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NYC Fleet Week 2023: Ship Locations, List of Events and Festivities

Nearly 2,400 uniform personnel are expected to participate in the week-long, swoon-worthy extravaganza

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Hi-ho sailor! Come stay!

Fleet Week New York, the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services, returns to the five boroughs this week to bring in Memorial Day in person for only the second time in the last four years.

Nearly 2,400 uniform personnel are expected to participate in the week-long, swoon-worthy extravaganza this year.

There were signs of the celebration already on Tuesday, as there was a flyover of military planes in the afternoon and a wreath-laying ceremony at the East Coast Memorial in Battery Park. But things really kicked off Wednesday morning, with the iconic Parade of Ships.

The event runs through Tuesday, May 30. This year, expect three U.S. Navy ships, two U.S. Coast Guard vessels and four U.S. Naval Academy boats. Three ships from U.S. NATO allies will join the full-week party, and ships from Canada, Italy and the UK will get in on the parade as well.

Now in its 35th year, Fleet Week New York, offers people in the tri-state area an unparalleled opportunity to meet U.S. Navy sailors, Marines and U.S. Coast Guard members, as well as learn about the latest maritime capabilities available.

Held in New York City nearly every year since 1984, Fleet Week was canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID pandemic and held virtually. It returned in person in 2022, though is back in full force in 2023.

"New York has always been an incredible host," Rear Adm. Charles "Chip" Rock, Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, said. "We can't wait for our brave women and men to get an opportunity to experience all the city offers and for New Yorkers to get a glimpse of what we do every day," said Rock. This will create memories that last a lifetime."

See key details below. Learn more about Fleet Week here.

Ship and Pier Locations for NYC Fleet Week 2023

Ship tours will be conducted throughout the week in Manhattan and Staten Island from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Tours on the Intrepid at Pier 86 will be conducted daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Manhattan, Pier 88 South: (Tours will be closed Sunday)
    • Amphibious assault ship, USS WASP (LHD-1) from Norfolk, Virginia
  • Manhattan, Pier 88 North: (Tours will be closed Sunday)
    • Ocean survey vessel HMS Scott (H131) from Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Manhattan, Pier 90 North:
    • HMCS Glace Bay (MM 701) from Nova Scotia, Canada
    • ITS Virginio Fasan (F 591) from La Spezia, Italy
  • Manhattan, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86:
    • Four U.S. Naval Academy YPs, Annapolis, Maryland
    • Fast response cutter USCGC Warren Deyampert (WPC-1151) from Boston, Massachusetts
  • Homeport Pier, Staten Island:
    • The Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) from Norfolk, Virginia
    • Spearhead class fast transport USNS Newport (T-EPF 12) from Norfolk Virginia
    • Medium Endurance cutter USCGC Legare (WMEC-912) from Portsmouth, Virginia

Other Fleet Week Events

Here are a few events being held on Friday:

  • Navy Dive Tank Demonstrations: U.S. Navy divers will showcase their skills with demonstrations from a Times Square dive dank, which will be filled by FDNY's Engine 54 firetrucks
  • New York Jets Flag Football Game: Sailors and Marines will go head to head from the Jets' home turf at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Reenlistment and Promotion Ceremony: U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard service members will participate in a joint promotion and reenlistment ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial
  • Navy Band Concert in Times Square: Navy Band Northeast's "Brass Band" and "Rhode Island Sound" will take the stage in Times Square, performing renditions of popular hit songs. They will be accompanied by the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard

And these are events being held on Saturday:

  • Eisenhower Park Aviation Static Display: Head out to the Long Island town of East Meadow from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. for the aviation display event feature the joint sea services. There will be performances by USN's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team and Brass Band in addition to Marine aviation demonstrations.
  • Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration: Search and rescue swimmers perform live demonstrations in the water off Staten Island's Homeport Pier
  • Navy Band Concert in Times Square: Navy Band Northeast''s "Rhode Island Sound" will take the stage in Times Square from 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. and will be performing popular hit songs, accompanied by the USMC Band.
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