It’s that time of year again. A glorious time.
It’s when Sailors come to The Big Apple.
As in the Frank Sinatra/Gene Kelly movie “On The Town”.
Here are some pictures that I took last year, as one of the Navy’s astoundingly large warships docked on the Hudson River.
Look at the tug boats positioning it
and guiding it into place
And the Sailors get off – shore leave – and head to Times Square.
We love Fleet Week.
It’s our chance to say “Hi! Thanks for what you do! Welcome!”
Here’s a schedule of events.
You can tour ships, watch air and water demonstrations, watch movies outdoors at sunset…
How does this sound to you?
Free admission. Doors open at 7:30pm and movie starts at sunset.
Friday 5/27 – doors open at 7:30pm
Be sure to check out the events, (going on today through Tuesday 5/31) and hang out with the men and women of the sea.
Ships and service members depart New York City on Wednesday, June 1st.
“Goodbye! Thanks for what you do! See you this time next year!”
The Daily News said it best:
And ladies, if you happen to see a lad from a ship in Times Square, there is no rule that says you have to wait for the end of a war to give a sailor a kiss.