SALUTE TO NEW YORK CITY AND NEW YORK STATE...
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, the yet-to-be commissioned ship will come to a halt in the Hudson River. There, opposite the former World Trade Center site, USS NEW YORK (LPD-21) will dip her colors, fire a 21-gun salute to the people of her namesake city and state, and proceed to Pier 88 to be formally inducted into the Fleet five days later at a shipboard ceremony.
At the Monday-morning event, members of the Fire Department of New York, the New York Police Department, the NY/NJ Port Authority Police, members of 9/11 victims' families and military service veterans will gather onshore at New Yorks World Financial Center to return the salute.
While she is docked at Pier 88, on 12th Avenue at 48th Street near the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, USS NEW YORK (LPD-21) will be open to the public, free of any charge, on a first-come first-served basis, at specific times and dates . They are:
Wednesday, November 4 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 5 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 8 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday, November 9 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
(Dates and times are subject to change. Updates will be posted here.)
Those who plan to go aboard the ship are advised to:
-- Arrive early as lines may be long, especially on Sunday, Nov. 8.
-- Enter at the West 46th Street and 12th Avenue entranceway.
-- Bring a photo ID.
-- Wear comfortable shoes.
Large packages or backpacks will not be allowed on board.