Welcome to 
Staten Island Fleet Week

Staten Island Fleet Week was established in 1990 while the Stapleton Homeport was an active U.S. Naval Base. The organization was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1999.  At it’s inception we started as a  community based “Adopt-A-Sailor” program, which enabled local families to adopt crew-members for the day and treat them to either a home cooked meal, or visit the sites of New York City. 

An all volunteer board and staff enable the group to fulfill our mission to provide recreation, morale and support the welfare of the visiting crew-members to the New York City area.  To date, close to 200 military ships have visited the Homeport site since 2000.  Fleet Week continues to bring in excess of 30,000 visitors to the event, not including the the crew-members and their families.  Fleet Week is an annual event which takes place each year during the Memorial Day holiday.

During the course of the last few years an educational component was added to the program.  This allows school age children to experience first hand the wonders of the ships and their crews.  Each year since 2000, the program has flourished and expanded.  We started in the year 2000 with 1,000 children. In 2012 over 10,000 school children attended admission free activities during three designated days during the Fleet Week festivities.  This coming year we expect a total of more than 11,000 school children from the tri-state area to visit the site and participate in various programs.  New York City is the only Fleet Week event throughout the country that allows the ships to be open to the public, and sets aside specific times for students to visit.

Staten Island Fleet Week events are accepted as “Community Service Projects” whereby the visiting crew members give back to the community.  New York City Parks Department, Abandoned Cemeteries, pediatric units in local hospitals, senior citizen centers, and veterans’ organizations are just a few who have benefited from the fruits of their labor.  In addition, all of Staten Island’s high schools accept community service credit from our organization for volunteering students.  This gives the senior class students the opportunity to earn the mandatory requirement needed for graduation and provides then with a sense of community spirit.  A scholarship is also awarded each year to a college bound senior based on the community service that he or she performs.

Staten Islanders whole-heartedly anticipate the arrival of Fleet Week each year.  It infuses a financial influx into the neighborhood.  The crew-members, their families, and the general public who are visiting the site utilize the services of local merchants.  Banks, hotels, restaurants, and entertainment establishments generally offer special discounts or courtesies to the military personnel. Veteran’s organizations open their hearts to the crew-members and provide various planned activities.  Visiting personnel also participate each year in the annual Staten Island Memorial Day Parade.

2014 Fleet Week festivities are being arranged and we hope this to be our best year yet.

Who We are

Coast Guard
**We are fully staffed by volunteers of all ages. 
**No member of our staff or board of directors are compensated for their time. 
**Donations from our public visitors is what keeps us coming back year after year
All AboARD! Fleet Week 2014 is ON!!
About us
Staten Island Fleet Week Inc
        455 Front st.
     Staten Island, NY 10301

Mailing Address:
        PO Box 141077
    Staten Island, NY 10314

Phone #:(646) 515-0994

Please call us to volunteer