MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR "WILD BILL" GUARNERE ON APR. 29 AT KIMMEL CENTER
04/16/2014 - 04/30/2014
On March 8th, Philadelphia lost a war hero, the iconic William “Wild Bill” Guarnere. Wild Bill, a South Philadelphia native, was a member of the storied Easy Company of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during World War II, where he was wounded in action and lost a leg.
Guarnere, the recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts, went on to become an advocate for our Wounded Warriors. Likewise, he was always a frequent outspoken supporter of our men and women in uniform. Sgt. Guarnere wrote the book Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story. He most famously was portrayed by actor Frank John Hughes in the 2001 Emmy Award Winning HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
The Guarnere family will be holding a memorial service in his honor on Tuesday, April 29th at the Kimmel Center (doors open at 7:00pm) to celebrate not just his heroism, but also his incredible life. Due to the popularity of his story, a large space was reserved to accommodate his family members, friends, and supporters. Admission is FREE and tickets are being distributed by the Kimmel Center.
Invited guests include: Tom Hanks, Frank John Hughes, Matthew Leitch, Michael Cudlitz, Dom Giordano, Joe Piscopo, other Radio and TV Personalities as well as Councilmen, Mayors, and other Dignitaries.
COMPLIMENTARTY CANDY THIS WEEKEND!
04/14/2014 - 04/22/2014
Kids touring the Battleship this weekend -- Friday, April 18 thru Monday, April 21 -- can get complimentary Pastel colored Sixlets, donated by SweetWorks for the Easter holiday!
The complimentary candy will be available for guests to take home in the Battleship's landside store in the Visitors Center, while supplies last.
NJ HALL OF FAME TRAILER AT THE BATTLESHIP, APRIL 18
04/12/2014 - 04/19/2014
The New Jersey Hall of Fame trailer, a mobile experience that allows guests to learn about the great personalities from the Garden State, will be on the pier of the Battleship for guests to check out on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19 from 10am to 3pm. This unique display is free with a Battleship tour purchase.
ASTRONOMY NIGHT ON THE BATTLESHIP, FRIDAY, APRIL 25
04/10/2014 - 04/26/2014
Guests can view the stars and planets from the most unique site of Philadelphia Science Festival's Astronomy Night -- the deck of the Battleship New Jersey!
The Battleship's forecastle (forward deck) will open for guests for this free "Star Party" at 7:30pm on Friday, April 25. We will have two astronomers on board for guests to see Saturn, Jupiter, stars and satellites.
Snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Parking will be available in our Clinton St. lot, located on the access road that runs behind the Susquehanna Bank Center.
BATTLESHIP WELCOMES STUDENTS FROM WIMBLEDON COLLEGE, LONDON, UK!
04/09/2014 - 04/29/2014
The Battleship provided a group tour to students from Wimbledon College, London, UK during the morning of April 9. The students make up the school's rugby team and have been playing matches in Philadelphia, as well as New York and Washington.
RIDE THE FLIGHT SIMULATOR!
04/08/2014 - 05/01/2014
Experience being launched in a prop plane off the Battleship during World War II! The Flight Simulator, a virtual reality ride, will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 3pm in April!
Get catapulted off the Big J, fly over Iwo Jima, avoid anti-aircraft fire, engage in a dog fight with an enemy plane, and land safely in the sea next to the Battleship! Simulator rides are just $5 with a tour of the Battleship or $6.50 for just a ride.
CLOSE AND SECURE PARKING FOR THE BATTLESHIP!
04/08/2014 - 05/01/2014
Guests touring the Battleship can now park their cars close by in secure lots!
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April, secure parking is available in the lot near Wiggins Park Marina -- just a short walk down the promenade along the Delaware River from the Battleship.
On Mondays through Thursdays in April, guest parking is available in the Clinton St. Lot. Just take Clinton St., the access road that runs behind the Susquehanna Bank Center, the fenced in lot will be on your left.
Parking, which is manned by security daily, is just $10 per vehicle.
BATTLESHIP SALUTES LEONARD ROBERTSON AND AMERICAN LEAGION POST #435
04/05/2014 - 04/30/2014
The Battleship thanks and salutes Leonard Robertson and American Legion Father & Son Post #435 for hosting a special fund raising event for the Battleship New Jersey!
The Post's Beef n Beer event raised over $1,400 for our nation's most decorated battleship. Members also signed a book of support that will be kept aboard the Big J!
If your organization is interested in holding a fundraiser to support the Battleship and would like to get some graphics, photos and support, please call 866-877-6262 ext. 144 or email email@example.com.
CHOWDOWN AT THE CHOWLINE!
04/02/2014 - 05/23/2014
Enjoy a sandwich, salad, snack, soft drink, even a cold beer, as we open the Chowline on Saturdays and Sundays in April from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
The Chowline, which proudly offers Dietz & Watson fine meats and cheese, is located one deck down off the main deck, adjacent to the crew's mess and is part of the Fire Power tour.
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