Fleet Week 2019

Welcome to a comprehensive listing of the 2019 Fleet Week events in NYC.

Find out where to tour ships during Fleet Week for free here.

  • Monday, May 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Yonkers 7th Ward Memorial Service

    Armando Rauso AMVETS Post 40 hosts the 7th Ward Memorial Service on May 20, 6pm. 

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Miller Field in Staten Island, NY

    Fleet Week Helicopter Landing

    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 AM
    St Adalbert's School in Staten Island, NY

    Memorial Day Ice Cream Social

    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 PM
    Central Park in New York, NY

    Fleet Week Navy Band Concert

    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 07:30 AM
    Classic Car Club Manhattan in New York, NY

    IAVA Rides & Tides Breakfast

    Kick off the 2019 Memorial Day Weekend right with one of the finest military displays of the year! 

    Enjoy the best of land AND sea at IAVA’s exclusive Rides & Tides Breakfast on May 22, 7:30-10am.

    By sea… the terrace of the incomparable Classic Car Club Manhattan is an ideal vantage point on the river’s edge. Watch the magnificent U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships as they ceremoniously make their way up the Hudson, delivering our proud sailors and Marines to their Fleet Week berths.

    By land… after the tides, check out the rides! Wander through a hangar full of the finest classic muscle cars, and get your dream on. A sweet ride for every taste!

    And there’s no better way to observe this unique annual spectacle than alongside your veteran leaders. Join leaders in politics, business, media, advocacy, and the veteran community for this educational AND family-friendly event.

    It’s the perfect, patriotic way to remind ourselves what the holiday weekend is really about, and your attendance benefits the veteran community by supporting IAVA's critical work to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

    Get tickets here.

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 08:00 AM

    Intrepid Fleet Week Wednesday

    Intrepid offers tons of Fleet Week activities on May 22, 8am-3pm, all around the Museum and pier. Activities on the pier are free.

    Check out the Parade of Ships at Pier 86, 8-9:30am.

    Enjoy Pop-up Planetarium: Giant Leaps: Exploration in the Space Age at 1:15pm.

    Then see Education Demonstration: Airheads: How Do Things Fly? at 1:45pm.

    Follow it up with Education Demonstration: Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttles at 2:15pm.

    Next up is a Performance: Elinor Smith: The Flying Flapper of Freeport at 2:30pm.

    Finally catch Pop-up Planetarium: On the Wings of New York at 3pm.

    Visit Intrepid for more information. 

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Battery Park in New York, NY

    They Turned the Tide

    The United War Veterans Council will mark Fleet Week 2019 by presenting They Turned the Tide on May 22, 12-12:45pm, the annual ceremony honoring service members who lost their lives in the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II.

    They Turned the Tide will be one of the first public events for Fleet Week. The program will feature remarks from Rear Admiral John Mustin (U.S. Navy), Deputy Commander of U.S. Second Fleet. Other speakers will include representatives from the American Battle Monuments Commission, our World War II allies, and youth presenters. The event will conclude with a ceremonial wreath laying. The event is free and open to the public.

    This year’s event marks the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Europe (1944 – 2019). Most Americans are familiar with D-Day, the Allied invasion of France, which launched the campaign to free Europe from Nazi oppression. However, without victory in the Battle of Atlantic, neither D-Day nor liberation would have ever taken place. Thousands of Americans, serving alongside our Allies, fought to clear the Atlantic Ocean of the deadly Nazi submarines which preyed upon Allied shipping. They made it possible for our nation to safely send over countless shiploads of troops, equipment and supplies to help free Europe from its oppressors.

    The East Coast Memorial was erected in 1963 to memorialize the courage and sacrifice of these Americans. Its walls are etched with 4,611 names of service members lost in the waters of the western Atlantic, off the shores of the United States.


  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Washington Square Park in New York, NY

    Fleet Week Navy Band Concert

    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 PM
    South Street Seaport in New York, NY

    Fleet Week Navy Band Concert

    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 07:00 PM
    The Jewish Center in New York, NY

    Honoring Our Heroes Memorial Day Tribute

    Join UJA-Federation of New York and Jewish communal organizations on May 22, 7pm, for a pre-Memorial Day Fleet Week program honoring those who bravely serve our country. Hear from Jewish military leaders and help create care packages for those serving abroad, sponsored by Major Stuart Adam Wolfer Institute (MSAWI).