The 1885 tall ship Wavertree at the South Street Seaport Museum will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pier 16 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through 2021. Entry is free and includes access to the outside areas of the ship, including the main deck and raised aft deck. The visits are self-guided along a set route and are limited to 35 (masked) people each. The museum also has a new free outdoor exhibit at Pier 16 celebrating the people who lived and worked in the South Street Seaport District. The exhibition uses historical photographs, prints, lithographs and paintings to show part of the Seaport Museum’s collection with more than 28,000 artefacts and works of art as well as over 55,000 historical records.
The Intrepid maritime, air and space museum, is dedicated to military and naval history. In recognition of our men and women in uniform, the Intrepid Museum is celebrating Memorial Day weekend May 28-31. Memorial Day weekend activities begin on Friday May 28th with our annual flight deck movie night featuring the iconic Forrest Gump! Throughout the weekend, discover a variety of displays, activities, and demos from the military, including the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Coast Guard. The weekend ends on Monday, May 31st, with the museum’s annual memorial service broadcast live to the public.
Fleet Week New York The US Navy (USN), Marine Corps (USMC) and Coast Guard (USCG) are proud to present Virtual Fleet Week New York 2021 from May 26th to 31st on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The weeklong event is a new way for residents of New York City and the surrounding three-state region to continue to attend the annual celebration despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Viewers are encouraged to check back every day as new content is added to the program, including live question-and-answer sessions and virtual ship tours.
This year’s calendar of events will be published on the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts of Fleet Week New York. Current information on all FWNY events can be found under “Like” FleetWeekNewYork on Facebook and “Follow” @FleetWeekNYC on Twitter and Instagram.
The New York Philharmonic’s Memorial Day Concert, a New York tradition since 1992, free of charge. Seating is based on availability. Ticket distribution begins around 6 p.m.
A journey from the dark to the sublime. Gemma New conducts popular classics, Jessie Montgomery’s vibrant musical portrayal of the Lower East Side of her youth, and Carlos Simon’s Beethoven-inspired ode to triumph over fate. The performance in the magnificent Cathedral of St. John the Divine will be shared live – free of charge NYPhil +, our new streaming service.
The performance will be broadcast from Pulpit Green next to the cathedral. To ensure public health and safety, anyone wishing to enter the cathedral’s concert area must be fully vaccinated. The gates to the cathedral grounds will open at 5 p.m. visit stjohndivine.org Information on outdoor seating.