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INTREPID MUSEUM CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH “SALUTE TO WOMEN” EVENTS
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INTREPID MUSEUM CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH “SALUTE TO WOMEN” EVENTS
3/1/2011
 
FROM:   
THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

CONTACT:    
Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations Brady Littlefield (212) 843-9220 / blittlefield@rubenstein.com

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Luke Sacks (646) 381-5282 / lsacks@intrepidmuseum.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM CELEBRATES
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH “SALUTE TO WOMEN” EVENTS

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31 Days Marking Women’s Contributions to Our World and
Inspiring a New Generation of Female Leaders

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, is launching a 31-day celebration entitled “Salute To Women” in honor of women who have served our nation – both in military uniform and out – with a series of events designed to honor, educate and inspire the next generation of female leaders. 

Despite the fact that not a single woman ever served aboard Intrepid during its active duty, Intrepid is serving as the focal point for Women’s History Month events in March, including a series of themed weeks: Kickoff Week (March 1-5); Arts Week (March 6-12); Health and Fitness Week (March 13-19); Con Ed Science and Engineering Week (March 20-26); Business Week (March 27-31).

Key events throughout the month of events include:
  • Sunday, March 6: Book readings at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM:
    • Soar, Elinor” author Tami Lewis Brown tells the story of aviation pioneer and New Yorker Elinor Smith who earned her pilot's license in 1928 at age 16--the youngest person in history. Elinor flew under all four bridges spanning Manhattan's East River in her Waco-10 biplane as a teenager--a record that still stands.
  • Saturday, March 12: Book reading at 12:00 PM:
    • Custard and Mustard” author Maureen Sullivan and illustrator Alison Josephs will lead readings and discuss their work, which focuses on New York City, its amusing characters and unique energy.
  • Sunday, March 13: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM:  Women’s Health & Fitness Day sponsored by The Greater NYC Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
    • Includes interactive fitness demonstrations, activities and educational programs highlighting the importance of living a healthy lifestyle from some of New York’s top fitness and health experts. Programming will include yoga and fitness classes, a blood drive, health screenings, and health and fitness companies with give-a-ways and incentives.
  • Sunday, March 20: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: “Girls in Science & Engineering Day”
    • Includes demonstrations and activities about marine science and the Hudson River, and hands-on activities led by the New York City Center for Space Science Education, Rutgers School of Engineering and NYIT (New York Institute of Technology).  Kids will be able to build their own bird to understand the science of flight and a boat to understand the science of flotation.  A special exhibit called “Space Goggles” will let kids experience what it’s like to see like an astronaut floating in space.  
Other partners for the week include HBO, Coca-Cola, Chartis and Novartis.

*Dates and times are subject to change.  For the most updated information, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.*




About the Museum
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 over 30 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.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost of Admission:
Adult: $22.00
Seniors and College Students: $18.00
Youth 3-17 and Veterans: $17.00
Active Military, Retired Military and Children Under 3: Free
All tickets are subject to a $2.00 facility fee.

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid’s website, www.intrepidmuseum.org

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.   

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.

 
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