Irish Arts Center
The Irish Arts Center is a museum that uses the arts to showcase the heritage and culture of Ireland. Films, theatrical performances, and music are some of the ways that the center showcases Irish culture.
The center is currently located at 553 W 51st Street but is in the process of developing plans to build a new, bigger facility to increase their influence and expand their community.
The goal of the Irish Arts Center is to “forge and strengthen cross-cultural partnerships, and preserve the evolving stories and traditions of Irish culture for generations to come.” The center pursues their goal by creating a community of artists and performers from all backgrounds to reach broader horizons in their education on Irish culture.
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Found at Pier 86 on 46th St., the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is a non-profit educational museum focusing on groundbreaking aircraft and vessels. The museum’s staple attraction is the aircraft carrier Intrepid, which was used in World War II, The Cold War, and The Vietnam War until its decommission in 1974. It is now docked at the museum, and is the home to many exhibits for the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, including several authentically restored aircraft, as well as exhibits demonstrating life aboard the vessel while it was in use.
Located within the Space Shuttle Pavilion is the historic Enterprise space shuttle, which helps showcase the history of space travel throughout humanity. As you enter the space shuttle, you are greeted by actual audio between Enterprise pilots and mission control during flight tests.