Events include video tours of the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) and three Coast Guard cutters and an aerial tour of the Coast Guard Barque Eagle, which is a tall ship that is used to train Coast Guard cadets.
The events highlighting both men and women who serve on sea will include performances by Navy Band Northeast, the USMC Battle Color Detachment and the USCG Silent Drill Team.
There also are virtual events aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, the World War II aircraft carrier that is now a museum, docked on the Hudson River.
Virtual Astronomy Live, Thursday, May 21 from 3:30pm to 5pm, with astronauts Garrett Reisman and Mike Massimino previewing the upcoming launch of Demo-2, the first crewed launch with NASA astronauts from U.S. soil since 2011.
- FREE, but registration is required
- Register now.
Virtual Memorial Day Commemoration
The Intrepid Museum will present its annual Memorial Day commemoration, on Monday, May 25, through a virtual ceremony that invites the public to join the Museum in honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Normally, the bands and drill teams perform in Times Square and elsewhere around New York City.
“We are very pleased to present Fleet Week New York in this exciting new format,” said Rear Adm. Charles W. Rock, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic in a statement. “Allowing New Yorkers to participate from the comfort of their homes means we can focus on health and safety as our nation continues to heal and fight this invisible enemy.”
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