The 80’s classic Top Gun screens for free tonight on the flight deck of the Intrepid! That’s just one of the many awesome things you can check out on this Memorial Day weekend in celebration of Fleet Week!
1. Governors Island opens for the season today, offering a wide range of events ranging form concerts and food festivals to art installations and free bike rentals. That’s right, Bike and Roll’s Free Bike Fridays return to the Island, allowing anyone to borrow a bike for free for up to an hour every single Friday through Sept. 23.
2. The Intrepid begins their free summer movie series with a screening of “Top Gun” tonight at sunset on the flight deck of the Intrepid Museum.
3. Fleet Week continues as the Intrepid hosts performances by Broadway cast members from “Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” “Catch Me if You Can,” “Jersey Boys,” “Chicago,” “Mamma Mia,” “Wonderland” and “Rock of Ages” from noon to 1 p.m. “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” will perform at 2:30 p.m. Demonstrations of military skills will take place on the Intrepid’s pier from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..
4. On Saturday, at the Intrepid, cast members from the Broadway musical “Wicked” will perform at 11:30 a.m. and The Manhattan Dolls will sing at 4 p.m. Also the two-day Jones Beach Air Show begins, this year with a F-22 Raptor and an A-10 Thunderbolt II.
5. On Sunday, visiting members of the Armed Forces will compete in tug of war from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Intrepid.
6. And in sports, the Mets are playing the Phillies all weekend long!
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