NYC – Fleet Week 2019 Events – New York City – New Yorkled

ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY FLEET WEEK
2019

May 22 – 28, 2019

Of Interest:

The events listed below are Free and are re-listed with the permission of the US Navy Public Affairs Office. The Parade of Ships is expected to take place early Wednesday morning beginning around 8:00 am and beyond. Keep in mind how last year the parade was delayed due to water currents and such. So please keep that under consideration.

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Visiting of Ships:

  • Thursday, May 23 – Monday, May 27
    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…

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

2nd Annual Helicopter Landing at Miller Field
10:00 am – noon
Miller Field, 600 New Dorp Ln., Staten Island

The event will kick off with a fast rope demonstration conducted by a team of U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) members from Virginia Beach, Va. and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron NINE (HSC-9), known as the “Tridents,” from Norfolk, Va. After the demonstration, various helicopters will be available for tours. Additionally, spectators will be able to experience a musical performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band;” see various military and informational static displays, including World War I Commission and STEM education; meet military personnel, try on equipment and gear, and much more! Click here for the event flyer. Event is free and open to the public.

Navy Band Concert in Central Park
Noon – 1:15 pm
Central Park Naumburg Bandshell – Terrance Dr., near 72nd St., Manhattan
Navy Band Northeast’s “Pops Ensemble” will perform a concert at the Central Park Naumburg Bandshell. Event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Parade of Ships
8:00 am – Noon (Approximately)
NY Harbor

The Parade of Ships officially kicks off 2019 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. Event is free to the public to view.

Fleet Week at Fort Hamilton
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fort Hamilton, Engeldrum Bluff, 101st St. & Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn
Annual event sponsored by Fort Hamilton. Spectators will be able to view participating ships as they travel through the New York Harbor during the Parade of Ships. Not open to the public. DOD ID required to enter base.

Fleet Week at Fort Wadsworth
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fort Wadsworth Overlook, 210 New York Ave, Staten Island
Annual event sponsored by the Gateway National Recreation Area and the National Park Service. Spectators will be able to view participating ships as they travel through the New York Harbor during the Parade of Ships. Event is free to the public to view.

Navy Band Concert at South Street Seaport
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
South Street Seaport, 12 Fulton St., Manhattan
U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band” will perform a concert at the Arch at the South Street Seaport. Event is free and open to the public.

Navy Band Concert at Arch in Washington Square Park
4:00 – 5:15 pm
Washington Square Park Arch, W. 4th Street, Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Navy Band Northeast’s “Ceremonial Band” will perform a concert at the Arch at Washington Square Park. Event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

General Public Ship Tours
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pier 88 in Manhattan; and Homeport Pier in Staten Island
Ship tours will be held on Pier 88 and the Staten Island 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.

Annual Fleet Week Freedom Run
8:00 am – 10:30 am
North Cove Marina to 9/11 Memorial Plaza
The annual Fleet Week Freedom Run is a 1.7 mile fun run through financial district and culminating at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza. Event is free and open to the public to view.

General Public Ship Tours (Pier 86)
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pier 86 (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum) in Manhattan
Ship tours (U.S. Coast Guard only) 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. Tours will close early due to a scheduled private event. Events are free and open to the public. Tours do not require museum admission.

Navy Dive Tank in Times Square
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)
U.S. Navy divers will dive in the Navy Dive Tank right in Times Square throughout the day. Come by and play tic-tac-toe, see their gear, take photos and learn about U.S. Navy Divers. Event is free and open to the public.

Navy Band Concert in Union Square Park
Noon – 1:15 pm
Union Square Park, E 14th St. to E 17th Street, Manhattan
U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band” will perform a concert in Union Square Park.Event is free and open to the public.

U.S. WWI Centennial Commission USS San Diego Plaque Unveiling
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Times Square – Father Duffy Square, 7th Ave & W 47th St, Manhattan
U.S. WWI Centennial Commission to unveil the USS San Diego Plaque at Father Duffy Square. Plaque will be dedicated in the town of Ocean Beach in July 2019Event is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 24, 2019

General Public Ship Tours
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pier 88 in Manhattan and Homeport Pier in Staten Island
Ship tours will be held on Pier 88 and the Staten Island 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. Tours do not require museum admission.

Navy Dive Tank in Times Square
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)
U.S. Navy divers will dive in the Navy Dive Tank right in Times Square throughout the day. Come by and play tic-tac-toe, see their gear, take photos and learn about U.S. Navy Divers. Event is free and open to the public.

NYPD/U.S. Navy Association Remembrance Ceremony and Celebration
10:00 am – noon
NYPD Headquarters Auditorium, One Police Plaza, Manhattan
NYPD/U.S. Navy Association will honor fallen Sailors and police officers during a remembrance ceremony in the NYPD Headquarters Auditorium. Event is free and open to the public.

Joint Reenlistment and Promotion Ceremony
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
9/11 Memorial Plaza, cobblestone area between vanishing pools
Sea service members will participate in a Reenlistment and Promotion Ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza. Event is free and open to the public.

U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team at Times Square
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)
U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Demonstration
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)
The U.S. Marine Corps will host a martial arts demonstration at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

Navy Band Concert
8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)
Navy Band Northeast’s “Rhode Island Sound” will perform a concert at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

USO FLeet Week 5K
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Pier 84 in Manhattan
Join the USO at Pier 84 in Manhattan for the USO Fleet Week 5K. Registering for the USO 5K is free! Funds raised will support vital USO programs and services for our military members and their families. Come together to REMEMBER service members and their families, HONOR them for their service and sacrifices, and show our SUPPORT! Click here for the event flyer. Click here for more information and to register.

General Public Ship Tours
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pier 86 in Manhattan and the Homeport Pier in Staten Island
Ship tours will be held on Pier 88 and Staten Island 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 (U.S. Coast Guard only) 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. Tours do not require museum admission.

Marine Day in Prospect Park
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prospect Park, West Dr. at the intersection of Prospect Park West & Prospect Park Southwest, Brooklyn
The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) will host Marine Day in Prospect Park featuring interactive and aviation static displays, demonstrations, and a performance by the USMC Battle Color Detachment. Event is free and open to the public.

Navy Dive Tank in Times Square (Last Day!)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)
U.S. Navy divers will dive in the Navy Dive Tank right in Times Square throughout the day. Come by and play tic-tac-toe, see their gear, take photos and learn about U.S. Navy Divers. Event is free and open to the public.

Navy Aviation – Eisenhower Park
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow (Nassau County)
The U.S. Navy will host an aviation event at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow (Nassau County), NY. Event will include military an non-military static displays and the U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band” will also perform. Event is free and open to the public.

Side By Side Military Appreciation Event presented by Northwell Health
Noon – 6:00 pm
Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan
Event will include musical performances and numerous military static displays on the Rockefeller Center plaza. Event is free and open to the public.

U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
Noon – 12:30 pm
Homeport Pier, Staten Island
U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the vicinity of the water off of the Staten Island Homeport Pier for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

Navy Band Concert
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)
Navy Band Northeast’s “Rhode Island Sound” will perform a concert at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment Performance
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Times Square (Father Duffy Square, 7th Ave & W 47th St.)
The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment will perform in Times Square (Father Duffy Square) for the general public in front of the TKTS red steps. Event is free and open to the public.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

General Public Ship Tours
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (in the Red Hook Community) in Brooklyn and the Homeport Pier in Staten Island only
Ship tours will be held at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and the Staten Island Homeport Pier only … ship tours will not be available on Pier 88 today. 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 (U.S. Coast Guard only) 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. Tours do not require museum admission.

Liberty State Park Fleet Week 1 Mile Fun Run & 5K Race
10:30 am – 11:50 am, Registration begins at 9:30 am
Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City, NJ
New this year … bring out the family and take part in a 1 Mile Fun Run and 5K community run during the annual Fleet Week at Liberty State Park hosted by City Challenge Races, then stay and enjoy the festivities throughout the day! Click here for the event flyer. Click here for more information and to register.

4th Annual Fleet Week at Liberty State Park
Noon – 5:00 pm
Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City, NJ
Join the U.S. Navy (USN), U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) as they showcase the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. Event will include a performance by U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band;” USN and USMC helicopter static displays; USN Dive Tank; USO; USMC Martial Arts Program demonstration and pull-up challenge; USCG Search and Rescue demonstration; USCG Silent Drill Team and USMC Battle Color Detachment performances; military static displays, including Stewards of the Sea, World War I Commission, Submarine Forces, USMC ordnance and vehicles; kids activities, bounce houses and face painting, food trucks and much more! Event is free and open to the public. Click here for the event flyer.

Youth City Challenge at Liberty State Park
1:30 p.m – 4:00 pm, Registration begins at 1:00 pm
Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City, NJ
New this year … bring out the family and challege yourself in a 1 Mile – 10 Obstacle Course designed for youth ages 5-12 during the annual Fleet Week at Liberty State Park hosted by City Challenge Races. Click here for the event flyer. Click here for more information and to register.

11th Annual Veterans Appreciation Day & Memorial Tribute Event at Rye Playland
11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Rye Playland, 1 Playland Park, Rye
Event will include military aviation static displays and a ceremony in honor of Memorial Day. Event is free and open to the public.

Annual Fleet Week Music Festival
Noon – 6:00 pm
Flagship Brewery, 140 Minthorne St., Staten Island
The Flagship Brewery and community members will host their annual music festival in honor of Fleet Week. Local bands scheduled to perform. Event is free and open to the public.

Family Sunday at Citi FIeld
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Queens
See military static displays on the plaza, then stay for the game as the New York Mets take on the Detroit Tigers, and also see a flyover with FA-18 Hornets from NAS Oceana, Navy Band Northeast singer performing the national anthem, and honor Lucille Posner, a former 2nd class petty officer who served as part of Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) in World War II as the “Veteran of the Game.”

Fleet Week Follies
1:00 pm – 8:30 pm
National Sawdust Music Venue, 80 N 6th St., Brooklyn
Inspired by the legacy of the Stage Door Canteen, Waterwall is bringing together some of New York’s finest performers to put on a free evening of entertainment for active duty and veterans during Fleet Week New York.Click herefor the event flyer. Click here for more information.

Mets Family Sunday
1:00 pm start
Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Queens
Event will include military static displays on the plaza, a FA-18 flyover will be conducted prior to the start of the game. Mets will take on the Detroit Tigers.

Navy Band Concert (Last Performance)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)
Navy Band Northeast’s “Rhode Island Sound” will perform a concert at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

Monday, May 27, 2019

General Public Ship Tours (Last Day For Ship Tours!)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pier 88 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 88, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and the Staten Island 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 Ship Tours!)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pier 86 (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum) in Manhattan
Ship tours (U.S. Coast Guard only) 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. Tours do not require museum admission.

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Day Observance
10:00 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.

Intrepid Memorial Day Commemoration
11:00 am – 1:00 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. Visit the Intrepid Museum website for more details here

U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team on Pier 86
Noon – 12:30 pm
Manhattan, New York (12th Ave. & 46th St. Pier 86N)
U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform on Pier 86. Event is free and open to the public.

U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, Manhattan
U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the vicinity of the water off of Pier 86 for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Ships depart
TBD
NY Harbor
The event signals the end of 2019 Fleet Week New York. Ships will depart the area at various times.

 

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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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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Fleet Week Demonstrations
& Sports at Liberty State Park

May 26, 2019

Featuring FWNY 19-04 Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum To Host Annual

1940’s-Style Swing Dancing Event

Battle Of The Big Bands

Saturday, June 8, 2019

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

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NY Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert

At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Monday, May 27, 2019

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the performance; ticket distribution will begin at 5:00 PM. The audio of the performance will be broadcast onto the adjacent Pulpit Green, weather permitting.

1047 Amsterdam Ave, NYC

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Memorial Day Observance
at the
Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument

Monday, May 27, 2019 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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Jones Beach Air Show in Long Island

May 24-26, 2019

Admission Price: FREE
Parking Cost: $10.00

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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:

Wednesday, May 22

8:00 am-9:30 am: To kick-off the annual Fleet Week events, watch as Naval and Coast Guard ships sail up the Hudson River into New York City, traveling past the Museum’s Pier 86 before docking around the city. Arrival times to be confirmed via http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com/fleetweeknewyork/.

2:30 pm: Elinor Smith: The Flying Flapper of Freeport: catch this performance and learn about this record-breaking Aviatrix from the 1920s.

Throughout the afternoon, there will be live demonstrations and pop-up planetarium shows presented by Intrepid Museum educators.=

Museum is open from 10:00 am–5:00 pm.

 

Thursday, May 23

10:00 am-3:00 pm: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson and a U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol squadron, docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours.

2:30 pm: Elinor Smith: The Flying Flapper of Freeport: catch this performance and learn about this record-breaking Aviatrix from the 1920s.

6:00 pm: The 28th annual Salute to Freedom gala will take place on the Museum’s hangar deck. Tickets are on sale now at www.intrepidmuseum.org/Salute.

Throughout the afternoon, there will be live demonstrations and pop-up planetarium shows presented by Intrepid Museum educators.

The Museum is open from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

 

Friday, May 24

10:00 am-5:00 pm: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson and a U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol squadron, docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours.

2:30 pm: Elinor Smith: The Flying Flapper of Freeport: catch this performance and learn about this record-breaking Aviatrix from the 1920s.

7:00 pm: Join the Intrepid Museum as it kicks off its 10th annual Summer Movie Series with a FREE screening of Top Gun on the flight deck! Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the program will begin at sunset, weather permitting. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase onsite.

Throughout the afternoon, there will be live demonstrations and pop-up planetarium shows presented by Intrepid Museum educators.

Museum is open from 10:00 am–5:00 pm.

 

Saturday, May 25

10:00 am-6:00 pm: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson, docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours.

10:00 am-6:00 pm: Throughout the day, Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force, American Red Cross, Guide Dog Foundation, America’s Vet Dogs and Veterans K-9 Corp, American Legion, FDNY, Intrepid former crew members and educators, and antique military vehicles from the Military Transport Association.

11:30 am: Poof! Life in Vacuum: Museum educators demonstrate what would happen to the human body if it was exposed to the elements of outer space without a space suit.

Noon: Musical Performance from RamCorps: enjoy this high-impact visual brass and percussion ensemble from the University of Mobile.

Noon-4:00 pm: Faces by Derrick will offer face painting on Pier 86.

1:00 pm: Musical performance by the Latin Giants of Jazz on the Pier 86 main stage.

1:45 pm: Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttles: Museum educators discuss the science and engineering behind launching a space shuttle.

2:15 pm: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?: Museum educators explore the science behind aviation in this demonstration about how things fly!

3:00 pm & 5:00 pm: Musical performance by America’s Sweethearts: Vintage Vocal Trio on the Pier 86 main stage.

4:00 pm: Musical performance by the 78th Army Band on the Pier 86 main stage.

Museum is open from 10:00 am–6:00 pm.

 

Sunday, May 26

10:00 am-6:00 pm: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson, docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours.

10:00 am-6:00 pm: Throughout the day, Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force, American Red Cross, Guide Dog Foundation, America’s Vet Dogs and Veterans K-9 Corp, American Legion, FDNY, Intrepid former crew members and educators, and antique military vehicles from the Military Transport Association.

10:00 am-2:00 pm: Catch a performance from the U.S. Tournament of Dance on the flight deck.

11:30 am: Poof! Life in Vacuum: Museum educators demonstrate what would happen to the human body if it was exposed to the elements of outer space without a space suit.

Noon & 2:00 pm: Musical Performance by RamCorps: enjoy this high-impact visual brass and percussion ensemble from the University of Mobile.

Noon-4:00 pm: Faces by Derrick will offer face painting on Pier 86.

1:00 pm & 3:00 pm: Musical performance by America’s Sweethearts: Vintage Vocal Trio on the Pier 86 main stage.

1:45 pm: Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttles: Museum educators discuss the science and engineering behind launching a space shuttle.

2:15 pm: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?: Museum educators explore the science behind aviation in this demonstration about how things fly!

3:30 pm: Poof! Life in Vacuum: Museum educators demonstrate what would happen to the human body if it was exposed to the elements of outer space without a space suit.

4:00 pm: Enjoy music from singer, songwriter and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Laura Rice

Museum is open from 10:00 am–6:00 pm.

 

Monday, May 27—Memorial Day

11:00 am: 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 ceremony will include the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, the playing of Taps, a ceremonial wreath laying and a flyover by Navy jets. The event is free and open to the public.

10:00 am-6:00 pm: Throughout the day, Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, FDNY and Intrepid former crew members and educators.

Noon-6:00 pm: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson, docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours.

11:30 am: Poof! Life in Vacuum: Museum educators demonstrate what would happen to the human body if it was exposed to the elements of outer space without a space suit.

Noon-4:00 pm: Faces by Derrick will offer face painting on Pier 86.

1:45 pm: Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttles: Museum educators discuss the science and engineering behind launching a space shuttle.

2:00 pm: The U.S. Coast Guard will perform a live demonstration of a simulated Search and Rescue (SAR) mission on the west end of Pier 86.

2:15 pm: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?: Museum educators explore the science behind aviation in this demonstration about how things fly!

3:30 pm: Poof! Life in Vacuum: Museum educators demonstrate what would happen to the human body if it was exposed to the elements of outer space without a space suit.

Museum is open from 10:00 am–6:00 pm.

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Aviation Related Events:

NORFOLK, VA (NRMA) – In support of 2019 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), the sea services will host a variety of aviation static display events to showcase the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services, May 21-27.

Events to include:

May 21:

  • 10:00 am – noon, Miller Field | Staten Island, NY –  In conjunction with Gateway National Recreation Area and the National Park Service, the event will include both U.S. Navy (USN) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) aviation static displays, as well as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) fast rope demonstration. After the demonstration, helicopters will be available for public tours. Come out and experience a musical performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band;” see various military and informational static displays, including the WorldWar I Commission and STEM education; meet military personnel, test your strength on a pull-up challenge; try on equipment and gear; and more.Event is free and open to the general public.

May 25:

  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Prospect Park | Brooklyn, NY – Event will include U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and USN aviation static displays, personnel equipment, USMC vehicles, Mixed Martial Arts Program and military working dog demonstrations, and more. Event is free and open to the general public.
  • 10:00 am – 2:30:00 pm, Eisenhower Park | East Meadow, NY – Event will include USN helicopter static displays with an EOD fast rope demonstration, personnel equipment, and more. Event is free and open to the general public.
  • Noon – 12:30:00 pm, Homeport Pier | Staten Island, NY – A USCG helicopter will conduct a search and rescue demonstration over open water near the Homeport Pier. Event is free and open to the general public to view.

May 26:

  • 10:30:00 am – 5:00 pm, Fleet Week at Liberty State Park | Jersey City, NJ – The 4th annual event will include a certified 5K race, 1-Mile Fun Run, and unique Youth City Challenge Obstacle Race; USN and USMC helicopter landings (noon), with a EOD fast rope demonstration; various military static displays and vehicles; a Navy Dive Tank with tic-tac-toe game challenges and Navy diver gear; EOD robotics; Marine Corps Martial Arts Program demonstrations and pull-up challenge; a Coast Guard Search and Rescue demonstration (12:30:00 pm); area food trucks; kids activities with bounce houses and face painting; as well as performances by the U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band” (12:15:00 pm); the U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment and Silent Drill Platoon (2:15:00 pm); U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team (1:30:00 pm & 3:30:00 pm); and performances by the 369th Experience Band (1 & 4:00 pm). For more information and to register for the runs, visit FleetWeek5K.com. Military elements are free and open to the general public.
  • 11:30:00 am – 4:00 pm, Rye Playland | Rye, NY – Event will include a ceremony in honor of Memorial Day for veterans and a USMC aviation static display. Event is free and open to the general public.
  • 1:00 pm, Mets flyover, Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave. | Queens, NY – A USN aerial salute will be done in conjunction with the Mets versus vs Detroit Tigers game. The squadron will be comprised of FA-18 Super Hornets based out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va. Additionally, a vocalist from Navy Band Northeast will perform the national anthem to start the game and USN WWII veteran and WA.V.E.S. member (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) Lucille Posner will be honored as the “Vet of the Game.”

May 28:

  • 11:00 am, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86N | Manhattan, New York – A USN missing man formation aerial salute will be done in conjunction with the Intrepid Memorial Day Commemoration at Pier 86. The squadron will be comprised of FA-18 Super Hornets based out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va. Event is free and open to the general public to view from Pier 86.
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86N | Manhattan, New York – A USCG helicopter will conduct a search and rescue demonstration over open water near the pier.  Access to the Intrepid Pier is free and open to the general public to view.

Aviation events hosted by area public schools:

May 23:

  • Hoboken High School at Pier A Park | Hoboken, NJ

May 24:

  • Frances Lewis High School | Queens, NY

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2019 Visiting Ships

Ship and pier locations include:

Manhattan, Pier 88: (Tours will be closed Sunday, May 26)

  • San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21), from Mayport, Florida will embark several hundred Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
  • Kingston-class coastal defence vessel HMCS Glace Bay (MM 701), from Canadian Forces Base Halifax

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

  • Four USNA YPs, from Annapolis, Maryland (Vessels depart Saturday, May 25)
  • Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Lawrence O. Lawson (WPC 1120), from Cape May, New Jersey
  • Sail training vessel HMCS Oriole (KC 480), from Canadian Forces Base Halifax

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal: (Located in the Red Hook Community)

  • Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Hué City (CG 66), from Mayport, Florida – (Scheduled to arrive Saturday, May 25)

Homeport Pier, Staten Island:

  • Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), from Norfolk, Virginia
  • Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), from Mayport, Florida
  • Keeper-class cutter USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM 552), from Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Medium endurance cutter USCGC Campbell (WMEC 909), from Kittery, Maine

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

  • Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Tornado (PC 14), from Mayport, Florida

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

  • Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10)

 

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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Also, visit New Yorkled’s Sights Map featuring all sorts of sights in the NYC Metropolitan Area.


 

Fleet Week New York Public Affairs’ latest Press Release:

May 8, 2019

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 Queens and Brooklyn as part of a Fleet Week New York (FWNY) community service project, May 23-24.

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

“We are thrilled to welcome members of the Marines, Coast Guard and Navy back for what will be their seventh Fleet Week New York build,” said Karen Haycox, CEO of Habitat for Humanity New York City. “The sea service members are some of the most passionate and capable volunteers we have all year. Their dedication to serving others is palpable not only through their military service, but through the hard work they put in on our build sites. During Fleet Week, their mission becomes our mission – to transform lives and communities by building and preserving affordable housing. We thank each and every one of these service members for their service to our country and for spending their hard-earned day off with us.”

Now in its 31st 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.

 

2019 Visiting Ship Press Release

Fleet Week returns to New York City; ships announced

NORFOLK, VA (NRMA) – Five U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters, four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Yard Patrol boats (YPs), one Military Sealift Command ship, and two Royal Canadian Navy vessels will participate during 2019 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 22-28.  It is anticipated that approximately 2,600 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year.

Ship tours will be conducted throughout the week in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note: Ship tours will be closed Sunday, May 26 on Pier 88 in Manhattan, and ship tours in Brooklyn will only be available Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27.

Ship tours on Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86, will be conducted daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note: USNA YP’s are scheduled to depart Saturday, May 25.
Now in its 31st 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.

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.

 

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.

Last Year’s (2018)
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.

 

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.