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.
Watch Labor Day Weekend Fireworks on the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Watch Labor Day Weekend Fireworks on the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey

Watch the Labor Day Weekend fireworks from the deck of the Battleship New Jersey!  Fireworks will take place over the Delaware River on Saturday, August 31.

We’ll have music, face painting for the kids, food concessions, and a cash bar for adults.  Tickets are only a $10 donation per person and proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

The Battleship will open her decks at 7 PM.  The fireworks shows are projected to begin at 9:30 PM.

Please note: This is a standing-only event.  Chairs will not be set up and no chairs are permitted to be brought aboard for the fireworks show.  Guests can bring blankets to sit on the deck.

 

 

Sep
7
Sat
WMGK 2019 Brew Blast on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WMGK 2019 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
27
Fri
Battleship to Salute the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Battleship to Salute the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle @ Battleship New Jersey

NOTE: THE US COAST GUARD HAS MOVED UP THE TIME FOR THE EAGLE, WHICH IS NOW PROJECTED TO PASS THE BATTLESHIP BETWEEN 11:30AM AND 12:30PM.

The Battleship New Jersey will fire her 5-inch gun to salute the arrival of the US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, which will pass the Battleship between 11:30am to 12:30pm today, Friday, Sept. 27.

All guests touring the Battleship at that time are welcome to watch the Eagle as she passes and the Battleship’s gun salute.  Food and beverages will be available to purchase on the Main Deck Portside before and after the Eagles passes.

The majestic sailing ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, provides USCG Academy cadets and officer candidates with their first taste of sea and salt air. Built in Germany in 1936 and re-commissioned by the United States at the close of World War II, the EAGLE is the largest active tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes.  The Eagle will dock at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia for the weekend.

Battle on the Battleship Boxing Matches @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Battle on the Battleship Boxing Matches @ Battleship New Jersey
Battle on the Battleship, Friday, Sept. 27 from 6pm to 10pm!
Join Camden County and the Battleship in raising funds for a statue honoring boxing legend Jersey Joe Walcott, the Camden City native who held the World Heavyweight title from 1951 to 1952 and broke the record for the oldest man to win the title, at the age of 37.
Don’t miss the boxing match-ups of amateur boxers as they battle it out to raise money for this honorary statue to be prominently displayed on the Camden Waterfront.  There will be food, memorabilia, live music, a Silent Auction and more!

Tickets are $50.00 for General Admission and $250.00 for VIP.  To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/battle-on-the-battleship-tickets-65849251885

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.

  • Mission BBQ
  • 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 space aboard the ship, and a complimentary drink.

Buy Tickets

Oct
10
Thu
Veterans Job Fair @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Veterans Job Fair @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Veterans can meet over 30 employees on the historic fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship! Free lunch for all applicants! Free parking in Lot #1, across from the BB&T Pavilion. Use the Clinton St. entrance. We’ll also provide free shuttle service to take you from the parking lot to the Battleship Pier.

Job seekers can register at www.delawarevalleyveterans.com

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.

Oct
13
Sun
Com. John Barry Presentation and Book Signing Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Com. John Barry Presentation and Book Signing Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
 Camden County Historical Society presents author Tim McGrath, who will speak about his book on Com. John Barry in the Officers’ Wardroom of the Battleship on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2pm.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Guests touring the Battleship and Camden Co. Historic Society Members can attend the presentation for free. Non-members can attend the presentation for a $5 donation. Members will also get a special rate of $10 for a Fire Power self-guided tour of the Battleship.

Oct
14
Mon
Discover the Battleship on Columbus Day! @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Discover the Battleship on Columbus Day! @ Battleship New Jersey

Discover our Nation’s Most Decorated and Largest Battleship on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14!

The Battleship New Jersey will be open for tours on Columbus Day.  Fire Power audio tours are available throughout the day from 9:30am to 3pm.

Journey down to the bottom of the massive 16-inch gun turret with the Turret II guided tour, launching at 11am on Columbus Day.  This tour, which also launches Saturdays and Sundays at 11am, will bring guests to the bottom of the 16-inch gun turret.  Along the way, guests will load powder bags, hoist a projectile, plot a firing solution in a working analog computer, and pull the trigger to simulate the firing of this massive gun.  Complete the tour with a walk down Broadway!  The Turret II tour is $29.95 per adult and $25.95 for veterans, seniors and children 12 and under.

Walk inside an Engine Room on the Steam to Speed Engineering tour, which will launch at 1pm on Columbus Day.  This guided tour, which also runs on Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm, brings guests to Broadway and into an Engine Room.  The interactive tour will allow guests to experience how the sailors of the Battleship turned steam into speed.  The Steam to Speed Tour is $29.95 for adults and $25.95 for veterans, seniors and children 12 and under.

The Turret II tour and Steam to Speed Engineering tour are limited in the number of guests due to some confined spaces.  To confirm your place on either of these tours, purchase your tickets on this website or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.

Oct
17
Thu
Curator Tours of Three Historic Ships on the Delaware River @ Independent Seaport Museum
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Curator Tours of Three Historic Ships on the Delaware River @ Independent Seaport Museum
Climb aboard with Independence Seaport Museum and the Battleship New Jersey for Deck-to-Deck Ship Tours! Offered quarterly, the tour will explore National Historic Landmark ships Cruiser Olympia, Submarine Becuna, and Battleship New Jersey after hours. Guides will dive into the Navy through the ages, and how engineering, gunnery, and crew life changed (or didn’t change) over time. Visitors will have the exclusive chance to experience parts of all three ships that are rarely accessible to the general public.  Transportation between ships is included and provided by the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

 

The next tour is Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6pm and this tour will focus on Gunnery.  The tour will begin at the Independence Seaport Museum on Penn’s Landing.  Shuttle service will take you from ISM to the Battleship and then back to ISM.

 

The price is $50 for the public and $40 for Members of the Battleship and ISM.  To purchase your ticket, visit  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deck-to-deck-ship-tours-tickets-68611965235?aff=eac2
Oct
19
Sat
Health Care Fallfest Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Health Care Fallfest Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
HeroCare Connect presents a Health Care Fallfest aboard the Battleship on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11am to 2pm.
 Veterans, active military and first responders can get free health screenings and clinical service, Stop the Bleed training, sit in on a live broadcast of WIBG’s Welcome Home Show, free lunch, free parking with shuttle service and more!
 Welcome introductions by US Congressman Donald Norcross and Andy Kim.
 Registration for one plus a guest is required.  Register at www.cooperhealth.org/Fallfest .
Oct
20
Sun
Veterans Pet Adoption Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Veterans Pet Adoption Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey is teaming up with animal shelters from throughout the region to offer
pet adoption information and have pets available for area veterans to adopt on Sunday, October 20 from
10am to 2pm on the ship’s Fantail (tented rear deck).

Past animal shelters that participated in this event included Burlington County Animal Alliance, Burlington County Animal Shelter,
The Cat’s Meow, Beacon Animal Rescue, The Animal Adoption Center, Furrever Friends Rescue,
Sherry’s Place Rescue , and the Pennsauken Animal Hospital and Urgent Care.

All shelters will have information for veterans on pet adoptions to take home and many of the
shelters will bring dogs, cats and other pets aboard the Battleship’s fantail for vets – and guests
touring the Battleship – to meet and hopefully adopt!

Admission to the fantail for the Veterans Pet Adoption event is free to veterans. Guests touring the
Battleship on Sunday, Oct. 20 are welcome to meet the pets on the fantail.

Oct
24
Thu
Moonlight Adult Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Moonlight Adult Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Adults can learn about the mature-side of the Battleship with this Curator-led tour of the dark Battleship! All guests will receive a complimentary flashlight to guide them through the ship as they check out sailor art and hear adult tales. Complete your tour with a cold beer, glass of wine or soft drink on the deck.

Tours for adults only are $34.95. Purchase your tickets here or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.