The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum isn’t quite like other museums in NYC.
Instead of being in a historic building or a modern architectural feature, it’s aboard a legendary aircraft carrier that was in World War II, the Vietnam War and was used for space mission recovery!
While it’s always cool to visit, they have some great events in the calendar — one of them being their free summer movie nights atop the aircraft carrier with stunning views of the Hudson River and city skyline.
Friday, July 30 is the first night, when you’ll be able to watch the classic action Navy movie “Top Gun” right under the stars.
You’re welcome to bring your own food and (non-alcoholic) drinks. Doors open at 7 p.m. (though they ask you not to arrive before then to discourage crowds), and the movie will start at sunset.
Seating is first come, first served, but if you become a member you can register in advance — find more info. on their website here. And seating will be limited, so it might be worth it to secure your spot that way!
For those who are unvaccinated, social distancing and mask wearing is required (unless eating and drinking). They recommend bringing blankets instead of chairs, and doors will close at 8:30 p.m.
The Intrepid does plan on having additional free summer movie nights, but is still sorting the schedule, so this article will be updated as soon as that is released!
In the meantime, it’s safe to say your plans for July 30 are booked.