After a sequestration-related hiatus last year, Fleet Week is back, baby! And right now, it's the Parade of Ships.

Three U.S. Navy ships—USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Cole (DDG 67) and USS McFaul (DDG 74)—and two U.S. Coast Guard cutters—U.S. Coast Guard cutters Campbell (WMEC 909) and Katherine Walker (WLM 552)—are making their way to the Hudson now. Here's their formation:

Cole will lead as the ships enter the Ambrose Channel at approximately 8:15 a.m., with ships in formation behind, passing Buoys 19 and 20 at approximately 9 a.m. The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) will join at 9:15 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., Cole will be on the beam of historic Fort Hamilton, with each ship following at 3.75 min intervals. Oak Hill will render honors as it passes the One World Trade Center at approximately 10:15 a.m.

You can see the ships from any place that as a view of the river, from the Battery to south of the George Washington Bridge (as well as on the NJ side).

About 1,5000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman will be in NYC for the festivities, which include aviation demonstrations in NYC, Long Island and NJ:

Thursday, May 22nd

10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Westbury High School, Old Westbury, New York - A combined team of members from the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Five (HSC-5) will present a mine countermeasures demonstration. The demonstration will show how a five-member EOD team can be inserted via a helicopter into a remote area. After the air demonstration, the two MH-60S helicopters will land and be available for display. Navy Band Northeast "Rhode Island Sound" will be performing live. Event is not open to general public.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Glen Cove High School, Glen Cove, New York - U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) aerial demonstration will showcase the latest capabilities of the USMC for school faculty, students and their families. Event is not open to general public.

Friday, May 23rd

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park, New York - USMC aerial demonstration will showcase the latest capabilities of the USMC for school faculty, students and their families. Event is not open to general public.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Curtis High School, Staten Island, New York - A combined team of members from the U.S. Navy EOD team and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Five (HSC-5) will present a mine countermeasures demonstration. The demonstration will show how a five-member EOD team can be inserted via a helicopter into a remote area. After the air demonstration, the two MH-60S helicopters will land and be available for display. Navy Band Northeast "Rhode Island Sound" will be performing live. Event is not open to general public.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Orchard Beach Park, Bronx, New York - USMC Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 24th

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, New York - USMC and USN will display aviation and operational equipment. A combined team of members from the U.S. Navy EOD team and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Five (HSC-5) will present a mine countermeasures demonstration. The demonstration will show how a five-member EOD team can be inserted via a helicopter into a remote area. After the air demonstration, the two MH-60S helicopters will land and be available for display. U.S. Navy Band Northeast "Brass Band" will perform. Event is free and open to the public.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island, New York - U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water off of The Sullivans Pier for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 25th

12 p.m. - 2 p.m., Randall Park, Freeport, New York (Long Island) - A combined team of members from the U.S. Navy EOD team and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Five (HSC-5) will present a mine countermeasures demonstration. The demonstration will show how a five-member EOD team can be inserted via a helicopter into a remote area. After the air demonstration, the two MH-60S helicopters will land and be available for display. Event is free and open to the public.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., Pier 92, Manhattan, New York - USCG will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water off of Pier 92 for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Rye Playland, Rye, New York - USMC Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Event is free and open to the public.

Monday, May 26th

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., Pier 86, Manhattan, New York - USCG will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water off of Pier 86 for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Hudson Park, New Rochelle, New York - USMC Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 27th

10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Colts Neck High School, Colts Neck, New Jersey - A combined team of members from the U.S. Navy EOD team and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Five (HSC-5) will present a mine countermeasures demonstration. The demonstration will show how a five-member EOD team can be inserted via a helicopter into a remote area. After the air demonstration, the two MH-60S helicopters will land and be available for display. Event is not open to general public.

For more info, visit the Fleet Week website.