Fleet Week 2016 in New York City
Fleet Week is underway, bringing U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard ships to dock in New York City for a week-long celebration of America’s sea services. The events lead into the Memorial Day holiday for its 28th year.
Fleet Week, which began Wednesday with the Parade of Ships, offers New Yorkers the chance to view air shows, tour massive sea vessels, interact with the military, and learn about weapons systems, vehicles and gear. For anyone so inclined, there will also be ample opportunities to snag a “#SelfieWithASailor” in dress whites, or a “#SemperFiSelfie” with a U.S. Marine.
Also on the agenda: Drill demonstrations, readings, concerts and barbecues. The celebration ends Tuesday, May 31, when the ships depart.
Photographer Balazs Gardi is on deck for MSNBC, so check back as we continue to update this slideshow through the holiday.