In partnership with the City of New York and the United States Navy, the Intrepid Museum will once again host the city’s annual Fleet Week celebration May 23-30, 2012. 2012 marks the 25th New York City Fleet Week, a week-long celebration honoring the men and women who serve our nation in the armed forces. This year’s Fleet Week celebration will also include tall ships, commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Celebrate with Intrepid and enjoy special performances and help kick off the summer movie series on the flight deck. Watch the military battle it out in the famous tug of war, visit displays from various partners and more on Intrepid’s Pier 86. And join them for the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Intrepid.
Wednesday, May 23th
10am-5pm: PARADE OF SAILS
The celebration begins with Navy, Coast Guard and international vessels traveling up the Hudson River to announce their arrival. The vessels are open for public tours throughout Fleet Week in Manhattan and Staten Island.
Men in Black 3 Premiere Event
This Fleet Week, be part of an exclusive experience in celebration of the Columbia Pictures premiere of Men in Black 3. Your ticket includes an advance screening of Men in Black 3 at the AMC Empire 25 Theater followed by the movie premier after party on Intrepid’s Flight Deck complete with: Private Fireworks by Grucci; Live musical performances and celebrity appearances; Cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres and open bar. Tickets are $150 each and can be purchased at www.intrepidmuseum.org.
Thursday, May 24th
11:30am: 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Mercury/Aurora 7 Mission
Join Scott Carpenter and Intrepid in a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of this historic event. On May 24, 1962, Intrepid served as the primary recovery vessel for the Mercury/Aurora 7 space mission and sent its helicopters to pick up astronaut Scott Carpenter.
Friday, May 25th
12pm-1pm: Broadway Showcase: With kickoff performance by How to Succeed... star Nick Jonas. Hosted by Teddy Bergman and Greg Hildreth of Broadway’s Peter and the Starcatcher.
This year’s showcase includes: Ghost, Sister Act, Chicago, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rock of Ages, Godspell, Porgy & Bess, Anything Goes, and Memphis
2pm: Performance by Potted Potter, The Unauthorized Harry Experience
3pm: Performance from the Gazillion Bubble Show
7pm: Free Summer Movie Series - Kick off with Top Gun
All Day Pier Displays: Coca-Cola Swelter Stopper, Men in Black 3, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, Parise Racing, Tin Can Sailors, Navy League, and Potted Potter. Interactive displays from Broadway’s Porgy & Bess, Godspell, Ghost, Sister Act, Pricilla Queen of the Desert, Spider-Man, and Chicago.
Saturday, May 26th
10:30am-12pm: Tug of War - Watch as Military branches battle it out.
12:30pm: Sesame Street debuts resiliency anthem, What I Am, with the Quantico Marine Corps Band, Sesame Street Muppets Elmo & Rosita, Gordon, and from Lifetime’s Coming Home, Matt Rogers.
2pm: Manhattan Dolls Performance
4pm: Voca People
All Day Pier Displays: Coca-Cola Swelter Stopper, Men in Black 3, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, Parise Racing, Tin Can Sailors, Navy League, Red Cross, Southern Hospitality BBQ sampling and giveaways.
Sunday, May 27th
12pm: Travis and the Longhorns Performance
2pm: Sistas Performance
4pm: The George Gee Swing Band
All Day Pier Displays: Men in Black 3, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, Tin Can Sailors, Navy League, Red Cross, Southern Hospitality BBQ sampling and giveaways, Wicked.
Monday, May 28th
11am: Memorial Day Ceremony
All Day Pier Displays: Men in Black 3, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, Tin Can Sailors, Navy League, Red Cross.
Tuesday, May 29th
Lunch Time Talks- Mr. Lorenzo DuFau, former crewmember of the USS Mason
The Lunch Time Talks series continues with the 3rd speaker. Mr. Lorenzo DuFau, former crewmember of the USS Mason.
Lorenzo DuFau was a member of the predominantly African-American crew of the USS Mason, the only surface ship of its kind in WWII.
U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships will be in Manhattan for Fleet Week New York, May 23-30, 2012.
Public Ship Visitation:
Manhattan - Ships are open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.at Pier 92 Staten Island. ships are open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Homeport Pier Brooklyn - Ships are open Sat, Sun & Mon, May 26-28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the coalition ships. For more information, visit fleetweeknewyork.com/ships.html.
Special Fleet Week Hours of Operation at Intrepid Museum: Wednesday, May 23: 10am-5pm; Thursday, May 24: 10am-3pm; Friday, May 25: 10am-6pm; Saturday, May 26: 10am-7pm; Sunday, May 27: 10am-7pm; Monday, May 28: 10am-7pm; Tuesday, May 29: 10am-5pm.
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