Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fri 5/28 Fun - Big Ships and 39 Steps!

Woo-hoo - mom and brother are in town, just in time for FLEET WEEK 2010!

From What is Fleet Week?:

Since 1984, New York City has held Fleet Week to honor the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The week features extensive military demonstrations, as well as the opportunity for the public to tour some of the visiting ships. The Memorial Day commemoration is a highlight of the week's festivities, featuring the singing of Taps and a military aircraft fly over in honor of those who lost their lives in service to the United States.
I'm planning to stop by and take them to a few things...but check out the rest of the schedule HERE!

  • 8 am-5 pmFree Ship Tours
    Where: Pier 88, 48th St/West Side Highway
    Where: Stapleton Pier, SI
  • 8 am-6 pmF-18 Flight Simulator
    Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Display
    USCG Static Displays
    Paramount Top Gun Video Kiosks
    ONR Static Display

    Where: Pier 88, 12th & 46th St
    Where: Homeport Pier, SI (Static Display)
  • 9 am-4 pmUSMC Day in Times Square
    Times Square
  • 5-6:15 pmNavy Band Northeast performs at Times Square
    Times Square
In the evening - planning to take them to see the off-broadway play 39 Steps, an Alfred Hitchcock "comedy thriller" of sorts...looks great, plus tix are cheap (either $39 for 39 seats or $26.50 for rush, 2 hrs before the show!).

Come along for the fun!