2008 New York Fleet Week Kick-Off in Times Square

Fleet Week: Sailors Gone Wild

Party, ahoy!

Since 1982, New York City has flung open its harbors to welcome Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard vessels in an annual tradition known as Fleet Week. Timed to coincide with Memorial Day weekend, the seven days offer sailors the opportunity to revel in the city's many delights — whether it be booze, babes, or a Broadway show. (As they say, whatever floats your boat!). In turn, the many docked ships are open to the public for touring and exploring. So as another Fleet Week sets sail, a taste of the (mostly) good, clean fun from festivities of yore.

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