The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket to this year’s beer festival! We’ll see you on the fantail from 1pm to 5pm for some great beer, music and food!he
If you want to take a tour of the Battleship — which is included with your Brew Blast ticket — we recommend you come early, around 11am – 11:30am. The Fire Power tour is approximately 90 minutes. Touring early will give you plenty of time to experience our nation’s most decorated battleship and be ready for beer, which will be available at precisely 1pm.
HANG WITH THE MGK DJS
WMGK’s John DeBella, Debbi Calton, Andre Gardner & Ray Koob will be on board ready to talk music & beer with you. There will also be great food available for purchase.
ATTENTION DESIGNATED DRIVERS –
All patrons entering the MGK Brew Blast event space must be 21 years or older, including Designated Drivers.
This year’s line-up is here. More may be added.
Allagash, Ballast Point, Blue Moon, Boulevard, Brooklyn, Devil’s Backbone, Dogfish Head, Double Nickel, Evil Genius, Evolution, Flying Fish, Forgotten Boardwalk, Founders, Glasstown, Great Lakes, Harpoon, Heavy Seas, Lagunitas, Leinenkugel, Magic Hat, Modelo Especial , Neshaminy Creek, New Belgium, Ommegang , Owl’s Brew, Pacifico, Revolution Brewing, Saint Benjamin, Shipyard, Sly Fox, Southern Tier, Terrapin, Three3’s, Troegs, Tuckahoe, Village Idiot, Yuengling, 1911 Ciders.
$10 parking is available at the garage next to BB&T Pavilion. It is a short walk from the parking garage to the Battleship.
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
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.
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.
For the first time, guests can experience this 90-minute guided tour of the Battleship’s engine room. Battleship
guides will show guests where the ship’s engineers controlled the boilers, propulsion shafts, damage control
central and more. Learn how the Battleship achieved up to 33 knots, or 38 mph.
This interactive tour will launch at 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Saturday, April 20. The price is
$29.95 for adults and $25.95 for children age 6 – 11, veterans and seniors. The Battleship recommends
purchasing tickets in advance online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org or by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108.
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. .