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Big Navy ships swung up and down the Hudson River on Wednesday to kick off Fleet Week in New York. If you’ve got a view of the Hudson, give them a wave! Learn more about Fleet Week here.

Photos by Hiromi Nobata.

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    1. Sherman says:

      I was wondering what all those ships were.

      I thought we were under attack.

    2. Independent says:

      Noted for local interest:

      Event: Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Day Observance
      Location: Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Dr. & 89th Street | Manhattan, New York
      Time: 10 a.m.
      Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony will take place at Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Manhattan. This year’s event will commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the death of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Event is free and open to the public.

      Support Our Troops.

      Stop sending them to bleed and die on endless interventionist adventures that make us less safe and leave misery and chaos in their wake.

    3. Upper West Side Wally says:

      Does anyone know if/when there is going to be a fly-over by USAF/USN?

      • Morgan says:

        On Saturday, May 28, the Breitling Jet Team will conduct a photo mission beginning at 5:00 PM over various parts of NYC. The aircraft will travel westbound from Long Island over the water near the south shores of Queens and Brooklyn before turning and navigating north over the Verrazano Bridge, continuing up the east side of the Hudson River to the Tappan Zee Bridge. From there, the aircraft will turn around and travel southbound over the west side of the Hudson River to the Verrazano Bridge, before traveling northbound up the east side of the Hudson River to finish their route. During this operation, the aircraft will fly at an altitude of approximately 1,500 – 2,000 feet. The rain date for the event is scheduled for Sunday, May 29, at 5:00 PM. A photo of the aircraft is available at

    4. Todd Sinclair says:

      I’d like to know what the different ships are, we see them from our windows every year, but no idea the type of ships they are….

    5. Liz says:

      Glad to see there is a Fleet Week this year. They eliminated it a year or two ago.

      This is a great way to show our appreciation to our brave men and women who serve in the Navy.

      It is also a good way to remember that NYC is surrounded by water and the important role the waterways were responsible for making NYC what it is today.