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Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum

In recognition of our men and women in uniform, the Intrepid Museum celebrates Fleet Week from May 26–29, 2023!

Throughout the weekend, enjoy musical performances and explore a variety of displays, activities and demos from the military, including the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and even some antique military vehicles.

Monday, May 29, enjoy activities and displays from the Intrepid Museum and its partners,  plus live ceremonies and performances throughout the day. The schedule below is listed for informational purposes only; visit the Intrepid Museum’s website for more details on Fleet Week programming.

Activities and Displays: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

U.S. Marines
The Marines are here! Make your time at FWNY count and get ready for an immersive experience with the U.S. Marines! Try on their gear, camouflage yourself at the cami paint station, see their tactical vehicles on display, and learn more about what it takes to stand among The Few. Remember to leave your mark and participate in the Marines chalk art project.

U.S. Coast Guard
Join the USCG for a heaving line-throwing activity. Visitors can test their strength in a heaving line throw activity and can even try on some of the Coast Guard gear. Prizes and giveaways all day long.

Veterans Moving Forward
Provides service and emotional support dogs to veterans dealing with mental and/or physical challenges at no cost to the veteran or their family. Support dogs will be available to do some demonstrations throughout the weekend.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
Visitors will have the opportunity to co-create a space shuttle mosaic out of Legos!

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the volunteer component of the U.S. Coast Guard. As experts in boating safety and boating education, they work to ensure everyone has a safe and fun time on the water.

Disney and Pixar’s Elemental
An all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. Visit the Elemental Fleet Week booth featuring an Element City photo opp, promo item giveaways, an activity station and more! Disney and Pixar’s Elemental only in theaters on June 16, 2023 Learn more on Disney’s web site.

Since 1941, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to support America’s service members, and their families, throughout their service to the nation. Take a walk through history to see how the organization has evolved from its early days during World War II to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s service members.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Educational & interactive programs that promote online safety and awareness about the FBI.

Guide Dog Foundation/America’s VetDogs
For more than 75 years, the Guide Dog Foundation has trained and placed guide dogs and service dogs to provide increased independence and enhanced mobility to individuals who are blind, have low vision or have other disabilities. Visitors will learn more about guide dog training through demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Intrepid Museum Activities
Enjoy workshops and hands-on activities from the Intrepid Museum all day long. Activities include: Morse Code Bracelets, Camouflage Planes, and learning how to tie nautical knots.

Intrepid Former Crew Members
Meet a former USS Intrepid crew member and learn about their time in service.

Claymore Vets
Claymore Vets is a woman veteran-founded non-profit with a mission to cultivate a creative and connected community of veterans, first responders and artists to foster social reconnection and growth rooted in clay and visual arts. Claymore Vets will facilitate a large mural of a historical image of the USS Intrepid created by veterans and artists. Visitors will have the opportunity to co-create the mural with these veterans and artists.

American Red Cross
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies and supports our military and veteran population through the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Visitors can write a note of thanks to a military member and learn hands-only CPR training.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
Visitors will have the opportunity to co-create a space shuttle mosaic out of Legos!

Naval Submarine League and Submarine Force Library & Museum
Visitors will engage in submarine-related hands-on activities using concepts of: buoyancy, density, force and motion, and propulsion.

American Legion
Learn about the work these veterans do and explore hands-on activities.

Ceremonies and Performances at Pier 86

10:00 AM: Memorial Day ceremony
Join us for a solemn ceremony honoring the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have given their lives in defense of our nation. Civic and military leaders will offer remarks and join in a special wreath laying ceremony in honor of the fallen. The ceremony concludes with a flyover by Navy fighter jets.

The ceremony will be live-streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube. Please join us as we commemorate those we’ve lost.
Real-time live captioning will be available. A link will be provided so attendees can follow the captioning on their phone or tablet during the ceremony. Closed Captioning icon

A t-coil compatible induction loop will be set up around the ceremony seating.

1:00 PM: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Gazillion Bubble Show
Interactive Bubble Garden

2:00 PM: U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration

The southside view of the Intrepid Museum

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Monday, May 29
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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