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.

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.

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 8 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 will identify 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.

Any interested teachers or administrators from Camden area schools should contact the Battleship at 856-966-1652 ext. 144.

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.


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 outside on the deck throughout dinner.

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

NJ Beer Festival Aboard the Battleship
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NJ Beer Festival Aboard the Battleship

The New Jersey Brewers Association and the Battleship New Jersey are thrilled to bring you the 2023 NJ Beer  Festival aboard the Battleship, Saturday, June 24.

The state’s premiere New Jersey-exclusive craft beer festival, bringing you live music, crafts and of course, over thirty local breweries on the nation’s most decorated battleship!  Our 2022 event had 35 breweries with over 100 different beers.

Take a tour of the ship, then join us for an amazing time on the Delaware River!

Enjoy craft beer from New Jersey breweries on the fantail of the World’s Greatest Battleship Saturday, June 25! This annual event includes a tour of the Battleship — before sampling beer!, live music from Cabin Dogs, delicious food and even take home a souvenir sampling mug!

Breweries who participated in past NJ Beer Festivals inluded:

13th Child  Brewery, 7 Mile Brewery, The Alementary, Axe and Arrow Brewing, Behr Brewing, Brotherton Brewing, Buttzville Brewing, Carton Brewing, Chimney Rustic Ales, Czig Meister Brewing, Double Nickel Brewing, Dr. Brewlittle’s, Eclipse Brewing, Eight & Sand Beer, Ghost Hawk Brewing, Gusto Brewing, Hidden Sands Brewing, Lower Forge Brewery, MechanicalBrewery, MudHen Brewing, Neck of the Woods Brewing, Old Hights Brewing, Pinelands Brewing, Ross Brewing, Slack Tide Brewing, Somers Point Brewing, Swedesboro Brewing, Third State Brewing, Toms River Brewing, Twin Lights Brewing, Untied Brewing, Vinyl Brewing, Zed’s Beer-Bado Brewing

Early Bird Tickets are now available! 

VIP: Enjoy access at 12:00 pm – one hour earlier than the public, sample special beers and meet the brewers with our VIP ticket. A limited number of VIP tickets are available at $75 per adult.

General Admission: Tickets for the public sampling session from 1:00pm to 5:00pm are $50.

Designated driver and early bird pricing also available.

For tickets, click the link below:


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, 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 VIP  package includes beer, wine and soda, appetizers and fireworks viewing from the 01 deck – one deck above the main deck.  This is limited to 150 guests.  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:


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

Or call 866-877-6262 x108.

July 4th Fireworks from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
July 4th Fireworks from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Watch the July 4th Fireworks from the Battleship like an Admiral!  Beer, wine, soda, appetizers and the unique viewing location of Admiral’s and Captain’s decks, one level above the main deck.  Limited to 150 guests.  A $100 donation per person.

Or watch the fireworks for our main deck, where we’ll have live music, temporary tattoos for kids, food concessions and bar service. Just a $10 donation for general public fireworks viewing.

Admiral VIP guests can also experience activities on the main deck.

For tickets, visit the Battleship’s Ticket Office, open every day from 10am to 5pm, or call 866-877-6262 x108.

No chairs, no alcohol and no food can be brought aboard the ship.

Philadelphia Union’s Battle of the Branches Soccer Tournament @ Pier of the Battleship New Jersey
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Philadelphia Union's Battle of the Branches Soccer Tournament @ Pier of the Battleship New Jersey

Philadelphia Union, in partnership with Boeing, announced they will honor Military Appreciation with their annual Battle of the Branches 5v5 mini-soccer tournament on July 13, which will take place on the deck of the Battleship New Jersey.

In addition to the tournament, the event will conclude with a party with food and beverage and on the deck of the battleship.

The Union invites all active-duty military, as well as retired, reserve, DOD civilians, and friends and family playing in honor or memory of military members, in the Philadelphia-area, to assemble teams and compete in the tournament. There is no cost to register, and each player will receive a shirt, access to a meal and one drink ticket.

Date: Thursday, July 13th
Time: Tournament begins at 2 p.m. with the party to follow
Location: Battleship New Jersey (100 Clinton St, Camden, NJ 08103)

To register, click: https://www.philadelphiaunion.com/form/battle-of-the-branches-2023

The winning team will receive complimentary standing room only tickets to the Union’s Military Appreciation Game on Saturday, July 15th against NYCFC.

Battleship New Jersey Golf Tournament @ Medford Lakes Country Club
Sep 25 @ 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Battleship New Jersey Golf Tournament @ Medford Lakes Country Club

Sink some for the Battleship!

Early Bird Tickets for the Battleship Golf Tournament are now available!   Register and pay before July 1 and save $15 on a per person greens fee!
Our annual golf tournament will be at Medford Lakes Country Club, beginning at 11:30am on Monday, Sept. 25.
A delicious lunch, prizes – including the chance to win a new car, and great golf! All proceeds go to help the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
$200 donation to play — but just $185 if you register prior to July  . Sponsorships, including hole sponsorships for only $175, are available.

To register, email events@battleshipnewjersey.org, or call 866-877-6262 ext 144.

Cigars on the River @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cigars on the River @ Battleship New Jersey

Cigars on the River is coming back to the Big J!

On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Battleship’s Pier, Fantail (tented rear deck) and Forecastle (forward deck) will be open for guests to enjoy cigars aboard our nation’s most decorated battleship!  We’ll have dinner, bar service, cigar samples, cigar vendors, cigar accessories, entertainment and more!  It’s a great time and vital fundraiser for the ship.

Purchase your tickets today.  Just click:


In the meantime, enjoy a Battleship Cigar, presented by Cubanacan.  Three styles to choose and a portion of all sales goes to support the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.  To purchase a Battleship Cigar, visit