The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
Enjoy samples of holiday craft beers and cider, courtesy of Kramer Beverage, on the fantail (tented rear deck), samples of cigars from Cappelli Brothers Cigars on the pier, a tour of the Battleship, live music and food concessions. Must be 21 or older to attend. Saturday, Nov. 18 from 1pm to 5pm.
Sample holidays craft beers from Evil Genius, Sweetwater, Heavy Seas, Flying Fish and Jersey Girl. More craft beers will be added and announced.
Each guest will get a My Father Flor De Las Antilles Sun Grown Toro, named cigar of the year in 2012. Other cigars available to purchase at the event include: Ashton, Olivia, La Aroma De Cuba, My Father, CAO, AJ Fernadez, San Cristobal, Leaf By Oscar, Illusione, Punch, Partagas, H. UpMann, Romeo y Julieta, Crowned Heads, Caldwell, Mbombay, Roma Craft, Arturo Fuente, ACID, Java, Drew Estate, La Flor Dominicana and more!
Donkey’s Food Truck will be serving the best Cheesesteaks in the region on the Battleship’s pier, where guests will be able to enjoy their cigars and beer! We’ll keep it warm with a fire pit, courtesy of Phoenix Rotating Fire Pits.
Tickets are $50 per adult. Designated driver tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, visit http://sudsandstogies.upcomingevents.com/batshinj/ or call l 866-877-6262 x108.
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. .
Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for tasty craft brews (50+) & awesome views at the MGK Brew Blast.
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.
This year’s line-up will include over 50 beers…..COMING SOON
$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.
The Battleship New Jersey will celebrate the 77th Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey with a free ceremony in the Officers’ Wardroom at 10am on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Curator Ryan Szimanski will do a historical overview of the launch at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Dec. 7, 1942 of our nation’s largest battleship. Volunteer Nan LaCorte will begin the ceremony with the performance of our National Anthem on bugle. All guests can enjoy a piece of cake at the conclusion of the ceremony.
We will still plan to toast the Battleship and New Jersey Beer…we’ll just do it sometime later in the summer!
The annual New Jersey Beer Festival aboard the Battleship New Jersey will be rescheduled to a later date (TBD) in the summer, due to COVID and event restrictions. The NJ Brewers Association and the Battleship want to hold the event — we just want to make sure everyone is safe!
Please consult this website or www.njbeer.org for updates on the Beer Festival.
Thank you for your patience!