The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
West 46th Street at Hudson River Park
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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM CELEBRATES
23RD ANNUAL FLEET WEEK
MAY 26 – MAY 31
WEEK OF FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS SALUTES MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES
In partnership with the City of New York, the United States Navy and Fleet Week Committee, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum celebrates the 23rd annual Fleet Week, to be held from May 26 – May 31, 2010. Fleet Week is America’s premier tribute and “thank you” to the men and women who serve in the armed forces.
Many fan-favorite Fleet Week activities will be held at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Pier 86 (46 Street and 12 Avenue, Manhattan). This year’s special events and performances include:
Wednesday, May 26: Watch the parade of ships carrying visiting members of the Armed Forces from Intrepid’s flight deck or the end of Pier 86 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Thursday, May 27: Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Friday, May 28: Cast members from current Broadway shows “American Idiot,” “The Addams Family,” “Promises, Promises,” “Memphis” and “Lend Me a Tenor” will perform at 2:00 PM. Demonstrations of military skills will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. At 8:00 PM, the Intrepid Summer Movie Series kicks off its series of free public film screenings on the flight deck with a screening of the classic film Top Gun. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are encouraged to bring food and beverages to the screening, however alcohol is not permitted.
Saturday, May 29: Cast members from the Broadway musical “Wicked” will perform at Noon. Tug of war competitions between groups of visiting marines and sailors will take place from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM. Demonstrations of military skills will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The West Point Jazz Knights will perform at 2:30. Museum is open from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
Sunday, May 30: Representatives from the Military will compete against each other in inflatable jousting from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Demonstrations of military skills will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum is open from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
Monday, May 31: Memorial Day commemoration ceremony from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. The service will include the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag on Intrepid’s flight deck, the playing of Taps, a ceremonial wreath laying, 3-volley rifle salute and a military flyover. Free with price of admission to the museum. Demonstrations of military skills will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum is open from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
In addition, on Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, an Army LSV-1 boat will be docked on Pier 86 and open for public tours.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL FLEET WEEK EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE VISIT WWW.INTREPIDMUSEUM.ORG FOR AN UPDATED FLEET WEEK SCHEDULE
DATES: MAY 26 – MAY 31
LOCATION: INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM PIER 86 (46TH STREET AND 12TH AVENUE) MANHATTAN