Virtual NYC Fleet Week Schedule For Memorial Day Week

    When:
    May 26, 2021 – May 31, 2021 all-day
    2021-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
    2021-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Virtual / Online
    Cost:
    Free

    Virtual Fleet Week New York schedule to feature USS New York, U.S. advantage at sea in dozens of action-packed videos

    NORFOLK, Va. New York’s traditional kickoff to summer returns Wednesday when the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard launch Virtual Fleet Week New York 2021.

    Fleet Week New York has been part of the fabric of the nation’s largest city since the event was first held in 1984. The annual celebration of the maritime services typically involves public ship tours, band performances and demonstrations.

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a decision was made in February to hold the event for the second year entirely on social media May 26 – 31. The decision allows the public to see a greater variety of ships, aircraft and demonstrations than they typically could in person. 

    “New Yorkers are in for a treat with Virtual Fleet Week New York,” said Rear Adm. Charles Rock, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. “We’ll introduce you to a New Yorker serving aboard USS New York who enlisted after the 9/11 attacks, show you what it’s like to fly in the backseat of an F/A-18 Super Hornet and take you out to sea where you can see why the Navy-Marine Corps team is the fiercest fighting force on the planet.”

    Virtual Fleet Week New York 2021 will also include a video tour of the amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21), a mini-documentary about the Navy’s explosive ordnance disposal community and dozens of other videos demonstrating the capabilities of the women and men who serve in the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

    “This event will be a memorable part of the ‘Summer of New York City’ as we emerge from the pandemic,” Rock said. “We’re excited to show New York exactly how the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard provide the United States an advantage at sea around the world.”

    The virtual environment also allows Fleet Week New York to go international for the first time by highlighting New Yorkers serving in Japan, which hosts the largest U.S. naval installation outside the United States. New York and Tokyo have been sister cities since 1960 and this year the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force is hosting its inaugural Fleet Week Japan in conjunction with Virtual Fleet Week New York to showcase the special relationship the allies have.

    Other Virtual Fleet Week New York videos include a tour of the ballistic-missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741), a live martial arts demonstration by Marines and an interview with the first African American woman to serve as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector New York, Capt. Zeita Merchant. There will also be musical performances by Navy Band Northeast and country music artists Phil Vassar, Stephanie Quayle and Jo Smith, who is a Navy Reservist. 

    Virtual Fleet Week New York content will appear on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Twitch. This year’s event is also expanding to include an Instagram Stories takeover by Sailors from New York and the introduction of short-form videos on Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts.

    Navy veteran and YouTube influencer Gabriel Brown, known as Black Gryph0n, is also releasing a series of Navy-related videos for Virtual Fleet Week New York.

    For up-to-date information on all FWNY events, “Like” FleetWeekNewYork on Facebook, and “Follow” @FleetWeekNYC on Twitter and Instagram.  Join the conversation on social media by using #FleetWeekNYC. Fleet Week New York YouTube videos posted throughout the week can be found on Navy Region Mid-Atlantic’s channel at www.youtube.com/cnrmapao

    A Virtual Fleet Week New York promotional video can be viewed and embedded on websites via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwlE5rkBv_0

    Wednesday May 26

    ▪       9 a.m.:  What’s the Scuttlebutt?

    ▪       11 a.m (Live): United States Marine Corps martial arts demonstration

    ▪       12 p.m.: Tour of USS New York

    ▪       2 p.m. (Live): EOD demonstration and Q&A

    ▪       4 p.m.: EA-18G Growler in action

    ▪       7 p.m.: USCG video – We’re always ready

     

    Thursday May 27

    ▪       8 a.m.: USMC Blue Green Team

    ▪       10 a.m.: NAS Oceana Military Working Dogs

    ▪       12 p.m.: Country music singer – Jo Smith

    ▪       2 p.m.: What makes the world’s best Coast Guard?

    ▪       4 p.m.: The Silent Service – 121 years of Submarines

    ▪       7 p.m.: USS America Highlights

     

    Friday May 28

    ▪       8 a.m.: USMC F-35 Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314

    ▪       10 a.m.: Navy helicopter tour

    ▪       12 p.m.: Gabe Brown – F/A-18 flight

    ▪       2 p.m. (Live): Enlistment ceremony from Time Square

    ▪       4 p.m.: USS Maine Submarine Tour

    ▪       7 p.m.: Navy Band Northeast – How to make a New York Style Pizza

     

    Saturday May 29

    ▪       8 a.m.: USO Troupe – Jump Jive and Wail

    ▪       10 a.m.: Navy Divers STEM video

    ▪       12 p.m.: Maritime Expeditionary Security Force

    ▪       2 p.m.: Capt. Zeita Merchant – CO of USCG Sector NY “Representation Matters”

    ▪       4 p.m.: EOD helicopter operations

    ▪       7 p.m.: Unmanned Submarine

     

    Saturday May 29

    ▪       8 a.m.: USO Troupe – Jump Jive and Wail

    ▪       10 a.m.: Navy Divers STEM video

    ▪       12 p.m.: Maritime Expeditionary Security Force

    ▪       2 p.m.: Capt. Zeita Merchant – CO of USCG Sector NY “Representation Matters”

    ▪       4 p.m.: EOD helicopter operations

    ▪       7 p.m.: Unmanned Submarine

    Sunday May 30

    ▪      8 a.m.: What happens to plastic waste aboard ships

    ▪      10 a.m.: Country music artist Phil Vassar

    ▪      12 p.m.: USMC ANGLICO

    ▪      2 p.m.: Navy Band Northeast – Learn to Fly

    ▪      4 p.m.: USMC Recruiting – Native New Yorker SSGT Lee

    ▪      7 p.m.: Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

     

    Monday May 31

    ▪       8 a.m.: TAPS

    ▪       10 a.m.: New York native reflects on serving aboard USS New York

    ▪       11 a.m. (Live): Memorial Day Ceremony from the Intrepid

    ▪       12 p.m.: United States Naval Academy Midshipmen q and a

    ▪       2 p.m.: Assault Craft Unit 2 Tour

    ▪       7 p.m.: EOD mini-documentary