Memorial Day Weekend Events at the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum


    In recognition of our men and women in uniform, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will celebrate Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 28 – Monday, May 31. Memorial Day weekend activities will kick off Friday, May 28 with a free movie night on the flight deck, featuring the iconic film Forrest Gump! Throughout the weekend, visitors can explore a variety of displays, activities and demos from the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and even some antique military vehicles. The weekend will conclude on Monday, May 31 with the Museum’s annual Memorial Day ceremony, which will be livestreamed for the public. 

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    Event details can be seen below.

    Intrepid Museum’s Free Movie Night: Friday, May 28

    Doors open 7:30 pm

    Watch a movie on the ship’s flight deck, under the stars while enjoying views of the Hudson River and city skyline! This year, Memorial Day weekend will kick off with the Museum’s annual movie night on Friday, May 28, featuring the film Forrest Gump. Limited, socially-distanced seating is available and registration is required ahead of time. 

    Food and non-alcoholic drinks are welcome. Face masks must be worn at all times unless eating or drinking. There will be no walk-ins allowed. Doors will open at 7:30pm, movie begins at sunset. 

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    Military Assets and Activities on Pier 86: Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30

    10:00am – 5:00 pm

    U.S. Coast Guard | Location: Pier 86

    USCG Cutter Penobscot Bay will be docked at the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86.  Members of the U.S. Coast Guard will be on hand to answer questions about the cutter, a 140-foot Bay-class icebreaking tug. (Not open for public tours.)  The tug will be on display through Monday, May 31.

    USCGC Penobscot Bay is the seventh of nine United States Coast Guard 140-foot Bay-class icebreaking tugs. The primary missions of Penobscot Bay and her crew are Domestic Icebreaking and Ports, Waterways, & Coastal Security. During the winter months, Penobscot Bay is responsible for providing search and rescue capabilities to the ice-covered areas in New York City and the Hudson Valley, as well as throughout coastal New England.

    U.S. Marine Corps | Location: Pier 86

    The U.S. Marine Corps will be onsite with vehicles, gear, equipment and more! Visitors will be able to train like a Marine with a variety of demos and activities. 

    Restored and Antique Military Vehicles | Location: Pier 86

    The Military Transport Association will be on hand with restored and antique military vehicles.

    Memorial Day Ceremony: Monday, May 31

    Livestream begins at 11:00 am

    The Museum will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11:00am ET with special guest speakers, the unfurling of a 100-ft American flag, and a wreath laying ceremony.  In accordance with health and safety considerations, this year’s in-person ceremony is not open to the public. Instead, the Museum will livestream the entire ceremony on YouTube and Facebook Live. Be sure to tune in!