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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM CELEBRATES 30TH ANNUAL FLEET WEEK MAY 23–28

May 23 @ 10:00 am - May 28 @ 6:00 pm

Week of Activities Salutes Members of the Armed Forces

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will celebrate the 30th annual Fleet Week, taking place May 23–May 28, 2018, with a week of activities, themed events and live demonstrations that celebrate the armed forces. Fleet Week is America’s premier tribute and “thank you” to the men and women who serve in the armed forces. Fleet Week activities at the Intrepid Museum are proudly supported by Coca-Cola.

The following Fleet Week activities will be held at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and on Pier 86 (46 Street and 12 Avenue, Manhattan). Events on the pier are free and open to the public; events inside the Museum are free with Museum admission.

Retired and active U.S. military and U.S. veterans receive free Museum admission with proper I.D. Free admission is generously provided by Bank of America.

The Intrepid Museum’s new exhibition A View from the Deep: The Submarine Growler & the Cold War, will be accessible to the public during Fleet Week. Located on the Museum’s Pier 86, this free exhibition tells the story of Growler, the only nuclear missile-launching submarine open to the public, and its pivotal role in the Cold War.

Each day of Fleet Week, the United States Marines will be on hand with hands-on demonstrations and activities, and will be showcasing the equipment, clothing and vehicles they use during active duty missions. Intrepid Former Crew Members will share stories throughout the Museum, live demonstrations will be presented by Intrepid Museum educators, and Fleet Week-themed Tour Guide Talks will take place on the hangar deck.

Details on this year’s Fleet Week events and displays can be found below. A full schedule can be found at www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Wednesday, May 23
12:00pm-2:00pm: To kick-off the annual Fleet Week events, watch as Naval and Coast Guard ships sail up the Hudson River into New York City, traveling past the Museum’s Pier 86 before docking around the city. Arrival times to be confirmed via http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com/fleetweeknewyork/.

Museum is open from 10:00am–5:00pm.

Thursday, May 24
10:00am-3:00pm: Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) and four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol crafts, docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours.

10:00am-3:00pm: U.S. Marine Corps: vehicles, demonstrations and activities

6:00pm: The 27th annual Salute to Freedom gala will take place on the Museum’s hangar deck. Tickets are on sale now at www.intrepidmuseum.org/Salute.

The Museum is open from 10:00am-3:00pm.

Friday, May 25
10:00am-5:00pm: Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) and four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol crafts, docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours.

7:00pm: Join the Intrepid Museum as it kicks off its 9th annual Summer Movie Series with a FREE screening of Top Gun on the flight deck! Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Doors open at 7:00pm and the program will begin at sunset, weather permitting. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase onsite.

Museum is open from 10:00am–5:00pm.

Saturday, May 26
10:00am-5:00pm: Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127), docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours.

10:00am-6:00pm: Throughout the day, Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force Auxiliary, Broadway Connected, New York Institute of Technology, American Red Cross, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Discover Harlem, American Legion, Guide Dog Foundation/Americas Vet Dogs, Coca-Cola, FDNY, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Intrepid former crew members and Antique Military Vehicles from the Military Transport Association.

12:00pm: Live Broadway performances from Beautiful The Carole King Musical, Escape to Margaritaville and School of Rock The Musical will take place on the Pier 86 stage and will be emceed by Show-Score.

1:00pm-2:30pm: Enjoy live performances from Broadway Salutes the Troops presented by Broadway Connected, Tap Life and America’s Sweethearts: History Through Harmony on the Pier 86 stage.

2:30pm: The U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team performance.

3:00pm-5:00pm: Live performances from Madison Rising led by Air Force Veteran and Latin Giants of Jazz band led by Intrepid former crewmember Stew Jackson will take place on the Pier 86 stage.

8:00pm-1:00am: Join us for an epic Battle of the Big Bands and night of swing dancing on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier. Celebrate the music, dancing and style of the swing era with a spectacular lineup of over 80 performers, including three of New York City’s best big bands – Eyal Vilner Big Band, George Gee Swing Orchestra and Artie Shaw Orch. Tickets are available for purchase at www.intrepidmuseum.org.

This special event is co-presented by Prohibition Productions and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. For ages 21+ only. Cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase.

Museum is open from 10:00am–6:00pm.

Sunday, May 27
10:00am-5:00pm: Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127), docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours.

10:00am-6:00pm: Throughout the day, Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force Auxiliary, Broadway Connected, New York Institute of Technology, American Red Cross, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Discover Harlem, American Legion, Guide Dog Foundation/Americas Vet Dogs, Coca-Cola, FDNY, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Intrepid former crew members and Antique Military Vehicles from the Military Transport Association.

12:00pm-1:00pm: Live Broadway performances from Desperate Measures and This One’s for the Girls will take place on the Pier 86 stage and will be emceed by the cast of Drunk Shakespeare.

1:00pm-2:30pm: Enjoy live performances from Salutes the Troops presented by Broadway Connected and America’s Sweethearts: History through Harmony on the Pier 86 stage.

2:30pm-3:00pm: The U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will be performing on the Pier 86 stage.

3:00pm-5:30pm: Live performances from VIPER Band, America’s Sweethearts: History Through Harmony and the 78th Army Band will take place on the Pier 86 stage.

Museum is open from 10:00am–6:00pm.

Monday, May 28—Memorial Day
11:00am: Honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces at the annual Memorial Day commemoration ceremony along with hundreds of veterans, representing wars and conflicts from WWII to the present, and their families. This annual ceremony will include the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, the playing of Taps, a ceremonial wreath laying and a 3-volley rifle salute. The event is free and open to the public.

10:00am-6:00pm: Throughout the day, Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force Auxiliary, New York Institute of Technology, American Red Cross, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Discover Harlem, American Legion, Coca-Cola, FDNY, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and Intrepid former crew members.

12:30pm-5:00pm: Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127), docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours.

2:00pm: U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration

2:00pm-6:00pm: Bubble Garden presented by Gazillion Bubble Show

2:00pm-6:00pm: Live Ice sculptures: Led by sculpture artist Peter Slavin, creating and carving patriotic themed ice sculptures.

Museum is open from 10:00am–6:00pm.

*PLEASE NOTE: ALL FLEET WEEK EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

VISIT WWW.INTREPIDMUSEUM.ORG FOR THE FULL FLEET WEEK SCHEDULE

DATES: MAY 23–MAY 28

LOCATION: INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
PIER 86 (46TH STREET AND 12TH AVENUE)
MANHATTAN

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About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

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Museum Hours:
April 1 – October 31:
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

November 1 – March 31:
Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Museum Cost of Admission:
Adult: $33.00
Seniors (65+): $31.00
Child (5-12): $24.00
Children under 5: Free
*NYC Resident Admission (includes five boroughs):
Adults and seniors: $19
Child (5-12): $17
*Retired and Active U.S. Military and U.S. Veterans: Free

Free admission for U.S. military and veterans generously provided by Bank of America.
*Proper ID required.

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid’s website, www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Location:
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

Public Transportation:
Directions by NYC Metro Bus:
Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St.) or M-50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk north from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off immediately in front of the Intrepid.

Directions by NYC Metro Subway:
Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M-42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk North to Intrepid.

Directions from Water:
Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk a block north to the Intrepid Museum. Or from New Jersey take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th Street) and walk north on 12th Ave to the Museum.

Details

Start:
May 23 @ 10:00 am
End:
May 28 @ 6:00 pm

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