The Battleship will honor Ensign Louis Ivey and Admiral Paul Reason for Hands On History in February.
Ensign Ivey was initially assigned to the boiler division. Visitors can hold a fuel nozzle from one of the ship’s boiler rooms. One of those boiler rooms is on the Engineering Steam to Speed Tour that launches every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00. Ivey was later the division officer for the New Jersey’s radiomen, so we have a Gibson Girl Radio like the one that would have been on the ship with Ivey during the 1950s.
Admiral Reason, who led Battle Group Romeo from the Battleship in the 1980s, later wrote a book called Sailing New Seas about naval tactics that visitors can look through. The cruisebook from 1989 that includes Reason, is also on display.
On Saturday, March 14 at 10am in the Officers’ Wardroom aboard the Battleship New Jersey, military families and veterans are invited to attend a presentation by Karen Jennings and the work of the Military Support Group of New Jersey, Inc. (MSGNJ) and how they can assist the families of military personnel. Ms. Jennings, a resident of Stratford, NJ, founded the MSGNJ in 2004 when her son deployed to Iraq for the first of three tours.
The event is free to attend. Guests attending the presentation can get a 20% discount on a Fire Power self-guided tour of the Battleship. Just check in at the Battleship’s Ticket Office on March 14.
To pre-register or for more details, call 856-783-1953 or visit www.themilitarysupportgroupofnj.com
The Battleship New Jersey’s annual Vietnam War Living History Day will take place Saturday, April 4. The ship is looking for Vietnam War-era artifacts, displays, re-enactors and military vehicles. It’s a great opportunity to show your collection to our guests!
In exchange for participating, we will offer you a special behind-the-scenes tour and lunch will be on us!
If interested, email email@example.com or call 866-877-6262 x144.
Atco Battles Alzheimer’s is back and bigger than ever! Atco Battles Alzheimer’s 6 will be held on the fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship New Jersey.
The following bands will be performing:
– Goodman Fiske
– Le Compt
– Juliano Brothers
– The Blitz
– 99 Reasons
New for 2020 will be a Memory Wall and Cornhole in One Tournament. Guests will also experience a tour of the Battleship, raffles, drawing — even a chance to fire the ship’s 5-inch gun! Food concessions and bar service will be available.
Tickets are $20 from Dec.1 through Jan. 31, and $25 after that. Parking is free.
Tickets are available at EventBrite.com (keyword: Atco)
Cheers to New Jersey Beer!
The Battleship will host the annual New Jersey Beer Festival on Saturday, June 20. Adults can sample craft beers from breweries throughout the Garden State. The General Session will run from 1pm to 5pm and tickets are $50 per adult. The VIP session allows guests admission one hour earlier at 12pm, when they can sample some special brews and meet the breweries.
Guests attending the Beer Festival will also get a tour of the Battleship, rock to live music and enjoy some great pub food — all aboard the World’s Greatest Battleship. The NJ Beer Festival will take place rain or shine!
For tickets, visit: https://newjerseybeer.ticketleap.com/battleship-beer-fest-2020/
Sponsorships are available. For more information in becoming a sponsor, visit https://njbeer.org/events/2020-battleship-beer-festival/
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.