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Special Events Survival Kit
Behind the Scenes with Intrepid Museum’s Special Events
Special Events Staff
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: 5/15/2015 3:13:24 PM

By Emily Embler


Long days and longer nights are the hallmarks of being an event planner.  Here are some of our must-have items for surviving and thriving on event days:

1. Mini deodorant. I don’t need to explain this one, right?
2. Hair spray. Can anybody say, “Surprise site visit”?
3. Snacks.
4. Refillable water bottle or beverage of choice. Our current favorites are kombucha and coconut water, and of course, some of us run on coffee.
5. Change of shoes. This one might not be different for any woman working and commuting in New York City, but most people don’t realize the size of Intrepid. The ship is the length of three football fields, and our event spaces are spread across four decks.
6. Pens and tape. The most prepared person in the room always has a pen.
7. Radio. Communication is key during any event.
8. Patience