Aug
18
Sun
Pool Party on the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Pool Party on the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey

In 1967, while the USS New Jersey was being reactivated for the Vietnam War, 40mm anti-aircraft guns were removed.  To save time and money, the tubs, where the guns were housed, were left in place. Captain J. Edward Snyder Jr., always sensitive to crew morale, thought the empty gun tubs, on either side of his cabin, would make perfect swimming pools.  

As a remembrance to the Capt. Snyder’s swimming pools, the Battleship added a pool on the portside of the 01 deck, where one of the original pools was. The top photo shows Capt. Snyder in the pool in 1968.  The photo beneath shows Curator Ryan Szimanski floating in the pool from last year.
Bring your bathing suit and take a dip in the Battleship pool!  We are opening the pool for swimming on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 & 18 and August 24 & 24, 9:30am to 5pm, weather permitting.
Free to enjoy for members, or with the purchase of any tour of the Battleship New Jersey.
Building History Will Build Boats in August
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Building History Will Build Boats in August
For August, Building History’s project is Concrete Boats.  During World War II, the United States was building large amounts of ships, guns, and other tools for war. Limited amounts of steel forced the Navy to get creative and led them to experiment with making ships out of concrete. Why was the battleship made of steel instead of concrete? Find out and test to see if you can make your own boat out of various materials.
 Building History activities, which are in addition to a tour of the Battleship, will take place every Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm on the main deck outside of Turret 1 on the port side, or, if raining, in crew’s mess.
Aug
24
Sat
Pool Party on the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Pool Party on the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey

In 1967, while the USS New Jersey was being reactivated for the Vietnam War, 40mm anti-aircraft guns were removed.  To save time and money, the tubs, where the guns were housed, were left in place. Captain J. Edward Snyder Jr., always sensitive to crew morale, thought the empty gun tubs, on either side of his cabin, would make perfect swimming pools.  

As a remembrance to the Capt. Snyder’s swimming pools, the Battleship added a pool on the portside of the 01 deck, where one of the original pools was. The top photo shows Capt. Snyder in the pool in 1968.  The photo beneath shows Curator Ryan Szimanski floating in the pool from last year.
Bring your bathing suit and take a dip in the Battleship pool!  We are opening the pool for swimming on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 & 18 and August 24 & 24, 9:30am to 5pm, weather permitting.
Free to enjoy for members, or with the purchase of any tour of the Battleship New Jersey.
Building History Will Build Boats in August
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Building History Will Build Boats in August
For August, Building History’s project is Concrete Boats.  During World War II, the United States was building large amounts of ships, guns, and other tools for war. Limited amounts of steel forced the Navy to get creative and led them to experiment with making ships out of concrete. Why was the battleship made of steel instead of concrete? Find out and test to see if you can make your own boat out of various materials.
 Building History activities, which are in addition to a tour of the Battleship, will take place every Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm on the main deck outside of Turret 1 on the port side, or, if raining, in crew’s mess.
Aug
25
Sun
Pool Party on the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Pool Party on the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey

In 1967, while the USS New Jersey was being reactivated for the Vietnam War, 40mm anti-aircraft guns were removed.  To save time and money, the tubs, where the guns were housed, were left in place. Captain J. Edward Snyder Jr., always sensitive to crew morale, thought the empty gun tubs, on either side of his cabin, would make perfect swimming pools.  

As a remembrance to the Capt. Snyder’s swimming pools, the Battleship added a pool on the portside of the 01 deck, where one of the original pools was. The top photo shows Capt. Snyder in the pool in 1968.  The photo beneath shows Curator Ryan Szimanski floating in the pool from last year.
Bring your bathing suit and take a dip in the Battleship pool!  We are opening the pool for swimming on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 & 18 and August 24 & 24, 9:30am to 5pm, weather permitting.
Free to enjoy for members, or with the purchase of any tour of the Battleship New Jersey.
Aug
31
Sat
Building History Will Build Boats in August
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Building History Will Build Boats in August
For August, Building History’s project is Concrete Boats.  During World War II, the United States was building large amounts of ships, guns, and other tools for war. Limited amounts of steel forced the Navy to get creative and led them to experiment with making ships out of concrete. Why was the battleship made of steel instead of concrete? Find out and test to see if you can make your own boat out of various materials.
 Building History activities, which are in addition to a tour of the Battleship, will take place every Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm on the main deck outside of Turret 1 on the port side, or, if raining, in crew’s mess.
Get Buzzed on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Get Buzzed on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Just in time for back to school, guests can get free buzz cuts by our barber in the Battleship’s Barbershop on Saturday, August 31  from 10am to 2pm.  Barber Jeannette will be onboard to do buzz cuts and trims!

 Add a tour of the Battleship for 20% off when you come to the ship for your buzz cut!  Just visit the Battleship’s Ticket Office.
Sep
7
Sat
Brew Blast on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Brew Blast on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for tasty craft brews (50+) & awesome views at the MGK Brew Blast.

Ticket Info:

Purchase tickets here: https://wmgk.com/event/wmgk-brew-blast-2019/

50+ Brews, Live Band, Free Tour
It will be a great day of craft beer sampling (over 50 beers), including Bell’s, Dogfish Head, Three 3’s, Founders, Yards, Troegs and Neshaminy Creek.  Plus, & live classic rock from the new MGK House Band (who will be crowned on 8/23)last, on the tented deck of America’s most decorated battleship.

All tickets include a TOUR of the Battleship New Jersey!.

Hang with the MGK DJs
WMGK’s John DeBella, Debbi Calton & Andre Gardner will be on board ready to talk music & beer with you. There will also be great food available for purchase. This year’s Brew Blast will feature over 50 craft beers.

ATTENTION DESIGNATED DRIVERS – all patrons entering the MGK Brew Blast event space must be 21 years or older, including Designated Drivers.

Beer line-up
This year’s line-up will include over 50 beers…..COMING SOON

Parking
$10 parking is available at the garage next to BB&T Pavilion. It is a short walk from the parking garage to the Battleship.

Social Media
If you’re posting about going to the Brew Blast on social media or posting pictures of the event while there, make sure you tag @WMGK and/or use the hashtag #MGKBrewBlast .

Getting There Without Driving
Riverlink Ferry:
Those coming from Philadelphia can take the Riverlink Ferry to the Entertainment Center stop and take a short walk directly to Battleship NJ from the parking lot.

Riverline Light Rail Train:
Ride NJ TRANSIT’s River LINE to the Battleship!
Exit at Entertainment Center and walk around the Susquehanna Bank Center. For information, rates and schedules visit www.riverline.com or call 973-275-5555.

PATCO:
If taking PATCO from Philadelphia or within NJ, you can take PATCO to the Broadway Station/Walter Rand Transportation Center stop. You can purchase a ticket and get on the Riverline Light Rail Train and take that to the Entertainment Center/BB&T Pavilion stop. Once off the train you can walk around the Susquehanna Bank Center (about 2 or 3 minute walk) to the Battleship.

Sep
28
Sat
Cigars on the River @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Battleship New Jersey’s First Annual Cigars on the River Fundraiser


Support the Battleship New Jersey

September 28th from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Enjoy premium cigars on the deck of the battleship overlooking the Delaware River and the Philadelphia skyline.

  • Food Trucks
  • Music
  • Live Cigar Roller
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Cash Bar

Admission

General $45.00

Includes: 3 premium cigars, premium lighter and cutter

VIP $100.00

Includes: 6 premium cigars, buffet, private party area aboard the ship

Buy Tickets

Oct
12
Sat
STEM Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
STEM Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

How does a 57,000 ton battleship float? How do you hit a target over the horizon? How does a steam engine work? Find out the answer to these questions and more on STEM Day aboard the Battleship. Look at the science of communication, the technological changes to the ship’s guns, engineer a system to repair battle damage, learn the art of a radio broadcast, do the math to get your projectile on target and more!

STEM Day will take place from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, October 12. Throughout the Battleship and in the Visitors Center at the WWII Japanese Periscoper, guests can experience additional educational activities designed for elementary students to learn more about how the ship operates.

Guests can build their own periscope, presented by Edmund Optics, at the Japanese Periscope in the Visitors Center. Learn about navigation on the Bridge. Participate in an exercise in mechanical advantage using the I beam system will take place on Broadway. Other activities include How Boats Float, Rockets, and Circuit Block activities. Building History will still be going with the science of communication. There will be a project on the science of projectiles as well. Radio Club will be in.

All educational exercises are free to experience with a tour of the Battleship.