Event dining on the Battleship New Jersey


The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.

WMGK 2022 Brew Blast @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WMGK 2022 Brew Blast @ Battleship New Jersey

Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for tasty craft brews and awesome views at the MGK Brew Blast on the Battleship New Jersey!

It will be a great day of craft beer sampling (over 50 beers) and live classic rock from MGK House Band, Stranger Than Normal, on the  deck of America’s most decorated battleship. All tickets include a FREE TOUR of the Battleship New Jersey.

The MGK Brew Blast is a rain or shine event. The main event area is tented. If it’s raining on Saturday, you may want to bring rain gear or an umbrella to stay dry if waiting in line to check in or to walk from the main event area to the bathrooms (about 20-50 feet from beer tent).

WMGK’s John DeBella, Matt Cord and Andre Gardner will be on board ready to talk music and beer with you. There will also be great food available for purchase. This year’s Brew Blast will feature over 50 craft beers.


  • General Admission Tickets are $50per adult.
  • Group Discount Price of $45 per person when you buy six or more tickets together.  Limited number  available.
  • ATTENTION DESIGNATED DRIVERS – There’s a Designated Driver ticket for just $20.  This  allows you entry into the event but you will not be able to consume alcohol. This ticket includes a free tour of the Battleship.  You MUST BE 21+ to enter.
  • To purchase tickets, visit https://mgkbrewblast.upcomingevents.com/wmgk


Beer line-up

This year’s line-up will include over 50 beers. Conshohocken Brewing, Ommegang, Spellbound Brewing, Tuckahoe Brewing, Blue Point Brewing, Victory, more to come!



Parking is available at the garage next to BB&T Pavilion. It is a short walk from the parking garage to the Battleship.


Social Media

If you’re posting about going  to the Brew Blast on social media or posting pictures of the event while there, make sure you tag @WMGK and/or use the hashtag #MGKBrewBlast .


Getting There Without Driving

  • Riverlink Ferry: Those coming from Philadelphia can take the Riverlink Ferry to the Entertainment Center stop and take a short walk directly to Battleship NJ from the parking lot.
  • Riverline Light Rail Train: Ride NJ TRANSIT’s River LINE to the Battleship! Exit at Entertainment Center and walk around the Susquehanna Bank Center. For information, rates and schedules visit https://www.njtransit.com/trip-planner-to or call 973-275-5555.
  • PATCO: If taking PATCO from Philadelphia or within NJ, you can take PATCO to the Broadway Station/Walter Rand Transportation Center stop. You can purchase a ticket and get on the Riverline Light Rail Train and take that to the Entertainment Center/BB&T Pavilion stop. Once off the train you can walk around the Susquehanna Bank Center (about 2 or 3 minute walk) to the Battleship.
USO’s 2nd Annual 1940’s Dance & Silent Auction @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
USO's 2nd Annual 1940’s Dance & Silent Auction @ Battleship New Jersey

Attention! Attention! You have received a telegram!  It’s time to break out your dancing shoes – and get your jitterbug on!

The USO is having our 2nd Annual 1940’s Dance & Silent Auction.  Come dance the night away to live music, on the Battleship New Jersey.

Tickets can be purchased using the following link:  https://one.bidpal.net/uso1940dance/welcome

Breakfast with Santa on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Breakfast with Santa on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy breakfast served from the Battleship’s Chowline, take a tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship, win prizes and meet Santa Claus! The annual Breakfast with Santa aboard the Battleship, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17  from 9am to 11am.

Guests will enjoy a hot breakfast served from the Chowline, the same way it was served to sailors of the USS New Jersey.

We’ll also have some fun activities for kids and all guests can enter to win some great prizes. Guests will also meet Santa and have their photo taken with him aboard the Big J! At the end of the breakfast, all guests can experience a Fire Power tour of the Battleship!

Tickets are $24 for children 12 and under and $28 for adults. Active military families will pay just $15 per person. Battleship members get a 20% discount.

For tickets, click here: http://tiny.cc/BreakfastwSanta


US Navy’s First African-American Admiral Commanded the New Jersey
Feb 18 @ 4:40 pm – 5:40 pm
US Navy's First African-American Admiral Commanded the New Jersey

Did you know that the USS New Jersey had the privilege of being commanded by the first African-American Admiral in the U.S. Navy.

In 1996, Admiral J. Paul Reason was awarded the rank of 4-star admiral, making him the first Black admiral in the U.S. Navy.

Joseph Paul Reason, the last admiral to break his flag onboard New Jersey, was born in Washington DC in 1941 to academic parents. He was an accomplished student and was accepted to the Naval Academy Class of 1965. Following graduation, he had his first sea duty assignment, returned to shore for successive nuclear power schools and training, and again returned to sea duty in 1968 during the Vietnam War.

After a number of sea and shore assignments in the early 1970s, Reason was assigned as Naval Aide to the President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, in 1976. By 1991, he had attained the rank of rear admiral and made New Jersey his flagship during operations in the Pacific commanding Battle Group Romeo.

A presentation to Adm. Reason is available to see in the Admiral’s State room during a tour of the Battleship.

The Battleship is offering a free onboard class on the USS Mason, the Navy’s first desegregated crew.  Free to student groups who tour the Battleship in February.

To reserve your group tour and class, call 866-877-6262 x144 or email groups@battleshipnewjersey.org