Aug
10
Sat
WWII Victory Day BBQ Lunch & Dance @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WWII Victory Day BBQ Lunch & Dance @ Battleship New Jersey

The WWII Victory Day BBQ Lunch and Dance will take place on the fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship.

This year’s event will feature the 1940 sounds of Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society Band, as well as the dancing of the Olde City Sweethearts.

Guests who purchase a lunch ticket cannot only enjoy a delicious BBQ on the fantail with a cash bar,dance to 40s music, but they also get a Fire Power tour of the Battleship! In addition to the 16-inch gun turrets and other amazing spaced along the tour, you’ll also get to check out WWII artifacts in the Officers’ Wardroom and meet WWII re-enactors throughout the ship!

Watch the Battleship‘s Quad 40 gun and 5-inch gun “defend” the Big J from an attack by “Tora 101″ WWII planes, replicas of the Japanese Zero, at 11:30am on Saturday, Aug. 10. All part of the ship’s WWII Victory Day! Free to experience with the purchase of a tour or BBQ lunch. 

Tickets are $30 for adults and $24 for children 16 and under. For tickets, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 x108. .

Aug
11
Sun
Building History Will Build Boats in August
Aug 11 @ 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
12
Mon
Building History Will Build Boats in August
Aug 12 @ 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
17
Sat
Pool Party on the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 17 @ 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 17 @ 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.
Stang Magazine’s Battleship Bash! @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Stang Magazine's Battleship Bash! @ Battleship New Jersey

STANG Magazine presents its annual Battleship New Jersey Bash! They are bringing out some good old American Muscle and pairing up with our battleship’s big guns. On Saturday August 17th, come see over 130 Ford Mustangs on display and take a tour of the famous BB-62 Battleship New Jersey! Active Military get to tour for free and tour ticket sales help to preserve our beloved battleship. Bring your family, bring your military friends, and bring your camera! Special guests include the STANG Magazine staff, service members of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and the countless veterans who volunteer day in and day out to keep the battleship one of the area’s top places to visit!

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.
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.