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Welcome, Welcome Center!
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Welcome to the After Party by the Intrepid Museum’s Special Events Team. Here we’ll give you a look behind the velvet ropes at one of the most exceptional venues in New York, and we’ll tell you what’s catching our eye in the industry and beyond. Just like our events, each of us has a unique style. We’ll be giving you the good, the bad and the outrageously inspiring from our life aboard the ship. Join us for the After Party!
 
Posted: 8/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

By Trudy Chan

 

Thirty-three months ago, this was the scene at the Intrepid Museum: flooded.

 
View of the pier and front of Welcome Center (via goodmenproject.com)
View of the pier and front of Welcome Center (via goodmenproject.com)
 

Hurricane Sandy had left a six-foot flood on our pier. Everything inside the Welcome Center was submerged—it was like a sad little plastic castle in the middle of a fishbowl.

 
View of the pier and back of Welcome Center (via Cherisse Challenger)
View of the pier and back of Welcome Center (via Cherisse Challenger)
 

For almost three years, our Box Office and Museum store operated out of temporary housing. So on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, the entire Museum staff, especially the Special Events Team, jumped with joy when the newly renovated Welcome Center opened its doors!

 
Our director of operations, Al Barto, putting finishing touches on the opening
Our director of operations, Al Barto, putting finishing touches on the opening
 
Museum President Susan Marenoff-Zausner acknowledged all the hard work of our staff post-Sandy in rebuilding the Welcome Center.

Museum President Susan Marenoff-Zausner acknowledged all the hard work of our staff post-Sandy in rebuilding the Welcome Center.

 
Goodbye, old tent!
Goodbye, old tent!
 
Hello, new Welcome Center!
Hello, new Welcome Center!

The Welcome Center features two bright, spacious levels as well as brand-new registration counters and multiple state-of-the art digital signage screens. The Special Events Team is looking forward to using the Welcome Center for key event needs such as registration, coat check and step-and-repeat red carpet entrances. Come along and take a speed walk tour with me!

 


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