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INTREPID MUSEUM CELEBRATES 24TH ANNUAL FLEET WEEK MAY 25 – MAY 30
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INTREPID MUSEUM CELEBRATES 24TH ANNUAL FLEET WEEK MAY 25 – MAY 30
5/5/2011
 
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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
West 46th Street at Hudson River Park

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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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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM CELEBRATES
24TH ANNUAL FLEET WEEK
MAY 25 – MAY 30
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WEEK OF EVENTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS SALUTES
MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, along with the City of New York and the United States Navy and Fleet Week Committee, celebrates the 24th annual Fleet Week, to be held from May 25 – May 30, 2011.  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 25: Watch a parade of ships sail the Hudson River carrying visiting members of the Armed Forces from Intrepid’s flight deck or the end of Pier 86 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

Thursday, May 26: Demonstrations of military skills will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Tour the visiting Army vessel LSV-1 from 10:00 PM – 3:00 PM, entrance on Pier 86.  Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Friday, May 27: Cast members from current Broadway shows “Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” “Catch Me if You Can,” “Jersey Boys,” “Chicago,” “Mamma Mia,” “Wonderland” and “Rock of Ages” will perform from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.  Members of the cast of “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” will perform at 2:30 PM.  Demonstrations of military skills will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  Tour the visiting Army vessel LSV-1 from 10:00 PM – 6:00 PM, entrance on Pier 86.  Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  At 7:30 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 28: Cast members from the Broadway musical “Wicked” will perform at 11:30 AM.  The Manhattan Dolls, a swing-style female vocal trio, will perform at 4:00 PM.  Demonstrations of military skills will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.  Tour the visiting Army vessel LSV-1 from 10:00 PM – 6:00 PM, entrance on Pier 86. Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Sunday, May 29: Visiting members of the Armed Forces will compete in tug of war from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  Tour the visiting Army vessel LSV-1 from 10:00 PM – 6:00 PM, entrance on Pier 86. Demonstrations of military skills will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.  George Gee Swing Band performs at 5 PM. Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 

Monday, May 30: The annual Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at 11:00 AM and 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.  The U.S. Coast Guard search & rescue team will host a demonstration at 2:00 PM.  Tour the visiting Army vessel LSV-1 from 10:00 PM – 6:00 PM, entrance on Pier 86.  Demonstrations of military skills will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.  Museum is open from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL FLEET WEEK EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  PLEASE VISIT WWW.INTREPIDMUSEUM.ORG FOR AN UPDATED FLEET WEEK SCHEDULE

DATES: MAY 25 – MAY 30

LOCATION: INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM, PIER 86 (46TH STREET AND 12TH AVENUE), MANHATTAN

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