Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, CA
Who went to Fleet Week this past Labor Day and enjoyed themselves? Or who just enjoys nerding out over military seacraft? And who has ever wanted to party on a ship but didn’t want to take an actual cruise to do so?
Well, next weekend presents a great opportunity, as the Battleship U.S.S. Iowa will celebrate the 244th birthday of the U.S. Navy with a big beach party aboard the ship, featuring live entertainment, BBQ, craft beer and wine tastings, country line dance lessons and more! This inaugural event also serves as a fundraiser for Veteran’s Programming, a service that provides activities for veterans.
From the press release:
Battleship IOWA Museum Hosts First Annual Steel Beach BBQ Fundraiser October 13, 2019 on the 244th Anniversary of the U.S. Navy
Support Veterans Programming Aboard Battleship IOWA and Enjoy Live Entertainment, BBQ, Craft Beer and Wine Tastings, Country Line Dance Lessons and More
San Pedro, CA - The Battleship IOWA Museum is proud to host the first annual Steel Beach BBQ Fundraiser on Sunday, October 13 from 4-7 p.m. in support of Veteran’s Programming aboard the historic battleship to coincide with the 244th Anniversary of the U.S. Navy. The commemorative event pays homage to a U.S. Navy tradition, where sailors enjoy the relaxation of a beach party without having access to land. Guests are invited to come aboard and enjoy an array of sweet and spicy BBQ food, craft beer, wine tastings, and country line dancing lessons all while enjoying live music by teen sensations, Sean Oliu and The Coastline Cowboys.
“We are incredibly fortunate to host an event that not only pays tribute to the U.S. Navy but also benefits the Battleship IOWA Museum and our Veteran’s Reintegration Center,” shared Joleen Deatherage, Director of Development aboard the Battleship IOWA Museum. “We are honored to bring the community together 363 days a year while providing a haven for Veterans that wouldn’t be possible without the gracious support of our donors, volunteers, and community partners.”
The Veteran’s Reintegration Center offers a space where veterans of all ages are welcomed, respected, and invited to socialize and enjoy the comradery of other veterans in the unique physical environment of an iconic former military vessel. The Veteran’s Reintegration Center invites veterans and transitioning service members to participate in a variety of programs, activities, and opportunities that help provide the tools and skills needed to assimilate back into civilian life.
Hosted on the fantail of the famed battleship, Steel Beach is fun for the entire family with live music selections from Sean Oliu & The Coastline Cowboys, line dancing lessons from Fred Astaire Dance Studio, craft beer from Lagunitas and wine tastings from Cavaller Wine Exchange, all of whom are providing services pro bono in support of the fundraiser.
Tickets to Steel Beach BBQ are available now starting at $65 for adult members and $75 for adult non-members. Tickets for members under 21 years of age are $25 and $30 for under 21 non-members. Tickets can be purchased on the event website: http://www.pacificbattleship.com/steelbeach/. Parking is available at the Cruise Terminal Parking Lot. Please enter at First Street and Harbor Boulevard.
Special Room Rates are available at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel located in San Pedro for the Steel Beach BBQ Fundraiser. Guests can use the promo code: SBB for exclusive room rates and complimentary shuttles to the Battleship IOWA Museum, Valid from Friday, October 12th through Monday, October 14th. For more information visit https://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/L/LGBSPDT-SBB-20191012/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Battleship IOWA Museum is located at 250 South Harbor Boulevard, Berth 87 in San Pedro. For more information on this event and museum programs visit www.pacificbattleship.com or call (877) 446-9261.
About Battleship IOWA
Entering service more than 70 years ago, the USS IOWA deployed to the South Pacific in the early years of World War II. The iconic battleship served with distinction in that war and later, during the Korean War. In the 1990s, as the Berlin Wall crumbled, the IOWA concluded her active duty. Now serving the public as a not-for-profit historic naval ship museum, Battleship IOWA inspires civic engagement through Education, Veterans, and Community efforts. Forged in war and guardian of peace, the proud ship is the sentinel of the Los Angeles Waterfront. IOWA’s teak decks and steel bulkheads echo the words and deeds of history, having carried upon them three U.S. Presidents, six of the nine American five-star military leaders, countless foreign dignitaries, and most importantly, thousands of her own heroic IOWA sailors. Visitors are awed by the IOWA’s proud legacy as one of the fastest and most powerful ships ever to sail the world’s oceans. Battleship IOWA Museum is open to the public daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For information on special events, group tours, educational programs and Naval retirement flag service, visit www.pacificbattleship.com.
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