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Fleet Week - NYC

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


Active Military & Veterans Ride Free During Fleet Week!

Service men and women who present ID showing their active duty status or veteran's in uniform can ride
FREE on all NY Waterway 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.

NY Waterway Ferry is the fastest, most convenient way to get to all the Fleet Week activities!

What 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

          


2015 Fleet Week Schedule of Events:

Monday, May 18, 2015


Event: Military Band Concert

Time: 9 - 10 a.m.

Location: Cohen's Children's Medical Center | New Hyde Park, New York

  • Navy Band Northeast scheduled to perform. Event is free and open to hospital patients and staff only.

  • Event: Military Band Concert

    Time: 4 - 5 p.m.

    Location: Brooklyn Central Library | Brooklyn, New York

  • Navy Band Northeast scheduled to perform at the Brooklyn Central Library, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza. Musical entertainment will include patriotic, classical, contemporary, big band swing, country, and the latest top-40 hits.Event is free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015


    Event: Navy Band Concert

    Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    Location: Bryant Park | Manhattan, New York

  • Navy Band Northeast "Pops Ensemble" will perform. Comprised of 35 talented professional Navy musicians from across the country, the band performs a wide variety of musical styles, specializing in traditional concert band literature, popular standards, jazz and patriaotuc favorites. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015


    Event: Navy Band Concert

    Time: 5 a.m.

    Location: Pier 92 | Manhattan, New York

  • Navy Band Northeast "Ceremonial Band" will perform. The band often performs at official military, government and other special events. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Parade of Ships

    Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Location: New York Harbor

  • Three U.S. Navy ships, four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats, and two U.S. Coast Guard cutters will participate in the Parade of Ships. 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. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015


    Event: Marine Day

    Time: 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Location: Bryant Park | Manhattan, New York

  • The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) will host Marine Day in Bryant Park featuring a boot camp style exercise session (6:30 a.m.), followed by USMC displays, demonstrations and a performance by the USMC Band. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: General Public Visitation

    Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Location: Pier 92 | Manhattan, New York; USS The Sullivans Pier | Staten Island, New York

  • Ship tours will be held aboard U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. to allow guests to finish their tours. Tours are free and open to the public.

  • Event: General Public Visitation

    Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Location: Pier 86 | Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Manhattan, New York

  • Ship tours will be held aboard U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. to allow guests to finish their tours. Tours are free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Navy Dive Demos

    Time: 8:30 - 10 a.m.; Noon - 1:30 p.m.; 3 - 4:40 p.m.

    Location: USS The Sullivans Pier | Staten Island, New York

  • The U.S. Navy's EOD mobile dive tank is a 6,800 gallon, dynamic display that allows interaction with the public and prospective recruits for the Navy Special Warfare and Navy Special Operations programs. Free and open to the public.

  • Event: Street Fair

    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Location: The Hudson River Park Trust "The Cove" at Pier 95 | Manhattan, New York

  • The Bob Fellar Act of Valor Award Foundation will host a street fair featuring educational booths, hot dog eating contest, entertainment and a cook-off. The U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform. Free and open to the public.

  • Event: Aviation Demonstration

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: Linden High School | Linden, New Jersey

  • The event will include an air demo by a MH-60S helicopter, as well as a U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal demo. After the air demo, the MH-60S will land and be available for display for school faculty and students. Navy Band Northeast's "Popular Band" will perform. Event is not open to general public.

  • Event: U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo

    Time: Noon - 12:30 p.m.

    Location: Coney Island, New York

  • U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demo in the water off of Coney Island for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Aviation Demonstration

    Time: Noon - 2:30 p.m.

    Location: Cranford High School | Cranford, New Jersey

  • The event will include an air demo by U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey, CH-46E Sea Knight, and AH-1W SuperCobra aircraft. After the air demo, the aircraft will be on display for school faculty and students. Event is not open to general public.

  • Event: Larchmont Memorial Day Parade

    Time: 7 - 10 p.m.

    Location: Larchmont, New York

  • The annual parade starts at the Larchmont Train Station lot above Interstate-95 and ends at Village Hall. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Friday, May 22, 2015


    Event: General Public Visitation

    Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Location: Pier 92 | Manhattan, New York; USS The Sullivans Pier | Staten Island, New York

  • Ship tours will be held aboard U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. to allow guests to finish their tours. Tours are free and open to the public.

  • Event: General Public Visitation

    Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Location: Pier 86 | Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Manhattan, New York

  • Ship tours will be held aboard U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. to allow guests to finish their tours. Tours are free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Navy Dive Demos

    Time: 8:30 - 10 a.m.; Noon - 1:30 p.m.; 3 - 4:40 p.m.

    Location: USS The Sullivans Pier | Staten Island, New York

  • The U.S. Navy's EOD mobile dive tank is a 6,800 gallon, dynamic display that allows interaction with the public and prospective recruits for the Navy Special Warfare and Navy Special Operations programs. Free and open to the public.

  • Event: Aviation Demonstration

    Time: 8:30 - 11 a.m.

    Location: Sachem North High School | Ronkonkoma, New York

  • The event will include an air demo by USMC MV-22 Osprey, CH-46E Sea Knight, and AH-1W SuperCobra aircraft. After the air demo, the aircraft will be on display for school faculty and students. Event is not open to general public.

  • Event: Aviation Demonstration

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: Paramus High School | Paramus, New Jersey

  • The event will include an air demo by MH-60S helicopters, as well as an EOD demo. After the air demo, the helicopters will land and be available for display for school faculty and students. Navy Band Northeast's "Rhode Island Sound" will perform. Event is not open to general public.

  • Event: Military Band Concert

    Time: 10 - 11 a.m.

    Location: Staten Island University Hospital | Staten Island, New York

  • Navy Band Northeast will perform for patients and staff at the Staten Island University Hospital. Event is free and open to hospital guests and staff only.

  • Event: USO Bike Build

    Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Location: Pier 92 | Manhattan, New York

  • The USO, along with volunteers, will build bicycles on the pier for participating Fleet Week New York service members. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Joint Re-enlistment/Promotions Ceremony

    Time: 2 - 2:30 p.m.

    Location: 9/11 Memorial Plaza | Manhattan, New York

  • Reenlistment and Promotion ceremonies celebrate service members’ renewed commitment to uniformed military service. Reenlistees agree to additional years of military service. Promotees gain a promotion in rank, which includes increased responsibility and pay and an extended service requirement. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Aviation Demonstration

    Time: 12:30 - 2 p.m.

    Location: Glen Cove High School | Glen Cove, New York

  • The event will include an air demo by USMC MV-22 Osprey, CH-46E Sea Knight, and AH-1W SuperCobra aircraft. After the air demo, the aircraft will be on display for school faculty and students. Event is not open to general public.

  • Event: Military Band Concert

    Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.

    Location: Military Island | Times Square, New York

  • Navy Band Northeast's "Rhode Island Sound" and the U.S. Marine (USMC) Band will perform. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Silent Drill Team will also perform. Line-up: USCG Silent Drill Team (5 - 5:30 p.m.); Navy Band Northeast's "Rhode Island Sound" (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.); USMC Band (TBD). Event is free and open to the public.

  • Saturday, May 23, 2015


    Event: General Public Visitation

    Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Location: Pier 92 | Manhattan, New York; USS The Sullivans Pier | Staten Island, New York

  • Ship tours will be held aboard U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. to allow guests to finish their tours. Tours are free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Navy Dive Demos

    Time: 8:30 - 10 a.m.; Noon - 1:30 p.m.; 3 - 4:40 p.m.

    Location: USS The Sullivans Pier | Staten Island, New York

  • The U.S. Navy's EOD mobile dive tank is a 6,800 gallon, dynamic display that allows interaction with the public and prospective recruits for the Navy Special Warfare and Navy Special Operations programs. Free and open to the public.

  • Event: Aviation Demonstration

    Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Location: Eisenhower Park | East Meadow, New York

  • U.S. Navy (USN) (10 a.m. – Noon, including MH-60S helicopters) and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) (Noon - 2 p.m., including MV-22 Osprey, CH-46E Sea Knight, and AH-1W SuperCobra aircraft) will display aviation and operational equipment. USN EOD personnel will also be in attendance. After the air demo, USN and USMC helicopters will land and be available for display. Navy Band Northeast “Brass Band” will perform. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo

    Time: Noon - 12:30 p.m.

    Location: Pier 92 | Manhattan, New York

  • U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demo in the water off of Manhattan for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Military Band Concert

    Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.

    Location: Military Island | Times Square, New York

  • Navy Band Northeast's "Rhode Island Sound" will perform. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Silent Drill Team will also perform. Line-up: USCG Silent Drill Team (5 - 5:30 p.m.); Navy Band Northeast's "Rhode Island Sound" (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.) Event is free and open to the public.

  • Sunday, May 24, 2015


    Event: General Public Visitation

    Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Location: Pier 92 | Manhattan, New York; USS The Sullivans Pier | Staten Island, New York

  • Ship tours will be held aboard U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. to allow guests to finish their tours. Tours are free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Navy Dive Demos

    Time: 8:30 - 10 a.m.; Noon - 1:30 p.m.; 3 - 4:40 p.m.

    Location: USS The Sullivans Pier | Staten Island, New York

  • The U.S. Navy's EOD mobile dive tank is a 6,800 gallon, dynamic display that allows interaction with the public and prospective recruits for the Navy Special Warfare and Navy Special Operations programs. Free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Marine Corps Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demo

    Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Location: Rye Playland, Rye, New York

  • Event will include a ceremony in honor of Memorial Day at 11:45 a.m., followed by a barbecue for veterans and their families. A U.S. Marine Corps Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force demo will take place from 2 – 4 p.m. including MV-22 Osprey, CH-46E Sea Knight, and AH-1W SuperCobra aircraft.Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo

    Time: Noon - 12:30 p.m.

    Location: USS The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island, New York

  • U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demo in the water off of Staten Island Homeport for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Greenpoint Veterans Memorial Parade

    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Location: American Legion Post #519 (Leonard St.) | Brooklyn, New York

  • Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade starts at the American Legion Post 519 and ends at St. Anthony's Church. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: College Point Memorial Day Parade

    Time: 12:30 - 5 p.m.

    Location: College Point Blvd. & Mac Neil Park | College Point, New York

  • Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade is hosted by the Citizens of College Point. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Military Band Concert

    Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.

    Location: Military Island | Times Square, New York

  • Navy Band Northeast's "Brass Band" will perform. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Silent Drill Team will also perform. Line-up: Navy Band Northeast's "Brass Band" (1 - 2 p.m.); USCG Silent Drill Team (2 - 2:30 p.m.) Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Maspeth Memorial Day Parade

    Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

    Location: Grand Ave. & 72nd St. | Maspeth, New York

  • Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade will conclude with a short memorial service followed by a wreath-laying. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Memorial Day Parade

    Time: 1 - 6 p.m.

    Location: Warburton Ave. and Main St. | Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

  • Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade is hosted by the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Fleet Week New York Community Music Festival

    Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

    Location: Flagship Brewery (40 Minthorne St.) | Staten Island, New York

  • The Flagship Brewery and Staten Island community members scheduled to host a music festival in honor of Fleet Week New York. Navy Band Northeast "Rhode Island Sound" (3:30 - 5 p.m.) and local bands will perform. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Monday, May 25, 2015


    Event: General Public Visitation

    Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Location: Pier 92 | Manhattan, New York; USS The Sullivans Pier | Staten Island, New York

  • Ship tours will be held aboard U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. to allow guests to finish their tours. Tours are free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Navy Dive Demos

    Time: 8:30 - 10 a.m.; Noon - 1:30 p.m.; 3 - 4:40 p.m.

    Location: USS The Sullivans Pier | Staten Island, New York

  • The U.S. Navy's EOD mobile dive tank is a 6,800 gallon, dynamic display that allows interaction with the public and prospective recruits for the Navy Special Warfare and Navy Special Operations programs. Free and open to the public.

  • 147th Kings County Memorial Day Parade

    Time: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Location: 101 St. & 4th Ave. | Brooklyn, New York

  • Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade is hosted by the United Military Veterans of Kings County. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Bayville Memorial Day Parade

    Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Location: Bayville Ave. | Bayville, New York

  • Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade is hosted by American Legion Post 1285. The parade will conclude with a short memorial service followed by a wreath-laying. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Pelham Memorial Day Parade

    Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Location: Town of Pelham, New York

  • Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade includes a one-mile walk from Pelham Manor to the business district of Pelham, and a formal Memorial day ceremony honoring 88 Pelham residents who died while serving in the military. Event is free and open to the public.

  • New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade

    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Location: Hudson Park | New Rochelle, New York

  • Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual parade includes a 1.5-mile walk to Hudson Park. Event will include a concert and a U.S. Marine Corps static display. Event is free and open to the public. 

    Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Day Observance

    Time: 10 a.m. - Noon

    Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument | Manhattan, New York

  • Military personnel scheduled to participate. The annual event includes a memorial service. Event is free and open to the public.

  • 88th Annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade

    Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

    Location: Northern Blvd. & Jayson Ave. | Great Neck, New York

  • Military personnel scheduled to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade. Event will include a flag folding and wreath-laying ceremony. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Allied Veterans Memorial Parade

    Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Location: Ridgewood/Glendale | Queens, New York

  • Military personnel scheduled to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade hosted by the Allied Veterans Organization. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Navy Flyover

    Time: 11 a.m.

    Location: Pier 86 | Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Manhattan, New York

  • A missing man formation aerial salute comprised of FA-18 Super Hornets based out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va. will be performed in conjunction with the Intrepid Memorial Day Commemoration at Pier 86.

    97th Annual Staten Island Memorial Day Parade

    Time: Noon - 6 p.m.

    Location: Forest Ave. | Staten Island, New York

  • Military personnel scheduled to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade hosted by the United Staten Island Veterans Organization. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Annual New York Mets/USO Military Appreciation Day/U.S. Navy Flyover

    Time: 1:10 - 4 p.m.

    Location: Citi Field | Flushing, New York

  • The Mets will take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The Joint Service Color Guard will present colors, and a member of Navy Band Northeast will sing the national anthem. Two FA-18 Super Hornets based out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va. will fly over signifying the start of the game.

  • Event: U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo

    Time: 1:30 - 2 p.m.

    Location: Pier 86 | Manhattan, New York

  • U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demo in the water off of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Marine Corps Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demo

    Time: 2 - 5 p.m.

    Location: Glen Island Park, New Rochelle, New York

  • USMC Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force demo including MV-22 Osprey, CH-46E Sea Knight, and AH-1W SuperCobra aircraft. The event will showcase airborne insertion and extraction of aircraft with combat equipped Marines. Event is free and open to the public.

  • City Island Memorial Day Parade

    Time: 2:30 - 5 p.m.

    Location: City Island | Bronx, New York

  • Military personnel scheduled to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade hosted by the American Legion Post #156. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015


    Event: Ships Depart

    Time: TBD

    Location: Pier 92 | Manhattan, New York; USS The Sullivans Pier | Staten Island, New York

  • U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships will depart Fleet Week.