The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
Bring in an item below and the Military Support Group of NJ, a non-profit organization, will collect the items, put them into care packages and send them to our military personnel overseas.
Plus, we’ll give all donors a coupon for a free tour of the Battleship with the purchase of an adult tour!
Items needed for our troops are:
Almonds (small packages),
Beef Jerky (small packages)
Cashews (small packages)
Tea Bags (very small boxes)
Comics from Sunday Newspapers
Cookies (small packages)
Crackers (small packages)
Crossword or Sudoku Puzzle Books
Flip Flops for the shower (large sizes for men)
Granola or Power Bars
Individual drink mixes (dry Gatorade, Kool Aid, Tea/with sugar)
Peanutbutter Cracker packs
Pens & Pencils
Sunflower Seeds & Nuts Trail Mix
Uno, Yatzee, other small games
White Cotton Socks, boot style /calf size not crew or ankle socks
All items should be in the store packaging, not loose.
Items can be dropped off in the containing in the Battleship’s Visitors Center on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of the year during the hours of 11am to 3pm .
Thank you for your support!
The Battleship will honor our veterans with a ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) at 11am on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
The ceremony will begin with a fly over by the New Jersey State Police helicopter and the playing of TAPs on bugle by volunteer Nan LaCorte as part of the Society of the Honor Guard Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS) Centennial Committee’s National Salute on Veterans Day at 11am. Battleship veterans and other VIPs will also make remarks during this free ceremony.
The ceremony will be shown on Facebook Live — www.facebook.com/battleshipnj
Teak Decking from the Battleship New Jersey
This seven-plank slab of our original teak decking is 27.25” wide and 40.25” long with rubberized caulk between the planks. No bolt holes or damage. Would make a beautiful table or inlay in a bar.
This teak was removed from the main deck on the port side of turret 3, the aft 16″/50cal gun, during a major restoration of that area performed in summer of 2020. Judging by the area it was removed from, the method of installation and the coatings on the steel underneath, it is possible that this teak was on board during World War II. It was likely installed in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard either while the ship was originally being built or during a major reactivation in 1968 for service during the Vietnam War. This deck protected the armor plate underneath from damage by the 1-ton shells, which were carted over it when ammunition was loaded and insulated several generations of American fighting men from the South Pacific sun while they ate their meals in the mess decks below.
Shipping available at buyers expense or free scheduled pickup.
Auction launches 11/20/2020 at 7 PM EST.
Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours!
On Friday, Nov. 20, at 6 pm, this adult tour, led by the Battleship’s Curator, will take guests off the public tour route and will showcase the more mature sailor art created over the years, as well as share some adult stories.
Tickets are a $30 Donation per adult (over the age of 21)
$15 for Battleship Members
You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.
Virtual and Real-Time Saluting Gun Shoots, Saturday, Nov. 21 at 12pm
The Battleship will offer virtual saluting gun shoots at 12pm on Saturday, Nov. 21. Guests can make a $50 donation online at https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/product-category/virtual-gun-shoot/ . We’ll video the shoot to send to you as well as show it on Facebook Live.
The Battleship, which is now open for tours on weekend, will also allow guests touring the ship to pull the trigger live and fire the gun! Shoot the saluting gun for a $50 donation.
Shoots will begin at 12:00pm and continue until all donated shots are fired.
We will still toast the Battleship and New Jersey Beer…we’ll just do it in June 2021!
The annual New Jersey Beer Festival aboard the Battleship New Jersey has been rescheduled from Nov. 7 to June 19, 2021. Adults can sample craft beers from breweries throughout the Garden State. The General Session will run from 1pm to 5pm and tickets are $50 per adult. The VIP session allows guests admission one hour earlier at 12pm, when they can sample some special brews and meet the breweries. Tickets for the VIP session are $75
Guests attending the Beer Festival will also get a tour of the Battleship, rock to live music and enjoy some great pub food — all aboard the World’s Greatest Battleship. The NJ Beer Festival will take place rain or shine!
For tickets, visit: https://newjerseybeer.ticketleap.com/battleship-beer-fest-2020/ Tickets purchased for the Beer Festival on the originally scheduled dates of June 20 and Nov. 7 will be accepted at the new date of June 19, 2021.
Battleship members can purchase a ticket in advance for just $35 or at the Battleship on June 19 for $45. Tickets for members can be purchased by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108.
Sponsorships are available. For more information in becoming a sponsor, email email@example.com.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.
Must be 21 and over with a valid ID to attend the NJ Beef Festival on the Battleship.