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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 24–27, 2024!

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, Office of Naval Research and many more! The weekend will conclude on Monday, May 27, with the Museum’s annual Memorial Day ceremony.

All activities on the Pier are free and open to the public. View a schedule of Monday’s events below.

Event Schedule

8:30–9:45 AM
Memorial Day Members Breakfast
Enjoy the view from under the Concorde at the Memorial Day Members Breakfast before the Museum’s annual ceremony on the pier. Become a member.

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.

1:00 PM
The United States Army Drill Team
A precision drill platoon with the primary mission of showcasing and representing the United States Army both nationally and internationally through breathtaking routines with bayonet-tipped 1903 Springfield rifles.  The U.S. Army Drill Team is officially part of the Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and they support  the President of the United States, and The Old Guard’s ceremonial missions, and public duties for over 50 years.

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

USCGC Sturgeon Bay: Pier 86

Visitors can tour the USCGC Sturgeon Bay (WTGB 109), the newest of the United States Coast Guard 140-foot (43 m) Bay-class cutters.

Activities & Displays: Pier 86

Participants include:

U.S. Coast Guard
The world premier Maritime service, in Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Environmental Response and many other missions.  Meet our Coast Guard divers and see them in action in our interactive dive tank.  See our Mobile Communication Vehicle – There’re only 3 of them in the Coast Guard, it provides satellite network connectivity, tactical radio communications, and can be deployed anywhere in the world to support communications.

U.S. Coast Guard Dive Training Tank
Divers have the opportunity to conduct a wide variety of training for proficiency and to meet some certification requirements. This provides more flexibility and a safer training environment for a more effective use of the crawl, walk, run methodology, while also minimizing safety risks because training can be conducted in a controlled environment. Dive Training Tank allows for the active participation of all personnel in training; not only the divers in the tank, but also those observing, monitoring, and directing the training through the clear side of the tank. Visitors will also be able to observe the training through this clear side of the tank.

U.S. Marine Corps
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. Air Force
Come soar through the sky with our virtual reality flight simulators, test your physical strength on the WunderWall, and learn what it takes to become an Airman or Guardian. Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win!

U.S. Army: Be All You Can Be.
Join the U.S. Army Experience for interactive fun!  Test your skills in our pull up and push up contest, defensive driving goggles, or behind the controls of our EOD Robots! Try on our tactical protective gear and for gamers – we have got you covered! Try your hand in our gaming trailer, and there is more! Meet the precision drill platoon, U.S. Army Drill Team or strike a pose and take a “Selfie With A Soldier”.

Naval STEM
The U.S. Naval Academy and the Naval STEM Coordination Office will be on hand with a seaperch underwater vehicle demonstration. Visitors will be able to compete in challenges, with several undersea vehicles that can be driven with a hand held remote tethered to the vehicles.

Intrepid Museum Activities
Enjoy workshops and hands-on activities from the Intrepid Museum all day long. Activities include morse code bracelets, designing your own rocket ship and learning how to tie nautical knots.

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

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.

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.

That Planetarium Guy
Join That Planetarium Guy on a journey through the science and stories that can be found in the night sky. Each show is approximately 15 minutes long.

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

Warrior Bonfire Program
Provides opportunities that improve the lives of combat wounded Purple Heart recipients on their life-long journeys of recovery and healing through create activity based therapeutic adventure retreats. Visitors will participate in one of these activities that connect to the history of the American flag, the official Flag Code of 1923 which states that “the flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing,” and the ways to respectfully retire her when she is no longer serviceable for use.

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
A nationwide, congressionally chartered, nonprofit youth organization sponsored by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard, serving children 10-17y/o. Visitors will compete in challenges and games with the sea cadets, learn about the program through demonstrations and tactical gear, and win some cool prizes.

Guide Dog Foundation/America’s VetDogs
For more than 75 years, the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs have trained and placed guide dogs and service dogs to provide increased independence and enhanced mobility to individuals, including veterans and first responders, with disabilities. Visitors will learn more about service dog training through demonstrations and hands-on activities. 

Join the USO in honoring our brave service members by signing a flag and sending your heartfelt messages of gratitude. The USO provides a unique opportunity for you to connect with and support our armed forces in a meaningful way. Your signature on this flag will bring encouragement to those who protect our freedom. Stop by and help spread appreciation to those who serve.

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

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.

Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2
The film returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something unexpected: new Emotions! Visit the Inside Out 2 booth featuring a photo opp & giveaways! Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 opens only in theaters on June 14, 2024. Learn more.

National Coast Guard Museum
Supports Coast Guard missions by inspiring and engaging with the public to celebrate the service’s members and their accomplishments of the past, present and future. Visitors will also have the opportunity for a hands-on experience with an array of Coast Guard educational artifacts.

The Intrepid sits on the Hudson River for passersby to enjoy at Hudson River Park's Pier 86
Monday, May 27
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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