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Their service, our gratitude

About 2,600 service members arrived in New York City for Fleet Week this year, and Northwell Health was honored to stand side by side with them and many others for an epic two-part event capping off the time-honored Fleet Week celebration. 

On May 25, Side by Side welcomed thousands of active military personnel, veterans and their families—as well as the general public—for a fun-filled day at Rockefeller Center with exciting musical performances, military exhibits, inspirational talks from extraordinary veterans and so much more. In the evening, multi-platinum pop rock band Imagine Dragons took the stage at Radio City Music Hall. 

If you missed Side by Side, we’ll be back again next year for an exciting day of festivities to honor our military members—and the people who love and support them. "It’s an honor to serve those who serve. No matter where, no matter why—no matter what," said Juan Serrano, director of Northwell Health’s Military and Veterans Liaison Services

Featured performers

  • Imagine Dragons performing at Side by Side
    Imagine Dragons
  • Alfonso Ribeiro as the emcee of Side by Side
    Emcee Alfonso Ribeiro
  • Boyz II Men performing at Side by Side
    Boyz II Men
  • Gavin DeGraw perfoming at Side by Side
    Gavin DeGraw
  • Jersey Boys performing at Side by Side
    Jersey Boys
  • Wicked performance at Side by Side
    Wicked
  • United States Navy Band performing at Side by Side
    United States Navy Band
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The celebration photo gallery
Check out some of the amazing photos that capture the event’s excitement and memorable moments.  
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quotation mark Side by Side is an opportunity to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all those who have served our country. It’s about never forgetting the sacrifices of veterans and their families.
Michael Dowling, President & CEO, Northwell Health