Come out for a free ship tour and other free activities during Fleet Week at the Stapleton Pier. This year, Fleet Week 2010 is May 26-June 2, when thousands of uniformed Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will fill the streets of Manhattan. Fleet Week includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays throughout the week, as well as public visits to many of the participating ships. You can find out more about it at the US Navy’s website.
The Fleet Week 2010 schedule can be found here and this week will also be celebrated by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, May 26-June 1. Activities include ship tours, Broadway performances and a summer movie series on the Intrepid’s Flight Deck at Pier 86.
Since 1984, New York City has held Fleet Week to honor the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and the week features extensive military demonstrations, as well as the opportunity for the public to tour for free some of the visiting ships. All events are free, unless they are held at the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. The Memorial Day commemoration is a culmination of the week’s festivities, featuring the singing of Taps and a military aircraft fly over in honor of those who lost their lives in service to the United States.