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New York Virtual Fleet Week
May 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
One event on May 27, 2021 at 8:00 am
One event on May 28, 2021 at 8:00 am
One event on May 29, 2021 at 8:00 am
One event on May 30, 2021 at 8:00 am
One event on May 31, 2021 at 8:00 am
“This event will be a memorable part of the ‘Summer of New York City’ as we emerge from the pandemic,” Rock said. “We’re excited to show New York exactly how the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard provide the United States an advantage at sea around the world.”
The virtual environment also allows Fleet Week New York to go international for the first time by highlighting New Yorkers serving in Japan, which hosts the largest U.S. naval installation outside the United States. New York and Tokyo have been sister cities since 1960 and this year the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force is hosting its inaugural Fleet Week Japan in conjunction with Virtual Fleet Week New York to showcase the special relationship the allies have.
Other Virtual Fleet Week New York videos include a tour of the ballistic-missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741), a live martial arts demonstration by Marines and an interview with the first African American woman to serve as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector New York, Capt. Zeita Merchant. There will also be musical performances by Navy Band Northeast and country music artists Phil Vassar, Stephanie Quayle and Jo Smith, who is a Navy Reservist.
Virtual Fleet Week New York content will appear on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Twitch. This year’s event is also expanding to include an Instagram Stories takeover by Sailors from New York and the introduction of short-form videos on Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts.
Navy veteran and YouTube influencer Gabriel Brown, known as Black Gryph0n, is also releasing a series of Navy-related videos for Virtual Fleet Week New York.
For up-to-date information on all FWNY events, “Like” FleetWeekNewYork on Facebook, and “Follow” @FleetWeekNYC on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation on social media by using #FleetWeekNYC. Fleet Week New York YouTube videos posted throughout the week can be found on Navy Region Mid-Atlantic’s channel at www.youtube.com/cnrmapao
A Virtual Fleet Week New York promotional video can be viewed and embedded on websites via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwlE5rkBv_0
The full schedule is as follows and is subject to change without notice. Additional videos may appear unannounced:
|Wednesday May 26▪ 9 a.m.: What’s the Scuttlebutt?
▪ 11 a.m (Live): United States Marine Corps martial arts demonstration
▪ 12 p.m.: Tour of USS New York
▪ 2 p.m. (Live): EOD demonstration and Q&A
▪ 4 p.m.: EA-18G Growler in action
▪ 7 p.m.: USCG video – We’re always ready
Thursday May 27
▪ 8 a.m.: USMC Blue Green Team
▪ 10 a.m.: NAS Oceana Military Working Dogs
▪ 12 p.m.: Country music singer – Jo Smith
▪ 2 p.m.: What makes the world’s best Coast Guard?
▪ 4 p.m.: The Silent Service – 121 years of Submarines
▪ 7 p.m.: USS America Highlights
Friday May 28
▪ 8 a.m.: USMC F-35 Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314
▪ 10 a.m.: Navy helicopter tour
▪ 12 p.m.: Gabe Brown – F/A-18 flight
▪ 2 p.m. (Live): Enlistment ceremony from Time Square
▪ 4 p.m.: USS Maine Submarine Tour
▪ 7 p.m.: Navy Band Northeast – How to make a New York Style Pizza
|Saturday May 29
▪ 8 a.m.: USO Troupe – Jump Jive and Wail
▪ 10 a.m.: Navy Divers STEM video
▪ 12 p.m.: Maritime Expeditionary Security Force
▪ 2 p.m.: Capt. Zeita Merchant – CO of USCG Sector NY “Representation Matters”
▪ 4 p.m.: EOD helicopter operations
▪ 7 p.m.: Unmanned Submarine
Sunday May 30
▪ 8 a.m.: What happens to plastic waste aboard ships
▪ 10 a.m.: Country music artist Phil Vassar
▪ 12 p.m.: USMC ANGLICO
▪ 2 p.m.: Navy Band Northeast – Learn to Fly
▪ 4 p.m.: USMC Recruiting –
Native New Yorker SSGT Lee
▪ 7 p.m.: Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
Monday May 31
▪ 8 a.m.: TAPS
▪ 10 a.m.: New York native reflects on serving aboard USS New York
▪ 11 a.m. (Live): Memorial Day Ceremony from the Intrepid
▪ 12 p.m.: United States Naval Academy Midshipmen q and a
▪ 2 p.m.: Assault Craft Unit 2 Tour
▪ 7 p.m.: EOD mini-documentary