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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM KICKS OFF
“SUMMER SALUTE TO HEROES” WITH
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
MAY 24 – MAY 27
Weekend of Activities and Demonstrations Salutes Members of the Armed Forces
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum kicks-off its annual Summer Salute to Heroes with a Memorial Day Weekend celebration, to be held from May 24 – May 27, 2013. The celebration is dedicated to honoring heroes past and present, and inspiring those of the future. All Memorial Day Weekend activities are free and open to the public.
Many fan-favorite activities will be held at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Pier 86 (46 Street and 12 Avenue, Manhattan). Some of this year’s special events and performances include:
Friday, May 24:
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 25:
Join us for exciting performances by The Manhattan Dolls, Sony Music Nashville recording artist Angie Johnson (featured on NBC’s “The Voice”), Trailer Radio and the USO Show Troupe. Demonstrations, activities and various interactive displays from Intrepid Education, Coca-Cola Swelter Stopper, Dina Parise Racing, U.S. Coast Guard, Operation Goody Bag, NY Water Taxi, American Red Cross and CrossFit NYC will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Sunday, May 26:
Enjoy performances by Sony Music Nashville recording artist Angie Johnson (featured on NBC’s “The Voice”), the USO Show Troupe and The Callbacks. Demonstrations, activities and various interactive displays from Intrepid Education, Coca-Cola Swelter Stopper, Dina Parise Racing, U.S. Coast Guard, Operation Goody Bag, NY Water Taxi, American Red Cross and CrossFit NYC will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Monday, May 27:
Honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while servicing in the United States Armed Forces by attending the annual Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at 11:00 AM. Demonstrations, activities and various interactive displays from Intrepid Education, Coca-Cola Swelter Stopper, U.S. Coast Guard, Operation Goody Bag, NY Water Taxi, American Red Cross and CrossFit NYC will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
*PLEASE NOTE: ALL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
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DATES: MAY 24 – MAY 27
LOCATION: INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
PIER 86 (46TH STREET AND 12TH AVENUE)
About the Museum
Now home of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier Intrepid; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of 27 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.
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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 and College Students: $20.00
Youth 7-17: $19.00
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.
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan
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.