Fleet Week NYC 2013 CANCELLED

The 2013 edition of Fleet Week in New York has been cancelled due to budget constraints.

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

  • Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Due to a Department of Defense directive that no branch of the armed forces may participate in community relations or outreach events, 2013's Fleet Week has been cancelled. However, local community groups and institutions (like the Intrepid) will still be holding Memorial Day events to honor servicemen and women.

What is Fleet Week?

Each year, members of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps gather in New York City to celebrate the seafaring wing of our armed forces. Fleet Week (May 23–30) kicks off with the Parade of Sail, a flotilla of visiting vessels and tall ships that cruise along the Hudson River, and the festivities continue into the week with musical performances, military demonstrations and a Memorial Day ceremony, with many of the things to do centered around the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. There’s also the chance to visit in-service ships docked in city harbors. And then, of course, there’s the sight of Navy men and women on shore leave, taking in the sights, engaging in high jinks and making us swoon. Check back in May for a complete rundown events,



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