NYC – Fleet Week 2024 Events – New York City – New Yorkled

ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY FLEET WEEK
2024

May 22 – 28, 2024

Fleet Week New York (FWNY) returns to New York City from May 22-28, 2024. The week-long celebration will feature ships from the United States Navy, Coast Guard, and NATO allies.

The ships will be docked at various piers in Manhattan and Staten Island. Ship tours will be conducted from Thursday, May 23 to Monday, May 27 listed within the events calendar found on this page.

Nearly 2,400 uniformed personnel will participate in the festivities this year. FWNY 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.

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Of Interest:

Ships taking part in this year’s Fleet Week (comes courtesy of this official page):

Manhattan, Pier 88 South:
(Public tours only on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

  • Amphibious assault ship, USS Bataan (LHD 5) from Norfolk, Virginia

Manhattan, Pier 90 North: 
(Public tours only on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

  • Baden-Württemberg-class frigate FGS Baden-Württemberg (F-222) from Germany
  • Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Frankfurt am Main (A-1412) from Germany

Manhattan, Intrepid Museum, Pier 86:
Ship tours on Pier 86, will be conducted daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be free to the public. USNA YPs are scheduled to depart Saturday, May 25, and will only be available for tours May 23 – 24. USCGC Sturgeon Bay is scheduled to be on Pier 86 and available for tours May 23-27.

  • Four U.S. Naval Academy YPs, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Bay-class cutter USCGC Sturgeon Bay (WTGB-109) from Bayonne, New Jersey

Homeport Pier, Staten Island(Public tours will be May 23 – 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

  • Freedom -class littoral combat ship USS MARINETTE (LCS 25) from Mayport, Florida
  • Legend-class cutter USCGC Calhoun (WMSL-759) from Charleston, South Carolina
  • Keeper-class coastal buoy tender USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM-552) from Bayonne, New Jersey

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The events listed on this page 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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2024 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, NY

Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, 26, 2024

Practice run on Friday, May 26

Admission Price: FREE
Parking Cost: $10.00 

Parking to be paid at the Field, not toll booths.

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Free Memorial Day Concert at St John the Divine

Monday, May 27 at 7:00 pm

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street

The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation presents the 31st annual Free Memorial Day Concert at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine on Monday, May 27th. Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts the orchestra in a program of remembrance honoring those who served.

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Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Day Observance

Riverside Park and 89th Street (closer to the street above the expressway)

Monday, May 27
10:00 am

Military from the sea services will participate in the Memorial Day observance that pays homage to those who served in all wars.

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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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Fleet Week Events

The following Fleet Week activities will be held at 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:

INTREPID MUSEUM CELEBRATES 36th ANNUAL FLEET WEEK

May 24 – 27, 2023

The Intrepid Museum will serve as a primary destination for the 36th annual Fleet Week, May 24–May 27, with activities and events that celebrate the armed forces. Fleet Week is America’s premier tribute and “thank you” to the men and women who answer the call on our nation’s behalf. Activities will take place at the Intrepid Museum and on Pier 86 (46 Street and 12 Avenue, Manhattan). All events on Pier 86 are free and open to the public. 

Fleet Week at the Museum will kick off on Friday, May 24, with the Museum’s annual free movie night on the flight deck, featuring Top Gun: Maverick. Throughout the weekend, enjoy musical performances and explore a variety of displays, activities and demos from the military, including the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and even some antique military vehicles. The weekend will conclude on Monday, May 27, with the Museum’s annual Memorial Day ceremony.

Retired and active U.S. military and U.S. veterans receive free Museum admission with proper I.D.

Friday, May 24

7:00 pm: Intrepid Summer Movie Series

The Intrepid Museum’s summer movie series kicks off Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 24, with a free screening of Top Gun: Maverick! Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening the worldwide phenomenon on the flight deck.

Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets to view the film outdoors, free of charge, on a huge inflatable screen. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Light concessions will be sold onsite, and visitors are encouraged to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is NOT permitted. All exits are final; there is no re-entry allowed. Doors open at 7:00 pm. The movie will begin at sunset.

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26

10:00 am – 6:00 pm: Activities, Displays and Performances

Explore free hands-on activities and interactive displays from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, USO, American Red Cross, Guide Dog Foundation/America’s VetDogs, Coca-Cola, Veterans Moving Forward, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, and more! Live performances will happen throughout the day, featuring the U.S. Coast Guard Jazz Band (Saturday and Sunday), Operation Encore featuring a variety of veterans performing (Saturday and Sunday), Naval STEM (Saturday and Sunday), U.S. Air Force (Saturday and Sunday), U.S. Army Silent Drill Team (Saturday and Monday), America’s Sweethearts (Saturday), The Satin Dollz (Sunday), and more. Public tours of USCGC Sturgeon Bay, the newest of the United States Coast Guard 140-foot (43 m) Bay-class cutters, will be available from 10am-5pm on Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86. Visitors can also enjoy workshops and activities from the Intrepid Museum all day long and meet former Intrepid crew members.

Monday, May 27

10:00 am – 6:00 pm: Activities & Displays

Explore free hands-on activities and interactive displays from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, USO, Naval STEM, U.S. Air Force, Disney and Pixar’s INSIDE OUT 2, Guide Dog Foundation/America’s VetDogs, American Red Cross, Veterans Moving Forward, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, and more! Public tours of USCGC Sturgeon Bay, the newest of the United States Coast Guard 140-foot (43 m) Bay-class cutters, will be available from 11am-5pm on Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86. Visitors can also enjoy workshops and activities from the Intrepid Museum all day long.

10:00 am: Memorial Day Ceremony

Join the Intrepid Museum for a solemn ceremony honoring the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have given their lives in defense of our nation. Civic and military leaders will offer remarks and conduct a special wreath-laying ceremony to honor the fallen. The ceremony will conclude with a flyover by fighter jets.

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2024 Official Press Release:

Fleet Week New York returns to NYC in May 2024

NORFOLK, Va. (Navy Region Mid-Atlantic) – The U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard will bring multiple ships and thousands of service members to New York from May 22-28 to participate in Fleet Week New York (FWNY).

U.S. Navy ships, U.S. Coast guard cutters and U.S. Naval Academy yard patrol boats will be in attendance. Additionally, ships from Germany will join the celebration.

Fleet Week New York is now in its 36th iteration. The week-long event will include a variety of public military demonstrations. 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.

“Fleet Week is about celebrating those who serve and recognizing the unyielding strength of our Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard team,” said Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Rear Adm. Wesley McCall. “As we come together to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice during their service, we are reminded of the diverse and inclusive fighting force that is currently serving to protect national security and preserve our way of life. Our service members are excited for the opportunity to engage with the community and create lasting connections with the people of New York during this time-honored tradition.”

The event has been held nearly every year since 1984 and it is anticipated that about 2,300 service members will participate this year.

To maintain operational security, a detailed list of public events and participating ships will be released at a later date.

For up-to-date information on all FWNY events, visit the official FWNY website here. Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag, #FleetWeekNYC, and follow us on Facebook, X and Instagram.

Facebook: @FleetWeekNewYork
X: @FleetWeekNYC
Instagram: @FleetWeekNYC

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Fleet Week Schedule

Tuesday, May 21

Mount Loretto Aviation Event
6541 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10309
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Navy and Coast Guard helicopters will land at the soccer field at Mt. Loretto. Afterwards, attendees will be able to meet and speak with the flight crews. Military displays will also be open to the public for viewing.

Wednesday, May 22

Once a Marine Always a Marine Formation
Father Duffy Square, Times Square, 7th Ave. and West 47th Street NY 10036
6:00 am to 9:00 pm
Currently serving and veterans of the U.S. Marine Corps will come together to celebrate their heritage. Marine Corps Band and Silent Drill Platoon will complete small performances in Times Square.

Thursday, May 23

Public Ship Tours at Pier 88 and 90
Manhattan Pier 88 and Pier 90
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), German Baden-Württemberg-class frigate FGS Baden-Württemberg (F-222), and German Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Frankfurt am Main (A-1412) will be open for public tours. Visit with crew members and learn about your sea services.

Public Ship Tours at Staten Island
Staten Island Homeport Pier
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
U.S. Navy Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Marinette (LCS 25), U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class cutter USCGC Calhoun (WMSL-759), and U.S. Coast Guard Keeper-class coastal buoy tender USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM-552) will be open for public tours. Visit with crew members and learn about your sea services. Military displays will also be present for viewing.

Public Ship Tours at Pier 86
Manhattan Pier 86
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol crafts and Bay-class cutter USCGC Sturgeon Bay (WTGB-109) will be open for free public tours. Visit with crew members and learn about your sea services.

Dive Tank in Times Square
Military Island, 43-44 St Plaza, Times Square
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Navy diving demonstrations will be held in a dive tank within Times Square.

Ceremonial Guard performs in Times Square
Military Island, 43-44 St Plaza, Times Square
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
The US Navy Ceremonial Guard will perform in Times Square, Military Island. Performances will occur in 30 min. increments.

Friday, May 24

Public Ship Tours at Pier 88 and 90
Manhattan Pier 88 and Pier 90
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), German Baden-Württemberg-class frigate FGS Baden-Württemberg (F-222), and German Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Frankfurt am Main (A-1412) will be open for public tours. Visit with crew members and learn about your sea services.

Public Ship Tours at Staten Island
Staten Island Homeport Pier
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
U.S. Navy Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Marinette (LCS 25), U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class cutter USCGC Calhoun (WMSL-759), and U.S. Coast Guard Keeper-class coastal buoy tender USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM-552) will be open for public tours. Visit with crew members and learn about your sea services. Military displays will also be present for viewing.

Public Ship Tours at Pier 86
Manhattan Pier 86
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol crafts and Bay-class cutter USCGC Sturgeon Bay (WTGB-109) will be open for free public tours. Visit with crew members and learn about your sea services.

Dive Tank in Times Square
43-44 St Plaza, Times Square
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Navy diving demonstrations will be held in a dive tank within Times Square.

Band Concert in Times Square
43-44 St Plaza, Times Square
7:30 to 9:30 pm
Navy Band Northeast “Brass Band” will play from 7:30 to 7:50:00 pm followed by the U.S. Fleet Forces Rock Band from 8 to 9:15:00 pm

Saturday, May 25

Public Ship Tours at Pier 88 and 90
Manhattan Pier 88 and Pier 90
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), German Baden-Württemberg-class frigate FGS Baden-Württemberg (F-222), and German Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Frankfurt am Main (A-1412) will be open for public tours. Visit with crew members and learn about your sea services.

Public Ship Tours at Staten Island
Staten Island Homeport Pier
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
U.S. Navy Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Marinette (LCS 25), U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class cutter USCGC Calhoun (WMSL-759), and U.S. Coast Guard Keeper-class coastal buoy tender USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM-552) will be open for public tours. Visit with crew members and learn about your sea services. Military displays will also be present for viewing.

Public Ship Tours at Pier 86
Manhattan Pier 86
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bay-class cutter USCGC Sturgeon Bay (WTGB-109) will be open for free public tours. Visit with crew members and learn about your sea services.

Eisenhower Park Aviation Event
Cricket Field 11, Parking Lot 2 at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY
May 25, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Come out to see Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard helicopters land at Cricket Field 11, near parking lot 2, and meet the flight crews. Event will also have an EOD fast rope demonstration, performances by Navy Band Northeast and Navy Ceremonial Guard, and military displays to view.

Dive Tank in Times Square
43-44 St Plaza, Times Square
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sea-service diving demonstrations will be held in a dive tank within Times Square.

U.S. Coast Guard Band Performance at Pier 86
Manhattan Pier 86
11:00 to 12:00 pm
The U.S. Coast Guard band will perform at Pier 86 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo
In the water off Staten Island Homeport Pier
12:00 to 12:30 pm
Coast Guard will conduct a search and rescue demonstration in the water off of the Staten Island Homeport Pier.

Band Concert in Times Square
43-44 St Plaza, Times Square
7:30 to 9:30 pm
Marine Corps Band will play from 7:30 to 7:50:00 pm followed by the U.S. Fleet Forces Rock Band from 8 to 9:15:00 pm

Sunday, May 26

Public Ship Tours at Staten Island
Staten Island Homeport Pier
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
U.S. Navy Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Marinette (LCS 25), U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class cutter USCGC Calhoun (WMSL-759), and U.S. Coast Guard Keeper-class coastal buoy tender USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM-552) will be open for public tours. Visit with crew members and learn about your sea services. Military displays will also be present for viewing.

Public Ship Tours at Pier 86
Manhattan Pier 86
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bay-class cutter USCGC Sturgeon Bay (WTGB-109) will be open for free public tours. Visit with crew members and learn about your sea services.

Maspeth Memorial Day Parade
56-18 69th Street Maspeth, New York 11378
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The United Veterans and Fraternal Organizations of Maspeth hosts an annual community parade to recognize service members. This year’s theme is: “The Leaders of the Future”. Service members will walk in the parade and participate in small ceremony.

Forest Hills Memorial Day Weekend Parade – American Legion Post 1424
107-15 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375
11:00 am
The Forest Hills American Legion hosts an annual Memorial Day Weekend Parade to recognize the sacrifice of fallen military members and celebrate local community heroes. Service members will walk in the parade from the American Legion Post to Colonel Remsen Cemetery on Metropolitan Avenue; March kicks off in front of the Post building.

Fleet Week at Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City, NJ
May 26,
12:00 to 5:00 pm
Navy and Marine Corps helicopters will land for festivities at Liberty State Park. Come and meet the flight crews, interact with military displays (including the Navy Dive Tank), and enjoy youth activities through Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs. There will also be performances by Navy Band Northeast, Coast Guard Silent Drill Team, and Marine Corps Band.

College Point Memorial Day Parade
120-19 14th Rd. College Point, NY 11356
12:00 pm
Parade to honor service members. Military will walk in the parade that will start at address location, go down main blvd. and end in a neighborhood park.

Village of Hastings on the Hudson Memorial Day Parade and VFW Ceremony
558 Warburton Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
2:00 pm
Military from the sea services will walk in the parade and participate in the Memorial Day Ceremony.

Band Concert in Times Square
43-44 St Plaza, Times Square
4:00 to 5:30 pm
Marine Corps Band will play from 4 to 4:30:00 pm followed by the U.S. Fleet Forces Rock Band from 4:30 to 5:30:00 pm

Monday, May 27

Public Ship Tours at Staten Island
Staten Island Homeport Pier
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
U.S. Navy Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Marinette (LCS 25), U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class cutter USCGC Calhoun (WMSL-759), and U.S. Coast Guard Keeper-class coastal buoy tender USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM-552) will be open for public tours. Visit with crew members and learn about your sea services. Military displays will also be present for viewing.

Public Ship Tours at Pier 86
Manhattan Pier 86
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bay-class cutter USCGC Sturgeon Bay (WTGB-109) will be open for free public tours. Visit with crew members and learn about your sea services.

Crestwood Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
78 Vermont Terrace, Yonkers NY 10707
9:00 am
Military from the seas services will walk in the parade and participate in a wreath laying ceremony.

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Day Observance
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Drive & 89th St., NYC
10:00 am
Military from the sea services will participate in the Memorial Day observance that pays homage to those who served in all wars.

Village of Irvington Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade
Main Street Irvington Veterans Memorial, Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533
10:30 am
Wreath laying at Veterans Memorial on Main Street. Followed by a parade to Memorial Park. Military from the seas services will walk in the parade and assist with placing wreaths at all monuments.

American Legion Post #50 Memorial Day Parade (Town of Pelham)
34 5th Ave., Pelham, NY
11:00 am
Military from the seas services will walk in the parade.

Ridgewood/Glendale Memorial Day Parade
Corner of Myrtle Ave. and Cypress Ave, Glendale, NY  11385
11:00 am
Military from the seas services will walk in the parade. Parade route: Myrtle Avenue from Ridgewood to Glendale.

Staten Island Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Various Locations in Staten Island
12:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Military from the sea services will participate in the Staten Island Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Day Service at the Marine Corps League Det 246.

American Legion Inwood Post #581 Memorial Day Parade
Broadway and Dyckman Street in upper Manhattan
11:00 am
Military from the seas services will participate in a parade that will stop at the 9/11 Memorial at Church of the Good Shepherd for a moment of silence. Then it will proceed to Inwood Park for wreath laying ceremony.

Bayville Memorial Day Parade
Bayville Village Hall
12:45 pm
Military from the seas services will participate in a Memorial Day Ceremony and walk in the parade.

U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo
In the water off Pier 86
2:00 to 2:30 pm
Coast Guard will conduct a search and rescue demonstration in the water off of Pier 86.

Leonard H. Hawkins American Legion Post 156 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
City Island Ave. Park, Cemetery, 550 City Island Ave. Bronx, NY 10464
2:30 pm
Veterans, military, and civic groups will participate in a parade honoring those who gave their lives and complete a wreath-laying ceremony at monuments.

Band Concert in Bryant Park
Bryant Park Upper Terrace, 6th and W 42nd, New York, NY 10018
3:30 to 5:00 pm
Navy Band Northeast and Coast Guard Ceremonial Band will perform at the upper terrace.

 

 

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IMPORTANT:

Everything below is from (a) previous year(s) and kept on this page as a point of reference so’s to a provide an idea of what ‘might’ be in store for us this year.

 

 

 

 

Some photos from previous years

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Below are items from a previous year. Listed here as a reference for what’s in store in 2022.

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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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Previous Years’ Press Releases:

Fleet Week 2022 Announced in New York

NEW YORK CITY – U.S. Navy representatives, assigned to Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA), along with New York City representatives announced the return of Fleet Week New York (FWNY) March 16, 2022 at city hall in New York City.

FWNY will return to the city this May for the first time since 2019. “We’re thrilled to return to New York and showcase how the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard provide our nation and NATO partners an advantage at sea,” said Rear Adm. Charles “Chip” Rock, Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic.

FWNY, held in New York City nearly every year since 1984, was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and was held entirely virtually on social media.

“New York is always an incredible host. We can’t wait for our brave women and men to get an opportunity to experience all the city offers and for New Yorkers to get a glimpse of what we do every day,” said Rock. This will create memories that last a lifetime.”

CNRMA, the lead planning organization for FWNY this year, is the regional coordinator for all shore-based naval personnel and shore activities in the Mid-Atlantic region, which encompasses 20 states, 14 installations, and 50 Naval Operational Support Centers.

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Fleet Week New York Public Affairs’ Press Release 2019:

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.