Experience the unique Light Art work of world-renowned Swiss Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter and his daughter, Céline Hofstetter. of
Hofstetter Inc., Los Angeles. A free show with Light Art projected onto the Battleship will take place on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 7pm to 9pm.
Guests can experience the unique light designs from the pier and promenade. The Light Art Show will take place rain or shine!
The “Light Art Grand Tour USA” will feature one U.S. monument/landmark per state and for one night project a free public light art performance for around 2 hours to highlight the friendship between US and Switzerland. The pioneering spirit of the “Light Art Grand Tour USA” characterizes America’s history. The monuments featured in this extraordinary Light Art Tour will recall the history surrounding each individual location. Each one is an important piece in the jigsaw puzzle making up the founding of the United States of America and plays a role in fostering friendships with other countries, including Switzerland.
The show is made possible by donations from former Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and Assemblywoman Patricia Jones and former Chairman of the Board and current Chairman of the Curatorial and Education Committee Dennis Levitt.
Author Ken Brown will do a presentation on his book, “U-boat Assault on America,” in the Officers’ Wardroom on Saturday, December 16 from 10am to 2pm. The presentation is free for anyone taking a tour of the Battleship.
Ken Brown has had a long fascination with naval history and has been conducting research on U-boats off the East Coast of America for more than three years. He has had articles published in World at War Magazine on unrestricted submarine warfare by the United States in WWII, and on the loss of SS Normandie. He lives in New York and this is his first book.
The “Second Happy Time” was the informal name given to the phase of the battle of the Atlantic when German U-boats attacked both merchant and U.S. naval vessels along America’s east coast. With tankers burning and petrol rationing in New York City, the U.S. Navy seemed powerless to stop the deprivations of Hitler’s marauding U-boats.
Ken Brown seeks to explain how the United States responded to these deadly assaults and looks at the steps that the Navy Department took to train the men, harness the scientists, and make the organizational changes that were required to defeat the German threat.
Mr. Brown will have some books for sale and will sign them for guests on Saturday.
For more information or to buy the book online, visit: https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/U-Boat-Assault-on-America-Hardback/p/13577
Employees from Comcast offices in the Philadelphia area will spend Friday, April 20 at the Battleship — not to take a tour, but rather to volunteer to paint, chip, clean, landscape, and more on and around the ship.
Last year, several hundred Comcast employees helped the Battleship with several projects, including moving the mooring lines off the pier.
The board, staff and volunteers of the Battleship salutes and thanks all Comcast employees for volunteering to help the Big J!