International teams will compete in a regatta near the Statue of Liberty from Friday through Sunday.
Dozens of ships, including the USS Cole, cruised up the Hudson for the start of Fleet Week.
Maple Grove will also host its first Victorian hat making workshop.
The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and other National Park facilities will close, officials said.
The third annual Archtober features a tour of the problematic lifeguard shacks in Rockaway.
The Terriers will play their first game at the park Tuesday at 7 p.m.
National Parks have scrapped their plan to move security screening to Ellis Island.
A plan to relocate screening checkpoints could make Liberty-bound ferries unsafe, the police chief said.
Security for visitors to Liberty Island, reopening July 4, will move from Battery Park to Ellis Island.
The Statue of Liberty is slated to reopen by July 4, but no date has been set for Ellis Island.
The National Park Service plans to move the unsightly tents to Ellis Island, though the NYPD objects.
Both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will remain closed through 2012 due to damage from Sandy.
Three artists participated in the first-ever artist residency on Ellis Island this summer.
Statue Cruises offers a special Thursday night trip to the Statue of Liberty.
If you can't make it downtown to farewell Fleet Week, you can watch a live stream of the departing ships.
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