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4th of July Fireworks at Intrepid
 
Intrepid's July 4th Celebration & Viewing of Macy's Fireworks
Thursday, July 4th 7:00PM - Doors Open 9:20PM - Fireworks
 
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Celebrate America's Independence at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum with the 37th annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks! Choose from 5 viewing areas of the Museum - and you can even add in a guided tour.

All of our options include:

  • Opportunity to visit Intrepid's Hangar Deck
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  • Simulcast of Macy's Fireworks Musical Score
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  • Burgers (beef & veggie), hot dogs, salad, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages
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  • Cash bar with beer and wine available on the Hangar Deck
    (must be 21 to consume alcohol)
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  • Access to restrooms

Pier Seating

Take your seat outdoors on the end of Intrepid's Pier 86 to watch the show. Pier seating includes complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages as well as plenty of room to mingle under the British Airways Concorde.

$175.00 each SOLD OUT

Pier seating is wheelchair accessible. Children 3 and under are free but must sit on adult's lap.


Starboard Balcony Seating

Watch the rockets' red glare from your outdoor seat on the wide balcony that runs along much of the starboard side of the ship. Located off of our Hangar Deck, Balcony seating includes complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages.

$175.00 each SOLD OUT

Please note for wheelchair accessible seating, purchase Flight Deck, Pier or Elevator seats. Starboard Balcony Seating is NOT wheelchair accessible. Children under 3 are free, but must sit on an adult's lap


Fantail Seating

View the fireworks from your outdoor seat on the fantail - the furtherst aft part of the Hangar Deck. Fantail seating includes complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages.

$175.00 each SOLD OUT

Please note for wheelchair accessible seating, purchase Flight Deck, Pier or Elevator seats. Fantail seating is NOT wheelchair accessible. Children under 3 are free must sit on an adult's lap.


Flight Deck Seating - Includes 1 Hour Guided Tour

Your July 4th experience at Intrepid starts with a one hour guided tour and ends with you sitting outdoors in your seat atop Intrepid's historic Flight Deck to watch the fireworks. Viewing on the Flight Deck includes complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages as well. Your tour choices include:

  • Intrepid 101: This guided tour highlights the history of the USS Intrepid from 1943 - 1974 and beyond. Tours run at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. This tour is wheelchair accessible.
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  • Concorde: A Supersonic Story: This guided tour of Concorde G-BOAD will introduce you to the fastest passenger aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic. Learn about the aerodynamic advances responsible for this technological marvel, designed in the 1960's and operational until 2003. This tour offers guests the rare opportunity to experience the comfort of Concorde's luxurious first class cabin, followed by an up-close view of the aircraft's stunningly complex flight deck. Tours run at 5:30pm,6:30pm and 7:30pm. This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible and is suitable for children age 5 and older.
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  • Silent Service: Story of the USS Growler Submarine:This guided tour of the USS Growler will demonstrate the workings of the world's oldest existing nuclear missile-carrying submarine. Growler patrolled the Pacific coast of the Soviet Union from 1958 to 1964, ever ready to retaliate if the Soviets attacked the United States first.  Your tour guide will explain how 95 men lived and worked on Growler for up to three months at a time, never seeing daylight, never communicating with loved ones, and seldom showering. You will see up-close the sub's features, including two periscopes, the aft torpedo tubes, and the mess area where the crew ate and relaxed. Tours run at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm.This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible and is suitable for children age 5 and older.
$225.00 each SOLD OUT

The Flight Deck is wheelchair accessible, however only the Intrepid 101 tour is also wheelchair accessible. Children 3 and under are free, but must sit on an adult's lap. In addition, only the Intrepid 101 tour is available for families that include children under 5 years of age.


Starboard Elevator Seating

Enjoy the unique opportunity to view the fireworks from your seat in an outdoor space that once operated as one of Intrepid's aircraft elevators! Located just off the Exploreum Hall in our Hangar Deck, Starboard Elevator seating includes complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages.

$175.00 each SOLD OUT

The Starboard Elevator is wheelchair accessible. Children 3 and under are free, but must sit on an adult's lap.


Add a VIP Tour to your Starboard Elevator, Starboard Balcony, Fantail or Pier Seating!

Intrepid’s VIP Tour allows you to customize your Intrepid Museum Experience and is the ultimate “choose your own adventure.”

All VIP Tours follow the history of the former USS Intrepid.  From there, however, the possibilities are endless.  Explore the Hangar and Flight Decks. Step behind the stanchions and get an up close look at the Museum's aircraft collection. Submerge yourself in the top-secret history of the Growler submarine or take flight with British Airways Concorde.

Intrepid Museum’s VIP Tour is your very own journey through sea, air & space!  The VIP tour portion of your experience must be booked separately from the fireworks seating, which should be booked in advance via this page.

Please contact Intrepid Museum for booking, pricing and availability of the VIP Tour:
Telephone: (646)381-5062 | E-Mail: ZBlutner@intrepidmuseum.org

 

 
Booking, Ticketing & Access to Intrepid

BOOKING


All reservations for July 4th must be made online with a credit card via Intrepid's website or on site at Intrepid Museum's ticketing trailer during museum hours. Upon booking your online reservation, you will receive an email confirmation that you will need to show - along with photo ID - to pick up your tickets.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • No refunds - event is rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, Intrepid may need to close areas of the Museum as a safety precaution.
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  • No backpacks, umbrellas, coolers, outside food or drink or picnic style equipment such as beach chairs or blankets.


TICKET PICK-UP

Individual tickets are required for entry into the Intrepid July 4th Fireworks Event. Tickets may be picked up in advance from June 29-July 3 or upon arrival on July 4. Photo ID and email ticket confirmation are required for ticket pick up.

  • June 29-30: Pick up from 10am-5pm at Intrepid's Ticketing Trailer on 12th Ave and 46th Street. Upon arrival, enter the "VIP/Groups" line.
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  • July 1-3: Pick up from 10am-4pm at Intrepid's Ticketing Trailer on 12th Ave and 46th Street. Upon arrival, enter the "VIP/Groups" line.
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  • July 4: Pick up from 6:30-8pm in the Intrepid Parking Lot (46th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues).
Please note that NYPD closes off numerous areas on the west side of Manhattan many hours prior to the start of Macy's Fireworks. Taking public transportation is recommended. You will need your Intrepid July 4th Fireworks Ticket Confirmation email (or actual tickets if you have picked them up in advance) for access to the area.
  • Arrive with your party at the SW corner of 11th Avenue and 46th Street in Manhattan. If you have booked a guided tour, please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the tour start time. An Intrepid representative will be at both locations to check your email confirmation and allow you entry into the NYPD closure zone. If you already have your tickets, please present them here for access to the area.
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  • Continue to the Intrepid Parking Lot entrance on 46th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues to pick up your tickets.
    Your confirmation email is needed as proof of purchase, as is photo ID.
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  • Continue to the Museum, pass through security and enjoy!
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