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A giant parade of ships will kick off this year’s Fleet Week

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

You just threw your back out putting in your air-conditioner, all your friends are posting Instagrams from rooftop bars and, this morning, you were trapped in your first sauna subway car of the year. That can only mean one thing: time has continued its never-ending march through yet another season in a city largely indifferent to your suffering. Oh, and Fleet Week’s almost here! Holla!

This year’s festivities will once again kick off with a giant parade of ships. The event, which is scheduled to take place on May 24, will feature 12 impressive participants: five U.S. Navy ships, four U.S. Naval Academy yard patrol boats, two U.S. Coast Guard cutters and one Royal Canadian Navy ship. Ahoy, sailors!

After the parade, the ships will dock in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island where they’ll be open for public tours from 8am until 5pm for the event’s duration. On top of that, the USS Intrepid will also be open Thursday-Friday, 10am to 5pm.

Approximately 3,700 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are expected to pour into New York for this year’s Fleet Week celebration with events taking place across the city. For up-to-date details, be sure to check in with our complete Fleet Week NYC 2017 guide.

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