Event dining on the Battleship New Jersey

 

The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.

Dec
17
Tue
Re-enactment of Capt. Peniston “Firepower for Freedom” Speech on Dec. 17 @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Re-enactment of Capt. Peniston "Firepower for Freedom" Speech on Dec. 17 @ Battleship New Jersey
On December 17, 1969, Captain Robert Peniston decommissioned the Battleship New Jersey for the third time. At the time, the New Jersey was the only active battleship in the world and many feared that there would  never be more battleships again. New Jersey and her crew had been off the coast of Vietnam only a few months before this decommissioning and many credit the ship for saving American lives on shore.
At the decommissioning ceremony, Captain Peniston said farewell to a ship that meant so much to so many, “Rest well, yet sleep lightly, and hear the call, if again sounded, to provide ‘Firepower for Freedom.”
A reenactment of Peniston’s speech as well as some words from the ship’s curator will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 17 on the Forecastle at 11:00. Free with Museum Admission.
Oct
10
Sat
Help Our Troops and Get a Free Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm
Help Our Troops and Get a Free Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Bring in an item below and the Military Support Group of NJ, a non-profit organization, will collect the items, put them into care packages and send them to our military personnel overseas.

Plus, we’ll give all donors a coupon for a free tour of the Battleship with the purchase of an adult tour!

Items needed for our troops are:

Almonds (small packages),

Beef Jerky (small packages)

Cashews (small packages)

Chapstick

Coffee,

Tea Bags (very small boxes)

Comics from Sunday Newspapers

Cookies (small packages)

Crackers (small packages)

Crossword or Sudoku Puzzle Books

Flip Flops for the shower (large sizes for men)

Granola or Power Bars

Gum

Hard Candy

Individual drink mixes (dry Gatorade, Kool Aid, Tea/with sugar)

Mixed Nuts

New Magazines

Peanutbutter Cracker packs

Peanuts

Pens & Pencils

Pepperoni stick

Slim Jims

Sunflower Seeds & Nuts Trail Mix

Uno, Yatzee, other small games

White Cotton Socks, boot style /calf size not crew or ankle socks

 

All items should be in the store packaging, not loose.

Items can be dropped off in the containing in the Battleship’s Visitors Center on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of the year  during the hours of 11am to 3pm .

Thank you for your support!