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Home > About Us > Press Room > Press Releases > FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION WEEKEND AT THE INTREPID MUSEUM SATURDAY, JULY 16TH & SUNDAY, JULY 17TH
FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION WEEKEND AT THE INTREPID MUSEUM SATURDAY, JULY 16TH & SUNDAY, JULY 17TH
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FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION WEEKEND AT THE INTREPID MUSEUM SATURDAY, JULY 16TH & SUNDAY, JULY 17TH
7/14/2011
 
FROM:   
THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, & SPACE MUSEUM
West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park
www.intrepidmuseum.org 

CONTACT:    
Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations
Brady Littlefield – 212-843-9220 / blittlefield@rubenstein.com

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Luke Sacks – 646-381-5282 / lsacks@intrepidmuseum.org
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FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION WEEKEND
AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
SATURDAY, JULY 16TH & SUNDAY, JULY 17TH


The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will salute the contributions of firefighters with a weekend of special events and demonstrations on Saturday, July 16th & Sunday, July 17th at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manahattan.

The weekend will kick-off with a blessing ceremony to honor the FDNY Fleet on Saturday, July 16th at 11:00 AM.  Festivities will include ceremonial bagpipers, water displays from FDNY fire boats, a traditional wreath-laying ceremony and the naming of a new firehouse puppy by Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano. 

Throughout the weekend, visitors can watch firefighter demonstrations including rescue company rope slides, vehicle extrication, and ladder bucket rescue, as well as ambulance, squad truck and tower ladder vehicle displays.

The activities will conclude with chefs from New York City firehouses in all 5 boroughs competing in a cook-off to determine who makes the “best chow” for their workers in the “Battle of the Boroughs” that will take place on Saturday, July 16th from 11:30-3:30 PM.

All activities are free with admission to the Museum.  For more information and an up-to-date listing of events, visit
www.intrepidmuseum.org

Firefighters and paramedics with proper identification will receive free admission to the Museum.  Guests of firefighters and paramedics (up to 2 guests per rescue worker) will receive a 50% discount off of regular Museum admission.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America. 

Date: Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th   

Place: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86 (46 Street and 12 Avenue) Manhattan




About the Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier ‘Intrepid’ with seven full decks and four theme halls; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of over 30 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world. Guests can experience areas of the ship including the Flight Deck, Hangar Deck, fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a state-of-the-art public pier. 

Guests to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum also can experience the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains a variety of hands-on exhibits – that teaches guests about the different properties of the sea, air, space and living at sea as each relates to the ship Intrepid. In the Exploreum, guests can experience a flight simulator, transmit messages using Morse code, sit on the bunk of a crewmember, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.

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:
Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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.  General admission tickets can be purchased online for a discount of $2.00 per ticket.

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.   

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.

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