Fleet Week New York, now in its 31st year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. It’s a great way for New Yorkers to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen – and see firsthand demonstrations of the skills and capabilities of our maritime services, as well as witness the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. The weeklong celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984.
The Week kicks off (unofficially) with a Navy Band Concert in Central Park when its Northeast ‘Pops Ensemble” plays standards that will stir you and inspire you.
The next day, May 22, launches the Parade of Ships and the official start of Fleet Week. The ships will be able to be seen along the Hudson River from Battery Park to just south of the George Washington Bridge. There will be concerts, performance drills and even a diver exhibition in Times Square. There’s a full schedule here.