Virtual Verbal Description Tour of Navy Cakes: A Slice of History

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Virtual Verbal Description Tour of Navy Cakes: A Slice of History

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Offered twice: May 6 at 2:00 pm and May 7 at 6:00 pm
Free
Photo of full-size reproduction of Intrepid's giant 25th anniversary cake with life-size photos of crew members behind it

Although the Intrepid Museum may be physically closed, we are open virtually for exploration and conversation. Visitors who are blind or have low vision are invited for a special off-site verbal description tour of the temporary exhibit Navy Cakes: A Slice of History.

About the Exhibit:

Working, sleeping, eating, life on board a U.S. Navy vessel at sea quickly falls into a predictable routine. Sailors get bored and frustrated after weeks at sea. During wartime, the stress of combat takes a heavy toll. Morale is essential for successful missions, and the ship’s leadership works to raise the crew’s spirits.

One morale-booster is cake.

Cake offers crew members a sweet treat at the end of a long, hard day. On special occasions, large, festive cakes bring the crew together in celebration of what they accomplish and endure. Each confection is the product of a small team of hardworking sailors, who work night and day to keep their shipmates well-fed.

The crew of the submarine Growler (in service 1958–1964) and the aircraft carrier Intrepid (1943–1974) baked—and ate—countless cakes over the years. Join us to learn the history of these delicious desserts and the stories of the sailors who created them.

Program Logistics:

This experience will be conducted remotely in verbal description and conversation. The program will be accessible by web link and by call-in phone number, depending on your preference.

The same program will be offered in two sessions. RSVP for one option, depending on what works best. Please email access@intrepidmuseum.org to register.

Wednesday, May 6: 2:00-3:30pm

Thursday, May 7: 6:00-7:30pm

Details

Date:
May 7
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/

Organizer

Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum
Phone:
(646) 381-5182
Email:
access@intrepidmuseum.org
Website:
http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/access.aspx

Other

Audience (by age)
Adults (Ages 18 and up), Teens (Ages 13-17)
Special Instructions
The same program will be offered in two sessions. RSVP for one option, depending on what works best. Please email access@intrepidmuseum.org to register.
Program Image Caption
Photo of full-size reproduction of Intrepid's giant 25th anniversary cake with life-size photos of crew members behind it
Program Image Description
A full-size reproduction of Intrepid's 25th anniversary cake (almost 6 feet wide) with frosting airplanes on top fills the bottom half of the photo. Behind are 7 life-size black & white photo cut-outs of crew members of different ranks and jobs.

Venue

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
12th Avenue and 46th Street
New York, NY, NY 10036 United States
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