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2017 - Fleet Week New York

*Active Military & Veterans Ride The Ferry Free During Fleet Week!

Service men and women in uniform or those who have a valid military ID showing their active duty or veteran status can ride
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Fleet Week is 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 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

          


2017 Fleet Week Schedule of Event


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Event: Navy Band Concert

Time: Noon - 1:15 p.m.

Location: Manhattan, New York (Central Park)

  • Navy Band Northeast will perform a concert in Cental Park's Naumburg Band Shell. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Event: Fleet Week New York Parade of Ships

    Time: TBD

    Location: New York Harbor

  • Watch as U.S. Navy, including U.S. Marine Corps personnel, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian ships transit the New York Harbor to kick-off 2017 Fleet Week New York. Event is free and open to the public for viewing.

  • Event: Fort Hamilton Salute to the Ships of Fleet Week

    Time: TBD

    Location: Brooklyn, New York (Bluff at Fort Hamilton)

  • Annual salute to the ships of Fleet Week at U.S. Army Garrison Ft. Hamilton. Event is free and open to individuals with base access.

  • Event: Fort Wadsworth Fleet Week and National Park Centennial Celebration

    Time: TBD

    Location: Staten Island, New York (Fort Wadsworth Overlook)

  • The National Parks Service (NPS) will host an event in celebration of Fleet Week New York and the Centennial of the NPS. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance

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

    Location: Manhattan, New York (9/11 Memorial Plaza)

  • U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Event: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance

    Time: 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

    Location: Manhattan, New York (9/11 Memorial Plaza)

  • U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: General Public Ship Tours

    Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Intrepid, Pier 86)

    Location: Multiple locations

    Lines may be capped at 3 p.m.

  • Ship tours will be held in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Events are free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance

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

    Location: Manhattan, New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave.)

  • U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Friday, May 26, 2017

    Event: General Public Ship Tours

    Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Intrepid, Pier 86)

    Location: Multiple locations

    Lines may be capped at 3 p.m.

  • Ship tours will be held in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Events are free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance

    Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

    Location: Manhattan, New York (9/11 Memorial Plaza)

  • U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Joint Re-enlistment/Promotions Ceremony

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

    Location: Manhattan, New York (9/11 Memorial Plaza)

  • Service members from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard will participate in a re-enlistment and promotion ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance

    Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Location: Manhattan, New York (Military Island, Times Square)

  • U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Navy Band Concert

    Time: 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

    Location: Manhattan, New York (Military Island, Times Square)

  • Navy Band Northeast "Rhode Island Sound" will perform a concert at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Event: General Public Ship Tours

    Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Intrepid, Pier 86)

    Location: Multiple locations

    Lines may be capped at 3 p.m.

  • Ship tours will be held in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Events are free and open to the public.

  • Event: Marine Day

    Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Location: Brooklyn, New York (Prospect Park)

  • U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) will host Marine Day in Prospect Park. Event will feature a formation run followed by military static displays, demos, and a performance by the USMC Battle Color Detachment. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Seabee STEM Informational Static Display

    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

  • U.S. Navy Seabee Historical Foundation will host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) informational static display for visitors at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Joint Aviation Static Display Event

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

    Location: East Meadow, New York (Eisenhower Park)

  • U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps will host displays of aviation and personnel equipment. Navy Band Northeast scheduled to perform from 10 a.m. - noon. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance

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

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

  • U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform on Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86. Event is free and open to the public.

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

    Time: Noon - 12:30 p.m.

    Location: Staten Island, New York (In view from Homeport Pier)

  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water of the Homeport Pier for visitors and ships to see. During the demo, a USCG rescue crew will drop a mannequin into the water to simulate a person in distress. A rescue swimmer will then jump into the water to secure the mannequin. Both the rescue swimmer and the mannequin are then lifted securely back into the helicopter. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance

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

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

  • U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform on Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance

    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Location: Manhattan, New York (Military Island, Times Square)

  • U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Navy Band Concert

    Time: 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

    Location: Manhattan, New York (Military Island, Times Square)

  • Navy Band Northeast "Rhode Island Sound" will perform a concert at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment Performance

    Time: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Location: Manhattan, New York (Father Duffy Square, Times Square)

  • U.S. Marine Corps Battle Colors Detachment will perform at Father Duffy Square in Times Square in front of the TKTS red steps. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Event: Freedom Run

    Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

    Location: North Cove Marina to 9/11 Memorial Site

  • Sea service members and New York-based first responders will participate in annual Freedom Run. U.S. Marine Corps Battle Colors Detachment scheduled to perform following the run. Event is free and open to the public to view.

  • Event: General Public Ship Tours

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

    Location: Multiple locations

    Lines may be capped at 3 p.m.

  • Ship tours will be held in Brooklyn and Staten Island. Events are free and open to the public.

  • Event: Seabee STEM Informational Static Display

    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

  • U.S. Navy Seabee Historical Foundation will host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) informational static display for visitors at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Veterans Appreciation Day & Memorial Tribute

    Time: 11:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Location: Rye, New York (Rye Playland)

  • Event will include a ceremony in honor of Memorial Day, U.S. Marine Corps aviation static display (Noon - 4 p.m.), and more. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance

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

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

  • U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform on Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: 2nd Annual Fleet Week at Liberty State Park

    Time: Noon - 5 p.m.

    Location: Jersey City, New Jersey (1 Audrey Zapp Dr., Liberty State Park - take Exit 14B off NJ Turnpike)

  • Event will include the U.S. Navy (USN) Parachute Team, The Leap Frogs; USN Dive Tank; Navy Band Northeast performance; USN helicopter static display; U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Silent Drill Team performance; USCG Search and Rescue demonstration; U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment performance; military static displays; kids activities; and much more. Event is free and open to the public. View event flyer here

  • Event: Fleet Week New York Community Music Festival

    Time: Noon - 8 p.m.

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

  • Flagship Brewery and community members will host a music festival in honor of Fleet Week. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Navy Band Concert

    Time: 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

    Location: Manhattan, New York (Military Island, Times Square)

  • Navy Band Northeast "Rhode Island Sound" will perform a concert at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Monday, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day)

    Event: General Public Ship Tours

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

    Location: Multiple locations

    Lines may be capped at 3 p.m.

  • Ship tours will be held in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Events are free and open to the public.

  • Event: New Rochelle Memorial Day Ceremony

    Time: Noon - 6 p.m. (tentatively)

    Location: New Rochelle, New York (Glen Island Park)

  • Event will include memorial ceremony (noon), free concert in the park, and U.S. Marine Corps aviation static displays (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.). Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Seabee STEM Informational Static Display

    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

  • U.S. Navy Seabee Historical Foundation will host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) informational static display for visitors at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Day Observance

    Time: 10 a.m. - noon

    Location: Manhattan, New York (Riverside Dr. & 89th St.)

  • Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony will take place at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Manhattan. This year's event will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Intrepid Memorial Day Commemoration

    Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Location: Manhattan, New York (12th Ave. & 46th St. Pier 86N)

  • Honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in the armed forces. Join hundreds of veterans, representing wars and conflicts from WWII to the present. Event is free and open to the public. Visit the Intrepid Museum wesite for more details here

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

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

    Location: Manhattan, New York (In view from Intrepid Pier 86)

  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water of the Intrepid Pier 86 for visitors and ships to see. During the demo, a USCG rescue crew will drop a mannequin into the water to simulate a person in distress. A rescue swimmer will then jump into the water to secure the mannequin. Both the rescue swimmer and the mannequin are then lifted securely back into the helicopter. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Event: Annual New York Mets Military Appreciation Game

    Location: Queens, New York (Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.)

    Time: 4:10 p.m.

  • New York Mets will host the annual Military Appreciation Game. Mets will take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Events will include: first pitch, Oath of Enlistment; the U.S. Navy (USN) Parachute Team, The Leap Frogs; national Anthem; and more!

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Event: Ships Depart

    Time: TBD

    Location: New York Harbor

  • Participating ships depart, signaling the completion of the 2017 Fleet Week New York. Event is free and open to the public to view