Help a child in the area enjoy a nicer Christmas! The Battleship is partnering with the US Marine Corps Reserves “Toys for Tots” Program. People who bring in a new toy or game to donate to Toys for Tots can get a 20% discount off their tour purchase. The program will run through Dec. 21. So bring in your new toys and games, and give a child in the area a better Holiday Season!
You may know the shopping day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday, but on the Battleship, we refer to Friday, Nov. 24 as Black Dragon Friday!
During WWII, because of the ship’s dark painted hull and when she fired her guns it looked like she was breathing fire, the Battleship earned the nickname “The Black Dragon.”
On Friday, Nov. 24, the Battleship Gift Shop will celebrate “Black Dragon Friday.” Guests will get an extra 10% off all purchases that day at the Gift Shop, open from 10am to 4pm. The Battleship will be open for tours on Black Dragon Friday from 9:30am to 3pm.
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Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
The Battleship New Jersey, a non-profit museum and memorial on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, needs your help! Please consider making a donation to the Battleship. You can make a donation or learn more about the many programs at the Battleship at www.battleshipnewjersey.org
All veterans are invited to attend a special ceremony to remember the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, presented by the Camden and Gloucester County Freeholders, at 10:30am on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
The ceremony, which will take place on the fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship, will feature keynote remarks by Con. Donald Norcross, 1st District, NJ, musical performances by Eastern High School Band, singer Maria DiSciullo, and bugler Greg Murphy, a 21 Gun Salute by Marine Corps League 1775 Detachment, salutes to veterans and a wreath presentation to remember those killed in the Pearl Harbor attack. Battleship Board of Trustee Member Perry Levine will receive the Peter Molnar Award, presented to a veteran helping other veterans.
The event is free to attend and there will also be complimentary coffee and hot chocolate, courtesy of the Camden County Canteen. Free parking, provided by the Camden Parking Authority, in Lot #1, across from BB&T Pavilion, and shuttle service, donated by South Jersey Transportation Authority, will be available.
The Battleship New Jersey will remember the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a T-6 Texan Trainer propeller planes fly over, followed by the casting of a memorial wreath upon the Delaware River and the playing of TAPS. The fly-over, weather permitting, will take place at 9am and the wreath casting and TAPS will take place on the forecastle (forward deck). All guests are invited on the forecastle to attend.
To see the T-6 Texan plane, check out this video: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=utube+texan+flight+reading+air+show&view=detail&mid=6B8BB1DC616FEA79DEB26B8BB1DC616FEA79DEB2&FORM=VIRE
The Battleship New Jersey will host a ceremony to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey on December 7 at 1:45pm on the Fantail. This ceremony is free for guest to attend and will feature the ceremonial casting of a rope to the Tugboat Jupiter and will conclude with the shooting of the recently installed Quad 40 Gun.
Cadets from Army will face off with students from the Midshipmen from Navy during a Tug-of-War competition on the pier of the Battleship New Jersey on Friday, Dec. 8 at 3pm. Guests are welcome to attend the competition for free on the pier.
The Tug-of-War is part of the annual Patriot Games — a two-day, five-event competition between teams of Cadets and the Midshipmen that take place in various Philadelphia landmarks. Other events scheduled are a Rocky Relay, December 8 at 8:30am at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Leadership Reaction Course at the National Constitution Center at 10 AM, the Pull-Up Challenge, December 8 at noon at The Shops at Liberty Place; and the finale on Saturday, with the Stadium Obstacle Relay, December 9 at 1:15pm at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Patriot Games lead up to the annual Army vs Navy football game on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Past Tug-of-Wars at the Battleship also featured both academies’ bands, spirit squads, mascots and even an Army tank!
For an unforgettable holiday treat, come enjoy breakfast with Santa on the Battleship New Jersey, Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9am.
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.
The Battleship will open her decks on New Year’s Eve for guests to watch the 6pm or Midnight Fireworks shows over the Delaware River. We’ll have music, food concessions and bar service. We open her decks two hours before each show – 4pm for the 6pm fireworks show and 10pm for the midnight show. Come aboard for just a $10 donation per person. All proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
Fire the 5-inch gun at the conclusion of the 6pm and Midnight Fireworks! We’ll offer chances for guests to pull the trigger and fire this historic gun on New Year’s Eve!
Tickets are available by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108, or at the Battleship’s Ticket Office, open every day from 9:30am to 3pm, except Christmas Day, and prior to both the 6pm and Midnight shows on New Year’s Eve.
Both New Year’s Eve fireworks shows are free to Battleship Members.
Come out and roll some for the Battleship! We’ll be bowling at Pinsetter’s Bowl in Merchantville, NJ on Feb. 1 from 7pm to 10pm. Just a $25 donation includes unlimited bowling for the three hours, shoes and a hot dinner. There’s also a bar there, but you are on your own for drinks!
Tickets are available at the Battleship Ticket office, online, or by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 107 or 108.
We are back OPEN for tours today. Battleship New Jersey is sorry for any inconvenience due to the stormy weather. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Kids: Win a prize when you pull the Battleship’s rubber duck – our very own Captain Quack — from the pond, or in our case; a large bucket! Each Captain Quack is worth a prize, including Battleship Dog Tags. Beach Balls, postcards or pencils. The contest will take place in the Gift Shop of the Battleship and will run Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, respectively, as well as Easter Weekend.
Also, all kids who stop in the Battleship Gift Shop will get a free Easter Marshmallow Peep, courtesy of Just Born Candies! Good while supplies last.