Fleet Week New York schedule of events

NEW YORK — Fleet Week New York, now on its 31st year, celebrates members of the sea services.

During Fleet Week, it gives those in the tri-state area the chance to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.

Fleet Week New York takes place from May 21 to May 28:

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Event: Parade of Ships
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (approx. time)
Location: NY Harbor

  • The Parade of Ships officially kicks off 2019 Fleet Week New York. The ships will be able to be seen along the Hudson River from Battery Park to just south of the George Washington Bridge. Event is free to the public to view.

Event: Fleet Week at Fort Hamilton
Time: 7:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Fort Hamilton, Engeldrum Bluff, 101st St. & Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn

  • Annual event sponsored by Fort Hamilton. Spectators will be able to view participating ships as they travel through the New York Harbor during the Parade of Ships. Not open to the public. DOD ID required to enter base.

Event: Fleet Week at Fort Wadsworth
Time: 7:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Fort Wadsworth Overlook, 210 New York Ave, Staten Island

  • Annual event sponsored by the Gateway National Recreation Area and the National Park Service. Spectators will be able to view participating ships as they travel through the New York Harbor during the Parade of Ships. Event is free to the public to view.

Event: Navy Band Concert at South Street Seaport
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: South Street Seaport, 12 Fulton St., Manhattan

  • U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band” will perform a concert at the South Street Seaport.Event is free and open to the public.\

Event: Navy Band Concert at Arch in Washington Square Park
Time: 4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Location: Washington Square Park Arch, W. 4th Street, Greenwich Village, Manhattan

  • Navy Band Northeast’s “Ceremonial Band” will perform a concert at the Arch at Washington Square Park. Event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Event: General Public Ship Tours
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Pier 88 in Manhattan; and Homeport Pier in Staten Island

  • Ship tours will be held on Pier 88 and the Staten Island Homeport Pier. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.

Event: Annual Fleet Week Freedom Run
Time: 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: North Cove Marina to 9/11 Memorial Plaza

  • The annual Fleet Week Freedom Run is a 1.7 mile fun run through financial district and culminating at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza. Event is free and open to the public to view.

Event: General Public Ship Tours (Pier 86)
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Pier 86 (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum) in Manhattan

  • Ship tours will be held on Pier 86. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Tours will close early due to a scheduled private event. Events are free and open to the public. Tours do not require museum admission.

Event: Navy Dive Tank in Times Square
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)

  • U.S. Navy divers will dive in the Navy Dive Tank right in Times Square throughout the day. Come by and play tic-tac-toe, see their gear, take photos and learn about U.S. Navy Divers. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: Navy Band Concert in Union Square Park
Time: Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Location: Union Square Park, E 14th St. to E 17th Street, Manhattan

  • U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band” will perform a concert in Union Square Park.Event is free and open to the public.

Event: U.S. WWI Centennial Commission USS San Diego Plaque Unveiling
Time: 2 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Location: Times Square – Father Duffy Square, 7th Ave & W 47th St, Manhattan

  • U.S. WWI Centennial Commission to unveil the USS San Diego Plaque at Father Duffy Square. Plaque will be dedicated in the town of Ocean Beach in July 2019Event is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Event: General Public Ship Tours
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Pier 88 in Manhattan and Homeport Pier in Staten Island

  • Ship tours will be held on Pier 88 and the Staten Island Homeport Pier. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.

Event: General Public Ship Tours (Pier 86)
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Pier 86 (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum) in Manhattan

  • Ship tours will be held on Pier 86. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public. Tours do not require museum admission.

Event: Navy Dive Tank in Times Square
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)

  • U.S. Navy divers will dive in the Navy Dive Tank right in Times Square throughout the day. Come by and play tic-tac-toe, see their gear, take photos and learn about U.S. Navy Divers. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: NYPD/U.S. Navy Association Remembrance Ceremony and Celebration
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
Location: NYPD Headquarters Auditorium, One Police Plaza, Manhattan

  • NYPD/U.S. Navy Association will honor fallen Sailors and police officers during a remembrance ceremony in the NYPD Headquarters Auditorium. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: Joint Reenlistment and Promotion Ceremony
Time: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: 9/11 Memorial Plaza, cobblestone area between vanishing pools

  • Sea service members will participate in a Reenlistment and Promotion Ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team at Times Square
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)

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

Event: U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Demonstration
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Location: Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)

  • The U.S. Marine Corps will host a martial arts demonstration at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: Navy Band Concert
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Location: Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)

  •  U.S Fleet Forces “Brass Band” to perform a concert from 7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Navy Band Northeast’s “Rhode Island Sound” will perform a concert from 8 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Event: USO FLeet Week 5K
Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Location: Pier 84 in Manhattan

  • Join the USO at Pier 84 in Manhattan for the USO Fleet Week 5K. Registering for the USO 5K is free! Funds raised will support vital USO programs and services for our military members and their families. Come together to REMEMBER service members and their families, HONOR them for their service and sacrifices, and show our SUPPORT! Click here for the event flyer. Click here for more information and to register.

Event: General Public Ship Tours
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Pier 88 in Manhattan and the Homeport Pier in Staten Island

  • Ship tours will be held on Pier 88 and Staten Island Homeport Pier. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.

Event: General Public Ship Tours (Pier 86)
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Pier 86 (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum) in Manhattan

  • Ship tours (U.S. Coast Guard only) will be held on Pier 86. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public. Tours do not require museum admission.

Event: Marine Day in Prospect Park
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Prospect Park, West Dr. at the intersection of Prospect Park West & Prospect Park Southwest, Brooklyn

  • The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) will host Marine Day in Prospect Park featuring interactive and aviation static displays, demonstrations, and a performance by the USMC Battle Color Detachment. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: Navy Dive Tank in Times Square (Last Day!)
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)

  • U.S. Navy divers will dive in the Navy Dive Tank right in Times Square throughout the day. Come by and play tic-tac-toe, see their gear, take photos and learn about U.S. Navy Divers. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: Navy Aviation – Eisenhower Park
Time: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Park, East Meadow (Nassau County)

  • The U.S. Navy will host an aviation event at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow (Nassau County), NY. Event will include military an non-military static displays and the U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band” will also perform. Click here for the event flyer. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: Side By Side Military Appreciation Event presented by Northwell Health
Time: Noon – 6 p.m.
Location: Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan

  • Event will include numerous musical performances by national recording artists, a performance by the U.S Coast Guard Silent Drill Team, and numerous military static displays on the Rockefeller Center plaza. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
Time: Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Homeport Pier, Staten Island

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

Event: Navy Band Concert
Time: 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Location: Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)

  • Navy Band Northeast’s “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: Times Square (Father Duffy Square, 7th Ave & W 47th St.)

  • The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment will perform in Times Square (Father Duffy Square) for the general public in front of the TKTS red steps. Event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Event: General Public Ship Tours
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (in the Red Hook Community) in Brooklyn and the Homeport Pier in Staten Island only

  • Ship tours will be held at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and the Staten Island Homeport Pier only … ship tours will not be available on Pier 88 today. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.

Event: General Public Ship Tours (Pier 86)
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Pier 86 (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum) in Manhattan

  • Ship tours (U.S. Coast Guard only) will be held on Pier 86. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public. Tours do not require museum admission.

Event: Liberty State Park Fleet Week 1 Mile Fun Run & 5K Race
Time: 10:30 a.m – 11:50 a.m., Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City, NJ

  • New this year … bring out the family and take part in a 1 Mile Fun Run and 5K community run during the annual Fleet Week at Liberty State Park hosted by City Challenge Races, then stay and enjoy the festivities throughout the day! Click herefor the event flyer. Click here for more information and to register.

Event: 4th Annual Fleet Week at Liberty State Park
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.
Location: Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City, NJ

  • Join the U.S. Navy (USN), U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) as they showcase the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. Event will include a performance by U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band;” USN and USMC helicopter static displays; USN Dive Tank; USO; USMC Martial Arts Program demonstration and pull-up challenge; USCG Search and Rescue demonstration; USCG Silent Drill Team and USMC Battle Color Detachment performances; military static displays, including Stewards of the Sea, World War I Commission, Submarine Forces, Navy History and Heritage Command, USMC ordnance and vehicles; kids activities, bounce houses and face painting, food trucks and much more! Event is free and open to the public. Click here for the event flyer.

Event: Youth City Challenge at Liberty State Park
Time: 1:30 p.m – 4 p.m., Registration begins at 1 p.m.
Location: Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City, NJ

New this year … bring out the family and challege yourself in a 1 Mile – 10 Obstacle Course designed for youth ages 5-12 during the annual Fleet Week at Liberty State Park hosted by City Challenge Races. Click here for the event flyer. Click here for more information and to register.

Event: 11th Annual Veterans Appreciation Day & Memorial Tribute Event at Rye Playland
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Rye Playland, 1 Playland Park, Rye

  • Event will include military aviation static displays and a ceremony in honor of Memorial Day. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: Annual Fleet Week Music Festival
Time: Noon – 6 p.m.
Location: Flagship Brewery, 140 Minthorne St., Staten Island

  • The Flagship Brewery and community members will host their annual music festival in honor of Fleet Week. Local bands scheduled to perform. Event is free and open to the public.Click here for the event flyer.

Event: Family Sunday at Citi FIeld
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Queens

  • See military static displays on the plaza, then stay for the game as the New York Mets take on the Detroit Tigers, and also see a flyover with FA-18 Hornets from NAS Oceana, Navy Band Northeast singer performing the national anthem, and honor Lucille Posner, a former 2nd class petty officer who served as part of Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) in World War II as the “Veteran of the Game.”

Event: Fleet Week Follies
Time: 1 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: National Sawdust Music Venue, 80 N 6th St., Brooklyn

  • Inspired by the legacy of the Stage Door Canteen, Waterwall is bringing together some of New York’s finest performers to put on a free evening of entertainment for active duty and veterans during Fleet Week New York.Click herefor the event flyer. Click here for more information.

Event: Mets Family Sunday
Time: 1 p.m. start
Location: Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Queens

  • Event will include military static displays on the plaza, a FA-18 flyover will be conducted prior to the start of the game. Mets will take on the Detroit Tigers.

Event: Navy Band Concert (Last Performance)
Time: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Military Island, Times Square (43-44 St. Plaza)

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

Monday, May 27, 2019

Event: General Public Ship Tours (Last Day For Ship Tours!)
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Pier 88 in Manhattan; Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (in the Red Hook Community) in Brooklyn; and Homeport Pier in Staten Island

  • Ship tours will be held on Pier 88, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and the Staten Island Homeport Pier. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.

Event: General Public Ship Tours (Pier 86 – Last Day For Ship Tours!)
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Pier 86 (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum) in Manhattan

  • Ship tours (U.S. Coast Guard only) will be held on Pier 86. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public. Tours do not require museum admission.

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. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: Intrepid Memorial Day Commemoration
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 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 website for more details here

Event: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team on Pier 86
Time: Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Manhattan, New York (12th Ave. & 46th St. Pier 86N)

  • U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform on Pier 86. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
Time: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, Manhattan

  •  U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the vicinity of the water off of Pier 86 for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Event: Ships depart at NY Harbor

  • The event signals the end of 2019 Fleet Week New York. Ships will depart the area at various times.
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