4th Annual 1940’s-Style Swing Dancing Event at Battle of the Big Bands
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum joins with Prohibition Productions to host Battle of the Big Bands, an epic music and swing dancing event on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) on Saturday, June 8, from 8:00pm to 1:00am.
Celebrate the music, dancing and style of the swing era with a spectacular lineup of over 80 performers, including three of the best big bands—Sisterhood of Swing, Jonathan Stout Orchestra and Harlem Renaissance Orchestra.
These three big bands will go head-to-head under the stars on the flight deck, with a massive stage and 3,600-square-foot wooden dance floor. Go below deck for more live music, performances and dancing on a 1,000-square-foot dance floor. Swing dance performances, a dance contest, swing DJs, a barbershop quartet, beginner swing dance lessons, vendors and a vintage fashion contest will add to the flair.
Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. This event is open to adults ages 21 and over.
Tickets are required and space is limited. Tickets start at $49.00. VIP ticketholders will get an exclusive tour on the hangar deck. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.
DATE: Saturday, June 8
TIME: 8:00pm to 1:00am
LOCATION: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) Manhattan
About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum 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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Museum Hours: April 1 – October 31: Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM November 1 – March 31: Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Museum Cost of Admission: Adult: $33.00 Seniors (65+): $31.00 Child (5-12): $24.00 Children under 5: Free *Retired and Active U.S. Military and U.S. Veterans: Free Free admission for U.S. military and veterans generously provided by Bank of America. *Proper ID required. Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid Museum website, www.intrepidmuseum.org.
Location: Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan
Public Transportation: Directions by NYC Metro Bus: Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th St.), M42 (42nd St.) or M50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk north from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off directly in front of the Intrepid Museum.
Directions by NYC Metro Subway: Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M42 West bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk north to Intrepid.
Directions from water: Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk one block north to the Intrepid Museum. From New Jersey, take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th St.) and walk north on 12th Avenue to the Museum.
Venue: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
West 46th Street Map