Firefighter Appreciation Weekend at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

07/20/13 through 07/21/13 Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave. Map
212-245-0072 Free with the cost of admission

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As part of the Intrepid Museum’s annual Summer Salute to Heroes, Firefighter Appreciation Weekend has become a popular tradition to recognize and honor our firefighters who put their lives on the line to protect us. This year’s special events include:

Saturday, July 20th:  

The weekend will kick off with a blessing ceremony to honor the FDNY Fleet at 11:00 AM.  Chefs representing FDNY posts in all 5 boroughs will compete in the 5th annual crowd favorite “Battle of the Boroughs” cook-off to determine who makes the “best chow” from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Battle of the Boroughs is proudly sponsored by Potbelly Sandwich Shop.

Sunday, July 21st:  

Fireboat water displays will take place at 11:00 AM.  Cheer on your favorite musical act as active and retired firefighters hit the stage for “Battle of the Bands” performances from 12:00 PM.

Throughout the weekend, visitors can also watch FDNY demonstrations including ladder bucket rescue, stokes basket and rope slides, forcible entry, vehicle extrication and EMS treatment, as well as appearances by Hotdog, the FDNY Fire Safety Mascot. 

All activities are free and open to the public on Pier 86.  For more information and an up-to-date listing of events, visit  

Firefighters, Paramedics and EMTs with proper identification will receive free admission to the Museum, including the newly reopened Space Shuttle Pavilion, featuring the Space Shuttle Enterprise.  Guests of firefighters and paramedics (up to 4 guests per rescue worker) will receive a 50% discount off of regular Museum admission. 

Additional Info: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world's fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery. The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

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