If you've never been to NYC during Fleet Week, I highly recommend it. Approximately 3,000 sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members from military bases all over the United States have arrived in Manhattan for the week's events which are all free with the exception of the tour at the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum (located at Pier 86 on 46th Street and 12th Avenue).
Civilians must buy tickets to enter the museum, but the tour is free for active duty and retired service members. Events planned for the week range from lectures to ship tours, musical performances by sailors and Marines, eating contests, and a game of tug of war.
There will be also be a Broadway performance today (5/27) from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Intrepid. Cast members from the current Broadway shows “Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” “Catch Me if You Can,” “Jersey Boys,” “Chicago,” “Mamma Mia,” “Wonderland” and “Rock of Ages” will perform. If you pay for the tour of the USS Intrepid, admission to the show is free.
Call (212) 245-0072 for additional information. The event is open to all ages.
The Fleet Week celebration began Wednesday and wraps up with a Memorial Day commemoration featuring a military aircraft fly over in honor of those who lost their lives in service to the United States, the U.S. military services bugle call "TAPS,” and the departure of all ships on Wednesday, June 1.