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Longhouse Event: Buffalo Naval Park Overnight
May 25 @ 3:30 pm - May 26 @ 12:00 pm UTC+0$55
CVNSND Dads, Kids and Pathfinders are invited to spend the night at the Buffalo Naval Park, located in Buffalo, New York
The overnighter will take place Saturday, May 25th, 2019. The maximum number of participants is sixty (60) CVNSND members and will be open to all on a first come, first served basis. Registrations can be made exclusively via the on-line registration process found below. The registration deadline is whenever we hit the maximum of sixty (60) participants via the on-line registrations or no later than midnight on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 – whichever comes first! Don’t delay – register and make your payment arrangements today!
The cost for admission is $55.00 per person and includes an overnight stay on the USS Little Rock Missile Cruiser, dinner and breakfast in the ship’s galley and a self guided tour of all three vessels docked in port at the Naval Park. The three (3) vessels are as follows: the USS Sullivans, a destroyer, the USS Little Rock, a guided missile cruiser, and the USS Croaker, a submarine. There will be three (3) hours of free time the night of our arrival. Stay as long as you like on Sunday touring the Museum, the Artifact Display Yard and exploring the three Naval Vessels. The exhibits in the museum at the port and on board USS Little Rock begin with the War of 1812 and move forward to Desert Storm. Take a step back in time as you walk through the Artifact Display Yard and see some the equipment and vehicles that helped change and make history. They include an H-1 Huey Helicopter, an M42 Walker Bulldog Tank, a Navy F4JB Fury Jet and much more. Enjoy an on-board movie on Saturday night. The ship’s crew has a number of activities planned throughout the evening. Lights out Saturday night at 10.30 P.M. Dads are responsible for taking shifts for the fire and safety watches throughout the night. Reveille, Reveille Sunday morning is at 6:30 A.M. sharp (remember, it’s the military) then it is time to pack up and clean the Berthing Area. Bunk inspection happens next and then breakfast will be served at 7:30 A.M. sharp. Check-in time is between 4:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Saturday, May 25th. Nearby activities include: Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds & Fort Niagara. (Niagara Falls is approximately 30 minutes from the Naval Park).
Space is limited and will be based on completion of the on-line registration arranging payment. This has traditionally been a very popular event, so please register now! You will receive a confirmation e-mail once your on-line registration & payment arrangements have been completed. Do not delay… register today!!!
In order to register and pay for this event, please scroll down on this page and input the applicable information under the heading “TICKETS.” We are utilizing a new system which will enable you to register and pay for the event in advance with either a credit card via PayPal or your PayPal account. A 3% handling fee is automatically added to the PayPal option due to the fees charged by PayPal. If you would prefer to mail a check (Payable to Cuyahoga Valley Local Longhouse) prior to the event, please follow those instructions. If you prefer to pay by check upon arrival to the Buffalo Naval Park facility, you can do so. Also, don’t forget to also bring a dollar for the Dads’ patch.
The new system will generate a ticket for each person attending the event when payment is received via PayPal. If you select this payment option, please be sure to be prepared to show the e-mail containing your tickets’ QR code which we will use for the expedited check-in process. You can print the e-mail containing the tickets or simply have them ready to show on your smart phone when you arrive. Your patience is appreciated as we continue to roll out this new system.
For more information about Buffalo Naval Park see their website at: http://www.buffalonavalpark.org
The address is as follows:
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park
1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202