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Fleet Week 2014 at the Intrepid Museum in NYC

In honor of the men and women who serve in the United States military and their families, the Intrepid Museum is once again hosting the city’s annual Fleet Week celebration May 21-27, 2014. Many of the exciting Fleet Week activities that have become synonymous with the event will be staged at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Twelfth Avenue & West 46th Street, on the Hudson River.

Intrepid Museum Fleet Week

During the weeklong event visitors can tour other military ships as they visit New York Harbor, enjoy special Broadway performances, help kick off Intrepid’s summer movie series on the Flight Deck, watch the military battle it out in the famous Tug of War, and take in displays from various partners and more on Intrepid’s Pier 86. Then be sure to join them for the annual Memorial Day ceremony on the flight deck of Intrepid with an unfurling of the 100-foot-long American flag.

A full, updated schedule of events is available here.

Daily

Fleet Week-Themed Tour Guide Talks. 10am-3pm.

Wednesday, May 21

Arrival of Fleet Week Ships

Pier 86 and the Hudson River: Watch a U.S. Navy vessel and two Coast Guard Cutters sail up the Hudson River, from a viewing point on Pier 86. Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86 opens to the public at 10am.

Fleet Week Themed Tour Guide Talks

11am, Information Desk: Pots & Pans for Uncle Sam: How Recycling Helped Win World War II. 1pm, Information Desk: What's in a Name? How Navy Ships Get Their Name. 3pm, Information Desk: Pots & Pans for Uncle Sam: How recycling Helped Win World War II.

Thursday, May 22

Note: The Intrepid will be closing at 3pm for their annual gala.

Fleet Week Themed Tour Guide Talks

11am, Information Desk: Stories from Normandy: D-Day at 70. 12pm, Information Desk: What's in a Name? How Navy Ships Get Their Name. 2pm, Information Desk: Stories from Normandy: D-Day at 70.

Salute to Freedom

6pm: The 23rd Annual Salute to Freedom gala will honor GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Secretary Hagel will be honored with the 2014 Intrepid Freedom Award for his distinguished service promoting and defending the values of freedom and democracy as Secretary of Defense, United States Senator and his decorated service in the United States Army. Mr. Immelt will receive the 2014 Intrepid Salute Award in honor of his outstanding business and philanthropic achievements that include investments in defense technology, global education programs and employing veterans.

Friday, May 23

Activities, Displays and Demonstrations

10am-5pm, Pier 86: Join us for displays from the Office of Naval Research and U.S. Navy Energy & Environmental Programs. 11am, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: Stories from Normandy: D-Day at 70 12pm, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: Presidential Military Service: The Navy Presidents. 1pm, Pier 86: United States Coast Guard Drill Team Demonstration. 2pm, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: Stories from Normandy: D-Day at 70. 3pm, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: The Un-luckiest Ship in the Fleet: The True Story of the USS William D. Porter

Movie Night: Top Gun

7:30pm, flight deck: Help the Intrepid Museum kick off its 6th annual Summer Movie Series with a FREE screening of Top Gun, under the stars on the flight deck! Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 7:30pm and the film begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, and there is no admission after 8:30pm.

Saturday, May 24

Activities, Displays and Demonstrations

10am-6pm, Pier 86: Join us for displays and hands-on activities from the Intrepid Museum’s partners, including the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy Energy & Environmental Programs, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, .S. Air Force: Joint Base Maguire Dix Lakehurst Fire & Emergency Services, the USS Intrepid Former Crewmember Association, Tin Can Sailors, American Legion 9-11 Memorial Post, American Red Cross and Coca-Cola Climbing Wall, as well as Tour Guide Talks and other demonstrations.

12pm-4pm, Museum Complex: Join us for activities led by 11th grade students from the Intrepid Museum’s LIFTT (Leadership Institute for Today & Tomorrow) program including:  How Fly Are You? Design & launch a paper airplane (Exploreum); Astronaut Boot Camp: Learn about what it takes to become an astronaut (Space Shuttle Pavilion); LIFTT Off! Blast off and plant your flag on the moon (Pier 86); Astronaut Apparel: There is more to a space suite than meets the eye (Exploreum); and Life Onboard Scavenger Hunt: Tour the ship and look at aspects of a sailor’s life (hangar deck).

12pm, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: Pots & Pans for Uncle Sam: How Recycling Helped Win World War II.

1pm, Pier 86, Main Stage: Tour Guide Talk: The Navy's Magnificent 7: US Aircraft Carriers in World War II.

2pm, Pier 86, Main Stage: Gear up! A Pilot’s Preflight Check List: Join us for this interactive family-friendly presentation. Get into the mindset of an Intrepid crew member as you examine and handle artifacts, replicas and models of World War II-era objects that were important to a pilot’s safety during flight.

2pm, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: Six Ships Named Intrepid

3pm, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: What's in a Name? How Navy Ships Get Their Name

3pm, Pier 86, Main Stage: Performance from The USO Show Troupe

4pm, Pier 86, Main Stage: Tour Guide Talk: The Navy's Magnificent Seven: US Aircraft Carriers in World War II

Sunday, May 25

Activities, Displays and Demonstrations

10am-6pm, Pier 86: Join us for displays and hands-on activities from the Intrepid Museum’s partners, including the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy Energy & Environmental Programs, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force: Joint Base Maguire Dix Lakehurst Fire & Emergency Services, the USS Intrepid Former Crewmember Association, Tin Can Sailors, American Legion 9-11 Memorial Post, American Red Cross and Coca-Cola Climbing Wall, as well as Tour Guide Talks and other demonstrations.

10am-4pm, Museum Complex: Join us for activities led by 11th grade students from the Intrepid Museum’s LIFTT (Leadership Institute for Today & Tomorrow) program including:  How Fly Are You? Design & launch a paper airplane (Exploreum); Astronaut Boot Camp: Learn about what it takes to become an astronaut (Space Shuttle Pavilion); LIFTT Off! Blast off and plant your flag on the moon (Pier 86); Astronaut Apparel: There is more to a space suite than meets the eye (Exploreum); and Life Onboard Scavenger Hunt: Tour the ship and look at aspects of a sailor’s life (hangar deck).

11am, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: Pots & Pans for Uncle Sam: How Recycling Helped Win World War II

12pm, Pier 86, Main Stage: Tour Guide Talk: The Navy's Magnificent Seven: US Aircraft Carriers in World War II

1pm, Pier 86, Main Stage: Performance from Rock of Ages

2pm, Pier 86, Main Stage: Gear up! A Pilot’s Preflight Check List: Join us for this interactive family-friendly presentation. Get into the mindset of an Intrepid crew member as you examine and handle artifacts, replicas and models of World War II-era objects that were important to a pilot’s safety during flight.

2pm, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: Six Ships Named Intrepid

3pm, Pier 86, Main Stage: Performance from The Manhattan Dolls

3pm, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: Pots & Pans for Uncle Sam: How recycling Helped Win World War II

4pm, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: What's in a Name? How Navy Ships Get Their Name

4:30pm, Pier 86, Main Stage: Performance from The USO Show Troupe

Monday, May 26

11am: Memorial Day Ceremony

Fleet Week Memorial Day

Join the Intrepid Museum and honor our fallen patriots on Pier 86. The ceremony will include the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, the laying of ceremonial wreaths, a three-volley rifle salute, the playing of Echo Taps and a flyover of military aircraft. Admiral Bill Gortney, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command, will offer remarks on behalf of the Unites States Armed Forces. 11am.

Activities, Displays and Demonstrations

10am-6pm, Pier 86: Join us for displays and hands-on activities from the Intrepid Museum’s partners, including the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy Energy & Environmental Programs, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the USS Intrepid Former Crewmember Association, Tin Can Sailors, American Legion 9-11 Memorial Post and Coca-Cola Climbing Wall, as well as Tour Guide Talks and other demonstrations.

1pm, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: What is Memorial Day?

2pm, Pier 86 and the Hudson River: United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration

3pm, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: Pots & Pans for Uncle Sam: How Recycling Helped Win World War II

4pm, Information Desk: Tour Guide Talk: What is Memorial Day?

4pm, Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater: A special screening of TNT’s epic new series, The Last Ship, from executive producer Michael Bay. When a global pandemic decimates nearly all of the planet’s population, the brave crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.

Special Fleet Week Hours of Operation at Intrepid Museum: Wed., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 10am-3pm; Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat.-Mon., 10am-6pm. For admission information and to reserve your spot for ticketed events, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org/FleetWeek2014.aspx.

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