U.S. Navy Band Northeast Performance and Ceremony in Honor of Commodore John BarryOctober 15, 2023, from 12-12:30 p.m.
During Philadelphia’s celebration of Navy Week, join us Sunday, Oct. 15, at noon, on the Museum’s outdoor plaza for a special performance in honor of Commodore John Barry. The performance, which is free and open to the public, immediately follows the Commodore John Barry Commemorative Mass at Old St. Mary’s Church in Old City, where Barry’s grave is located. The ceremony will include representatives from the Museum and the U.S. Navy discussing Barry’s history and significance as well as a musical performance by the U.S. Navy Band Northeast brass quintet.
Following the performance on the Museum plaza, attendees are welcome to purchase a ticket to the Museum to view Barry’s sword, which is on loan from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston and was displayed in the Oval Office during John F. Kennedy’s presidency.