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The Intrepid Museum offers Stories Within for individuals with dementia and their care partners. Educators lead small groups on a multi-sensory experience, including historic photographs, handling objects, singing songs and sharing stories. Limited funding is available for NYC-based organizations to arrange a customized group program.

Upcoming Programs:

Tea Dances for Individuals with Dementia and Their Care Partners
Put on your dancing shoes and join the Intrepid Museum for an afternoon of dancing and engagement with music from Intrepid’s years of service (1943-1974), led by Rhythm Break Cares!

Tea Dances will take place at the Intrepid Museum on select Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Free parking and free transportation to and from the Museum by car service is available for all participants in New York City.

Registration for each dance will open one month before the program date. Space is limited. To register, please complete the form below.

Please email with any questions.

Dates & Registration Links

October 12: Boo Bash Click here for the registration form

November 9: Big Apple Swing

December 7: Winter Wonderland

  1. Featuring a special 1940’s Radio Show performance before the Tea Dance! During World War II, radio variety shows provided news, music and entertainment not only to those at home, but also to the brave soldiers and sailors fighting overseas. Turn up the fun in our live studio audience as we bring to life the stories and sounds of a 1940’s Armed Forces holiday radio broadcast!

All Tea Dances are 2:00pm – 3:00pm, except December 7, which will go until 3:30pm.

On the registration form, please indicate if you would like to request free parking or free transportation via car service arranged by the Museum. Transportation is available to/from anywhere in New York City and must be requested at least 48 hours in advance.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our visitors is our top priority. For updates to COVID-19 policy, please visit

About Rhythm Break Cares (RBC)

The mission of Rhythm Break Cares is to provide the restorative power of music, movement, and touch to as many older adults living with Alzheimer's and dementia as possible, along with their families and caregivers. For more information about Rhythm Break Cares, find them on Facebook @rhythmbreakcares, Instagram @rbcares, and 

Tea Dances are supported by a generous grant from The Mellon Foundation.

Caregiver Appreciation Day
Wednesday, September 28

Join fellow caregivers for an afternoon of exploration through the historic spaces of the Intrepid Museum and meet an Intrepid former crew member. Hear stories of life on Intrepid and get up close to artifacts. The program will also include refreshments with a beautiful view on the Hudson River!

You will also have the opportunity to learn about the Museum’s programs for individuals with dementia and their care partners, which include dance, music and history. Meredith Wong, Director of connect2culture® and Professional Education for CaringKind, will also share about other cultural opportunities for individuals with dementia and their care partners.

Caregiver Appreciation Day is open to all caregivers and care partners of individuals with dementia. This program is free with advance registration.

To register, please complete the registration form.

Caregiver Appreciation Day is supported by a generous grant from The Mellon Foundation.


Offsite/Virtual Art Series

The Power of Music on Intrepid:

This workshop will highlight how sailors used music to bond and spend their time on the ship when they were not working. Participants will work with oral histories of former crew members recounting leisure and recreation activities, and examine and discuss historical images as they relate to the crew members’ stories. Concluding the workshop, participants will use this inspiration to construct their own mixed media work​​.

Intrepid’s Service in the ‘40s:

Participants will explore Intrepid’s role in World War II through photographs taken aboard the ship, while listening to the decade’s top tunes. Participants will be guided through discussion of the links between popular music and the war effort and will share their own feelings and experiences with each other through the lens of music. Following the discussion of images, participants are invited to get creative and construct mixed media artworks inspired by the era.

Life Aboard:
Discuss Intrepid’s history of service and what it was like to live aboard this “city at sea”! Discussions incorporate photographs and music, and are individually tailored to best engage each audience.

Programs are free for organizations serving individuals with dementia and their care partners. Registration is required. To schedule an offsite or virtual program for your organization, please contact or call 646-381-5158.

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Call: 646-381-5020