Fleet week is upon us and this year is sure to be unlike any other as the Navy is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Fleet Week festivities! Events will be taking place across the city all week long. Here is everything our Sagamore residents need to know about this annual event.
Parade of Ships: The Parade of ships kicks things off on the 23rd with close to 2,500 Marines taking part in NYC’s first Fleet Week Event. There will be over 13 ships in the NY Harbor including command ships, vessels and control boats making their way to NYC to dock for the week.
Tours: You can get a close and personal look at the ships by taking a daily tour. Tours will be offered on most of the lines from 10am until 5pm. Lines tend to be long so make sure to plan ahead if you want to be on a real Navy ship!
Parks and bike trails or farmers market
Performances: Several naval and military displays will take place throughout the week. Navy divers will perform shows and there will also be an aviation show. Marine demos and a drill team performance are also on the schedule.
Exhibitions: You can visit the Intrepid Museum located at Pier 86 for more special events taking place in conjunction with this years Fleet Week. They will host a variety of events including concerts, ceremonies, talks and movie showings. They will also have several interactive displays on view.
You can learn more by visiting the events website to find information about everything going on from May 24th to May 29th so you don’t miss out on any special Fleet Week events!
Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave
New York, NY 10036
New York City Fleet Week started back in 1982 to celebrate the men and women apart of the U.S Navy and Coast Guard, and gives local NYC residents the chance to get a up close look at the active ships and duties of the members of the military. This year Fleek Week will be taking over NYC starting the week before Memorial Day! Head downtown on the Westside starting May 24th and take part in one of the many traditional events that will be happening all week long!
Annual Parade: The Parade of Ships kicks off the celebration of Fleet Week at the New York Harbor. 5 Navy ships, 4 Academy Patrol Boats, 2 Coast Guard ships and 1 Royal Canadian Naval ship will make their way through the harbor as spectators line the cost to watch. Make your way down from The Sagamore anytime between 9am and 11:30am.
Tours: Ship tours will take place daily from 8am until 5pm starting May 25th. Ships in Manhattan will be located at both Pier 88 and Pier 92. You can see what ships will be docked on what days by visiting their website.
Intrepid Museum: Learn more about the history of the U.S Navy and Fleet week at the Intrepid Museum! Located in the middle of the action, the museum will be open for special hours and host several events during Fleet Week. On Memorial Day, there will be a memorial commemoration ceremony taking place.
Aviation Demonstration: Fighter planes, jets and helicopters will make their way around the NYC sky as the traditional Aviation show takes place May 27th. The show kicks off at 12:30pm at Sullivan Pier.
For directions on how to get to all of the week’s events from The Sagamore and for more information, visit the official event page for Fleet Week!
Fleet Week NYC 2017
W 46th St & 12th Ave
New York, NY 10036