New York City Fleet Week


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Fleet Week is a United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard tradition in which active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a variety of major cities for one week.

During the New York City Fleet Week, ships are docked on the Hudson River and crews can enter the city to visit its tourist attractions. At certain hours, the public can take a guided tour of the ships. Often, Fleet Week is accompanied by military demonstrations and air shows such as those provided by the Blue Angels, an acrobatic team composed of pilots flying six twin-engine supersonic fighter jets.

US Naval vessels have visited New York City in a celebratory manner dating back to after the Spanish–American War in 1898. However, the first official Fleet Week began in New York City in 1982. Fleet Week in New York City is generally timed to coincide with the Memorial Day holiday weekend.


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  1. Do you like military exhibitions or festivals? Why or why not?

  2. Have you ever visited New York City? Which attractions from NYC have you visited or would like to visit?

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