. & 89th St.)

Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony will take place at Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Manhattan.

Event is free and open to the public.

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NY Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert

At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Monday, May 28, 2018
8:00 – 9:00 pm

“Now and then something happens that makes you feel proud of institutions and the music-loving public. One such event is the New York Philharmonic’s Annual Free Memorial Day concert,” raved The New York Times. Join us at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, where you’ll be surrounded by the sounds of Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the performance; ticket distribution will begin at 6:00 PM The audio of the performance will be broadcast onto the adjacent Pulpit Green, weather permitting.

1047 Amsterdam Ave, NYC

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Photo taken at a previous Fleet Week.

Photo taken at a previous Fleet Week 2010.

Also Visit the Official Fleet Week Site

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum To Host 3rd Annual

1940’s-Style Swing Dancing Event

Battle Of The Big Bands

Saturday, May 26
8:00 pm to 1:00 am

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

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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:

A full schedule can be found at www.intrepidmuseum.org

Thursday, May 24

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) and four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol crafts, docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours.
  • 6:00 pm
    Salute to Freedom Gala. Learn more

Friday, May 25

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) and four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol crafts, docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours.
  • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Guide Talks & Science Demos
  • 12:15 pm – 3:15 pm (every hour)
    Giant Leaps Planetarium Show
  • 7:00 pm
    Movie on the Flight Deck: Top Gun The Summer Movie Series kicks off with a free screening of Top Gun, introduced by former NASA astronaut and T-38 pilot Gregory C. Johnson!

Saturday, May 26

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) and four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol crafts, docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours.
  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Interactive Displays: U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force Auxiliary, Broadway Connected, New York Institute of Technology, American Red Cross, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Intrepid former crew members, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Discover Harlem, American Legion, Guide Dog Foundation/Americas Vet Dogs, FDNY, Coca-Cola.\
  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Display of Antique Military Vehicles. See vehicles from World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean War, brought by the Military Transport Association.
  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Activities Exploring Water and Air. Presented by Museum educators
  • 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Live Performances
  • 12:00 pm
    Beautiful – The Carole King Musica
  • 12:30 pm
    The Escape to Margaritaville
  • 1:00 pm
    Broadway Salutes The Troops presented by Broadway Connected: Hits from HAMILTON, SOUTH PACIFIC, MISS SAIGON, BYE BYE BIRDIE, HAIR, AMERICAN IDIOT and many more will be performed by top talents from Broadway and beyond and featuring YouTube sensation Spencer Knight.
  • 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm
    America’s Sweethearts: History through Harmony
  • 3:00 pm
    Madison Rising led by Air Force Veteran
  • 4:30 pm
    Latin Giants of Jazz band led by Intrepid former crewmember Stew Jackson
  • 8:00 pm
    Battle of the Big Bands. Get tickets

Sunday, May 27

  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Interactive Displays U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force Auxiliary, Broadway Connected, New York Institute of Technology, American Red Cross, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Intrepid former crew members
  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Display of Antique Military Vehicles See vehicles from World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean War, brought by the Military Transport Association.
  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Activity Tent
  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Activities Exploring Water and Air.Presented by Museum educators
  • 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Live Performances
  • 12:00 pm
    This One’s For The Girls
  • 12:30 pm
    Desperate Measures
  • 1:00 pm
    Broadway Salutes The Troops presented by Broadway Connected: Hits from HAMILTON, SOUTH PACIFIC, MISS SAIGON, BYE BYE BIRDIE, HAIR, AMERICAN IDIOT and many more will be performed by top talents from Broadway and beyond and featuring YouTube sensation Spencer Knight.
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    America’s Sweethearts: History through Harmony
  • 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm
    VIPER Band performing hits from the most epic decade in movie soundtrack history – the 80’s!

Monday, May 28

  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Activities and Displays U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force Auxiliary, New York Institute of Technology, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Discover Harlem, American Legion, FDNY, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Intrepid former crew members
  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Activities Exploring Water and Air. Presented by Museum educators
  • 11:00 am
    Memorial Day Ceremony
  • 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127), docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Bubble Garden. Presented by the Gazillion Bubble Show

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Aviation Related Events:

The Following is from last year!

Stay tuned for updated to this year’s (2017 Listings)

NORFOLK, VA (NRMA) – In addition to showcasing the world’s largest maritime force, the sea services are scheduled to host a variety of air demonstrations, May 26-30, in celebration of the 2016 Fleet Week New York (FWNY).

FWNY, now in its 28th 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, and it is anticipated that nearly 4,500 sea service members will participate this year.

Events include:

Thursday, May 26th

  • 9:00 – 11:00 am
    Westbury High School | Westbury, N.Y. (Long Island) – The event will include two MH-60S and one MH-53E helicopter static displays, as well as a U.S. Navy (USN) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) demonstration for students. Navy Band Northeast Rhode Island Sound is scheduled to perform. Event is not open to general public.
  • 10:00 am – noon
    Massapequa High School | Massapequa, N.Y.  – The event will feature U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) aviation static displays, and vehicles and equipment carried by a Marine Corps infantry platoon (small arms, small artillery and individual combat load) on display for students. Event is not open to general public.
  • 12:30 – 2:30 pm
    Connetquot High School | Bohemia, N.Y. – The event will feature a USMC aviation static displays, and vehicles and equipment carried by a Marine Corps infantry platoon (small arms, small artillery and individual combat load) on display for students. Event is not open to general public.1 – 3 p.m., East Brook Middle School/Paramus High School | Paramus, N.J. – The event will include two MH-60S helicopter static displays, as well as a USN EOD demonstration for students. U.S. Fleet Forces Brass Band is scheduled to perform. Event is not open to general public.

Saturday, May 28th

  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, N.Y. – Event will include USN and USMC aviation static displays (10 a.m. – noon, including a USN EOD demonstration), personnel, equipment, and vehicles and equipment carried by a Marine Corps infantry platoon (small arms, small artillery and individual combat load), and more. Navy Band Northeast Rhode Island Sound is scheduled to perform from 10 a.m. – noon.  Event is free and open to the public.Noon – 12:30 p.m., USS The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island, N.Y. – a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter will conduct a search and rescue demonstration over open water near the pier. During the demonstration, the helicopter crew will drop a mannequin into the water to simulate a person in distress. A rescue swimmer will then jump into the water to secure the mannequin. Both the rescue swimmer and the mannequin are then lifted securely back into the helicopter, and the helicopter departs the area. Event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 29th

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Liberty State Park, Jersey City, N.J. – Event will include the USN Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs,” USN helicopter demonstration with EOD fast rope, U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue demonstration, U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team performance, USN and USMC band performances, USN dive tank, military tactical vehicles, and more. Event is free and open to the public.2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Rye Playland, Rye, N.Y. – Event will include a ceremony in honor of Memorial Day for veterans, USMC aviation static displays, and vehicles and equipment carried by a Marine Corps infantry platoon (small arms, small artillery and individual combat load). Event is free and open to the public.

Monday, May 30th

  • 2:00 – 5:00 pm
    Glen Island Park, New Rochelle, N.Y. – Event will feature USMC aviation static displays, and vehicles and equipment carried by a Marine Corps infantry platoon (small arms, small artillery and individual combat load) for students. Event is free and open to the public.1:10 p.m., Citi Field, Flushing, N.Y. – Four FA-18 Super Hornets based out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va. will fly over the annual New York Mets/USO Military Appreciation Day at Citi Field, signifying the start of the game. The Mets will take on the Chicago White Sox. The USN Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs will jump into the stadium and military personnel from all five branches will be represented on the field. The Joint Service Color Guard will present colors, and a member of Navy Band Northeast will sing the national anthem. Event is open to the public.1:30 – 2 p.m., Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86N, Manhattan, N.Y. – a USCG helicopter will conduct a search and rescue demonstration over open water near the pier. During the demonstration, the helicopter crew will drop a mannequin into the water to simulate a person in distress. A rescue swimmer will then jump into the water to secure the mannequin. Both the rescue swimmer and the mannequin are then lifted securely back into the helicopter, and the helicopter departs the area. Event is free and open to the public.

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Visit the following for additional information:
– Official Fleet Week website
– Visit also the Intrepid Page on New Yorkled
– New Historic Aircraft Lifted By CraneTo The Flight Deck Of The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
– 911 Memorial Fences Taken Down – Passes NO LONGER NEEDED!!!!

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2018 Press Release:

Sea service members to build with Habitat for Humanity New York City during Fleet Week

NORFOLK, VA (NRMA) – Sea service members will help Habitat for Humanity New York City (Habitat NYC) on revitalization projects in Brooklyn and Queens as part of a Fleet Week New York (FWNY) community service project, May 24-25.

Military personnel will assist with two home building projects in Jamaica, Queens; and a Brooklyn senior center in conjunction with “A Brush with Kindness” project each day.

“Habitat NYC engages New Yorkers in service to better our communities, and no one knows the meaning of service better than the committed members of our military,” said Karen Haycox, CEO of Habitat for Humanity New York City. “For the past six years, Habitat NYC’s Fleet Week build has been a rewarding event for our volunteers, staff – and of course – the sea service members who spend their day with us. We are honored to continue the tradition and to host the sea service members. During Fleet Week, we all work towards one mission – to provide hard-working families with a safe, decent and affordable home.”

Now in its 30th year, FWNY 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.

For up-to-date information on all FWNY events, visit the official FWNY website at www.fleetweeknewyork.com, “Like” FleetWeekNewYork on Facebook, or “Follow” @FleetWeekNYC on Twitter. FWNY photos can be viewed on Flickr and Instagram. Join the conversation on social media by using #FleetWeekNYC. Connect with Habitat NYC on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram at @HabitatNYC.

Habitat NYC, a non-profit organization, transforms lives and communities by building and preserving affordable homes with hard-working families in need – and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing. With the help of thousands of volunteers each year, Habitat NYC builds and preserves homes for ownership by low-to moderate income families throughout the five boroughs, creating a stronger and more united New York. Learn more at www.habitatnyc.org.

 

2017 Press Release:

2017 Fleet Week New York dates announced NORFOLK, VA (NRMA)

The U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard has officially announced dates for 2017 Fleet Week New York (FWNY)

Now in its 29th year, FWNY is scheduled to take place May 24-30. 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.

The event has been held nearly every year since 1984, and it is anticipated that nearly 5,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year.

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

The theme for this year is “Celebrating the Sea Services and commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Seabees.” For 75 years, members of the Naval Construction Forces, known as the Seabees, have repeatedly demonstrated their skills as fighters and builders, and while doing so, they have built and fought for freedom both in peace and in war time. The Seabees continue to play a crucial role in supporting the fleet while carrying out our Navy’s maritime strategy.

For up-to-date information on all FWNY events, visit the official FWNY website at www.fleetweeknewyork.com, “Like” FleetWeekNewYork on Facebook, or “Follow” @FleetWeekNYC on Twitter. FWNY photos can be viewed on Flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/fwnypao and Instagram at www.instagram.com/fleetweeknyc. Join the conversation on social media by using #FleetWeekNYC. Follow the Seabee Commemoration at #SeabeeCanD

Press Releases from previous years:

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 am to 5 pm daily. Public visitation on USNA Yard Patrol boats runs Thursday through Friday, May 22; 10 am to 5 pm 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 am, with ships in formation behind, passing Buoys 19 and 20 at approximately 9 am The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) will join at 9:15 am At 9:30 am, 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 am

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 am to 5 pm 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.