NEW YORK – The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum reopens to the public this weekend with a two-day celebration.
A Saturday ribbon cutting aboard the World War II aircraft carrier will be followed by musical performances and fireworks. Members of the Fire Department, the Police Department and the military also will gather for a game of tug-of-war.
The museum on the Hudson River underwent a 22-month, $120 million restoration at a New Jersey drydock. It returned home last month.
After WWII, the ship saw service in the Korean and Vietnam wars and was twice a recovery ship for NASA astronauts. Since 1982 it has become one of the city's most popular tourist sites, drawing some 750,000 visitors yearly over the past decade.