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Intrepid Museum Welcomes Fleet Week 2018

May 2, 2018 - by City Guide News Desk
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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum prepares to celebrate and thank the men and women of the armed forces during the 30th annual Fleet Week, with special events May 23-28, 2018. Throughout the week, the museum will offer family-friendly activities, displays, and demonstrations from its partners including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, American Red Cross, and American Legion. On select days, U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats will be docked at the pier and open for free public tours. Intrepid Museum staff will offer daily workshops and demonstrations, including a pop-up planetarium and themed tour guide talks.

The following activities will be held inside the museum and on Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue, Manhattan, at the Hudson River). Note: Events on the pier are free and open to the public. This year’s special events and displays include:

Wednesday, May 23

To kick off the annual Fleet Week events, come watch as Naval and Coast Guard ships with men and women manning the rails sail up the Hudson River into New York City, traveling past Intrepid’s Pier 86 before docking. Arrival times to be confirmed via fleetweeknewyork.com, the Parade of Ships goes from noon to 2pm. Museum is open from 10am–5pm. 

Thursday, May 24

Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) and four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol crafts, docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours from 10am to 3pm.

The 27th Anniversary Salute to Freedom Gala honors the Fisher Family, saviors of the Intrepid and founders of the Museum, with the Intrepid Salute Award. The legacy of Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher endures through the dedication of the entire Fisher Family—visionaries who have led the transformation of this Navy vessel into one of the leading cultural and educational institutions in New York City and beyond. The Museum will also recognize the contributions of United States Senator John McCain, whose storied career spans decades of service, including flying off this very ship. A long-time leader in the United States Senate, Senator McCain has always staunchly defended the values of our nation throughout his singular career of more than 60 years of dedicated service. Senator McCain is this year’s Intrepid Lifetime Achievement Award recipient; in the event the senator’s schedule does not allow attendance, the McCain family will accept this prestigious award in his stead.

An interior view of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Friday, May 25

Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) and four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol crafts, docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours from 10am to 5pm.

From 11am to 4pm, catch Tour Guide Talks & Science Demos.

Hourly from 12:15pm to 3:15pm the Giant Leaps Planetarium Show will be presented.

Join the Intrepid Museum as it kicks off its 10th annual Summer Movie Series with a FREE screening of Top Gun on the flight deck. Introduced by former NASA astronaut and T-38 pilot Gregory C. Johnson! Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and blankets. 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. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Museum is open from 10am–5pm. 

Saturday, May 26

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Battle of the Big Bands on the Flight Deck. Photo by Per Jahnke.

10:00am-5:00pm Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) and four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol crafts, docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours. 
10:00am–6:00pm  Interactive Displays: U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Broadway Connected, New York Institute of Technology, American Red Cross, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Intrepid former crew members, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Discover Harlem, American Legion, Guide Dog Foundation/Americas Vet Dogs, FDNY, Coca-Cola, and Museum of American Armor.
10:00am–6:00pm Display of Antique Military Vehicles. See vehicles from World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean War, brought by the Military Transport Association. 
10:00am–6:00pm Activities Exploring Water and Air: Presented by Museum educators
11:30am–5:30pm  Live Performances emceed by Show-Score 
12:00pm  Broadway Showcase by: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Escape to Margaritaville and School of Rock The Musical 
1:00pm  Broadway Salutes The Troops presented by Broadway Connected: Hits from HAMILTON, SOUTH PACIFIC, MISS SAIGON, BYE BYE BIRDIE, HAIR, AMERICAN IDIOT and many more will be performed by top talents from Broadway and beyond and featuring YouTube sensation Spencer Knight. 
2:00pm & 4:00pm  Performance by: America's Sweethearts: History through Harmony 
4:30pm  Performance by: Latin Giants of Jazz, led by Intrepid former crewmember Stew Jackson
8:00pm Battle of the Big Bands. Get tickets.

Sunday, May 27

10:00am–6:00pm Interactive Displays U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Broadway Connected, New York Institute of Technology, American Red Cross, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Intrepid former crew members, Museum of American Armor, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Discover Harlem, American Legion, Guide Dog Foundation/Americas Vet Dogs, FDNY, Coca-Cola.
10:00am–6:00pm Display of Antique Military Vehicles. See vehicles from World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean War, brought by the Military Transport Association.
10:00am–6:00pm Activities Exploring Water and Air: Presented by Museum educators
11:30am–5:30pm  Live Performances emceed by the cast of Drunk Shakespeare 
12:00pm  Performance by: This One's for the Girls
12:30pm Performance by: Desperate Measures
1:00pm Broadway Salutes The Troops presented by Broadway Connected: Hits from HAMILTON, SOUTH PACIFIC, MISS SAIGON, BYE BYE BIRDIE, HAIR, AMERICAN IDIOT and many more will be performed by top talents from Broadway and beyond and featuring YouTube sensation Spencer Knight. 
2:00pm–4:00pm  Performance by: America's Sweethearts: History through Harmony 
3:00pm  Performance by: The 78th Army Band
3:00pm & 5:00pm  VIPER Band performing hits from the most epic decade in movie soundtrack history - the 80’s! 

Monday, May 29—Memorial Day

At 11am, honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces at the annual Memorial Day commemoration ceremony along with hundreds of veterans, representing wars and conflicts from WWII to the present, and their families. This annual ceremony will include the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, the playing of Taps, a ceremonial wreath-laying, and a 3-volley rifle salute. The event is free and open to the public. Museum is open from 10am–6pm.

10:00am–6:00pm Interactive Displays U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, New York Institute of Technology, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Discover Harlem, FDNY, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Intrepid former crew members and Coca-Cola.
10:00am–6:00pm Activities Exploring Water and Air. Presented by Museum educators
11:00am Memorial Day Ceremony 
12:30pm–5:00pm Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127), docked at Pier 86, will be open for public tours
1:00pm Performance by: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team 
2:00pm U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration 
2:00pm–6:00pm Bubble Garden: Presented by the Gazillion Bubble Show
2:00pm–6:00pm Live ice sculptures: Led by sculpture artist Peter Slavin, creating and sculpting patriotic themed ice sculptures

 

For more information, visit intrepidmuseum.org. #FleetweekNYC

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Image: Official U.S. Navy Page/Flickr


Wednesday, May 23-Tuesday, May 29: Fleet Week with Bateaux New York

Between May 23 and May 29, Bateaux New York will be honoring Fleet Week with specially themed three-course buffet, lunch, and dinner cruises on the Hudson and East Rivers, offering panoramic views of the NYC skyline from a fully glass-enclosed deck. Enjoy a curated music selection by live performers and hit the dance floor. Click here for reservations.

Wednesday, May 23-Tuesday, May 29: Fleet Week with Spirit Cruises

Between May 23 and May 29, set sail with lunch and dinner cruises aboard Spirit Cruises. There will be fresh buffet dining, onboard entertainment with DJ'd music and interactive games, and plenty of spectacular skyline views. More information on Fleet Week cruises with Spirit Cruises here.


Fleet Week at Opry City Stage

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Opry City Stage is New York’s home for country music and culture, with good food and good times rooted in the South and served up in Times Square. With a 20% military discount on food, drinks, and retail all year round, Opry City Stage encourages Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsman in town for Fleet Week to enjoy a special lineup of events.

2018 Fleet Week Party featuring Roger Alan Wade – Wednesday, May 23 at 9pm

Opry City Stage is home to a 2018 Fleet Week New York kick-off party with Roger Alan Wade, an American singer-songwriter from Chattanooga, Tennessee and host of an hour-long weekly show, “Big Ass Happy Family Jubilee” on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country channel with his cousin Johnny Knoxville. He’ll perform for FREE on the Second Floor Stage which provides entertainment to the second and third floor dining spaces. Service members will be given complimentary drink tickets.

Macy Gray performs Two Nights in The Studio at Opry City Stage – Wednesday, May 23 & Thursday, May 24 at 8pm

A two-night special in The Studio at Opry City Stage, the fourth-floor ticketed venue, will host Macy Gray. The Grammy Award-winning singer has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since kicking off her music career with her debut 1999 CD, On How Life Is. Tickets are available beginning at $65, and a meet & greet with Macy Gray is available for $125.

LIVE Streaming of Grand Ole Opry – Friday, May 25 & Saturday, May 26, 8:30pm

Streaming live from Nashville, Opry City Stage broadcasts performances from the Grand Ole Opry on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30pm for guests to enjoy while dining on the second and third floors.

Opry City Stage is located at 1604 Broadway. Call 212-388-5565 to reserve a table. For more information, visit oprycitystage.com.


Special Discounts for Military Personnel During Fleet Week

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The NBA Store will be honoring their 10% military discount policy with proper ID.

From Monday, May 21 to Monday, May 28, National Geographic Encounter will partake in the Fleet Week festivities by offering 2-for-1 “Daily Dive Time” reserved entry tickets to any active or retired military and uniformed personnel who show ID. Tickets will only be available for purchase on-site at the box office. Terms and conditions do apply.

Ripley’s Times Square will give free admission to all military in uniform during Fleet Week 2018, May 23rd to May 29th. All family and friends accompanied by military personnel in uniform will receive $10 off their admission ticket.

Click here for more on military savings in NYC.

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