New York Fleet Week 2012 Event Schedule

May 24, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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The tall ship from Ecuador Guayas passes the World Trade Center on May 23 in New York. The tall ship is participating in Fleet Week events in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP/GettyImages)

It’s official: The sailors have returned.

As Fleet Week 2012 celebrates the bicentennial of the War of 1812, sometimes known as the “Second War of Independence,” the week from May 23 to 30 is full of traditional as well as new commemoratory nautical activities.

Free ship tours will take place every single day at at least two of Pier 90 and 92, Stapleton Pier on Staten Island, and Port Authority Piers in Brooklyn, until Tuesday, while the Memorial Day weekend will feature Times Square performances, Governors Island Family Fest, and Staten Island Music Festival.

Fleet Week Schedule

Friday, May 25

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Ship Tours
Where: Pier 90 and 92, 51st St/West Side Highway
Where: Stapleton Pier, Staten Island

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
U.S. Marine Corps Day in Battery Park
Where: Battery Park

USMC Aviation Events
Where: Hackensack High School, Hackensack, N.J. 9:30 a.m.
Where: Forrest Hills High School, Queens 10 a.m.
Where: East Islip High School, Long Island 12:30 p.m.
Where: Paramus Middle School, Paramus, N.J. 12:30 p.m.
Where: Orchard Beach, Bronx 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 27

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Ship Tours
Where: Pier 90 and 92, 51st St/West Side Highway
Where: Stapleton Pier, Staten Island
Where: Port Authority Piers, Brooklyn

9a.m. to 6 p.m.
USMC Day in Times Square
Featuring performance by the Navy Band NE and USMC Band
Where: Times Square

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Air and Land Demonstrations
Where: Eisenhower Park (East Meadow, N.Y.)

Noon to 4 p.m.
Governors Island Family Fest
Where: Governors Island

1 p.m.
Staten Island Music Festival
Where: Staten Island

Sunday, May 27

Free Ship Tours
Where: Stapleton Pier, Staten Island
Where: Port Authority Piers, Brooklyn

USMC Aviation Events
Where: Flushing Meadows Corona Park 10 a.m.
Where: Randall Park, Freeport 2 p.m.
Where: Playland Park, Rye, NY 2 p.m.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Staten Island War of 1812 Commemoration Event
Where: Ft. Wadsworth

2 to 6 p.m.
Military Bands in Times Square
Where: Times Square

Monday, May 28

Free Ship Tours
Where: Pier 90 and 92, 51st St/West Side Highway
Where: Stapleton Pier, Staten Island
Where: Port Authority Piers, Brooklyn

9 a.m.
USMC Aviation Event
Where: Clove Lake Park, Staten Island

Tuesday, May 29

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Ship Tours
Where: Pier 90 and 92, 51st St/West Side Highway
Where: Stapleton Pier, Staten Island

1 p.m. USN Aviation Event
Where: New Dorp High School, Staten Island

Wednesday, June 1

Ships and service members depart New York City.

For more information, please visit sifleetweek.com.