NYC LIFE: The Fleets In, Fun This Weekend and More

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U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik/Released

The parade of ships sailing into New York harbor, and the sight of so many wonderful young men and women in uniform (and yes, many barely out of high school) makes our heart fill with pride and gratefulness and concern for their safety too. We thank them all for keeping us safe in this scary and uncertain world. If you’re hanging out in the city this weekend, there are tons of Fleet Week activities to enjoy.  There’s also a moving concert at Lincoln Center too. The Lower Eastside Art Festival is another fun happening this weekend.  And make sure to get your tickets to Merciful Delusions, a magical evening of Tennessee William’s one act plays.

Now – May 30. Fleet Week

Fleet Week kicked off with the breathtaking parade of ships into New York Harbor. There are wonderful events all around town.  You can head to Piers 88, 92, and 86 and take tour of the ships.  You can visit the Intrepid Museum and there’s live entertainment on the piers.  Times Square features performances by military bands, a Navy Dive Tank and much more. But the best part is that all around the city you can stop and thank these young people for their service to our country. Get the complete schedule of events.

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May 26-28. Lower Eastside Festival for the Arts

Now in its 22nd year, the theme of this year’s 3-day downtown festival is “Art V Tyranny” seeks to show a lively downtown arts scene in an era when everything from funding cuts to technology puts pressure on the arts. This celebration collectively provides a showcase of downtown’s artistic diversity and energy, while seeking to “take up art” against a sea of troubles. The festival includes hundreds of well-known and emerging artists ranging from theater to dance, music to movies, a street fair and art exhibit.  Get more details.

May 29. Memorial Day concert at Lincoln Center

Head to Lincoln Center for an emotional concert With Strength & Joy which begins at 7 PM with a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s powerful hymn Gloria, followed by Pepper Choplin’s new work of guidance and reflection for tumultuous and uncertain times.  Tickets start at $20.00.



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