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Intrepid Museum Begins Its 'Summer Salute to Heroes' With Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations

April 30, 2013 - by CG News Desk
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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum kicks off its annual Summer Salute to Heroes with a Memorial Day Weekend celebration, to be held from May 24 – May 28, 2013. The celebration is dedicated to honoring heroes past and present, and inspiring those of the future. All Memorial Day Weekend activities are free and open to the public.
 
Many fan-favorite activities will be held at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Pier 86. Some of this year’s special events and performances include:
 
Friday, May 24:
The Intrepid Summer Movie Series kicks off its series of free public film screenings on the flight deck with a screening of the classic film Top Gun. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are encouraged to bring food and beverages to the screening; however, alcohol is not permitted.  
 
Saturday, May 25:
Join us for exciting performances by The Manhattan Dolls, Sony Music Nashville recording artist Angie Johnson (featured on NBC’s “The Voice”), Trailer Radio and the USO Show Troupe. Demonstrations, activities and various interactive displays from Intrepid Education, Coca-Cola Swelter Stopper, Dina Parise Racing, U.S. Coast Guard, Operation Goody Bag, NY Water Taxi, American Red Cross and CrossFit NYC will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
 
Sunday, May 26:
Enjoy performances by Sony Music Nashville recording artist Angie Johnson (featured on NBC’s “The Voice”), the USO Show Troupe and The Callbacks. Demonstrations, activities and various interactive displays from Intrepid Education, Coca-Cola Swelter Stopper, Dina Parise Racing, U.S. Coast Guard, Operation Goody Bag, NY Water Taxi, American Red Cross and CrossFit NYC will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
 
Monday, May 27:
Honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while servicing in the United States Armed Forces by attending the annual Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at 11:00 AM.  Demonstrations, activities and various interactive displays from Intrepid Education, Coca-Cola Swelter Stopper, U.S. Coast Guard, Operation Goody Bag, NY Water Taxi, American Red Cross and CrossFit NYC will take place on the pier from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
 
Tuesday, May 28:
Emmy Award-winning news anchor David Ushery will lead a discussion between Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown, USS Mason crewmember Lorenzo DuFau and Pearl Harbor survivor Clark Simmons about their experiences as African Americans serving in our nation's segregated armed forces during WWII from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.  Advance reservations are required. Please RSVP at EducationEvents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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