Mar
30
Fri
Spring Fling Family Fun Day, Friday, March 30 @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring Fling Family Fun Day, Friday, March 30 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

On Friday, March 30, families can enjoy a special price for a Fire Power Tour of the Battleship.  Just $50 for families of three or four* from 10am to 2pm.

Plus, we’ll have face painting, temporary tattoos and balloon creations for all kids in the Wardroom, part of the Fire Power Tour!

To buy tickets, call 866-877-6262 ext, 108.

Apr
8
Sun
Atco Battles Alzheimer’s 4 on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Atco Battles Alzheimer's 4 on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Experience music from bands including Lecompt, The Blitz, The Deck Band, Ginger on the Roxx, 99 Reasons, Who Knows? Band and One Hot Mess, live on the fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship on Sunday, April 8 from noon to 7pm.

Guests also receive a self-guided tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship!

Tickets are just $20 per person and can be purchased at EventBrite.com, keyword: Atco, and at the Battleship’s Ticket Office. Food concessions and a cash bar will be available.

All proceeds go to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter and the Battleship New Jersey, a non-profit museum and memorial.

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!
Star Party Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Star Party Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
The Battleship New Jersey will participate in the annual Philadelphia Science Festival’s Citywide Star Party on Friday evening, April 20.  The ship’s forecastle (forward deck) will open at 7pm for guests to check out the skies above with a professional astronomer. Past years, guests got to see Saturn, Jupiter and an array of stars through telescopes.
  We’ll offer some snacks and beverages for guests to purchase during this free event!
  Free parking is available along Clinton St., which is on the access road that runs behind the BB&T Pavilion.
Apr
22
Sun
Camden Public Service Tours and Lunch @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 22 all-day
Camden Public Service Tours and Lunch @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Camden Fire, Police and EMT personnel and their families can enjoy a complimentary tour of the Battleship from 9:30am to 3pm on Sunday, April 22. We’ll also offer a lunch on the fantail for Camden public service personnel from noon to 3pm. Lunch is possible through contributions by Andreotti’s Catering, Dietz & Watson and Pepsi.

May
17
Thu
Cancelled: Twilight Tour Thursday, May 17 @ Battleship New Jersey
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cancelled: Twilight Tour Thursday, May 17 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Due to the forecasted bad weather, the Twilight Tour, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 17, has been cancelled.

Please consult this website for future Twilight Tours.

May
19
Sat
Free Tours for Active Military and Families on Armed Forces Day @ Battleship New Jersey
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Free Tours for Active Military and Families on Armed Forces Day @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship salutes active military personnel and their families with complimentary tours of the ship on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 19.  Experience the legendary 16-inch gun turrets, a tomahawk missile launch from the Combat Engagement Center, how life was aboard this floating city and more.  The Battleship is open for tours every day from 9:30am to 5pm.

The Battleship thanks all military personnel and their families for their service and sacrifices made for our country.

Free Tours for Active Military and their Families on Armed Forces Day @ Battleship New Jersey
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Free Tours for Active Military and their Families on Armed Forces Day @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

To celebrate Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 19, active military personnel and their families can enjoy a complimentary tour of the Battleship New Jersey.

Climb inside the legendary 16-inch gun, watch a tomahawk missile launch in the Combat Engagement Center, learn about life on this floating city and more.  The Battleship is open for tours every day from 9:30am to 5pm.

To all our military men and women, as well as their families, thank you for your service and the sacrifices you make for our country!

Free Tours to Active Military and Their Families for Armed Forces Day @ Battleship New Jersey
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Free Tours to Active Military and Their Families for Armed Forces Day @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

To celebrate Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 19, active military personnel and their families can enjoy a complimentary tour of the Battleship New Jersey.

Climb inside the legendary 16-inch gun, watch a tomahawk missile launch in the Combat Engagement Center, learn about life on this floating city and more.  The Battleship is open for tours every day from 9:30am to 5pm.

To all our military men and women, as well as their families, thank you for your service and the sacrifices you make for our country!

May
22
Tue
College Rugby Squads Demonstration at the Battleship
May 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
College Rugby Squads Demonstration at the Battleship

Men’s Rugby 7s Squads from Navy, Saint Joseph’s & Villanova and Women’s Squads from Temple & Drexel Set for

“Rugby 101” Demonstration at Battleship New Jersey, Tuesday, May 22 in Advance of 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate

Rugby Championship

 

Video, Photography and Interview Opportunities Available to Qualified Media Outlets

 

WHO:                   Men’s College Rugby 7s Teams from Navy, Saint Joseph’s, and Villanova

                             Women’s College Rugby 7s Teams from Temple and Drexel

 

WHAT:                 Free Demonstration & Exhibition Contest

 

WHERE:               Battleship New Jersey, 100 Clinton St., Camden, New Jersey

 

WHEN:                 Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

WHY:                    In advance of the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship,

Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 at Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA

 

MEDIA CONTACT:     Jim DeLorenzo, 215-266-5943, jim@jhdenterprises.com

 

BACKGROUND:

Meet the players and coaches of the Navy, Saint Joseph’s and Villanova Men’s Rugby 7s teams

and the Temple and Drexel Women’s Rugby 7s teams, who will be greeting guests and running

drills on the pier of the Battleship New Jersey, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22. 

Also on hand will be the Rugby Rhino mascots, and representatives from Dunkin’ Donuts will be

hand with free samples.  The meet-and-greet on the pier is free to experience.

 

The 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship returns to Philadelphia and Talen Energy

Stadium for the eighth consecutive year, on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, bringing national

and International attention to the Philadelphia region through the live broadcasts on ESPN, ESPN2,

ESPN News and ESPN+. The two-day rugby festival is one of the largest gatherings of collegiate and

high school rugby teams in the world, with over 30,000 fans anticipated to be in attendance.  The

main event features 24 of the nation’s top men’s collegiate Rugby 7s teams competing for the

coveted Pete Dawkins Trophy, which this year will be presented to the winner by former National

Security Advisor H. R. McMaster.  Also featured are 16 of the nation’s top women’s college rugby

squads, as well as the small college men’s rugby national championship and a boys and girls high

school competition. 

 

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May
23
Wed
75th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS New Jersey @ Battleship New Jersey
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
75th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS New Jersey @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

On May 23, 1943, the USS New Jersey was commissioned into the United State Navy at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.  The Battleship will celebrate the 75th anniversary of her Commissioning with a ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) at 10am on May 23. This event will feature key remarks from regional dignitaries and USS New Jersey veterans.  The Battleship will formally dedicate the recently re-installed Quad 40 Gun.  We’ll also have live music, including a rendition of TAPS by Battleship volunteer and bugler Nan Lacorte, a memorial wreath casting, and even cake for all guests as part of the morning’s activities.

The ceremony is free to attend.

May
24
Thu
Watch the Parade of Tall Ships from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Watch the Parade of Tall Ships from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Experience the Parade of  Tall Ships as they sail pass the Battleship New Jersey on Thursday, May 24th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Each ship will sail up the Delaware River and will receive a salute from the guns of the Battleship as they pass.  We’ll also have food concession and bar service.

Just a $10 donation to come aboard to watch the Tall Ships.  Guests who purchase a tour of the Battleship are welcome to stay aboard watch the Tall Ships sail pass the Big J en route to Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia.  Viewing of the Parade of Tall Ships is free to Battleship Members.

Get Tickets Here, or call 866-877-6262 ext, 108 or stop by the Battleship’s Ticket Office.

May
26
Sat
Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Experience the amazing view of the Memorial Day Weekend fireworks over the Delaware River on Saturday, May 26 from the deck of the Battleship New Jersey!

For just a $10 donation per person, guests can come aboard the forecastle (forward deck) beginning at 7pm. We’ll have face painting for the kids, snacks for purchase and a beer, wine and soda cash bar. Enjoy the amazing fireworks over the river at approximately 9pm.

Get Tickets Here or call 866-877-6262 ext 108 or you can buy them at the Ticket Office prior to the fireworks show on May 26 or during tour hours every day from 9:30am to 5pm.

May
28
Mon
Memorial Day Ceremony on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Memorial Day Ceremony on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship remembers our military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice with a memorial service, conducted by the Bishop Eustace Knights of Columbus.  The ceremony, which will take place on the forecastle (forward deck) and is free to attend, will include a live performance of TAPS and the casting of a memorial wreath into the Delaware River.

Jun
2
Sat
Radio Club’s Museum Ships Weekend @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm
Radio Club's Museum Ships Weekend @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Visitors touring the ship are invited to stop by the ship’s communication room throughout the day on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, and listen in as the Battleship’s Radio Club talks with over 100 museum ships throughout the world via our amateur radio.  This popular annual event, which is free to experience when you tour the Battleship, is hosted by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station.