• Fleet Week {2015}: Your Complete Guide Celebrating Fleet Week in NYC {and Hoboken}

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    Every year in May, the New York Harbor fills with men and women from the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines which is known as Fleet Week NYC {and ladies trying to snag a sailor!}. The annual Fleet Week honors the seafaring, brave US armed forces with a huge celebration in the city. This year’s 27th annual Fleet Week New York takes place from May 20-26, 2015.

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    The FULL NYC Fleet Week 2015 Schedule:

    http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com/fleetweeknewyork/events.html

     

    A Few Events You Don’t Want to Miss:

    Wednesday, May 20th:

    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 along the Hudson River from Battery Park to just south of the George Washington Bridge. Event is free and open to the public.

    Thursday, May 21st:

    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: “A Walk of Heroes”
    Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Location: The Hudson River Park Trust “Clinton Cove” at Pier 95 | Manhattan, New York
    The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation will host “A Walk of Heroes.” The event visually tells the story of 37 Major League Baseball Hall of Famers who served during World War II. During the walk, people can learn the important lessons of citizenship, service, sacrifice and about the legacy of generations of heroes who served our country. Come meet Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, former LA Dodgers manager (10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) Free and open to the public.

     

    Saturday, May 23rd:

    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.

    Sunday, May 24th:

    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.

     

    Where to Watch the Parade of Ships from Hoboken {Weds 10-1}:

    1. Uptown – Pier 13/McLoone’s Boathouse

    2. Maxwell Pier

    3. Pier C

    4. Pier A

    5. Sinatra Park/Blue Eyes Restaurant

     

    Where to Meet a Sailor:

    Time Out New York has a post on how to “reel” in a seaman during Fleet Week {or at least get you a #SelfiewithaSailor for Insta!}.

     

    A Few Photos from Instagram thus far:

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    What will you be doing to celebrate Fleet Week?

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    Written by:

    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


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