Even the “Walking Dead” came out for Fleet Week 2016. Well, Daryl Dixon did. Norman Reedus arrived on Pier 84 atop a pimped out motorcycle to give the fleets a proper salute in New York City on May 29. The “Walking Dead” star was joined at Hudson River Park by Playboy playmates, on-site tattoos and rum-infused imbibing out of tins at the Fleet Week Block Party, organized by Sailor Jerry Rum.
“You’re in our hearts and our minds, and thank you all for your service,” said Reedus to the crowd of Marines, Navy and Coast Guards, their friends, family and guests, after parking his wheels for the day. Designed by LA Speed Shop’s Chris Richardson and Buck Wild, the custom Harley Davidson motorcycle will be auctioned off, and all proceeds will go towards the Norman Collins Initiative at The Aleethia Foundation, which supports wounded and injured service members and their families (info at Sailorjerry.com).
As sailors and guests sipped Sailor Jerry cocktails from red, white and blue Fleet Week tins, “Ink Master” Oliver Peck was also on-site freshly inking a few lucky guests who managed to make it on his list, while Playboy Playmates Brit Linn and Chelsie Aryn posed with the fleets and put up a good fight in several arm wrestling challenges.
Reedus hung around until the end, signing autographs and posing with military and guests through the block party closing, a feral performance by Cage the Elephant, who whipped through a 18-song set (more photos) for the fleets.
Check out more photos from the Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Fleet Week Block Party below.