The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum joins with Prohibition Productions to host Battle of the Big Bands, an epic music and swing dancing event on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) on Saturday, May 26, from 8:00pm to 1:00am. The event is part of the Museum’s celebration of Fleet Week New York 2018.
Celebrate the music, dancing and style of the swing era with a spectacular lineup of over 80 performers, including three of NYC’s best big bands—the Eyal Vilner Big Band; the George Gee Swing Orchestra; and Artie Shaw Orch.
Costumes and dancing shoes are encouraged. For fashion lovers, the evening will include a vintage fashion show and contest and a 3,200 square-foot dance floor will provide room for a dance contest, swing dance performances, and free beginner swing dance lessons.
Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. This event is open to adults ages 21 and over.
Tickets are required and space is limited. Tickets start at $49.00. VIP ticketholders will get an exclusive tour on the hangar deck. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.
DATE: Saturday, May 26
TIME: 8:00pm to 1:00am
LOCATION: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue)
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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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:
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 Museum website, www.intrepidmuseum.org.
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan
Directions by NYC Metro Bus:
Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th St.), M42 (42nd St.) or M50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk north from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off directly in front of the Intrepid Museum.
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 M42 West bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk north to Intrepid.
Directions from water:
Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk one block north to the Intrepid Museum. From New Jersey, take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th St.) and walk north on 12th Avenue to the Museum.