Events Celebrating Apollo’s 50th Anniversary
July 20, 2019, Times Square to transform into Tranquility Base, the Moon landing site, in honor of 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, Times Square – New York City, NY (Father Duffy Square in Times Square – 7th Ave &, W 47th St, New York, NY 10036
9 AM – 11:59 PM ET
The Aldrin Family Foundation will host a day-long, free family celebration in support of The People’s Moon project on July 20 in Times Square in honor of the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest achievements of all time – landing a human on the Moon. City, state and national partners have come together to help transform the heart of New York City into Tranquility Base, the Apollo 11 landing site. From fun-filled educational activities to iconic footage from 1969 on the infamous Times Square screens to a giant Apollo photo mosaic, families will have the opportunity to spend nearly 14 hours celebrating this historic milestone.
Contact: Aldrin Family Foundation (Angelica DeLuccia) – 321-506-2183 and firstname.lastname@example.org; The People’s Moon (Christina Korp) – 310-869-8858 and email@example.com; and The People’s Picture (Helen Marshall) – +44 7414952863 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information: Guests will be able to walk on a giant, floor-based mosaic of the iconic Moon boot print created by UK Artist Helen Marshall of The People’s Picture. The mosaic will be populated with photos from people around the world sharing their “giant leap” moments and dreams, as well as memories from Apollo 11. Some of these photos will make their way to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as a permanent digital display. Photos, story and video submissions will be accepted through July 10, 2019.