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Fleet Week

A woman peers into the reflective glass of the gift shop at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in lower Manhattan. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Service Members Head To Ground Zero To Observe Memorial Day

For the first time, service members in New York for Fleet Week had an opportunity to observe Memorial Day at the 9/11 Memorial.

05/26/2014

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Fleet Week In Full Swing This Memorial Day Weekend

Civilians and veterans headed to the West Side of Manhattan Saturday to take in the sights and sounds of Fleet Week New York.

05/24/2014

Bicycles built by USO volunteers for Navy sailors and Marines to take home to their children after Fleet Week (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

USO Volunteers Build Bikes For Children Of Navy Sailors, Marines

The event, called Operation That’s My Ride, was held at Pier 92 as part of the 2014 Fleet Week New York.

05/24/2014

Sailors and Coast Guard members salute during promotion ceremony (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Military Re-Enlistment, Promotion Ceremony Held At Sept. 11 Memorial

Standing alongside the foot print of the South Tower, a group of sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard members received their promotions.

05/23/2014

U.S.S. Oak Hill

CBS 2 Exclusive: A Tour Of The U.S.S. Oak Hill During Fleet Week

Fleet Week festivities are in full swing, with three U.S. Navy ships and two U.S. Coast Guard cutters docked along the Hudson River.

05/23/2014

Piece of World Trade Center beam unveiled aboard the USS McFaul (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Fleet Week Sailors Visit Firehouse With WTC Beam Connection

For one ship visiting New York for Fleet Week, there’s a special connection with a lower Manhattan firehouse.

05/23/2014

Staten Island ferry pilot gave the USS Oak Hill a shout out in the form of three blasts from his horn on May 21, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Ahoy! Fleet Week Returns To New York City After A Year’s Absence

Three Navy ships and two Coast Guard cutters are scheduled to arrive in New York Harbor Wednesday morning, the start of the week.

05/21/2014

Sailors stand on the deck as the USS New York as it passes the Statue of Liberty during Fleet Week in 2011. (credit: Getty Images)

Fleet Week Sails Back Into NYC After A Year’s Absence

Three Navy ships and two Coast Guard cutters are scheduled to arrive in New York Harbor on Wednesday morning, the start of the week.

05/20/2014

College Point Memorial Day Parade, May 26, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Parades Held Across Region To Honor Memorial Day

In College Point, Queens, the annual parade stepped off Sunday afternoon. The parade featured about 1,000 participants.

05/26/2013

Servicemen Take In The Big Apple During NYC's Fleet Week

New York City’s ‘Fleet Week’ Canceled Due To Federal Budget Cuts

In a statement, Director of Public Affairs Beth Baker said there will be no Navy ships, sailors or Marines in New York City this year for Fleet Week.

04/24/2013

The USS New York passes by the Statue of Liberty. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sequester Budget Cuts Likely Mean The End Of New York City’s ‘Fleet Week’

In his 12th and final year as mayor, Michael Bloomberg will have to pull a rabbit out of a hat to find a way to celebrate Fleet Week without the fleet.

04/11/2013

Col. Ken DeTreux addresses Marines at the 9/11 Memorial - New York, NY - May 29, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Marines Lay Wreath At World Trade Center Site

To cap off Fleet Week, hundreds of Marines gathered Monday for a wreath-laying ceremony at the World Trade Center site, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.

05/29/2012

Memorial Day ceremony at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ monument in NYC on Monday, May 28, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Memorial Day Services, Events Honor Fallen Service Members

From parades to solemn ceremonies, Memorial Day is the day we honor those who died defending our freedoms.

05/28/2012

Fabian Gonzalez (credit: CBS 2)

Air Force Veteran In NYC For Fleet Week Shot And Killed

Fabian Gonzalez, 21, was shot and killed while walking with his cousin in Parkchester.

05/28/2012

Jones Beach air show

Looking For Something To Do This Memorial Day Weekend? CBSNewYork Can Help

The holiday weekend is filled with lots to do here in our area, whether we get rain or sunshine. And we’ve got many options for you to explore.

05/25/2012

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