Ships Ahoy! It’s Navy Week in Boston

The US Navy dropped anchor in Boston on Monday, bringing Navy Week – and 50 to 75 sailors from across the country – to the city through next Sunday, when it will be anchors aweigh. The sailors have volunteered to talk with area and community residents about why the Navy matters to Boston. This will be the first Navy Week hosted by Boston and the surrounding cities and towns communities since 2012.

Events will feature in-person demonstrations, performances, and engagements throughout the week that will include: Flag officer and senior civilian Navy leaders with ties to Boston and the surrounding areas; sailors who are serving aboard PCU Massachusetts (SSN-798), a Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine and the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat, now anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard; Navy Band Northeast performances and masterclasses with Navy musicians; and educational presentations and lesson plans about the deep ties between Boston and the Navy.

"We are thrilled to bring the Navy to Boston," said NAVCO's director, Cmdr. Anthony Falvo. “Though our Navy is deployed around-the-world and around-the-clock, the Navy Week program allows us to showcase our service in places that don’t enjoy an everyday naval presence. Most importantly, it affords us the opportunity to highlight our most important asset – the highly skilled men and women of the United States Navy who ensure our warfighting advantage to preserve our American way of life.”

The Schedule by Day

July 1 – Naval History & Heritage at USS Constitution Museum: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m (through July 4); Harborfest Opening Ceremony: Noon; Macy’s Fashion Show: 2 p.m.

July 2 – Hope and Comfort Volunteer Opportunity, 10 a.m.; Harborfest Arts and Crafts: 11 a.m.; Music and activities at Columbus Park, 1 p.m.; Chowderfest, 2 p.m.; Navy Band Harborfest Fireworks Concert, 6 p.m.

July 3 – Navy Dive Tank at Constitution Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Museum of Science Presentations, 10:30 to 2 p.m.; Harborfest Arts and Crafts, 11 to 6:30 p.m.; Columbus Park activities, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Meet Navy sailors, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Movie Night at the JFK Library and Museum in Dorchester, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

July 4 – Navy Dive Tank at USS Constitution Museum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Ancient & Honorable Artillery Parade from City Hall, 9 to 11 a.m.; Navy Band Constitution Turnaround performance, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; USS Constitution underway 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

July 5 – Boston Parks Cleanup, 9 to 11 a.m.; Navy Day at the JFK Library in Dorchester, noon to 8 p.m.

July 6 – Navy Expo, 1 to 3:30 p.m.; City of Boston’s Military Music at the Park.

July 7 – Concerts at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 12:30 p.m.; New England Aquarium, 1 p.m; Brewer Fountain Plaza, 1:15 p.m.; Dive in the New England Aquarium’s Giant Ocean Tank, 4 p.m.

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