Event dining on the Battleship New Jersey

 

The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.

May
11
Thu
Online Auction for William Butler Painting of the Battleship New Jersey
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – May 23 @ 8:00 pm
Online Auction for William Butler Painting of the Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship is excited to have commissioned Camden artist William Butler to create a unique artwork of his impression of the Battleship New Jersey.  William has been working on the painting, which will be unveiled during the Battleship’s annual Adm. Halsey Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 11.  People may bid to own this priceless piece of art during an online auction at

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?vhost=FrKAV

 

Bidding will end at 8pm on May 23, the 80th anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS New Jersey into the US Navy.

Own this unique piece of art and help the Battleship.  All proceeds from the bid for the art go to the on-going maintenance of the Battleship New Jersey, a non-profit museum and memorial.

May
13
Sat
Big Guns Cornhole Tournament @ Battleship New Jersey
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Big Guns Cornhole Tournament @ Battleship New Jersey

Big Guns Cornhole Tournament on the Battleship!

Saturday, May 13

Keystone State Cornhole Association will again hold a tournament on the decks of the Battleship!  Food and bar service will be available.

Proceeds from each registration goes to the on-going support of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

To register your cornhole team, visit

https://www.keystonestatecornhole.com/events-1/2023-big-guns-cornhole-tournament

Fire a Salute from the Battleship’s Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fire a Salute from the Battleship's Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey

Pull the trigger and fire a salute from the Battleship’s Saluting Gun on Saturday, May 13 from 12pm to 2pm.

Just a $50 donation to fire a salute!

Purchase your ticket at the Battleship Ticket Office

Or call 866-877-6262 x108

Other Saluting Gun Salutes dates will be:

  • Saturday, May 27, 2023
  • Saturday, June 10, 2023
  • Saturday, June 24, 2023

 

Fleet Talk Lecture Series: 125th Manila Bay Anniversary Roundtable @ Independence Seaport Museum
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fleet Talk Lecture Series: 125th Manila Bay Anniversary Roundtable @ Independence Seaport Museum
May’s Fleet Talk, a year-long lecture series, presented by Independence Seaport Museum and the Battleship New Jersey, will feature 125th Manila Bay Anniversary Roundtable Discussion. The event, which will take place on May 13th at 7pm at the Cruiser Olympia at Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, will feature speakers Luke Clawson, Petty Officer Andrew Tompkins, USCG and Dr. John Fahey.
The Battle of Manila Bay occurred on May 1, 1898 and was the first battle of the Spanish-American War. This roundtable will examine the battle, Olympia’s role in it, as well as the greater social and political context for the Spanish-American War as a whole.
Dr. John E. Fahey is a historian at the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. He earned his PhD in European history from Purdue University. He has taught history at the United States Military Academy, Georgia Military College, and George Mason University. His book, “Przemyśl, Poland: A Multiethnic City During and After a Fortress, 1867-1939” came out in February 2023 from Purdue University Press.
Petty Officer Andrew Tompkins, Ph.D., currently serves as the Curatorial Historian for the future National Coast Guard Museum in New London, Connecticut. Tompkins received his Ph.D. in History and Culture from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey prior to joining the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. In addition to preparing academic presentations and publications for the museum, he also acts as the institution’s primary narrative contributor and as one of its public outreach representatives.
This is a free event
May
19
Fri
Guided Engine Room Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Guided Engine Room Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

ENGINE ROOM GUIDED TOUR

Descend into the armored citadel of the ship for a 90-minute, family friendly, guided, walking tour of the most powerful engineering plant ever installed on a battleship. Learn how steam powered engines moved the massive ship at record breaking speeds and see the spaces crew members worked in. This hands-on walking tour is fun for all ages and allows guests to climb down seven stories into a fire room to see the huge boilers, an engine room to see the turbines and throttle wheels, and a one of the ship’s many steering positions.

$30 donation per adults.

Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your discounts.

For tickets, click:

https://63691.blackbaudhosting.com/63691/page.aspx?pid=196&tab=2&txobjid=6550f3b9-f2fe-4c66-a1b9-71fa2e9c1f54

Or call 866-877-6262 x108.

May
20
Sat
Winston Churchill Victory Gala @ Battleship New Jersey
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Winston Churchill Victory Gala @ Battleship New Jersey

The International Churchill Society, Churchill Society of Pennsylvania, Chartwell Affinity Club of the Union League of Philadelphia, and the Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial cordially invite you to our inaugural Winston Churchill Victory Gala on Saturday, May 20th at 6 PM, aboard the USS New Jersey.

Join us for an elegant and historic evening aboard America’s most decorated battleship! This momentous gala will commemorate and celebrate Sir Winston Churchill becoming Prime Minister in May of 1940 and declaring ‘Victory in Europe’ in May of 1945. Vice Admiral Michael Franken, USN, Retired, will provide the evening’s Keynote Remarks. Admiral Franken has a long, storied career of service, including being the very first commanding officer of the USS Winston S. Churchill.

Transport back in time aboard the iconic WWII-era Battleship New Jersey! Dress is black tie preferred (feel free to theme your attire around the popular styles of the 1920s–1940s; Churchill style bowler & top hats encouraged!).

Celebrate the 20th Century’s Greatest Statesman and his leadership that led to ultimate VICTORY while helping to support the preservation of the legendary Battleship New Jersey!

“You ask what is our aim? I can answer in one word: VICTORY!” – Sir Winston S. Churchill, May 1940

Ticket Price: $180 Per Person

Ticket includes red carpet reception, dinner, entertainment, deck tour of the Battleship NJ, Churchill-themed souvenir, prizes, surprises, a 1-year membership in the International Churchill Society & Churchill Society of Pennsylvania, and a special Battleship New Jersey Churchill cigar!

Special International Churchill Society/Churchill Society of PA Member Price: $150 per person

Special sponsorship opportunities and group ticket and table packages are available. Have questions? Contact the Churchill Society of Pennsylvania at: info@ChurchillPA.com

The battleship New Jersey is anchored on the Camden Waterfront on the Delaware River with the beautiful Philadelphia skyline as its backdrop.

Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Pl
Camden, NJ 08103

Special International Churchill Society/Churchill Society of PA Member Price: $150 per person

May
21
Sun
Fallen Heroes Wreath Program Motorcycle Ride @ Battleship New Jersey
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fallen Heroes Wreath Program Motorcycle Ride @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship will be the end point of the annual Heores Wreath Motorcycle Ride on Sunday, May 21 Several hundred bikes will park on the pier and landside. Riders will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Battleship, lunch catered by Mission BBQ and live music on the fantail.

Meet will be at the “Old” Philadelphia Police Academy, 8501 State Road, Philadelphia, PA at 9am.  Ride will begin at 11am.

For more information or to register, visit

https://www.fallenheroeswreathprogram.org/

May
23
Tue
Honoring Our Heroes Banners Unveiling Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Honoring Our Heroes Banners Unveiling Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey

In conjunction with the Anniversary of the New Jersey’s Commissioning Ceremony on May 23, the Battleship will also unveil 22 new banners of Heroes who served or helped our military from our region. The new banners will be on display along the Battleship’s Promenade. A booklet with details on all of the Banner Honorees will be available for free in the Visitors Center.

The ceremony, which will take place on the fantail on Tuesday, May 23 at 11am, is free to attend.

The Heroes to be honored on the banners along the promenade include:

  • Jedh Colby Barker, LCPL, USMC
  • Richard H. Best, LT, US Navy
  • Ronald L. Bon, CAPT., US Air Force
  • May Brill, SK3, US Navy Waves
  • Nelson V. Brittin, SFC US Army
  • Peter Spencer Connor, S/SGT, USMC
  • Samuel S. Coursen,  1LT, US Army
  • Walter E.  Demsey Jr., SF4, US Army
  • Louis A. Ivey, Capt., MD, US Navy
  • Elden H. Johnson, PVT, US Army
  • Rosella Johnson, “ROSIE THE RIVETER”
  • Douglas J. Katz, VADM, US Navy
  • Edith M. Claypoole, “WENDY THE WELDER”
  • Richard D. Milligan, RADM, US Navy
  • Nicholas Minue, PVT, US Army
  • Paul Reason, ADM, US Navy
  • Carlton Robert Rouh, 1ST LT, USMC
  • David B. McGuidan, CAPT, US Navy
  • Raymond A. Spruance, ADM, US Navy
  • Chaplain Charles J. Watters, MAJ, US Army
  • Judith Tapper, GOLD STAR MOTHER, and David M. Tapper, PQ1 US Navy Seal
  • Melinda Kane, GOLD STAR MOTHER, and Jeremy Kane, LCPL, USMC

A special thanks to Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 19 for sponsoring the banners

Thanks to Philadelphia Sign for printing the banners.

The past Heroes Banners that were flying along the Promenade have been moved to fly along Wiggins Marina.

A very special Thank You to all our honorees for their services to our county

 

USS New Jersey Commissioning/Veteran Banners Unveiling Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
USS New Jersey Commissioning/Veteran Banners Unveiling Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey

USS New Jersey Commissioning Anniversary/Veteran Banners Unveiling

Tuesday, May 23, 11am

The Battleship will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS New Jersey and the unveiling of new banners honoring veterans from the region and the Battleship with a ceremony on Tuesday, May 23 at 11am.

The event will feature remarks from

  • Author and historian Paul Stillwell,
  • WWII USS New Jersey veteran William “Bill” Ryan,
  • Capt Louis Ivey, USN (Ret), the first African-American Officer on the New Jersey,
  • VADM Douglas Katz, Commanding Officer of the New Jersey from 1987-1989,
  • Capt. Mark Easton, USN (Ret), crewmember on the New Jersey during the 1980s,
  • Rear Adm. Samuel Cox, USN (Ret), former Commander of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI).  and current Director, Naval History and Heritage Command and Curator of the Navy.

Capt. Walter M. Urban, USN (Ret), will serve as Master of Ceremonies.  Live performance of “God Bless America” by Maria Discuuillo, and the National Anthem and TAPS performed by the Battleship’s Bugler, volunteer Nan LaCorte.

This free ceremony will  also feature veterans.  live patriot music performance and even birthday cake as we celebrate the Battleship’s 80th year and honor veteran and supporters .

May
29
Mon
Memorial Day Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Memorial Day Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship will team up with Camden County and the Knights of Columbus to host a free ceremony to remember our military heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The ceremony will take place on the ship’s fantail.

The key note speaker for this free ceremony will be Con. Donald Norcross.  The National Anthem and TAPS will be performed by bugler Bill McLean.  A Memorial Wreath will be casted upon the Delaware River to honor our military heroes.

The ceremony will begin at 10am on the Battleship’s fantail, tented rear deck.

Jun
14
Wed
Flag Day Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Flag Day Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey will hold a ceremony  on the history of Flag Day, as well as a live demonstration of the proper way to retire a tattered US flag.  This free event will take place at 10am on Wednesday, June 14, on land with the Battleship as the backdrop.

Guests may bring their tattered flags to the Battleship.  All flags will be retired properly.

All kids will also get a mini US flag as part of their tour of the Battleship on Flag Day, June 14.

You can also make a donation to own a flag flown over the Battleship.  See below for more information on a flag flown over the ship. visit

USS New Jersey Flown American Flag

Jun
15
Thu
Camden Residents Scholarship Awards Dinner @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Camden Residents Scholarship Awards Dinner @ Battleship New Jersey

The 11th annual Camden Residents Scholarship Awards Dinner will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom on Thursday, June 15 at 6pm.  This dinner will award students who reside in Camden with $2000 scholarships — an additional $1000 from past scholarship awards — to be used for their education as they move forward in their academic career.

The Battleship has awarded 100 Camden students a total of $100,000 in scholarships over the past 10 years.  As we move into our next decade of scholarships, the Battleship has increased the award per student to $2000 to further help them with  their educational expenses.

The Battleship has recently contacted Camden area schools regarding participating in this program.  Teachers from the schools identified students moving forward in their academic career for the Battleship scholarship.  One student from ten Camden-area high schools and secondary schools will receive the scholarship, which will be awarded on the Battleship on June  15.

The winning students and the schools that there are from are:

  • Camden Academy Charter:  Michelle Leon
  • Camden High:  Deonna Fooks-Benbow
  • Camden Catholic High: Jesus Colin
  • LEAP Academy:  Dwan Tokley
  • Brimm Medical Arts: Taniya Aviles
  • Creative Arts Silvia Espinal
  • Camden Big Picture;  DeJanea Witcher
  • Eastside High School:  Oscar Roman
  • Rutgers-Camden:  Dynasty Birriel
  • Camden County College Grisleidy Pena

Congratulations to all these outstanding students!

Jun
17
Sat
Adult Overnight Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 am
Adult Overnight Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Adults can sleep overnight aboard the World’s Greatest Battleship!
The Battleship New Jersey is opening her award-winning overnight program, which is usually full of scouts and youth groups, to adults! During the evening of Saturday, June 17, adults can experience a night aboard the Battleship. Enjoy dinner and breakfast served from the chowline, experience a guided tour of the ship, take a chance to fire a salute from the ship’s saluting gun and sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did!
But hurry — only a few bunks are available!
The price is a $75 donation. This is for adults only!
To reserve your bunk, call 866-877-6262 x203 or email overnights@battleshipnewjersey.org
Red Meat Lovers Club Presents “Battleship Beef Part 2” @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Red Meat Lovers Club Presents "Battleship Beef Part 2" @ Battleship New Jersey
Tables of meat on the high deck of the Battleship New Jersey. We gatherer a glorious night of beef to raise money for the Battleship.

Imagine a night with stations of beef captained by the best chefs in the country for a night of feasting.

This dinner will be on the deck of the Battleship New Jersey. Bigger setting with one purpose…..to create an night that will be spoken about in hushed tones for years to come.

UNIFORMS (RMLC Battleship Beef Hats) WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ALL PATRONS

Dining etiquette will be set aside…. our goal is to over consume.

This one will be a epic scene filled with Red Meat Lovers and BEEF and maybe a few Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust cigars provided by Steve Saka and Casa De Montecristo.

Red Meat Lover’s Club will set up there signature auction , all profits of auction will be donated to Battleship NJ.

Some menu highlights….(*menu and restaurants subject to change)

Katz’s Deli NYC will be slicing Pastrami on Rye with a smear of mustard

Mission BBQ chopped brisket and puuled pork sliders, cornbread and slaw

Jimmy Buff’s will be serving their iconic Italian Hot Dogs

Full wheel of reggiano parmigiano cheese …making the greatest pasta you have ever had by Marcelli Formaggi

Carved aged meats mountains by Edward’s Aged Meats

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Tree will be consumed all night

Butter Belly Warm cookie station

and beyond……(you won’t leave hungry)

The cigars will be included with each ticket. Casa De Montecristo will create a pop up cigar sales store.

We have the ability to smoke just off the Battleship on the landing and the pier.

The iconic Steve Saka will be including his cigars into the night…..and will be present and accounted for.

Cash bar with proceeds going to the battleship

Thank you to Paris Ackerman law for your sponsorship

Jul
1
Sat
Watch July 1st Fireworks from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Watch July 1st Fireworks from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Experience the amazing view of the fireworks over the Delaware River on Saturday, July 1.  Live music by the 999 Reasons Band, face painting for kids, food concessions, bar service and the best view of the fireworks for the forecastle (forward deck)  of the Battleship!  A $10 donation per person.

Or watch the Fireworks like an Admiral!  Our Admiral VIP  package includes beer, wine and soda, appetizers and fireworks viewing from the 01 deck – one deck above the main deck.   Admiral VIP guests will have access to the main deck too.  A $100 donation per person.

The Battleship’s decks will open at 7pm.  Fireworks will begin around 9:30pm.

No chairs,  alcohol or food may be brought aboard the ship.

For tickets,  click here:

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Or  stop by the Battleship’s Ticket Office any day from 10am to 4pm.

Or call 866-877-6262 x108.