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Apr
4
Sat
CANCELLED: Vietnam War Living History Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
CANCELLED: Vietnam War Living History Day @ Battleship New Jersey

Since the Battleship New Jersey will be closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus, the annual Vietnam War Living History Day, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule this event for later this year.  However, that will depend on how long this crisis continues.

In the meantime, please stay inside and be safe.

Apr
17
Fri
Battleship Lit Blue to Salute Healthcare Workers @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – May 15 @ 12:00 pm
Battleship Lit Blue to Salute Healthcare Workers @ Battleship New Jersey

Our nation’s most decorated and largest battleship is lit blue to salute our healthcare workers. Bravo Zulu for your commitment, kindness and courage. #LightItBlue

Fly a Flag Above the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – May 16 @ 12:00 pm
Fly a Flag Above the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Did you know the Battleship can fly the flag over the ship on the day that you want?

Order an American Flag to fly over the Battleship on the ship’s website — https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/product-category/flown-flag/ –and then email events@battleshipnewjersey.org and request the date that you want a flag flown.

The Flag will be flown on the ship’s main mast, folded and sent to the donor, along with a Certificate of Authenticity.. We’ll fly a 4’x6′ flag for a $62 donation or a 5’x8’ flag for a $100 donation, while supplies last.

Visit https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/shop for all kinds of great merchandise available from the Battleship.

All proceeds go to help the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial, while the ship is closed for tours due to the coronavirus.

Thank you for your support!

Take a Virtual Tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – May 17 @ 12:00 pm
Take a Virtual Tour of the World's Greatest Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Since the Battleship New Jersey is closed for tours due to the coronavirus, the Battleship’s Curatorial Department has released a virtual tour of the ship on YouTube!

Visit https://youtu.be/kDOFBGIf6Uo

Are you subscribed to the Battleship’s YouTube Channel?  We add content to the channel every day!  Please subscribe to our free YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/BattleshipNewJersey

Be safe!

May
5
Tue
#Giving Tuesday Now Day is May 5 @ Battleship New Jersey
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 11:45 pm
#Giving Tuesday Now Day is May 5 @ Battleship New Jersey

Tuesday, May 5 is #Giving Tuesday Now Day

Help our nation’s most decorated ship stay afloat.  The Battleship New Jersey is closed due to the coronavirus. We want to re-open her when it’s safe for tours and more. But we need your help.

Please donate at battleshipnewjersey.org/give

May
8
Fri
Members Online Event for V-E Day
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Members Online Event for V-E Day

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II in Europe, join our Curator on May 8 at 6pm on Zoom for a special conversation about the War in Europe.

When he is done, we will open the floor to answer your questions about the war or the Battleship.
This program is free and open to all Battleship New Jersey members. Members can get the link to the online event by emailing membership@battleshipnewjersey.org
To become a member or renew your membership, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org/join or call 866-877-6262 ext. 127.
May
11
Mon
New Jersey Navy Week
May 11 @ 10:00 am – May 15 @ 2:00 pm
New Jersey Navy Week

It’s NJ Navy Week, Monday, May 11 thru Friday, May 15!

Check out schedule of virtual events at

www.outreach.navy.mil/virtual-outreach

May
22
Fri
Maritime Day Salute to Healthcare Workers @ Battleship New Jersey
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:05 pm
Maritime Day Salute to Healthcare Workers @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey will join historic ships across the country by sounding the ship’s horn at 1300 hrs (1pm EDT) on Friday, May 22 to salute frontline healthcare workers!

Although the Battleship remains closed indefinitely for tours, people along the Camden Waterfront and Penn’s Landing, across the Delaware River, will hear the ship’s horn at 1pm on Friday, May 22.

Be safe!

May
23
Sat
Facebook Live Ceremony for Commissioning Anniversary @ Battleship New Jersey
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Facebook Live Ceremony for Commissioning Anniversary @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will celebrate the 77th anniversary of her

commissioning into the U.S. Navy with a Facebook Live ceremony on her forecastle at 10am

on Saturday, May 23, which has been designated as Battleship New Jersey Day in the State

of New Jersey.

 

The Commissioning ceremony will feature Capt. Walt Urban, USN (ret), who once served

aboard the USS New Jersey.  Capt. Urban will talk about the commissioning and history of the

USS New Jersey.  Battleship volunteer Nan LaCorte will perform the bugle and play the

National Anthem, and TAPs as a memorial wreath is casted upon the Delaware River for fallen

shipmates.  The ceremony will conclude with a salute from the Battleship’s 5-inch gun.

 

Since the Battleship remains closed for tours due to the coronavirus, the ceremony will be shown

on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/BattleshipNJ.

 

Media members are invited to come aboard the forecastle (forward deck) for the ceremony.   The

media members attending must wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

 

PHOTO OPP:  Memorial Wreath Casted on to the Delaware River from the Battleship and 5-inch Gun Shoot

 

Located on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the city of  Philadelphia,

the Battleship is currently closed for tours due to the coronavirus.  The ship will reopen once it’s

deemed safe by the state of New Jersey.  Even though our nation’s most decorated battleship is

closed, people can still experience a virtual tour from home! Visit:  https://youtu.be/kDOFBGIf6Uo

The Battleship also adds content to our YouTube channel nearly every day.  Please subscribe to the

free YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/battleshipnewjersey. For more information, visit

www.battleshipnewjersey.org .

 

 

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May
25
Mon
Memorial Day Facebook Live Ceremony from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Memorial Day Facebook Live Ceremony from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will remember our military heroes who gave

the ultimate sacrifice for our nation with a Facebook Live ceremony on Memorial Day, Monday,

May 25 at 10am.

 

The Memorial Day ceremony will feature an overview on the history and significance of Memorial

Day by Battleship Curator, Ryan Szimanski, and a talk on what Memorial Day means by Army

veteran and Director of Accounting for the Battleship, Mike Hayes.  The ceremony will end with

the casting of a memorial wreath onto the Delaware River.

 

Since the Battleship remains closed for tours due to the coronavirus, the ceremony will be shown

on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/BattleshipNJ

 

 

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Jun
21
Sun
Bring Dad Aboard the Battleship for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bring Dad Aboard the Battleship for Father's Day, Sunday, June 21 @ Battleship New Jersey

Bring Dad aboard our nation’s most decorated and largest battleship for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21!

The Battleship New Jersey is offering the Hit the Deck exterior tour.  This tour features the 16-inch gun turret, tomahawk missile launch boxes, Seasprite helicopters, some great views of the Philly skyline and more!  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under, seniors and veterans.  All ticket purchases go to the on-going restoration and maintenance of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org/visit.  Tickets are also available in the Ticket Office in the Visitors Center.

The Battleshop gift shop is also available and offers USS New Jersey hats, t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts and more!  The Battleshop is open every day from 10am to 5pm in the Visitors Center.

Free parking along Clinton Street!

Please note for for public safety, all guests must pass a health screening, wear a face covering at all times and practice social distancing of one fathom — six feet — when aboard the ship, in the Visitors Center and on the pier.

 

Jul
2
Thu
Fire Power Tours Are Back! Beginning Thursday, July 2 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fire Power Tours Are Back! Beginning Thursday, July 2 @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship’s signature tour — the Fire Power Tour — is back! The Fire Power self-guided tour will re-open for guests on Thursday, July 2,

Guests can experience the interior spaces of the Battleship again! Track a tomahawk missile in the Combat Engagement Center, look in at the engine rooms along Broadway, check out artifacts in the Exhibit area, climb into a bunk to learn what life was like aboard this floating city, and more! Tours will still include the exterior decks, with highlights like the 16-inch gun turret, the tomahawk missile launch boxes, the Seasprite helicopter and more. The interior of the Battleship is air conditioned and with the nice breezes off the Delaware River when you are outside on the exterior decks, the Battleship is a cool experience!

The Fire Power self-guided tour will be a timed tour to promote distance between guests touring the ship. All guests still must pass a health screening, which includes a contactless thermometer temperature check, in the Visitors Center before purchasing or redeeming their ticket. All guests must wear a face covering and practice social distancing of one fathom — six feet — in the Visitors Center and while touring the Battleship. The tour route of the Battleship, along with the Visitors Center, will be continuously cleaned and disinfected by the Battleship’s housekeeping personnel.

Fire Power self-guided tours will be available every day, beginning Thursday, July 2, from 10am with the last tour launching at 4pm.

We recommend purchasing tickets in advance on our website at https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/visit/purchase-tickets/ Tickets can be purchased the day of your tour at the Ticket Office inside the Battleship’s Visitors Center.

As our gift for your patience during the quarantine, free parking is available along Clinton St. (GPS: 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ) and in the Marina Parking lot.

If you have questions, please call 866-877-6262 ext. 108 daily from 10am to 4pm.

Jul
3
Fri
Help Our Troops and Get a Free Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm
Help Our Troops and Get a Free Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

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)

Chapstick

Coffee,

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

Gum

Hard Candy

Individual drink mixes (dry Gatorade, Kool Aid, Tea/with sugar)

Mixed Nuts

New Magazines

Peanutbutter Cracker packs

Peanuts

Pens & Pencils

Pepperoni stick

Slim Jims

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 during the hours of 10am to 4pm daily.

Thank you for your support!

Aug
1
Sat
Fire the Battleship’s Saluting Gun on Saturday, August 1 @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fire the Battleship's Saluting Gun on Saturday, August 1 @ Battleship New Jersey

On Saturday, August 1 on the hour from 11am to 3pm, a guest touring the Battleship will win the chance to pull the trigger of the portside saluting gun and render a salute to our great nation!  We’ll announce the winner’s name over our 1MC (PA) system throughout the day. .

Or for a $50 donation, we’ll let you pull the trigger for your own salute whatever time you want on August 1.

The Battleship is open for tours from 10am to 3pm every day.  Free parking along Clinton St.

Tickets can be purchased in advance: TICKETS

or you can purchase at our Ticket Office inside the Visitors Center upon arrival.

Aug
15
Sat
WWII Victory Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
WWII Victory Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Celebrate Victory in WWII with artifacts and re-enactors, even a defense of an air attack, aboard our nation’s most decorated battleship on Saturday, Aug. 15, 10am to 3pm.

WWII re-enactors and artifacts will be on display in the Officers’ Wardroom, Admiral’s and Captain’s Cabins and on the fantail.  All WWII activities are along the Fire Power self-guided tour tour and can be experienced with the purchase of a tour.

We’ll even use the ship’s air defenses against an attack of a Japanese Zero replica plane! Our intelligence tells us that the Zero will attack at 12 noon on Aug. 15. Come out and watch the Battleship’s guns defend the ship!

Free parking is available along Clinton St. (for GPS, use the address of 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ)

Celebrate Victory in WWII aboard the Big J!