SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015, 9 AM. VISIT TO USS BARRY.
group will depart from Duckin’ Donuts, 9243 4th Ave., Brooklyn, NY at 9
AM aboard a chartered bus. Round trip costs $20. Make out checks to
the “Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn” and mail to Commodore Barry Club
of Brooklyn, P. O. Box 090-824, Brooklyn, NY 11209.
The ship is in town to participate in Fleet Week, whose activities culminate around the Memorial Day Weekend. Its homeport is the Sullivan Piers, Stapleton, Staten Island. The Club and the Ship have the same namesake, Commodore John Barry, father of the US Navy.
On board, they will have an opportunity to meet the ship’s officers and crew and tour the ship.
The Barry Club has had a long relationship with this ship. President Mary Nolan was one of the dignitaries at its commissioning in 1992.
SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015, 8 AM. Philadelphia Trip.
Members and guests of the Commodore Barry Club will depart from Duncin' Donuts, 9243 4th Ave., Brooklyn, NY with a Staten Island pick up at Clove Rd. Exit of the SIE.
Attendance at 11 AM Mass in historic Old St. Mary's Church, 252 So. 4th St, Philadelphia is optional. A wreath laying ceremony at Commodore Barry's grave in the nearby cemetery will follow.
They then will visit the Potato Famine Memorial, a magnificent life size bronze statue ensemble.
Lunch will be at the Commodore Barry Irish Center, 6815 Emlen Street and Carpenter Lane, www.theirishcenter.com/. Lunch very reasonably priced! Music and dancing through the afternoon will follow.
Members will join with many members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians from neighboring States.
Return approximately 6:30 PM same day.
Cost of the round trip is $35 per person payable to the "Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn," at Commodore Barry Club, PO Box 824, Brooklyn, NY 11209.