“Hey Sailor, Going My Way?” – Fleet Week In NYC

26 May

It’s that time of year again. A glorious time.

Fleet Week.

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?

Intrepid Summer Movie Series “Kick-Off Event”: Top Gun
Free admission. Doors open at 7:30pm and movie starts at sunset.
Where: Flight Deck on The Intrepid

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!”

“Be safe!”

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.




4 Responses to ““Hey Sailor, Going My Way?” – Fleet Week In NYC”

  1. Johnny D May 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    …and I guess we men can thank the women sailors?

    • sallanscorner May 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

      Go ahead and try – I want a full report! 🙂

  2. abercrombie infaridto June 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    I like it very much!

    • sallanscorner June 10, 2011 at 7:59 am #

      Thanks! Fleet Week is a great time – can’t wait until next year!!

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