Beginning in November, the Battleship New Jersey will be open for walk-up tours from 9:30am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as:
- Thursday, Nov. 6. NJEA Teachers Convention (all NJ public schools are closed)
- Friday, Nov. 7, NJEA Teachers Convention (All NJ public schools are closed)
- Tuesday, Nov. 11. Veterans Day
- Friday, Nov. 28. Black Friday
- Friday, Dec. 26 – Wednesday, Dec. 31. Holiday Week between Christmas and New Year’s.
The above schedule will be effective through Dec. 31, 2014. The Battleship will be closed for walk-up tours throughout January. The ship will re-open for walk-up tours on Saturdays and Sundays in February.
A reminder -- the Battleship will open any day at any time for scheduled overnight encampments, rental events and group tours.
Annual Thanksgiving day dinner for active military personnel and homeless veterans aboard the Battleship New Jersy
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER FOR ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL
AND HOMELESS VETERANS ABOARD THE BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY
Presented by The Board of Trustees for the Battleship New Jersey, Camden County
Veterans Affairs, and Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
CAMDEN WATERFRONT, NJ -- The Battleship New Jersey, in partnership with Camden County
Office of Veterans Affairs and the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will offer homeless
veterans and active military personnel from Joint Base – McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Dover Air Force
Base a full-course turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27.
“It is an honor to host our military heroes on this holiday,” said Patricia Egan Jones, a member of the
Board of Trustees for the Battleship and Camden County Surrogate. “To see the community come
together to help these men and women who are either away from home or do not have a home, is truly
an inspiration as we begin the holiday season.”
The meal will be prepared by Andreotti’s Catering and served by volunteers from the Battleship on the
historic fantail (tented rear deck) at approximately 11:30am. The troops and veterans will arrive at
approximately 10:30am. A brief welcoming ceremony will take place on the fantail before dinner is
Residents are invited to welcome and cheer on our heroes from the pier of the Battleship, which will
be open for guests at 10am. Free parking is available in lot #1, across from the Susquehanna Bank
Center, courtesy of the Camden Parking Authority. Entertainment from the Original Trilby String Band
and refreshments of hot chocolate and coffee, supplied by the Canteen, will be available for guests on the pier.
After their meals, the military guests will be treated to music from DJ Stewart Balsham, an appearance by
Miss New Jersey and more!
“To provide the troops and veterans a fun Thanksgiving and the opportunity to show our thanks for what
they have done and what they will do is such a pleasure for all of us,” added Rev. Floyd White, Director,
Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs. “It’s a terrific chance to give back to them for the tremendous
sacrifices they have made for our country.”
The Thanksgiving Dinner for active military personnel and homeless veterans would not be possible without the
help of event partners – Philadelphia 76ers, U.S. Family Health Plan, the Spevak Family, Barb’s Harley Davidson,
PJ Whelihan Restaurants, South Jersey Magazine, DJ Stewart Balsham, Bodek and Rhoades, and Balloon
Berthed on the Camden Waterfront across the Delaware River from Center City Philadelphia, the
Battleship New Jersey is a non-profit historic ship museum and memorial that offers tours every day
Through October 31, and Saturdays and Sundays, as well as a few special weekdays, through December.
Consult the Battleship’s website for a schedule. The Battleship also offers overnight encampments for
youth groups and families, special group and student tours and event rentals with a full catering menu.
For more information on the ship’s many programs, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.
For more information, contact:
Jack Willard 856-966-1652 ext. 144
CAMDEN — Sunday is Pay What You Wish Day at Camden Children's Garden. The daylong event features arts and crafts activities for children of all ages, dancing and live entertainment from noon to 4 p.m. Call (856) 365-8733 or visit camdenchildrensgarden.org. Camden Children's Garden, 3 Riverside Drive.
FLORHAM PARK — This weekend's craft event at Imagine That Children's Discovery Museum is Halloween-themed. Each week the museum hosts a weekend craft pegged to a holiday or season. Craft access with purchase of admission, $10.99 per child, $9.95 per adult. Call (973) 966-8000 or visit
imaginethatmuseum.com. The facility will also host a Halloween Spooktacular tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. Imagine That Children's Discovery Museum, 4 Vreeland Road.
MORRISTOWN — Mayo Performing Arts Center presents "From Romance to Tragedy: Great Moments in Ballet" by the New Jersey Ballet Company on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $59. Visit mayoarts.org or call (973) 539-8008. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street.
NEWARK — Spank! The Fifty Shades parody musical touches down at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. The production puts a comical spin on the best-selling book by E.L. James.
Tickets are $39. Visit njpac.org or call (973) 642-8989. NJPAC, 1 Center St.
PRINCETON — Terhune Orchards Fall Harvest Festival ends Sunday. The daylong festival offers apple and pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, pony and wagon rides, a corn maze and a barnyard of animals. There will also be plenty of food and live music featuring local talent from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5, children younger than 3 are free. Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Call (609) 924-2310 or visit terhuneorchards.com.
RAHWAY — Union County Performing Arts Center presents The Fab Four — A Tribute to the Beatles on Saturday at 8 p.m. The show will include songs and costumes from every era of the Beatles' career. The tribute group, who began performing in California, has performed in Japan, Malaysia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Mexico and Brazil. Tickets are $24.50 to $54.50. UCPAC, 1601 Irving Street. Call (732) 499-8226 or visit ucpac.org.
WEST ORANGE — The Turtle Back Zoo will celebrate Howl-O-Ween tomorrow from 4 to 9 p.m. There'll be themed entertainment, more than 25 candy stations with giveaways and its signature attraction — animals. The zoo will close from 2:30 to 4 p.m. for the event. Admission is $5 for non-members, $3 for members. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. Call (973) 731-5800 or visit turtlebackzoo.com