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Fleet Week Kicks Off the Intrepid Museum's Salute to Summer
Join the Intrepid Museum as we celebrate Fleet Week to honor our service men and women, with activities and events at the Museum.

Watch the arrival of Fleet Week ships, help kick off our Summer Movie Series, listen in on special Tour Guide Talks and enjoy displays, hands-on activities and demonstrations from our partners, including different branches of the military.

All pier activities are free to attend.
Special Fleet Week Hours
Wednesday, May 21: 10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, May 22: 10:00am-3:00pm
Friday, May 23: 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday-Monday, May 24-26: 10:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, May 27: 10:00am-5:00pm

Last ticket sold one hour before closing

Participating Fleet Week Ships:
The following ships will represent the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard during Fleet Week 2014: USS McFaul (DDG 74), USS Cole (DDG 67), USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), Coast Guard cutter Katherine Walker (WLM 552) and Coast Guard cutter Campbell (WMEC909).
Pier 92 Manhattan:
- USS Oak Hill (LSD 51)
- USCG cutter Campbell (WMEC 909)
Sullivans Pier Staten Island:
- USS McFaul (DDG 74)
- USS Cole (DDG 67)
- USCG cutter Katherine Walker (WLM 552).
Public visitation on Navy ships and USCG cutters begins Thursday, May 22 and continues through Monday, May 26. Public visitation is 8:00am to 5:00pm daily. Visitors are reminded that lines may be capped early so that the last people in line have an opportunity to complete their tours. For more information, visit the official Fleet Week New York City Web site

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Arrival of Fleet Week Ships

Pier 86 and the Hudson River:
Watch a U.S. Navy vessel and two Coast Guard Cutters sail up the Hudson River, from a viewing point on Pier 86.

Visit the Fleet Week New York website to see up-to-date arrival times. Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86 opens to the public at 10:00am.

Fleet Week Themed Tour Guide Talks

11:00am, Information Desk:
Pots & Pans for Uncle Sam: How Recycling Helped Win World War II


1:00pm, Information Desk:
What's in a Name? How Navy Ships Get Their Name

3:00pm, Information Desk:
Pots & Pans for Uncle Sam: How recycling Helped Win World War II

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fleet Week Themed Tour Guide Talks

11:00am, Information Desk:
Stories from Normandy: D-Day at 70


12:00pm, Information Desk:
What's in a Name? How Navy Ships Get Their Name

2:00pm, Information Desk:
Stories from Normandy: D-Day at 70

Salute to Freedom

6:00pm:
The 23rd Annual Salute to Freedom gala will honor GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Secretary Hagel will be honored with the 2014 Intrepid Freedom Award for his distinguished service promoting and defending the values of freedom and democracy as Secretary of Defense, United States Senator and his decorated service in the United States Army. Mr. Immelt will receive the 2014 Intrepid Salute Award in honor of his outstanding business and philanthropic achievements that include investments in defense technology, global education programs and employing veterans.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Activities, Displays and Demonstrations

10:00am-5:00pm, Pier 86:
Join us for displays from the Office of Naval Research and U.S. Navy Energy & Environmental Programs.

11:00am, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: Stories from Normandy: D-Day at 70

12:00pm, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: Presidential Military Service: The Navy Presidents

1:00pm, Pier 86:
United States Coast Guard Drill Team Demonstration

2:00pm, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: Stories from Normandy: D-Day at 70

3:00pm, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: The Un-luckiest Ship in the Fleet: The True Story of the USS William D. Porter

Movie Night: Top Gun

7:30pm, flight deck:
Help the Intrepid Museum kick off its 6th annual Summer Movie Series with a FREE screening of Top Gun, under the stars on the flight deck! Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. 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.

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Saturday May 24, 2014

Activities, Displays and Demonstrations

10:00am-6:00pm, Pier 86:
Join us for displays and hands-on activities from the Intrepid Museum’s partners, including the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy Energy & Environmental Programs, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, .S. Air Force: Joint Base Maguire Dix Lakehurst Fire & Emergency Services, the USS Intrepid Former Crewmember Association, Tin Can Sailors, American Legion 9-11 Memorial Post, American Red Cross and Coca-Cola Climbing Wall, as well as Tour Guide Talks and other demonstrations.

12:00pm-4:00pm, Museum Complex:
Join us for activities led by 11th grade students from the Intrepid Museum’s LIFTT (Leadership Institute for Today & Tomorrow) program including:  How Fly Are You? Design & launch a paper airplane (Exploreum); Astronaut Boot Camp: Learn about what it takes to become an astronaut (Space Shuttle Pavilion); LIFTT Off! Blast off and plant your flag on the moon (Pier 86); Astronaut Apparel: There is more to a space suite than meets the eye (Exploreum); and Life Onboard Scavenger Hunt: Tour the ship and look at aspects of a sailor’s life (hangar deck).


12:00pm, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: Pots & Pans for Uncle Sam: How Recycling Helped Win World War II

1:00pm, Pier 86, Main Stage:
Tour Guide Talk: The Navy's Magnificent 7: US Aircraft Carriers in World War II

2:00pm, Pier 86, Main Stage:
Gear up! A Pilot’s Preflight Check List:

Join us for this interactive family-friendly presentation. Get into the mindset of an Intrepid crew member as you examine and handle artifacts, replicas and models of World War II-era objects that were important to a pilot’s safety during flight. 

2:00pm, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: Six Ships Named Intrepid

3:00pm, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: What's in a Name? How Navy Ships Get Their Name

3:00pm, Pier 86, Main Stage:
Performance from The USO Show Troupe

4:00pm, Pier 86, Main Stage:
Tour Guide Talk: The Navy's Magnificent Seven: US Aircraft Carriers in World War II

Sunday May 25, 2014

Activities, Displays and Demonstrations

10:00am-6:00pm, Pier 86:
Join us for displays and hands-on activities from the Intrepid Museum’s partners, including the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy Energy & Environmental Programs, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force: Joint Base Maguire Dix Lakehurst Fire & Emergency Services, the USS Intrepid Former Crewmember Association, Tin Can Sailors, American Legion 9-11 Memorial Post, American Red Cross, Rock of Ages and Coca-Cola Climbing Wall, as well as Tour Guide Talks and other demonstrations.

10:00am-4:00pm, Museum Complex:
Join us for activities led by 11th grade students from the Intrepid Museum’s LIFTT (Leadership Institute for Today & Tomorrow) program including:  How Fly Are You? Design & launch a paper airplane (Exploreum); Astronaut Boot Camp: Learn about what it takes to become an astronaut (Space Shuttle Pavilion); LIFTT Off! Blast off and plant your flag on the moon (Pier 86); Astronaut Apparel: There is more to a space suite than meets the eye (Exploreum); and Life Onboard Scavenger Hunt: Tour the ship and look at aspects of a sailor’s life (hangar deck).

11:00am, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: Pots & Pans for Uncle Sam: How Recycling Helped Win World War II
 
12:00pm, Pier 86, Main Stage:
Tour Guide Talk: The Navy's Magnificent Seven: US Aircraft Carriers in World War II

1:00pm, Pier 86, Main Stage:
Performance from Rock of Ages

2:00pm, Pier 86, Main Stage:
Gear up! A Pilot’s Preflight Check List:

Join us for this interactive family-friendly presentation. Get into the mindset of an Intrepid crew member as you examine and handle artifacts, replicas and models of World War II-era objects that were important to a pilot’s safety during flight. 

2:00pm, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: Six Ships Named Intrepid


3:00pm, Pier 86, Main Stage: 
Performance from The Manhattan Dolls

3:00pm, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: Pots & Pans for Uncle Sam: How recycling Helped Win World War II

4:00pm, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: What's in a Name? How Navy Ships Get Their Name

4:30pm, Pier 86, Main Stage: 
Performance from The USO Show Troupe

Monday, May 26, 2014:
Free Museum Admission for Veterans with a Veterans ID or VA Card

Museum Members Private Memorial Day Breakfast

9:00am, Under the Concorde:
This event is at capacity. Click here to learn more about becoming a Museum Member.

Seats of Honor Dedication Ceremony (Private Event)

10:00am, Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater:
Honor an American military service person's contribution to our nation through the Seats of Honor theater seat naming program. The Museum will hold a private dedication ceremony for honorees, friends and family on Memorial Day.

Activities, Displays and Demonstrations

10:00am-6:00pm, Pier 86:
Join us for displays and hands-on activities from the Intrepid Museum’s partners, including the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy Energy & Environmental Programs, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the USS Intrepid Former Crewmember Association, Tin Can Sailors, American Legion 9-11 Memorial Post and Coca-Cola Climbing Wall, as well as Tour Guide Talks and other demonstrations.

1:00pm, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: What is Memorial Day?

2:00pm, Pier 86 and the Hudson River:
United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration

3:00pm, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: Pots & Pans for Uncle Sam: How Recycling Helped Win World War II

4:00pm, Information Desk:
Tour Guide Talk: What is Memorial Day?


4:00pm, Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater:
A special screening of TNT’s epic new series, The Last Ship, from executive producer Michael Bay. When a global pandemic decimates nearly all of the planet’s population, the brave crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.

Memorial Day Ceremony

11:00am, Pier 86:
Join the Intrepid Museum and honor our fallen patriots at the Memorial Day Ceremony on Pier 86. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will speak at the ceremony, along with Admiral Bill Gortney, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and Intrepid Museum Co-Chairman Kenneth Fisher. The ceremony will include the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, the laying of ceremonial wreaths, a three-volley rifle salute and the playing of Echo Taps.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fleet Week Themed Tour Guide Talks

11:00am, Information Desk:
Stories from Normandy: D-Day at 70

1:00pm, Information Desk:
Pots & Pans for Uncle Sam: How Recycling Helped Win World War II

3:00pm, Information Desk:
Stories from Normandy: D-Day at 70

Schedule subject to change