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Out-of-This-World Event Upgrades
Behind the Scenes with Intrepid Museum’s Special Events
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Welcome to the After Party by the Intrepid Museum’s Special Events Team. Here we’ll give you a look behind the velvet ropes at one of the most exceptional venues in New York, and we’ll tell you what’s catching our eye in the industry and beyond. Just like our events, each of us has a unique style. We’ll be giving you the good, the bad and the outrageously inspiring from our life aboard the ship. Join us for the After Party!
Posted: 6/13/2016 9:40:59 AM

Out-of-This-World Event Upgrades

Consider these upgrades to enrich your next event at the Intrepid Museum.

Starfleet Academy Experience: Ready to become a true Trekkie? Add this special, limited-engagement experience to your event. Your guests will be transported to the Starfleet Academy, where they'll have the chance to beat the Kobayashi Maru test and pilot a starship from an active bridge. May all live long and prosper!
Available July–October 2016. Limited time only. Book now!
Digital media enhancements: Looking for a larger-than-life way to impress your guests and educate them about your event’s mission? Look no further than our media wall. Measuring 8-by-24 feet, it can display static graphics or video loops, with or without sound.
Guided Tours: Let our experienced and engaging tour guides take your guests through time (and space) as they learn about the history of Intrepid and the Museum's collection. Topics include the ship, our aircraft collection or the space shuttle Enterprise, and tours can vary in time and group sizes.
Education demos: For our younger guests, our team of educators brings history and science to life with hands-on experiments and examination of historical artifacts.
Flight simulators: Take a ride in one of our dynamic flight simulators. In the XD Theater, each seat offers dynamic 4D simulation and vibration, combined with state-of-the-art graphics and high definition sound. Or climb into the two-person cockpit of the G-Force Encounter—grab the controls and fly your very own aircraft with 360 degrees of movement.
Unexpected Florals
Zak Kunish from ZAK Events shared some creative takes on florals that will add a fresh touch to your events this summer.
Trend #1: Bold, Bright Colors

In our world of event design, we are no strangers to using all types of colors and styles to convey a mood or feeling. Some corporate events choose safe, straightforward floral designs while others push the boundaries. We love to use bold, bright colors in an exquisitely designed way to give events a unique sense of purpose. The use of bright yellow, lush lavender and monochromatic lime green work quite well this time of year. Designer vessels–such as chrome vases, wooden troughs and handmade pottery–add to the excitement of these bright and boldly colored floral blooms. The result is an eye-catching design that excites guests and compliments the season.

Trend #2: Not Just Flowers

More often than not, clients ask for new, exciting ways to add a punch to a traditional floral centerpiece, bar arrangement or entryway floral design. We continually think outside the box, and we started to incorporate other elements in our floral arrangements, such as sugared fruits, succulents, fresh pods and even vegetables. The use of these elements, combined with exciting floral blooms, adds incredible texture and style to any arrangement. Interesting fruits, including crab apples, kumquats, apricots and figs, can be joined with vibrant floral blooms to give a sense of freshness and sophistication. The use of vegetation—succulents, baby kale, aloe plants and baby artichokes—creates a feeling of organic elegance while adding a whole new dimension to an otherwise non-descript floral arrangement.

Virtual Tour of Hangar 2

Hangar 2 is one of our most versatile spaces. You can tuck one hundred guests between vintage aircraft for a seated dinner or turn it into a dance floor where up to six hundred of your closest friends can dance the night away. Hangar 2 also makes a perfect addition to events held in hangar 3 or hangar 1, with room for a spacious silent auction or cocktail reception before the main event.

A Workout with a View

We’ve found yet another use for our flight deck—workout room extraordinaire. Burpees and weighted lunges may not be any easier on the flight deck (unless you choose to hide behind an exhibit so that your trainer doesn’t see you not doing them), but the view and the atmosphere will definitely increase those endorphins by the time you’re done.

Flashback Photo

The ship’s spaces have a long history of being adapted for work and for play. A little background: The Museum’s Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater was originally an aircraft elevator, one of three on the ship. The largest of these elevators doubled as a sports arena for the sailors, where they played volleyball (pictured here) and basketball. Today you can host events on the two remaining aircraft elevators–the starboard aircraft elevator terrace and port side aircraft elevator terrace.