Fleet Week New York

NEW YORK (May 28, 2016) Members of The U.S. Fleet Forces Brass Band “Navigators,” perform at Brooklyn Bridge Park during 2016 Fleet Week New York . (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher Ruiz/Released)

Each year around Memorial Day, US Navy ships dock at New York City’s harbors and the streets of the city fill with thousands of visiting Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen.

New York City’s annual Fleet Week is held in celebration of the sea services and features ship visitations and special military performances, demonstrations, and events throughout the week.

The dates for the 2018 NYC Fleet Week are May 23 – 29.


Fleet Week Events

Check the Fleet Week website for a schedule of activities and events, including free performances by military bands and drill teams. The Fleet Week Facebook page is also good source of information.

The visiting ships are open for free tours throughout the week. Ships dock in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. A list of visiting ships is provided at the Fleet Week website.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum hosts special events during Fleet Week, including Military demonstrations, special displays, and entertainment. Activities on the ship require an admission fee (all U.S. active military and veterans receive free admission). Events on the pier are free and open to the public.

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