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.

Oct
8
Sat
Pancake Breakfast Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pancake Breakfast Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast served from the Chowline, and then enjoy a tour of the Battleship, from 10am to noon on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Just a $10 donation for veterans and members of the Battleship, $20 for students from Camden County College with ID and a $25 donation for everyone else.  For tickets, call 866-877-6262 ext. 107 or 108.

Dec
10
Sat
Breakfast with Santa Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Breakfast with Santa Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Families can enjoy a delicious hot breakfast served chowline-style at the crew’s galley, a self-guided tour of the Battleship, the chance to win some great prizes, and the opportunity to meet and get your photo with Santa — all aboard the Battleship!  The Breakfast with Santa, presented by 6ABC, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10, beginning at 9am.

Tickets are $18 for kids under 12, and $24 for adults. Members of the Battleship can receive 20% off the Breakfast. Active military families can buy a ticket for just $10.00 per person! To reserve your tickets, call 1-866-877-6262 ext. 107, or email: groups@battleshipnewjersey.org.

6abc Action News is the #1 local news brand in the tri-state, and the undisputed news leader for more than 35 years.  6abc.com, the official website of Action News, is also the #1 local TV news website in the market.  WPVI-TV is the ABC-owned station serving the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys.

Jul
1
Sat
Steel Beach Party on the Battleship, Sat., July 1 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Steel Beach Party on the Battleship, Sat., July 1 @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy a delicious BBQ on the fantail, courtesy of Mission BBQ!, open bar, entertainment – including the Phillies Phanatic! – and the best view of the fireworks over the Delaware River at dusk.  It’s all happening at the Steel Beach Blast on the Battleship New Jersey, Saturday, July 1 from 7pm to 10pm.

 
Most importantly, all proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
 
Tickets are $175 per person and sponsorship’s are available.
 
For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.
Sep
9
Sat
WMGK Brew Blast 2017 @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket to this year’s beer festival!  We’ll see you on the fantail from 1pm to 5pm for some great beer, music and food!he

If you want to take a tour of the Battleship — which is included with your Brew Blast ticket — we recommend you come early, around 11am – 11:30am.  The Fire Power tour is approximately 90 minutes.  Touring early will give you plenty of time to experience our nation’s most decorated battleship and be ready for beer, which will be available at precisely 1pm.

HANG WITH THE MGK DJS
WMGK’s John DeBella, Debbi Calton, Andre Gardner & Ray Koob will be on board ready to talk music & beer with you. There will also be great food available for purchase.

ATTENTION DESIGNATED DRIVERS –
All patrons entering the MGK Brew Blast event space must be 21 years or older, including Designated Drivers.

THE BEERS
This year’s line-up is here. More may be added.

Allagash, Ballast Point, Blue Moon, Boulevard, Brooklyn, Devil’s Backbone, Dogfish Head, Double Nickel, Evil Genius, Evolution, Flying Fish, Forgotten Boardwalk, Founders, Glasstown, Great Lakes, Harpoon, Heavy Seas, Lagunitas, Leinenkugel, Magic Hat, Modelo Especial , Neshaminy Creek, New Belgium, Ommegang , Owl’s Brew, Pacifico, Revolution Brewing, Saint Benjamin, Shipyard, Sly Fox, Southern Tier, Terrapin, Three3’s, Troegs, Tuckahoe, Village Idiot, Yuengling, 1911 Ciders.

PARKING
$10 parking is available at the garage next to BB&T Pavilion. It is a short walk from the parking garage to the Battleship.

GET SOCIAL
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 www.riverline.com 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.

 

 

 

 

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

For an unforgettable holiday treat, come enjoy breakfast with Santa on the Battleship New Jersey, Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9am.

Guests will enjoy a hot breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Hashbrown Potatoes, Cereal, Homemade Danish, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea, Decaf, Hot Chocolate Station with all condiments– all served from the Chowline, the same way it was served to sailors of the USS New Jersey.

They’ll also be some great prizes, face painting, a tour of the Battleship and the opportunity to have your photo with Santa

Tickets are $18 for children under 12 and $24 for adults.  For tickets, call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.

Dec
16
Sat
“U-Boat Assault on America” Author Presentation, Sat., Dec. 16 @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
"U-Boat Assault on America" Author Presentation, Sat., Dec. 16 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
Author Ken Brown will do a presentation on his book, “U-boat Assault on America,” in the Officers’ Wardroom on Saturday, December 16 from 10am to 2pm. The presentation is free for anyone taking a tour of the Battleship.
 
Ken Brown has had a long fascination with naval history and has been conducting research on U-boats off the East Coast of America for more than three years. He has had articles published in World at War Magazine on unrestricted submarine warfare by the United States in WWII, and on the loss of SS Normandie. He lives in New York and this is his first book.
 
The “Second Happy Time” was the informal name given to the phase of the battle of the Atlantic when German U-boats attacked both merchant and U.S. naval vessels along America’s east coast. With tankers burning and petrol rationing in New York City, the U.S. Navy seemed powerless to stop the deprivations of Hitler’s marauding U-boats.
Ken Brown seeks to explain how the United States responded to these deadly assaults and looks at the steps that the Navy Department took to train the men, harness the scientists, and make the organizational changes that were required to defeat the German threat.
 
Mr. Brown will have some books for sale and will sign them for guests on Saturday.
 
For more information or to buy the book online, visit: https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/U-Boat-Assault-on-America-Hardback/p/13577
Apr
20
Fri
Comcast Cares Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Comcast Cares Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
 Employees from Comcast offices in the Philadelphia area will spend Friday, April 20 at the Battleship — not to take a tour, but rather to volunteer to paint, chip, clean, landscape, and more on and around the ship.
 Last year, several hundred Comcast employees helped the Battleship with several projects, including moving the mooring lines off the pier.
 The board, staff and volunteers of the Battleship salutes and thanks all Comcast employees for volunteering to help the Big J!
Aug
11
Sat
WWII Victory Day on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 11 all-day
WWII Victory Day on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Come celebrate victory in World War II aboard the Battleship!  Guests touring the ship will meet WWII re-enactors, check out WWII artifacts and even enjoy 1940s-era music over the pier’s PA.  All WWII activities are free when you purchase a tour of the Battleship.

Enjoy a BBQ and Dance as we celebrate victory on the fantail (tented deck). A delicious BBQ lunch with all the fixins, cash bar and a Sinatra performance by Steve Ritrovato. Lunch tickets are $30 for adults and $24 for kids 16 and under.

For tickets to the WWII Victory BBQ Lunch and Dance, call 866-877-6262 ext 108 or get Tickets online.

Feb
16
Sat
Hand on History Will Be Electric in February! @ Officers' Wardroom of the Battleship New Jersey
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hand on History Will Be Electric in February! @ Officers' Wardroom of the Battleship New Jersey

For the Battleship’s monthly “Hands On History” program for February, guests touring the Battleship can learn how electricity works. Visitors can see how the ship generates electricity through a motor, how electricity can flow from one component to another, and how electricity can be harmful to the ship if not careful.

The Battleship’s Education Manager will be offering a class on how the ship generates electricity on February 16 from 12pm -2pm in the Officers’ Wardroom. The class is free to attend for any guests touring the Battleship.

May
11
Sat
Hands On History: What Makes a Boat Float @ Battleship New Jersey
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hands On History:  What Makes a Boat Float @ Battleship New Jersey

On Saturday, May 11, Hands On History will be in the Officers’ Wardroom from 12pm to 2pm for guests touring the Battleship to learn if a concrete boat can float. Also, all guests can make their own aluminum boats to test out different boat designs.

Hands On History is free to experience with any tour of the Battleship.

Aug
10
Sat
WWII Victory Day on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 10 all-day
WWII Victory Day on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Activities

Come celebrate victory in World War II aboard the Battleship New Jersey!  Guests touring the ship will meet WWII re-enactors, check out WWII artifacts and even enjoy 1940’s-era music as we celebrate on the Fantail.  All WWII activities are free when you purchase a tour of the Battleship.

Watch the Battleship‘s Quad 40 gun & 5-inch gun “defend” the Big J from an attack by “Tora 101″ WWII planes, replicas of the Japanese Zero, at 11:30am on Saturday, Aug. 10. All part of the ship’s WWII Victory Day! Free to experience with the purchase of a tour or BBQ lunch

Lunch

Lunch tickets are $30.00 adults/ $24.00 for children 16 and under/ $20.00 BB62 Member.

Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch with all the fixins, served: 12:00PM- 3:00PM.  Cash bar available.

For tickets to the WWII Victory BBQ Lunch and Dance, call 866-877-6262 ext 108 or get Tickets online.

Oct
10
Thu
Veterans Job Fair @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Veterans Job Fair @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Veterans can meet over 30 employees on the historic fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship! Free lunch for all applicants! Free parking in Lot #1, across from the BB&T Pavilion. Use the Clinton St. entrance. We’ll also provide free shuttle service to take you from the parking lot to the Battleship Pier.

Job seekers can register at www.delawarevalleyveterans.com

Jan
11
Sat
Little Lights by the Edison Foundation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Little Lights by the Edison Foundation @ Battleship New Jersey
Did you know that Thomas Edison was awarded a Navy Distinguished Service Medal? In the inaugural Little Lights by the Edison Foundation, we are learning about the electric telegraph.
Our latest exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, will be our focus for this 90 minute program where we will look at how the original USS New Jersey, BB16 from 1906 – 1920 communicated. This program is designed for preschoolers and their families, and includes a tour of the new exhibit and a hands on activity of how to use a telegraph.
The activity will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom beginning at 10am on Jan. 11.  Free with ticketed admission. Pre-Registration highly suggested, space is limited: L.Jones@BattleshipNewJersey.org
Mar
14
Sat
Free Military Support Presentation @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free Military Support Presentation @ Battleship New Jersey

On Saturday, March 14 at 10am in the Officers’ Wardroom aboard the Battleship New Jersey, military families and veterans are invited to attend a presentation by Karen Jennings and the work of the Military Support Group of New Jersey, Inc. (MSGNJ) and how they can assist the families of military personnel. Ms. Jennings, a resident of Stratford, NJ, founded the MSGNJ in 2004 when her son deployed to Iraq for the first of three tours.

The event is free to attend. Guests attending the presentation can get a 20% discount on a Fire Power self-guided tour of the Battleship.  Just check in at the Battleship’s Ticket Office on March 14.

To pre-register or for more details, call 856-783-1953 or visit www.themilitarysupportgroupofnj.com

Feb
3
Wed
Online and Onboard Class on the USS Mason Through February @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm
Online and Onboard Class on the USS Mason Through February @ Battleship New Jersey
Throughout February to celebrate African-American History Month, the Battleship will offer a class on the USS Mason, which had a predominantly African-American crew and was an example of desegregation in the navy.
The onboard class is free to any small group who schedule a safe tour of the Battleship in February. Groups must be less than 30 people, allow us to break the group into smaller, safer groups of 10 people maximum, pass our health screening, wear a face mask and practice social distancing of one fathom – six feet — when aboard the ship. The classes will also be a maximum of 10 people socially distanced.
The class on the USS Mason is also available as part of the Battleship’s Distance Learning program. Let our curatorial staff conduct the lesson live online to students in their classroom.
To schedule a group tour and class, or a distance learning class, email groups@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 x144