Fleet Week 2013 cancelled due to Congressional budget cuts.
In past years, The U.S. Navy, as part of Fleet Week, has held diving demonstrations and static displays of EOD and diving equipment at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium. Divers from the Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and will show off unique diving capabilities that keep America safe. Demonstrations will include open-circuit SCUBA and closed-circuit MK-16 re-breather diving systems, both commonly used by Navy EOD divers for fleet operations. Along with the demos, Navy officials answer questions from the public. The demonstrations will take place near the Aquarium Plaza.
Navy Divers are the foremost experts in all types of diving operations in the U.S. military and serve as the single resource managers for diving technical knowledge and training across the entire Department of Defense (DOD).
Navy EOD and divers are part of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). NECC serves as the Navy’s headquarters for all Navy expeditionary capabilities to include: EOD, Seabees, Riverine, Mobile Diving and Salvage, and other expeditionary support capabilities. NECC forces are deployed around the globe in support of a wide range of missions from major combat operations to humanitarian assistance response. WCS offers a military discount to members of the United States Armed Forces – free admission to the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium. For more information about the New York Aquarium and the diving demonstrations, visit www.nyaquarium.com.
DanceAfrica Bazaar300 vendors from around the world converge on the streets surrounding BAM, transforming the neighborhood into a global marketplace offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion. Open noon till 8 PM, and till 10 PM on Saturday.
Kids can enjoy face painting and crafts at the Children's Village.
Saturday, May 23, 2013: Brooklyn Navy Yard TourDon't miss this very special foray into one of Brooklyn's most fascinating corners: the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. Memorable.
Bus Tour: $30 per person, $18 per person for the short tour; 10% discount for members of BLDG 92, the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, as well as tenants and employees of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. Tickets can be purchased on-site at BLDG 92 but advanced ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.
Sunday, May 26, 2013: Bike Special - Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour
Memorial Day, Monday May 27, 2013: Yard Inspection TourStep into the shoes of an inspector in-training on this
Length of tour: Approx. 1 hour
Admission: $22/adults and $20/children. Tickets must be purchased for all tour attendees, including children, and may be purchased at BLDG 92. Tours do sell out. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.
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8. Mon May 27: Free Memorial Day Concert in Green-Wood Cemetery & Trolley Tour
Outdoor Free Concert; Bring a Picnic BlanketGreen-Wood’s annual Memorial Day concert has become a true neighborhood favorite. TThis year Green-Wood celebrates 15 years of bringing Memorial Day music to visitors from all over the area. The concert features the ISO Symphonic Band, founded in 1995 to sponsor talented students throughout New York City. Each year the concert features the works of Green-Wood’s permanent residents Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Leonard Bernstein, and many others.
Bring a blanket and enjoy this early summer performance. Food and refreshments will be on sale all day. The concert is a free event. Groups should register in advance.
Trolley Tour of Green-WoodA trolley “mini-tour” begins right after the concert, featuring highlights of Green-Wood, including De Witt Clinton’s bronze statue, Battle Hill and the Civil War Soldiers’ Lot.This special trolley tour is led by Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman. The tour is $10 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and $15 for non-members. Seating is limited. Reservations recommended.For more information or make online reservations, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.
The theme for the 2013 parade is “Lest We Forget.”
All armed services veterans are invited to be part of the parade, whether they belong to a veterans' organization or not. Call 917-664-8850 or 718-748-4530.