The Intrepid's Summer Movie Series kicks off with "Top Gun" this Friday night. Credit: Provided
Between Fleet Week kicking off on Wednesday and the three-day Memorial Day weekend, patriotism is in the air. Check out these events and special offers:
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue www.intrepidmuseum.org All week long, the ship is offering themed tours and hosting a series of events along Pier 86. Highlights include a performances by the USO Show Troupe (Sat. 3 p.m., Sun. 4:30 p.m.) and the Broadway cast of "Rock of Ages" (Sun. 1 p.m.) and a search-and-rescue demonstration by the Coast Guard (Mon. 2 p.m.) Check out the museum's website for a full listing of events and special hours.
Summer Movie Series: "Top Gun" Intrepid Museum, Free Friday, doors open at 7:30 p.m., film at sunset In its sixth year, the Intrepid's monthly open-air screenings take off with Tom Cruise's classic Air Force flick. Bring your picnic gear and spread out on the flight deck, but space is first come, first served.
"A Hard Decision" Brooklyn Navy Yard Center 62 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Free www.bldg92.org This all-veteran production, part staged reading and part musical, explores a complicated love story set in Staten Island during the Vietnam War. Stick around for an appearance by the author, Bronx native Westley Thomas.
Fleet Week Tour of New York Harbor Chelsea Piers-Pier 62, ste. 103 www.sail-nyc.com Learn about the harbor's significance during World War II, including oral histories from people who worked on the city's waterfront during that era, on this yacht tour while taking in a unique view of the massive military ships in town for Fleet Week. Get $10 off through May 26.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que All locations Support injured service members by eating barbecue this weekend. A portion of proceeds from every order at every Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will go to support the nonprofit Wounded Warrior Project, which helps veterans and their families.
Foley's NY 18 W. 33rd St. Head to this Midtown bar for rotating $4 specials, including a Fleet Week Shot of the Day.
Free to sailors
New York City is welcoming the 1,500 men and women of the Navy, Coast Guard and Marines in town for Fleet Week with special deals to enjoy their time onshore.
Ripley's Believe it Or Not! 234 W. 42nd St. Service members in uniform receive free admission to the "odditorium" of more than 500 curiosities from around the world.
New York Sightseeing Tours 777 Eighth Ave. Uniformed service members can take in the city on Gray Line's double-decker buses for free all week, and their companions get 10 percent off, too.
Rouge New York 130 Thompson St. Free salon services including makeup and lashes for female service members in uniform through May 28.