NYC – Fleet Week 2017 Events – New York City – New Yorkled

ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY FLEET WEEK
2017

May 24 – 30, 2017

Of Interest:

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

Visiting of Ships:

  • Thursday, May 26 – Monday, May 30
    General public ship tours begin
    Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm dependent upon location
    Lines may be capped at 3:00 pm

Events & Times Subject To Change

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

  • Navy Band Concert
    Noon – 1:15 pm
    Manhattan, New York (Central Park)
    Navy Band Northeast will perform a concert in Cental Park. Event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  • Fleet Week New York Parade of Ships
    TBD
    New York Harbor
    Watch as U.S. Navy, including U.S. Marine Corps personnel, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian ships transit the New York Harbor to kick-off 2017 Fleet Week New York. Event is free and open to the public to view.
  • Fort Hamilton Salute to the Ships of Fleet Week
    TBD
    Brooklyn, New York (Bluff at Fort Hamilton)
    Annual salute to the ships of Fleet Week at U.S. Army Garrison Ft. Hamilton. Event is free and open to individuals with base access.
  • Fort Wadsworth Fleet Week and National Park Centennial Celebration
    TBD
    Staten Island, New York (Fort Wadsworth Overlook)
    The National Parks Service (NPS) will host an event in celebration of Fleet Week New York and the Centennial of the NPS. Event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

  • General Public Ship Tours
    8 am – 5 pm; 10 am- 5 pm (Intrepid, Pier 86)
    Multiple locations
    Lines may be capped at 3 pm
    Ship tours will be held in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Events are free and open to the public.

Friday, May 26, 2017

  • General Public Ship Tours
    8 am – 5 pm; 10 am- 5 pm (Intrepid, Pier 86)
    Multiple locations
    Lines may be capped at 3 pm
    Ship tours will be held in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Events are free and open to the public.
  • Joint Re-enlistment/Promotions Ceremony
    2 pm – 2:30 pm
    Manhattan, New York (9/11 Memorial Plaza)
    Service members from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard will participate in a re-enlistment and promotion ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Navy Band Concert
    5 pm – 6:30 pm
    Manhattan, New York (Military Island, Times Square)
    Navy Band Northeast “Rhode Island Sound” will perform a concert at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

  • General Public Ship Tours
    8 am – 5 pm; 10 am- 5 pm (Intrepid, Pier 86)
    Multiple locations
    Lines may be capped at 3 pm
    Ship tours will be held in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Events are free and open to the public.
  • Marine Day
    8 am – 4 pm
    Brooklyn, New York (Prospect Park)
    U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) will host Marine Day in Prospect Park. Event will feature a formation run followed by military static displays, demos, and a performance by the USMC Battle Color Detachment. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Seabee STEM Challenge
    9 am – 5 pm
    Manhattan, New York (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86)
    U.S. Navy Seabee Historical Foundation will host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) challenge for visitors at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Joint Aviation Static Display Event
    10 am – 2 pm
    East Meadow, New York (Eisenhower Park)
    U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps will host displays of aviation and personnel equipment. Navy Band Northeast scheduled to perform from 10 am – noon. Event is free and open to the public.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo
    Noon – 12:30 pm
    Staten Island, New York (In view from Homeport Pier)
    U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water of the Homeport Pier for visitors and ships to see. During the demo, a USCG rescue 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. Event is free and open to the public.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment Performance
    8 pm – 9 pm
    Manhattan, New York (Father Duffy Square, Times Square)
    U.S. Marine Corps Battle Colors Detachment will perform at Father Duffy Square in Times Square in front of the TKTS red steps. Event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

  • Freedom Run
    7:30 am – 10 am
    North Cove Marina to 9/11 Memorial Site
    Sea service members, and New York-based first responders, will participate in annual Freedom Run. U.S. Marine Corps Battle Colors Detachment scheduled to perform following the run. Event is free and open to the public to view.
  • General Public Ship Tours
    8 am – 5 pm; 10 am- 5 pm (Intrepid, Pier 86)
    Multiple locations
    Lines may be capped at 3 pm
    Ship tours will be held in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Events are free and open to the public.
  • Seabee STEM Challenge
    9 am – 5 pm
    Manhattan, New York (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86)
    U.S. Navy Seabee Historical Foundation will host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) challenge for visitors at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Veterans Appreciation Day & Memorial Tribute
    11:45 am – 4 pm
    Rye, New York (Rye Playland)
    Event will include a ceremony in honor of Memorial Day, U.S. Marine Corps aviation static display (2 pm – 4 pm), and more. Event is free and open to the public.
  • 2nd Annual Fleet Week at Liberty State Park
    Noon – 5 pm
    Jersey City, New Jersey (1 Audrey Zapp Dr., Liberty State Park – take Exit 14B off NJ Turnpike)
    Event will include the U.S. Navy (USN) Parachute Team, The Leap Frogs; USN Dive Tank; Navy Band Northeast performance; USN helicopter static display; U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Silent Drill Team performance; USCG Search and Rescue demonstration; U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment performance; military static displays; kids activities; and much more. Event is free and open to the public. View event flyer here
  • Fleet Week New York Community Music Festival
    Noon – 8 pm
    Staten Island, New York (40 Mithorne St., Flagship Brewery)
    Flagship Brewery and community memebers will host a music festival in honor of Fleet Week. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Navy Band Concert
    5 pm – 6 pm
    Manhattan, New York (Military Island, Times Square)
    Navy Band Northeast “Rhode Island Sound” will perform a concert at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

Monday, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day)

  • General Public Ship Tours
    8 am – 5 pm; 10 am- 5 pm (Intrepid, Pier 86)
    Multiple locations
    Lines may be capped at 3 pm
    Ship tours will be held in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Events are free and open to the public.
  • New Rochelle Memorial Day Ceremony
    Noon – 6 pm (tentatively)
    New Rochelle, New York (Glen Island Park)
    Event will include memorial ceremony (noon), free concert in the park, and U.S. Marine Corps aviation static displays (2 pm – 5 pm). Event is free and open to the public.
  • Seabee STEM Challenge
    9 am – 5 pm
    Manhattan, New York (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86)
    U.S. Navy Seabee Historical Foundation will host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) challenge for visitors at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Intrepid Memorial Day Commemoration
    11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Manhattan, New York (12th Ave. & 46th St. Pier 86N)
    Honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in the armed forces. Join hundreds of veterans, representing wars and conflicts from WWII to the present. Event is free and open to the public.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo
    2 pm – 2:30 pm
    Manhattan, New York (In view from Intrepid Pier 86)
    U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water of the Intrepid Pier 86 for visitors and ships to see. During the demo, a USCG rescue 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. Event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

  • Ships Depart
    TBD
    New York Harbor
    Participating ships depart, signaling the completion of the 2017 Fleet Week New York. Event is free and open to the public to view.

Jones Beach Air Show in Long Island

May 27 & 28, 2017

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



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

1940’s-Style Swing Dancing Event

As Part Of Fleet Week New York 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017
7:00 pm – 1:00 am

Tickets On Sale Now!

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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:

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

Stay tuned for this listing to be added!

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Memorial Day Observance
at the
Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument

Monday, May 29, 2017 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.

This year’s event will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.

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 29, 2017
8:00 – 9:00 pm

The New York Philharmonic presents the first in their series of free summer concerts at the Cathedral, one of our most cherished signature events. Tickets for seating are provided on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the performance. The audio of the performance will also be broadcast onto the adjacent Pulpit Green, weather permitting.

1047 Amsterdam Ave, NYC

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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.

Ships:

The following is from last year. Stay tuned for this year’s listings

Pier 88S, Manhattan

  • USS Bataan (LHD 5)

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86N, Manhattan

  • USCGC Juniper (WLB 201)
  • USNA Yard Patrol Boats

Pier 92, Manhattan

  • HMCS Athabaskan (D 282)
  • HMCS Kingston (MM 700)
  • HMCS Moncton (MM 708)

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, Brooklyn

  • USS Farragut (DDG 99)
  • USS Bainbridge (DDG 96)
  • USCGC Forward (WMEC 911)

USS The Sullivan’s Homeport Pier, Staten Island

  • USS Shamal (PC 13)
  • USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43)

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Aircraft:

  • To come…

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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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.