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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum celebrates the 27th annual Fleet Week
 

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum celebrates the 27th annual Fleet Week


 

 

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM CELEBRATES

27TH ANNUAL FLEET WEEK

MAY 20–26

*****

Week of Activities and Interactive Displays Salutes Members of the Armed Forces

 

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum celebrates the 27th annual Fleet Week, to be held from May 20 – May 26, 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.

 

The following 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. This year’s special events and displays include:

 

Wednesday, May 20 

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 at Pier 92.  Arrival times to be confirmed via www.fleetweeknewyork.com/fleetweeknewyork

 

Four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats will dock at the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86. 

 

Throughout the day, live demonstrations, scavenger hunts and a family aviation gallery walk will be presented by Intrepid Museum educators, and Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks will take place on the hangar deck.

 

Museum is open from 10:00am–5:00pm. 

 

Thursday, May 21

6:00pm: The 24th annual Salute to Freedom gala will honor William H. McRaven, Adm. (Ret.), chancellor of The University of Texas System, and Ursula M. Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation. To purchase tickets please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org/SalutetoFreedom2014.aspx

 

Four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats will be open for free public tours from 10:00am-3:00pm. Live demonstrations, scavenger hunts and a family aviation gallery walk will be presented by Intrepid Museum educators, and Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks will take place on the hangar deck.

 

Museum is open from 10:00am–3:00pm.

 

Friday, May 22

10:00am–5:00pm: Four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats will be open for free public tours. Displays, activities and demonstrations from NASA, the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and the American Legion will be presented on Pier 86. Live demonstrations, scavenger hunts and a family aviation gallery walk will be presented by Intrepid Museum educators, and free Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks will take place on the hangar deck.

 

7:30pm - Join the Intrepid Museum as it kicks off its 7th annual Summer Movie Series with a FREE screening of Top Gun on the flight deck! The film will be introduced by Scott D. Altman, former NASA astronaut and flying double for Maverick (Tom Cruise) in the film. A young Navy F-14 pilot at the time, Altman’s skills are evident in some of the film’s most memorable flying sequences. 

 

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 23

12:30pm: Meet the Pilots: Scott D. Altman, Ron Garan and Greg C. Johnson; moderated by Mike Massimino

 

Meet three distinguished aviators and discover first-hand what it takes to pilot the aircraft exhibited on Intrepid.  Military officers, test pilots, veterans of combat, and NASA astronauts, Scott D. Altman, Ron Garan, and Greg C. Johnson have flown some of the most sophisticated and groundbreaking aircraft and spacecraft ever developed. Join them as they share their thrilling flying stories with friend and former NASA colleague Mike Massimino, now Senior Advisor, Space Programs at Intrepid and Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Columbia University.  Program is free with museum admission.

 

Learn more about the aircraft on the flight deck following the program:

 

11:30am–12:00pm: Scott D. Altman

2:00pm–2:30pm: Ron Garan

2:30pm–3:00pm: Greg C. Johnson

 

3:00pm: Join former astronaut and author Ron Garan for a discussion and signing of his book, The Orbital Perspective in the Lutnick Theater. Free with museum admission.

                                                                                                                                

Throughout the day, Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from NASA, the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the American Legion and the American Red Cross. Live demonstrations, scavenger hunts and a family aviation gallery walk will be presented by Intrepid Museum educators, and free Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks will take place on the hangar deck.

 

Museum is open from 10:00am–6:00pm.

 

Sunday, May 24

Special talks by NASA will take place in hangar 3. Free with museum admission.

 

Throughout the day, Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from NASA, the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the American Legion and the American Red Cross. Live demonstrations, scavenger hunts and a family aviation gallery walk will be presented by Intrepid Museum educators, and free Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks will take place on the hangar deck.

 

Museum is open from 10:00am–6:00pm.

 

Monday, May 25—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, patriotic 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. 

 

Throughout the day, Pier 86 will host displays and hands-on activities from NASA, the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Live demonstrations, scavenger hunts and a family aviation gallery walk will be presented by Intrepid Museum educators, and free Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks will take place on the hangar deck. All veterans get free Museum admission.

 

Museum is open from 10:00am–6:00pm.  

 

Tuesday, May 26

Intrepid will host its Fleet Week themed Tour Guide Talks from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

 

Museum is open from 10:00am–5:00pm. 

 

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

 

VISIT   WWW.INTREPIDMUSEUM.ORG  FOR AN UPDATED FLEET WEEK SCHEDULE

 

                        DATES:                      MAY 20–MAY 26

 

                        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.

 

Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

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: $24.00

Seniors and College Students: $20.00

Youth 7-17: $19.00

Veterans: $17.00

Child 3-6: $12.00

Active Military, Retired Military and Children Under 3: Free

 

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.       

 

 

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