Staten Island, NY – Fleet Week New York, now in its 31st year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services.
Borough President James S. Oddo is pleased to take part in this Staten Island tradition and sponsor weekend entertainment for this year’s attendees. This free entertainment series will take place in Waterfront Park at USS The Sullivans Homeport Pier, behind the Urby complex in Stapleton (nearest street is Navy Pier Court) on Saturday, May 25th, and Sunday, May 26th. There will be music at the stage from 12pm-5pm both days.
12:00 pm – Whiskey Tango Four
1:00 pm – The Resistance
2:00 pm – The Black Ties
3:00 pm – DJ set
4:00 pm – New Born Kings
12:00 pm – Saints in the City
1:00 pm – Pushing 60s
2:00 pm – Spinning Bad
3:00 pm – Freepass
4:00 pm – DJ set
“I am grateful to be able to sponsor this weekend’s entertainment at Waterfront Park, and hope Staten Islanders take advantage of the free, exciting festivities during this year’s Fleet Week,” said Borough President Oddo. “The US Coast Guard has a very strong presence on Staten Island, and we are genuinely proud to be home to Station New York. To all of the maritime servicemen and servicewomen in our community: Staten Island appreciates you all and thanks you for your service.”
In addition, the following events will be happening in honor of Fleet Week 2019, per Fleet Week’s Website:
General Public Ship tours:
General Public Ship Tours will take place from 8am-5pm at Homeport Pier in Staten Island, as well as Pier 88 in Manhattan, on Thursday, May 23rd through Saturday, May 25th. On Sunday, May 26th, there will be General Public Ship Tours at the Homeport Pier in Staten Island, as well as at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (in the Red Hook Community). Ship tours will not be available on Pier 88 on Sunday. On Monday, May 27th, there will be General Public Ship Tours at the Homeport Pier in Staten Island, as well as Pier 88 in Manhattan and Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Notice to guests, electronic smoking devices are prohibited. Additionally, all guests over the age of 18 will be required to show a valid photo I.D. Events are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, May 21st:
The 2nd Annual Helicopter Landing will take place at Miller Field (600 New Dorp Ln.) from 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, Submarine Forces, Navy History and Heritage Command, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard displays, Navy EOD and Navy Diver displays; test your strength during the “Pull Up Challenge;” learn about STEM education and how it relates to today’s military careers; meet military personnel; try on equipment and gear; and much more! Event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, May 22nd:
The Fort Wadsworth Overlook will take place at Fort Wadsworth (210 New York Ave) from 8am-1pm. The annual event is sponsored by the Gateway National Recreation Area and the National Park Service. Spectators will be able to view participating ships as they travel through the New York Harbor during the Parade of Ships. Event is free to the public to view.
Alice Austen House will be holding a Fleet Week Watch Party from 10am-12pm.Watch the ship sail in like Alice did. The parade of ships travels into the New York Narrows, passing by the Alice Austen House.
The National Lighthouse Museum will be holding a Fleet Week Parade Review & Brunch. This excursion is planned in collaboration with the Navy League. There will be a water view of the ships in port and peruse the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Limited ticket availability. Contact Museum for information 718-390-0040.
Saturday, May 25th:
Spend your Memorial Day Saturday from 2pm-8pm with Staten Island Arts and Cinema Connex at 50/50 Skatepark for Wheels, Wheels, Wheels, a day-long film festival dedicated to the Wheel – from skate culture (here and abroad) to motorcycles to world-renowned DJ Bobbito Garcia’s wheels of steel. Enjoy local food and merchant vendors, short films curated by Mitchell Lovell, music spun by DJ Mike Diexverse, Bobbito’s feature documentary “Rock Rubber 45s,” and a Q&A and DJ set with Bobbito himself! We’ll be celebrating the creative culture of different kinds of wheels in this fusion festival, with shout-outs to hip hop, sneakers, and basketball too. Event is free. RSVP here.
Sunday, May 26th:
Flagship Brewery (140 Minthorne Street) will host its Annual Fleet Week Music Festival from 12pm-6pm in honor of Fleet Week. Local bands are scheduled to perform. Event is free and open to the public. Click here for the event flyer.