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Jan
25
Sat
Souper Savings on a Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – Feb 29 @ 3:00 pm
Souper Savings on a Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Save money on a Fire Power self-guided tour of the Battleship New Jersey and help the hungry in our community!
 
Now through the end of February, bring in an unopened can of soup and we’ll give you a 20% discount on the Fire Power self-guided tour, available every day from 9:30am with the last tour departing at 3pm.
 
All cans of soup will be donated to the Food Bank of South Jersey.
Feb
1
Sat
Hands On History: Adm. Reason and Ensign Ivey @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – Feb 29 @ 3:00 pm
Hands On History:  Adm. Reason and Ensign Ivey @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship will honor Ensign Louis Ivey and Admiral Paul Reason for Hands On History in February.

Ensign Ivey was initially assigned to the boiler division. Visitors can hold a fuel nozzle from one of the ship’s boiler rooms. One of those boiler rooms is on the Engineering Steam to Speed Tour that launches every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00. Ivey was later the division officer for the New Jersey’s radiomen, so we have a Gibson Girl Radio like the one that would have been on the ship with Ivey during the 1950s.

Admiral Reason, who led Battle Group Romeo from the Battleship in the 1980s, later wrote a book called Sailing New Seas about naval tactics that visitors can look through. The cruisebook from 1989 that includes Reason, is also on display.

Feb
8
Sat
Little Lights by Charles Edison Fund: Electricity @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Little Lights by Charles Edison Fund: Electricity @ Battleship New Jersey

In February’s program, especially designed for our preschool audience, learn about electricity!

Guests can put together a basic circuit then take a guided tour of the third deck of the ship and learn about how the ship made electricity.
The program will take place on Feb. 8 at 11:00, free with Fire Power self-guided tours. Activities will take place in the Crew’s Mess.
Feb
15
Sat
Presidents Day Weekend on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Presidents Day Weekend on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
This Presidents Day Weekend, walk the decks that Presidents walked! Even check out President Ronald Reagan’s flag, on display in the Officers’ Wardroom.
 
The Battleship has also added the guided Engineering Steam to Speed Tour at 11am and the guided Turret II Tour at 1pm on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 17.
 
Further, on Monday, Feb. 17, the Battleship will recognize the 76th Anniversary of Operation Hailstorm. On Feb. 17 and 18, 1944, there was a massive air and surface strike on Truk Lagoon. This would be the first time that the Battleship New Jersey would fire her 16-inch guns in anger. To commemorate this event, we will be posting in real time on Twitter the events of the battleship and of others involved. Additionally, Curator Ryan Szimanski will be leading the 1 pm Turret II tour, which will be longer than usual and discuss Operation Hailstone in addition to talking about the 16-inch guns. The lecture is free for members and all guests with Fire Power self-guided tour tickets. The lecture will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. Members get 30% off the Turret II tour.
 
Finally, each day during Presidents Day Weekend, guests can register to win the DVD “The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents,” donated by The History Channel. Guests can enter in the Ship’s Store.
Feb
16
Sun
Presidents Day Weekend on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Presidents Day Weekend on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
This Presidents Day Weekend, walk the decks that Presidents walked! Even check out President Ronald Reagan’s flag, on display in the Officers’ Wardroom.
 
The Battleship has also added the guided Engineering Steam to Speed Tour at 11am and the guided Turret II Tour at 1pm on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 17.
 
Further, on Monday, Feb. 17, the Battleship will recognize the 76th Anniversary of Operation Hailstorm. On Feb. 17 and 18, 1944, there was a massive air and surface strike on Truk Lagoon. This would be the first time that the Battleship New Jersey would fire her 16-inch guns in anger. To commemorate this event, we will be posting in real time on Twitter the events of the battleship and of others involved. Additionally, Curator Ryan Szimanski will be leading the 1 pm Turret II tour, which will be longer than usual and discuss Operation Hailstone in addition to talking about the 16-inch guns. The lecture is free for members and all guests with Fire Power self-guided tour tickets. The lecture will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. Members get 30% off the Turret II tour.
 
Finally, each day during Presidents Day Weekend, guests can register to win the DVD “The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents,” donated by The History Channel. Guests can enter in the Ship’s Store.
Feb
17
Mon
76th Anniversary of WWII Operation Hailstorm @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
76th Anniversary of WWII Operation Hailstorm @ Battleship New Jersey
On Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 17, the Battleship will recognize the 76th Anniversary of Operation Hailstorm.
On Feb. 17 and 18, 1944, there was a massive air and surface strike on Truk Lagoon. This would be the first time that the Battleship New Jersey would fire her 16-inch guns in anger.
To commemorate this event, we will be posting in real time on Twitter the events of the battleship and of others involved. Additionally, Curator Ryan Szimanski will be leading the 1 pm Turret II tour, which will be longer than usual and discuss Operation Hailstone in addition to talking about the 16-inch guns. The lecture is free for members and all guests with Fire Power self-guided tour tickets. The lecture will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. Members get 30% off the Turret II tour.
 
Presidents Day Weekend on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Presidents Day Weekend on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
This Presidents Day Weekend, walk the decks that Presidents walked! Even check out President Ronald Reagan’s flag, on display in the Officers’ Wardroom.
 
The Battleship has also added the guided Engineering Steam to Speed Tour at 11am and the guided Turret II Tour at 1pm on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 17.
 
Further, on Monday, Feb. 17, the Battleship will recognize the 76th Anniversary of Operation Hailstorm. On Feb. 17 and 18, 1944, there was a massive air and surface strike on Truk Lagoon. This would be the first time that the Battleship New Jersey would fire her 16-inch guns in anger. To commemorate this event, we will be posting in real time on Twitter the events of the battleship and of others involved. Additionally, Curator Ryan Szimanski will be leading the 1 pm Turret II tour, which will be longer than usual and discuss Operation Hailstone in addition to talking about the 16-inch guns. The lecture is free for members and all guests with Fire Power self-guided tour tickets. The lecture will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. Members get 30% off the Turret II tour.
 
Finally, each day during Presidents Day Weekend, guests can register to win the DVD “The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents,” donated by The History Channel. Guests can enter in the Ship’s Store.
Feb
22
Sat
Ceremony for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ceremony for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima @ Battleship New Jersey
In continuation of the Battleship New Jersey’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the ship will host a ceremony at 9:30am on Saturday, Feb. 22. The keynote speaker will be WWII veteran and a participant in the Battle of Iwo Jima, Frank Beach. The Battleship will remember our military heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice with the casting a wreath into the Delaware River, a 21-gun salute by the PFC Daniel Giordano Marine Detachment Rifle Team, and the performance of TAPs on bugle.
The ceremony will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom and is free for guests to attend.
 
Further, the Battleship will be real-time posting on Twitter some of the events of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Feb. 17.
 
The American goal of the battle was to gain control of the island and its airfields to allow the Americans to have a staging location in order to attack the Japanese main islands. Over five weeks, this battle had some of the bloodiest fighting of the war in the Pacific. During the battle, New Jersey participated in the shore bombardment of the island
Mar
1
Sun
Red Cross Ceremony to Kick Off March is Red Cross Month @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Red Cross Ceremony to Kick Off March is Red Cross Month @ Battleship New Jersey

The American Red Cross New Jersey Region will be holding a ceremony and flag raising aboard the Battleship New

Jersey on Sunday, March 1 at 12pm to kick off March is Red Cross Month in New Jersey. The Battleship New Jersey will fly the Red Cross flag

and be illuminated at night in red lights throughout March to honor all those who have made the humanitarian mission

of the Red Cross possible.

 

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 75 years. Beginning with President Franklin D. Roosevelt

in 1943, every U.S. President has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps

people across the country and around the world.

 

The Honorable Donald Norcross, U.S. Representative, NJ 1st Congressional District, will be the keynote speaker.  Also scheduled to speak are

Brigadier General Patrick M. Kennedy, Assistant Adjutant General Air; NJ National Guard, and Captain William R. Sherrod, Commanding Officer,

Naval Support Activity, Lakehurst; Deputy Commander, JB MDL.  The Battleship New Jersey Sea Cadets will present colors, while the

National Anthem will be performed on trumpet by 13-year-old Aidan Peterson.  The Philadelphia Fire Department Marine Unit Fire Boat will be off

the port of the ship.

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

Mar
17
Tue
Curatorial Team to Go Live with Battleship Stories on YouTube at 1pm Each Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Curatorial Team to Go Live with Battleship Stories on YouTube at 1pm Each Day @ Battleship New Jersey

Every day at 1pm, beginning on Tuesday, March 17 the Curatorial Team of the Battleship New Jersey will go live on the Battleship’s YouTube site – https://www.youtube.com/c/BattleshipNewJersey – to broadcast stories about the World’s Greatest Battleship and offer interactive opportunities for viewers.

We’ll run this free online tour through Friday, March 27, while the Battleship is closed for tours due to the coronavirus.

Mar
18
Wed
Curatorial Team to Go Live with Battleship Stories on YouTube at 1pm Each Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Curatorial Team to Go Live with Battleship Stories on YouTube at 1pm Each Day @ Battleship New Jersey

Every day at 1pm, beginning on Tuesday, March 17 the Curatorial Team of the Battleship New Jersey will go live on the Battleship’s YouTube site – https://www.youtube.com/c/BattleshipNewJersey – to broadcast stories about the World’s Greatest Battleship and offer interactive opportunities for viewers.

We’ll run this free online tour through Friday, March 27, while the Battleship is closed for tours due to the coronavirus.

Mar
19
Thu
Curatorial Team to Go Live with Battleship Stories on YouTube at 1pm Each Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Curatorial Team to Go Live with Battleship Stories on YouTube at 1pm Each Day @ Battleship New Jersey

Every day at 1pm, beginning on Tuesday, March 17 the Curatorial Team of the Battleship New Jersey will go live on the Battleship’s YouTube site – https://www.youtube.com/c/BattleshipNewJersey – to broadcast stories about the World’s Greatest Battleship and offer interactive opportunities for viewers.

We’ll run this free online tour through Friday, March 27, while the Battleship is closed for tours due to the coronavirus.

Mar
20
Fri
Curatorial Team to Go Live with Battleship Stories on YouTube at 1pm Each Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Curatorial Team to Go Live with Battleship Stories on YouTube at 1pm Each Day @ Battleship New Jersey

Every day at 1pm, beginning on Tuesday, March 17 the Curatorial Team of the Battleship New Jersey will go live on the Battleship’s YouTube site – https://www.youtube.com/c/BattleshipNewJersey – to broadcast stories about the World’s Greatest Battleship and offer interactive opportunities for viewers.

We’ll run this free online tour through Friday, March 27, while the Battleship is closed for tours due to the coronavirus.

Mar
21
Sat
Battleship Needs Your Help While Closed for Tours During Coronavirus Threat @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 1 @ 3:00 pm
Battleship Needs Your Help While Closed for Tours During Coronavirus Threat @ Battleship New Jersey

To protect guests, volunteers, and staff from COVID-19, the Battleship will close temporarily for tours, group tours, events and overnights. Continue to consult this site for updates.

It costs $10,000 per day to keep the ship afloat on the river. The majority of the ship’s income comes from tours and other events currently suspended.

Please make a donation to support the ship at this critical time. You can mail a donation to 62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ 08103. You can also donate with a credit card by calling (866) 877-6262 Extension 127, or online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org/give.