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FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION WEEKEND AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM SATURDAY, JULY 14TH & SUND
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FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION WEEKEND AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM SATURDAY, JULY 14TH & SUNDAY, JULY 15TH
7/14/2012
 
FROM:   
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park
www.intrepidmuseum.org 

CONTACT:    
Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations Brady Littlefield – 212-843-9220 / blittlefield@rubenstein.com
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FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION WEEKEND
AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
SATURDAY, JULY 14TH & SUNDAY, JULY 15TH

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will salute our Bravest with a weekend of special events and demonstrations on Saturday, July 14th & Sunday, July 15th at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan.

This year’s special events include:

Saturday, July 14th: 
The weekend will kick-off with a blessing ceremony to honor the FDNY Fleet at 11:00 AM; visitors can tour Fireboat 343 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.  Chefs from New York City firehouses in all 5 boroughs will compete in the 4th Annual crowd favorite “Battle of the Boroughs” cook-off to determine who makes the “best chow” from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM.

Sunday, July 15th: 
Enjoy exciting fireboat water displays at 12:00PM; visitors can tour Fireboat 343 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.  Cheer on your favorite musical act as active and retired firefighters hit the stage for “Battle of the Bands” performances from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  

Throughout the weekend, visitors can also watch FDNY demonstrations including ladder bucket rescue, Stokes basket and rope slides, forcible entry, vehicle extrication and EMS treatment, as well as fire safety displays with Hot Dog, the Fire Safety Dalmatian Mascot.

All activities are free and open to the public on Pier 86.  For more information and an up-to-date listing of events, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org

Firefighters, Paramedics, EMT and EMS with proper identification will receive free admission to the Museum.  Guests of firefighters and paramedics (up to 2 guests per rescue worker) will receive a 50% discount off of regular Museum admission.

Date:              Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th   

                        Place:             Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
                                                Pier 86 (46 Street and 12 Avenue)
                                                Manhattan

About the Museum
Now home of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier ‘Intrepid’ with seven full decks and four theme halls; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of 27 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world. Guests can experience areas of the ship including the Flight Deck, Hangar Deck, fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a state-of-the-art public pier. 

Guests to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum also can experience the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains a variety of hands-on exhibits – that teaches guests about the different properties of the sea, air, space and living at sea as each relates to the ship Intrepid. In the Exploreum, guests can experience a flight simulator, transmit messages using Morse code, sit on the bunk of a crewmember, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.

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Museum Hours:
April 1 – October 31:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

November 1 – March 31:
Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost of Admission:
Adult: $24.00
Seniors and College Students: $20.00
Youth 7-17: $19.00
Veterans: $17.00
Child 3-6: $12.00
Active Military, Retired Military and Children Under 3: Free

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid’s website, www.intrepidmuseum.org.  General admission tickets can be purchased online for a discount of $2.00 per ticket.

Location:
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

Public Transportation:

Directions by NYC Metro Bus
Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St.) or M-50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk North from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off immediately in front of the Intrepid.

Directions by NYC Metro Subway
Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M-42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk North to Intrepid.

Directions from Water
Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk a block north to the Intrepid Museum. Or from New Jersey take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th Street) and walk north on 12th Ave to the museum.   

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