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Fleet Week

NY Waterway is Once Again Honored to Provide "FREE" Commuter Ferry Service to all Military Personnel!

Service men and women must present ID showing their active duty or veteran status to ride free on all NY Waterway commuter ferry routes.

Fleet Weeks a great time to take the family on the "ferry" to NYC to see and honor:

The Thousands of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships will be in Manhattan for Fleet Week New York.  Hosted nearly every year since 1984, Fleet Week New York is the City's celebration of the sea services. This annual event also provides an opportunity for the citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness first hand the latest capabilities of today's Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Team. Fleet Week includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays throughout the week, as well as public visitation of many of the participating ships.

  

What Is There To Do During Fleet Week?:

  • Tour visiting ships
  • lectures
  • watch the parade of ships in the harbor
  • watch competitions, including tug of war and eating contests
  • Memorial Day ceremony
  • musical performances by sailors and marines

2014 Fleet Week Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Fleet Week New York Parade of Ships
    New York Harbor
    9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Join in the festivities as U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships arrive in the New York Harbor.
  • New York Mets at Citi Field
    Citi Field, Cushing, New York
    7:10 pm – 10:00 pm
    New York Mets will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. A service member will be participate in the New York Mets “Veteran of the Game” program throughout the week.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • General public ship tours begin
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Lines may be capped at 3:00 pm
    Ship tours will be held during the week at Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Tours will be conducted daily.
  • USO Bike Build
    10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Pier 92, Manhattan, New York
    USO, along with volunteers, will build bikes. Bikes will be assembled and given to service members participating in Fleet Week New York for their children.
  • U.S. Navy Aerial Demonstration
    10:00 am – noon
    Westbury High School, Old Westbury, New York
    Aerial demonstration to take place at Westbury High School in Old Westbury, New York. Navy Band Northeast “Rhode Island Sound” will be performing live.Not Open To General Public.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
    Noon – 12:30 pm
    Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, New York
    U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water off the Coney Island Boardwalk for visitors to see. Event will also kick-off the opening weekend of the beaches at Coney Island.
  • USO/Pepsi Basketball Tournament
    4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    John Jay College, Manhattan, New York
    USO, in partnership with Pepsi, will host a basketball tournament for participating units of Fleet Week and teams from New York City Police Department (NYPD), Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) and Port Authority Police Department (PAPD).
  • New York Mets at Citi Field
    Citi Field, Cushing, New York
    7:10 pm – 10:00 pm
    New York Mets will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. A service member will participate in the New York Mets “Veteran of the Game” program throughout the week.

Friday, May 23, 2014

  • General public ship tours
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Lines may be capped at 3 pm
    Ship tours will be held during the week at Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Tours will be conducted daily.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Aerial Demonstration
    8:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park, New York
    Aerial demonstration to take place at Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, New York. Not Open To General Public.
  • U.S. Navy Aerial Demonstration
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Curtis High School, Staten Island, New York
    Aerial demonstration to take place at Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York. Navy Band Northeast “Rhode Island Sound” will be performing live. Not Open To General Public.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Demonstration
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Orchard Beach Park, Bronx, New York
    U.S. Marine Corps MAGTF helo demonstration at Orchard Beach Park in Bronx, New York.
  • Joint Re-enlistment and Promotion Ceremony
    2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    9/11 Memorial Plaza, Manhattan, New York
    Joint re-enlistment and promotion ceremony will take place on the plaza at the 9/11 Memorial.
  • Military Band Concerts/U.S. Coast Guard Drill Team
    4:30 pm – 7:15 pm
    Herald Square, Manhattan, New York
    Navy Band Northeast Bands will perform a concert in Herald Square (Macy’s). U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Drill Team will perform. Line-up: USCG Drill Team – 4:30 pm 5 pm and 6:45-7:15 pm; Navy Band Northeast “Brass Band” – 5 pm-5:45 pm; Navy Band Northeast “Show Band” – 6 pm-6:45 pm

Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • General public ship tours
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Lines may be capped at 3:00 pm
    Ship tours will be held during the week at Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Tours will be conducted daily.
  • Joint Air/Ground Demonstration
    10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, New York
    U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy will display aviation and personnel equipment. U.S. Navy Band Northeast “Brass Band” will perform.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
    Noon – 12:30 pm
    The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island, New York
    U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water off The Sullivans Pier for visitors to see.
  • Staten Island Fleet Week Committee Music Festival
    Noon – 5:00 pm
    The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island, New York
    The Staten Island Fleet Week Committee will host a Music Festival at the pier. Festival will feature local musicians will be performing for ship visitors.
  • New York Mets at Citi Field
    Citi Field, Cushing, New York
    7:10 pm – 10:00 pm
    New York Mets will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. A service members will participate in the New York Mets “Veteran of the Game” program throughout the week.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • General public ship tours
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Lines may be capped at 3 pm
    Ship tours will be held during the week at Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Tours will be conducted daily.
  • U.S. Navy Aerial Demonstration
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Randall Park, Freeport, New York (Long Island)
    Aerial demonstration to take place at Randall Park in Freeport, New York.
    U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
  • Noon – 12:30 pm
    Pier 92, Manhattan, New York
    U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water off of Pier 92 for visitors to see.
  • Staten Island Fleet Week Committee Music Festival
    Noon – 5:00 pm
    The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island, New York
    The Staten Island Fleet Week Committee will host a Music Festival at the pier. Festival will feature local musicians will be performing for ship visitors.
  • New York Mets at Citi Field
    Citi Field, Cushing, New York
    7:10 pm – 10:00 pm
    New York Mets will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. A service member will be participate in the New York Mets “Veteran of the Game” program throughout the week.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Demonstration
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Rye Playland, Rye, New York
    U.S. Marine Corps MAGTF helo demonstration at Rye Playland in Rye, New York.
  • Navy Band Concert/U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team
    5:00 pm -6:30 pm
    42-43 Pedestrian Plaza, Manhattan, New York
    Navy Band Northeast “Rhode Island Sound” will perform a concert at the 42-43 Pedestrian Plaza in Manhattan, New York. U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform.

Monday, May 26, 2014 (Memorial Day)

  • General public ship tours
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Lines may be capped at 3:00 pm
    Ship tours will be held during the week at Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Tours will be conducted daily.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
    Noon – 12:30 pm
    Pier 86, Manhattan, New York
    U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water off of Pier 86 for visitors to see.
  • Annual New York Mets/USO Military Appreciation Day
    Citi Field, Cushing, New York
    1:10 pm – 4:00 pm
    New York Mets and the USO of New York will host the annual Military Appreciation Day. Mets will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. A service member will participate in the New York Mets “Veteran of the Game” program.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Demonstration
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hudson Park, New Rochelle, New York
    U.S. Marine Corps MAGTF helo demonstration at Hudson Park in New Rochelle, New York.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • U.S. Navy ships depart
    U.S. Navy ships will depart Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island.
  • U.S. Navy Aerial Demonstration
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Colts Neck High School, Colts Neck, New Jersey
    Aerial demonstration to take place at Colts Neck High School in Colts Neck, New Jersey. Not Open To General Public.