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Celebrating Our Service Men and Women – Fleet Week 2017

May 26, 2017


The 29th Annual Fleet Week will take place from May 24th to May 30th in New York City.  The seven-day celebration honors the members of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.  A variety of great activities await your New York City student tour group to enjoy across New York City.
(1)  Parade of Ships:  Fleet Week kicks off with a flotilla of visiting vessels and tall ships cruising along the Hudson River into New York Harbor.  The USS Kearsarge will render a 7-gun salute as the ship passes Fort Hamilton. Fort Hamilton will return with a 15-gun salute.  The ships will dock in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island where they will open for public tours for your New York City school trip.
(2)  The USS Intrepid pays homage to veterans including a Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony, honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in the armed forces. Activities for your New York City educational tour group include, learning how recycling helps the armed forces; the naming of naval ships; a movie screening of Top Gun; a Meet the Pilots session with astronauts and aviators; and, interactive displays that allow you to examine WWII artifacts used by pilots.
(3)  During Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps show off their state-of-the-art fighter planes, jets and helicopters in aviation demonstrations and flyovers around the city. These free events start May 25 through May 29.

(4)  On May 28th, your New York City group tour cheer on personnel from U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, New York Fire Department (FDNY) and other first responders as they run from the North Cove Marina to the 9/11 Memorial in support of the annual Fleet Week Freedom Run.  The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment scheduled to perform at the conclusion of the run.
(5) Your New York City School Trip group can enjoy the sounds of several community bands at the Fleet Week New York Music Festival on May 28.  This family friendly event in Staten Island will feature bands joining together to provide melodies for all ages to enjoy while honoring our service men and women.

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