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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:00 AMNew York Harbor
The Parade of Ships officially kicks off 2018 Fleet Week New York. The participating ships can be seen along the Hudson River between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (times may vary) from various landmarks, including Battery Park, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and George Washington Bridge. Fort Hamilton is scheduled to do 11-gun salute as the flagship, USS Arlington, passes by. Event is free to the public to view.
Watch the live stream via IAVA here.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:00 AMNew York Aquarium in Brooklyn, NY
U.S. Navy divers will be diving in the tank at the NY Aquarium for guests to view. Come out and take photos and interact with them throughout the day.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:30 AMPier A Harbor House in New York, NY
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America presents the 2018 NYC Fleet Week Luncheon on May 23, 11:30am. This one-of-a-kind annual event draws leaders in politics, media, advocacy, and the veteran community. Join IAVA as we kick off the Memorial Day Weekend and 2018 Fleet Week with a fun afternoon of sandwiches and drinks while we watch the best Navy in the world sail up the river to their Fleet Week positions. This is a family friendly affair: bring your children to share this incredible experience.
Hosted by Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy), Willie Geist (MSNBC), Bill Hemmer (Fox News), and J.W. Cortes (Gotham).
Watch the live stream of the parade of ships here.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:30 PMSouth Street Seaport in New York, NY
Navy Band Northeast's Brass Band will perform a concert at the South Street Seaport. Event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 01:00 PMLiberty Island
U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform on Liberty Island. Event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 06:30 PMDatadog in New York, NY
Operation Code NYC presents a Personal Pitch Workshop on May 23, 6:30-8:30pm. They will have several quicktalks for the evening, covering various topics including a career-focused presentation. Then break into a small group of 3-5 members, and hold a personal pitch workshop.
Operation Code is a non-profit dedicated to helping military veterans transition into the tech industry.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 06:30 PMJewish Center in New York, NY
The UJA-Federation of New York presents the Jewish Community Memorial Service on May 23, 6:30pm. The evening features a memorial service and program honoring the lives of service members who were killed defending our country and those veterans who had a chance to live out their lives. Additionally, the program also pays tribute to the dedication of our active and retired service members of the United States Armed Services.
This year, you will hear from special guest speaker U.S. Army Colonel Jack Jacobs (retired), a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions during the Vietnam War.
Following the program, there will be a hands-on volunteer project sponsored by Major Stuart Adam Wolfer Institute (MSAWI) to assemble care packages for service members overseas.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 09:00 AMBattery Park in New York, NY
The United War Veterans Council presents a Battle of the Atlantic Memorial Ceremony on May 24, 9-9:45am. Honor those who served and sacrificed to defeat the Nazi submarine menace, and who made possible D-Day and the liberation of Europe. The event has been confirmed as an official Fleet Week event, and will include attendance by uniformed U.S. sea services personnel.
Check for event updates here.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 09:30 AMBay Ridge Manor in Brooklyn, NY
Senator Marty Golden holds his Annual Memorial Day Breakfast on May 24, 9:30am. RSVP no later than May 19 by calling James McClelland.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:00 AMMilitary Island, Times Square in New York, NY
U.S. Navy divers will dive in the Navy Dive Tank right in Times Square throughout the day. Come by and play tic-tac-toe, see their gear, take photos and learn about the U.S. Navy. Event is free and open to the public.