Intrepid Museum Celebrates 35th Annual Fleet Week
May 26 – 29, 2023
Activities Salute Members of the Armed Forces
Pier 86 (46th Street And 12th Avenue)
On the west side of Manhattan off the Hudson River
Visit as well New Yorkled’s Fleet Week Listings Page with other events taking place over the course of this week.
The Intrepid Museum will serve as a primary destination for the 35th annual Fleet Week, May 26–May 29, with activities and events that celebrate the armed forces. Fleet Week is America’s premier tribute and “thank you” to the men and women who answer the call on our nation’s behalf. Activities will take place at the Intrepid Museum and on Pier 86 (46 Street and 12 Avenue, Manhattan). All events on Pier 86 are free and open to the public.
Fleet Week at the Museum will kick off on Friday, May 26, with our annual free movie night on the flight deck, featuring the classic 1986 film Top Gun. 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. The weekend will conclude on Monday, May 29, with the Museum’s annual Memorial Day ceremony.
Retired and active U.S. military and U.S. veterans receive free Museum admission with proper I.D., generously provided by Bank of America.
Details on this year’s Fleet Week events can be found below. For a full schedule, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.
Friday, May 26
7:00 pm: Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Celebrate the ship’s 80th commissioning anniversary and enjoy our annual free summer movie series featuring classic ship-themed films. The Intrepid Museum’s summer movie series kicks off Memorial Day Weekend with a free screening of Top Gun!
Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets to view the film outdoors, free of charge, on a huge inflatable screen on the flight deck. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Light concessions will be sold onsite, and visitors are encouraged to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is NOT permitted. All exits are final; there is no re-entry allowed. Doors open at 7:00 pm. The movie will begin at sunset.
Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28
10:00 am – 6:00 pm: Activities, Displays and Performances
Explore free hands-on activities and interactive displays from the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Regiment Gaming, USO, Claymore Vets, American Red Cross, Guide Dog Foundation/America’s VetDogs, Coca-Cola, Veterans Moving Forward, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, and more! Live performances will happen throughout the day, featuring the U.S. Coast Guard Jazz Band (Saturday), U.S. Marine Corps Band (Saturday), the casts of TITANIQUE, Rock & Roll Man (Saturday) and A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical on Broadway (Sunday), and more. Public tours of USCGC LEGARE, one of six 270-foot cutters stationed out of Portsmouth, Virginia will be available for throughout the day on Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86.Visitors can also enjoy workshops and activities from the Intrepid Museum all day long and meet former Intrepid crew members.
Monday, May 29
10:00 am – 6:00 pm: Activities & Displays
Explore free hands-on activities and interactive displays from the U.S. Marines, U.S. Coast Guard, USO, Disney and Pixar’s Elemental, Claymore Vets, Guide Dog Foundation/America’s VetDogs, American Red Cross, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Veterans Moving Forward, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, and more! Public tours of USCGC LEGARE, one of six 270-foot cutters stationed out of Portsmouth, Virginia will be available for throughout the day on Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86. Visitors can also enjoy workshops and activities from the Intrepid Museum all day long.
10:00 am: Memorial Day Ceremony
Join the Intrepid Museum 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 a special wreath-laying ceremony to honor the fallen. The ceremony will conclude with a flyover by fighter jets.
2:00 pm: U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
Watch the U.S. Coast Guard perform a test search and rescue demonstration.