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Brooklyn, New York

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New York City Marathon, Location...  Starts at Staten Island side of Verrazano Bridge, passes by Fort Hamilton and goes through all five boroughs, it takes place annually in November.

March:  Saint Patrick's Day Parade, On this day, everyone is Irish! The annual procession marches up past Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street all the way up past the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 83rd Street, New York City.

June:  Puerto Rican Day Parade. The parade is always the second Sunday in June,
along Fifth Avenue from 44th to 86th Streets, New York City.

October: Columbus Day Parade, is officially observed on the second Monday of October, It takes place on the world famous Fifth Avenue, New York City.

Raga Muffin Day Parade, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

November: Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, takes place on Thanksgiving Day, New York City.  The Parade begins at 77th Street & Central Park West at 9am.
When the Parade reaches Columbus Circle (59th Street), it turns on to Broadway. Heading down Broadway, the Parade marches through Times Square and down to 34th Street where it turns at Macy's Herald Square and ends on Seventh Avenue at around noon.

New Year's Eve Celebration (NY Style) Location...  Times Square (42nd St and Broadway in Manhattan) Large crowds!
Date(s)...  December 31

Comments...  Crowded but very festive.

Here is a listing of some parades and events in the New York area. Please keep in mind that each borough has a separate parade for each holiday, but Manhattan is where all the big excitement is.Recreational opportunities abound within a one-hour drive in any direction.  A two hour drive can take you to your choice of the Catskill or Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, New Jersey, Long Island, or Connecticut beaches, and various state parks, lakes and rivers.  In addition New York is home to the following professional sports teams:

New York Yankees (Baseball)...:  (718) 293-6013

New York Mets (Baseball)...:  (718) 507-8499

New York Rangers (Hockey)... :  (212) 563-1968

New York Islanders (Hockey)... :  (516) 794-9300

New Jersey Devils (Hockey)... :  (201) 935-6050

New York Knicks (Basketball).... :  (212) 465-5867

New Jersey Nets (Basketball).... :  (201) 935-8500

New York Jets (Football)...:  (516) 560-8200

New York Giants (Football)...:  (201) 935-8222


You can call the above listed numbers for ticket information and game times.  Military members can get discounts at some stadiums.  At Yankee Stadium Active Duty Military can get in free with their ID card.  Wear your uniform to Shea Stadium and get a discount to see the Mets.MWR Office Location.. :  111 Battery Avenue
Telephone............ :  (718)630-4778
Hours................ :  0800-1630

Library Location..... :  404 Pershing Loop
Telephone............ :  (718)630-4875
Hours................ :  Tues-Thurs 1100-1800
                         Fri/Sat 1100-1600

Sports & Fitness Center
Location............. :  402 MacArthur Road
Telephone............ :  (718)630-4793
Hours................ :  M-F 1100-2100
                         Sat & Sun 0900-1600For children sports, teams and summer camp information please call Youth Services. Youth Services coordinator will be happy to assist you (718) 630-4123. Special events are a group effort with the MWR programs and activities on Fort Hamilton.  These special events are run periodically throughout the year at no cost to the soldier or family members.

The yearly Carnival does charge a small admission price to all, except on Military Family Night.


New York City

One of the largest cities in the United States. It is divided into five boroughs; Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and the Bronx.  

Fort Hamilton is an oasis nestled under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the mouth of Hudson River. The Fort Hamilton Military community is located in Bay Ridge-Brooklyn.

Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs of New York City. An independent city until consolidation with New York in 1898, Brooklyn is New York's most populous bourough, with nearly 2.5 million residents.  

The bourough of Brooklyn is coterminous with Kings County, which is also the most populous county in New York State. As an independent city Brooklyn would rank as the fourth most populous in the United States. It was named in honor of King Charles II of England, which is the ssource of Brooklyn's nickname as the "City of Kings."

As a promotional gesture by the current borough administration, distinctive traffic signs are posted along major traffic arteries at Brooklyn's border crossings. They incorporate colorful expressions associated with Brooklyn, including: "Fugheddaboudit," "Oy Vey!," and "How Sweet It Is." One sign identifies the borough as: "Home to Everyone From Everywhere!" Residents of Brooklyn are known as Brooklynites, and their sometines distinctive Brooklyn accent is colloquially known as Brooklynese.

There is always something to do in New York City for sightseeing try Central Park, United Nations, and Radio Music Hall this is just a few of the many attractions available in the City.


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