Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Celebrates
28th Annual Fleet Week
Week of Activities and Interactive Displays Salutes Members of the Armed Forces
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum celebrates the 28th annual Fleet Week, to be held from May 25–May 31, 2015. 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.
Fleet Week activities will be held inside 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 in the Museum are free with Museum admission.
Throughout the week, the Museum will offer family-friendly activities, displays and demonstrations from our partners including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, American Red Cross, American Legion and more. In collaboration with Prohibition Productions, daily big band performances and swing dancing reminiscent of the WWII era will take place on the Pier. On select days, U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats will be docked at Pier 86 and open for free public tours. Intrepid Museum staff will offer daily workshops and demonstrations including a pop-up planetarium and themed Tour Guide Talks.
Additional special events include:
Wednesday, May 25
To kick-off the annual Fleet Week events, come watch as Naval and Coast Guard ships with men and women manning the rails sail up the Hudson River into New York City, traveling past Intrepid’s Pier 86 before docking. Arrival times to be confirmed via http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com/fleetweeknewyork/.
Museum is open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, May 27
Join the Intrepid Museum as it kicks off its 8th 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 7:30pm and the film begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, and there is no admission after 8:30pm. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
Museum is open from 10:00am–5:00pm.
Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29
The Intrepid Museum joins with Prohibition Productions to present an epic battle of the big bands and swing dance on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid! This one-night-only special event will take place during Fleet Week New York 2016 and celebrates the music, dancing, and style of the Swing Era by featuring three of NYC’s best big bands (James Langton’s New York All-Star Big Band, George Gee Swing Orchestra, and Gordon Webster Big Band), plus a vintage fashion show and contest, swing DJs, photo booth with 1940s-style pinup girls, swing dance performances and dance contest, a free beginner swing dance lesson, and so much more! Tickets on sale soon.
Museum is open from 10:00am–6:00pm.
Monday, May 30—Memorial Day
11:30am: 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.
Museum is open from 10:00am–6:00pm.
*PLEASE NOTE: ALL FLEET WEEK EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
Visit www.Intrepidmuseum.Org For An Updated Fleet Week Schedule as they may pertain to the museum itself.
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.
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 and College Students: $20.00
Youth 7-17: $19.00
Child 3-6: $12.00
Children Under 3: Free
*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.