4. Take Part in Fleet Week
Fleet Week is New York City’s annual celebration of sea services. For the past thirty years, the city has honored sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen with a week of festivities in all five boroughs. Throughout the week, New York City citizens have the opportunity to meet those in the sea services and learn more about their work and equipment.
A popular behind-the-scenes attraction during Fleet Week are the ship tours. This year, ship tours will be help at Pier 88 and Pier 86 in Manhattan, Homeport Pier in Staten Island, and Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in the Red Hook Community of Brooklyn. These tours are free an open to the public. Follow Untapped Cities on Instagram @untappedcities as we go behind-the-scenes on the USS New York, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock starting today as we take a helicopter out to the boat and bring the ship into Pier 88 on Wednesday, May 22nd. We’ll be arriving at 10:30 AM – comes say hi!