The annual Fleet Week, scheduled to cover Memorial Day weekend, begins tomorrow (Wednesday, May 25) with a parade of ships passing through the harbor, into the Hudson River, and up to the George Washington Bridge, where they will turn and go to their docks. This will be visible from the Promenade from 8:30 a.m. to about 10:00 a.m. A closer vantage point is the Battery Park City Esplanade, in lower Manhattan.
The ships, some of which will dock on Manhattan’s West Side and some on Staten Island (details here), alas, none in Brooklyn, will be open for public tours Thursday through Tuesday, in accordance with the schedules shown on the press release linked above.
NotifyNYC gives us this cautionary note:
During Fleet Week (5/24 to 6/01) expect low flying military aircraft, 21-gun salutes, a parade of ships and other events in the NY Harbor, including the Hudson River, Lower Manhattan and the Downtown Manhattan Heliport areas.
Other Fleet Week events, some of which are in Brooklyn, are listed here.