Fleet Week 2009

5/20/2009:

Today marks the start of Fleet Week in 2009! Go show your support and gratitude!

What is Fleet Week?

Since 1984, New York City has held Fleet Week to honor the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The week features extensive military demonstrations, as well as the opportunity for the public to tour some of the visiting ships. The Memorial Day commemoration is a highlight of the week’s festivities, featuring the singing of Taps and a military aircraft fly over in honor of those who lost their lives in service to the United States.

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What Is There 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

SEE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AFTER THE JUMP!

2009 Fleet Week Schedule of Events:

  • Wednesday, May 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Parade of Ships


    Where: Along the Hudson River on the west side of Manhattan

  • Thursday, May 21
    • 9 a.m. – noon

      USMC Air/Ground Demo


      tactical insertion / extraction of helicopter borne, combat equipped Marines into a landing zone, static displays

      Where: Coney Island, Brooklyn

    • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

      Marine Day in Central Park


      Bands, static displays, martial arts demos, military working dogs

      Where: Central Park – 5th Ave. & 72nd Street

    • 11 a.m.-noon

      USCG Search and Rescue Demo


      Location: Stapleton Pier, Staten Island

    • 3-5 p.m.

      USMC Air/Ground Demonstration


      Where: Central Park
  • Friday, May 22
    • 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

      Reenlistment / Promotion Ceremony


      Where: World Trade Center

    • 10 a.m.–noon

      USMC Display

      Aviation and personnel equipment

      Where: Orchard Beach/Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

    • 11 a.m. – noon

      Iwo Jima Wreath Laying


      Where: Intrepid Museum
  • Saturday, May 23
    • 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m.

      Tug Of War – USN vs. USMC on the NBC Today Show

      Where: Rockefeller Plaza, 49th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan.

    • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

      USMC Day in Times Square


      bands, static displays, martial arts demos, military working dogs

      Where: 7th Ave & 46th St.

    • 10 a.m.-noon

      USMC Air/Ground Demo


      Where: Eisenhower Park, Long Island

    • 3-5 p.m.

      USMC Air/Ground Demo

      Where: Clove Lake Park, Staten Island

    • 5-8 p.m.

      USMC Band Performances


      Where: Central Park Band Shell
  • Sunday, May 24
    • 10 a.m.-noon

      USMC Air/Ground Demos


      Where: Intrepid Museum

    • noon-4 p.m.

      Intrepid Band Performances


      Where: Intrepid Museum

    • 3-4 p.m.

      Intrepid Best Chow Contest


      Where: Intrepid Museum

    • 5-7 p.m.

      USMC Air/Ground Demo


      Where: Playland Park, Rye NY
  • Monday, May 25
    • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

      USMC Air/Ground Demo


      Where: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

    • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

      Kings County Memorial Day Parade


      Where: 3rd Ave & 87th St, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

    • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

      Glendale Memorial Day Parade


      Where: Ridgewood / Glendale, NY

    • Noon-3 p.m.

      Staten Island Memorial Day Parade

      Where: Hart Blvd & Forest Ave, Staten Island

    • 1-2 p.m.

      Manhattan Memorial Day Parade


      Where: Broadway & Dyckman Streets, Manhattan

    • 2-5 p.m.

      Memorial Day Parade – Bronx City Island


      Where: City Island, Bronx
  • Tuesday, May 26 from 9-11 a.m.

    USMC Air/Ground Demo


    Where: Westbury High School, Long Island

  • Wednesday, May 27

    Ships and service members depart New York City

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