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Plan your 2019 Fleet Week now! Check out all the upcoming events here.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 07:30 AMFort Hamilton Armed Forces Reserve Center in Brooklyn, NY
Attend the Pre & Post Retirement Briefing on May 18, 7:30am-5pm. Topics covered include: Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plans, Survivor Benefit Plans, TRICARE, Delta Dental, Retired Pay Application, Retirement Points, ID/DEERS, VA, Gray Area Benefits, 20 yr Letter, etc. Bring any documents associated with your retirement for assistance as needed (DD-214s, Retirement Points Statement, etc.).
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:00 PMStaten Island Marine Corps League Det 246 in Staten Island, NY
The Kiwanis Club of Richmond County, Staten Island Marine Corps League, and Vietnam Veterans of America host a picnic on May 18, 12pm. Participants must RSVP with veteran's name and the number in their party by May 4. Vets are free, friends and family are $6 each. Box picnic includes sandwich, side, water or soda, and chips. Bring your own blankets and chairs.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:00 PMRubin Museum of Art in New York, NY
Blue Star Families offers Women and Power: What Does Power Mean to You? on May 18, 12-3pm.
The day will start with a Women's Empowerment tour of the Rubin Museum, followed by lunch, and a workshop led by coaches from our partner organization, Stand Beside Them. All attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Stand Beside Them's free 6-week coaching program designed to help veterans, service members, and military spouses with life, health, or career coaching. This day is for you to own your power and learn strategies for living a powerful life!
*Caregivers are encouraged to join! This includes caregivers of ill or injured service members/veterans and/or caregivers of children with special needs.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:00 AMMiller Field in Staten Island, NY
Attend Fleet Week's 2nd Annual Helicopter Landing on May 21, 10am-12pm. The event will kick off with a fast rope demonstration conducted by a team of U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) members from Virginia Beach, Va. and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron NINE (HSC-9), known as the "Tridents," from Norfolk, Va. After the demonstration, various helicopters will be available for tours. Additionally, spectators will be able to experience a musical performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces "Brass Band," see various military and informational static displays, including World War I Commission and STEM education, meet military personnel, try on equipment and gear, and more. Event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 AMSt Adalbert's School in Staten Island, NY
Attend the annual Veterans Ice Cream Social on May 21, 11am to kick off Memorial Day weekend. RSVP by May 14.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:00 PMCentral Park in New York, NY
Navy Band Northeast's Pops Ensemble will perform a concert in Central Park at the Naumberg Band Shell on May 21, 12-1:15pm. Event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:00 PMWashington Square Park in New York, NY
Navy Band Northeast's Ceremonial Band performs a concert on May 22, 12-1pm. Event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:30 PMSouth Street Seaport in New York, NY
U.S. Fleet Forces Brass Band performs a concert on May 22, 12:30-1:30pm. Event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 02:00 PMJames J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY
The Bronx VA presents a new Fisher House Dedication on May 22, 2-5pm. The Fisher House Foundation is close to completing two 16-suite Fisher Houses on the Bronx VA Medical Center campus. These will be the first Fisher Houses in New York City. They will provide a temporary “home away from home,” at no charge, for the family members & caregivers of hospitalized veterans and active duty service members.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 07:30 AM9/11 Memorial Plaza in New York, NY
The annual Fleet Week Freedom Run on May 23, 8-10:30am, is a 1.7 mile fun run through financial district and culminates at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza. Event is free and open to the public to view.