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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 10:00 AMIntrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in New York, NY
Intrepid offers tons of Fleet Week activities on May 26, 10am-6pm, all around the Museum and pier. Activities on the pier are free.
Check out USNA Yard Patrol Squadron and USCGC Lawrence Lawson, both ships open for tours at Pier 86, 10am-6pm.
Talk to reps from U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary/Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Intrepid Education, American Red Cross, Restored and Antique Military Vehicle Clubs, Guide Dog Foundation/America’s Vet Dogs-The Veterans K-9 Corp, LEGOLAND® New York Resort, American Legion, and FDNY at Pier 86, 10am-6pm.
Enjoy Intrepid Educator Demonstration: Poof! Life in Vacuum at 11:30am & 3:30pm.
Follow it up with Intrepid Education Demonstration: Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttles at 1:45pm.
Then see Intrepid Education Demonstration: Airheads: How Do Things Fly? at 2:15pm.
Next up is Tour Guide Talk: The Magnificent Seven, 3:30pm.
Don't miss Musical Performances from RamCorps–University of Mobile at 12pm & 2pm, America's Sweethearts: Vintage Vocal Trio at 1pm & 3pm, and singer/songwriter and Marine Corps veteran Laura Rice at 4pm.
Visit Intrepid for more information.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 10:30 AMLiberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 11:00 AMForest Hills in Queens, NY
The 2019 Memorial Day Parade in Forest Hills will be held on May 26, 11am-3pm, and is hosted by the American Legion.11 - 11:20am - Opening Ceremony11:15 - 11:45am - Parade Assembly - Ascan & Metropolitan Ave11:20am - 1pm - Marching from Ascan Avenue to Remsen Cemetery Park1:15 - 1:30pm - Wreath laying at the Remsen Veterans Memorial1:30 - 3pm - Post-parade BBQ in parking lot opposite Acey Ducey
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 11:00 AMCiti Field in Queens, NY
See military static displays on the plaza, then stay for the game as the New York Mets take on the Detroit Tigers. Enjoy a flyover with FA-18 Hornets from NAS Oceana, Navy Band Northeast singer performing the national anthem, and honor Lucille Posner, former 2nd class petty officer who served as part of Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) in World War II.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 11:00 AMRye Playland in Rye, NY
Event will include military static displays and a ceremony in honor of Memorial Day. Event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 12:00 PMFlagship Brewery in Staten Island, NY
The Flagship Brewery hosts the Fleet Week New York Music Festival on May 26, 12-6pm, rain or shine. Military and local bands scheduled to perform. Enjoy music from Joan Caddell & The Midnight Choir, The Bleeps, Sweeps, and the Creeps, Tina & The Balance, and Tom Cintula & The Buffallo 24. Event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 12:00 PMLiberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ
Join the U.S. Navy (USN), U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) as they showcase the latest capabilities of today's maritime services. Event will include a performance by U.S. Fleet Forces "Brass Band;" USN and USMC helicopter static displays; USN Dive Tank; USO; USMC Martial Arts Program demonstration and pull-up challenge; USCG Search and Rescue demonstration; USCG Silent Drill Team and USMC Battle Color Detachment performances; military static displays, including Stewards of the Sea, World War I Commission, Submarine Forces, USMC ordnance and vehicles; kids activities, bounce houses and face painting, food trucks and much more! Event is free and open to the public. Click here for the event flyer.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 12:00 PMStaten Island in Staten Island, NY
The 100th Annual Memorial Day Parade in Staten Island will step off on May 26, 12pm from the intersection of Forest Avenue and Hart Boulevard. It will proceed down Forest Avenue to the Stop and Shop near Jewitt Avenue. The reviewing stand will be near Blessed Sacrament Church, at Forest Avenue and Manor Road.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 01:00 PMMaspeth in Maspeth, NY
The Annual Maspeth Memorial Day Parade will begin on May 26, 1pm, with memorial services taking place immediately following at Maspeth Memorial Park at 69th Street and Grand Avenue.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 01:00 PMNational Sawdust in Brookln, NY
Waterwell presents Fleet Week Follies on May 26, 1-9pm. Inspired by the legacy of the Stage Door Canteen, Waterwell is bringing together New York's finest performers to create a one-day festival of unforgettable music, food, and family activities. This is free of charge to all military attendees: active duty, Guard, Reserve, veterans, and their families and caregivers! And if you've got little ones? Perfect, there are fun plans for the kiddos, too!
This day features an incredible line-up of entertainers plus food and drink, including brews from 14th Star Brewing Co. and bites served by Emma's Torch. In short, this is the perfect way to commemorate military service and ring in Memorial Day with a bang. Stars of stage, screen, and music will not only be putting on a show, they'll be hanging out and hosting for all the current and former service members.
Schedule of the day:
Family Activities - Register for any of these hours, but stay as long as you like!
1-2pm: Puppet-Making Workshop
2-3pm: Pet Dragon Workshop + Circus Skills Primer
3-4pm: Puppet-Making workshop + Circus Skills Primer
5:30-7pm: A military-civilian mixer before the concert begins. Make sure to bring your ID if you'd like to enjoy the bar.
Music and Entertainment
7-8:30pm: A star-studded lineup teams with military-affiliated musicians for an utterly unique, exclusive concert experience.
RSVP here. Registration is currently reserved for military attendees.