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Intrepid’s Salute to Women

Salute to Women is a dedicated month of targeted programming coinciding with Women’s History Month. The goal of Salute to Women is to educate and celebrate women’s contributions and to inspire our next generation of female leaders. In particular, Intrepid’s Salute to Women will showcase why science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies are so important for our country’s future.


March 1

Women in Aviation: World War II

Women in Aviation: World War II

On Display From March 1 - July 8, 2012
This exhibition will explore the accomplishments of women aviators during this transformational period. A brief survey of women aviators during the 1920s and 1930s will lead toward an examination of female pilots’ contributions during World War II (1939–45).

Women in Aviation will illuminate the contributions of American female pilots during the war, including the Women Air Force Service Pilots, the Civil Air Patrol, and test pilots. In addition, the exhibition will compare the participation of female pilots in the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Artifacts, photographs and video will bring to life the inspiring stories of these pioneering women.

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March 3 & 4

Science & Engineering Weekend

Science & Engineering Weekend

Join Intrepid’s educators and our partners for some fun hands on learning about science and engineering. Influential women (and some men too!) from cultural institutions, universities and industry share their time and their expertise to increase awareness of how science, tecnology, engineering & math  are interrelated and focus on accomplishments of women and young ladies in the STEM fields.

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March 11

Health & Fitness Day

Health & Sports Day

Health & Fitness Day, including NYC’s Largest IntenSati Class ever!

Get moving and have fun by participating in NYC’s largest ever IntenSati class – and certainly the first and only class on an aircraft carrier! IntenSati is a revolutionary workout fusing high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga and strength conditioning with spoken affirmations, providing a heart-pumping, exhilarating work out that builds physical, mental and spiritual muscle. IntenSati classes sell out instantly throughout the city, so now’s your chance to experience this workout!

To participate, you MUST RSVP by email to Space is limited to the first 400 participants to RSVP. There is a suggested donation of $20 to participate, payable in CASH at the event entry. These funds will be split to support Intrepid’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs for girls and HEALTHCLASS 2.0 (, a path-breaking public school program empowering children and their communities to engage in new conversations about health, food and exercise and to bring about transformation in their own lives and the world around them.

Check-in opens at 10:30am at the Intrepid’s Welcome Center, located at 46th street and 12th Avenue. We’ll begin at our program at 11:30am with motivational remarks from HEALTHCLASS 2.0 co-founders Ellen Gustafson and Natalia Petrzela. Immediately following, the group will take over the aft end of Intrepid’s flight deck (yes- outdoors!) and make history as NYC’s largest ever IntenSati class, led by intenSati creator and pioneering fitness celebrity Patricia Moreno. Recommended attire: sneakers, layered athletic attire. Bring your own water. And the location of the class at Intrepid is subject to change due to weather.

In addition to the class, you’ll be able to visit with health partners such as Karpis Health and Women’s Heart New York for blood pressure screenings and learn about the benefits of juicing from BluePrintCleanse starting at 10:30am.

Please be sure to RSVP no later than Thursday, March 8th to reserve your spot at this unique and inspirational outdoor event! For more information, please visit


March 21 & 22

Power of One

Power of One

This private event is designed for NYC school groups. Intrepid’s Power of One speaker series features prominent speakers ranging from a variety of backgrounds who share their stories of overcoming adversity.

Our Salute to Women Speakers are:

March 21: Col Stephanie Smith, USMC, a special project officer assigned of the Montford Point Project, a memorial for the first group of African American men to be trained for the United States Marine Corps in North Carolina from 1942-1949.

March 22: Bee Haydu, a WWII WASP (Women’s Air Force Service Pilot) and pioneering female who flew for our country while male pilots were utilized overseas.

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March 24

Meet the Pilots Day

Meet the Pilots Day

Meet the Pilots Day Come meet some amazing female aviators. Our day will start with an 11am panel discussion in our theater, followed by a meet and greet in the afternoon. Our aviators include:

Bee Haydu:
a WWII WASP (Women’s Air Force Service Pilot)

Leslie Watkins:
a commercial A320 pilot and JetBlue Airways flight instructor

Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter:
US Navy (retired) and President of SUNY Maritime

Colonel Kimberly Corcoran:
US Air Force, Vice Commander, United States Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

The panel will be moderated by Mike Barger, a former Top Gun instructor for the US Navy.


March 24

Girls Scout Day

Girls Scout Day

Aviation Themed Girl Scout Day! Girl Scouts will participate in a number of activities that will help them learn about careers in aviation as well as how aircraft fly.

• Join us for Meet the Pilot Day, where Girl Scouts can learn about the struggles and successes of women in the field of aviation.

• Cadettes and Senior Girl Scouts will design their own pilot’s uniform.

• Brownies can discover the forces of gravity and drag by making their own rotocopters.

• Junior Girl Scouts can create their own kite and then test fly it on the Flight Deck!

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March 3 & 31

Operation Slumber - Girls Only!

Power of One

Our Salute to Women twist on Operation Slumber – girls only! Operation Slumber invites youth groups and families to learn first- hand what it’s like to sleep on an aircraft carrier!

• Explore the Hangar Deck and Exploreum interactive hall with hands-on fun

• Search for “treasure” during your special Scavenger Hunt

• Tour the Flight Deck by flashlight

• Watch a movie, hear tales of the Intrepid & more!

• Ride on our XD Theater

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Various Days in March

ASL Tours

ASL Tours

As part of Intrepid’s Access programs, we offer special tours this month that focus on our Women in Aviation: WWII exhibit, including ASL led tours and verbal description and touch tours.

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Intrepid's Salute to Women is sponsored by: