PATCO E-Newsletter - June 2013

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David F. Simon
Board of Commissioners
Jeffrey L. Nash
Vice Chairman
Board of Commissioners
John J. Matheussen
John D. Rink
General Manager


Welcome to PATCO E-News!!!!
PATCO E-News is yet another way for PATCO to stay in touch with you and to provide the very best in customer service. Through this monthly communication, we will keep you informed about train service, system improvements, events and happenings in the region and share relevant transit information from a regional and national perspective. You can also stay connected to PATCO throughout the week by following PATCO on Facebook and RidePATCO on Twitter. We'd love to hear from you, so stay in touch.
Family Fun awaits at the Camden Waterfront

Cirque Du Soleil - TOTEM - See acrobatics at their best; May 29 - June 23; for more information:

Adventure Aquarium - See Mighty Mike; the 14 foot long, 800 pound Alligator visiting for the summer; for more information call 856-365-3300.

Camden Children's Garden - StrawBEARy Surprise & Nature in Art Day Family Festival; June 8th & 9th, 1pm - 4pm; enjoy a celebration of one of summer's sweetest fruits with a special twist to honor Mum Bear, the Garden's mascot, on her 7th birthday. This event will include nature crafts and a planting activity. Families can cool off at the Very Berry Strawberry concession stand. For more information call 856-365-8733 or go to

Camden Riversharks - attend one of the 4 Riversharks Overnights at Campbell's Field; enjoy a game, dinner, fireworks, a movie, sleepover on field, breakfast and a baseball clinic; dates available: June 7 & 28, July 26 or August 2; for more details: contact Kim Perno by email  or phone 856-831-0431.

Battleship New Jersey - Tour our nation's most Decorated Battleship! Climb inside the legendary 16-inch gun turret; check out the Combat Engagement Center, experience life aboard this floating city and much more! Open daily from 9:30am to 5pm. For more information call 856-966-1652.

A Great Museum is just a PATCO ride away

Academy of Natural Science - The museum features dinosaurs, mummies and wildlife specimens. See Glow: June 1- Sept. 29, Living Lights, creatures who can produce their own light. Ride PATCO to 8th/Market and catch the Phlash at 10th/Market to 19th street and the Parkway

The Franklin Institute - Visit one of the best hands-on science museums in the United States; Check out SPY: The Secret World of Espionage through October 6. Ride PATCO to 8th/Market and catch the Phlash at 10th/Market to 20th street and the Parkway

The Independence Seaport Museum - Visit Tugboats: The Art of Dave Boone; open now through August 4th. Ride PATCO to 8th/Market and catch the Phlash at 6th/Market to Penn's Landing

The African American Museum - Check out Come See About Me: open now through August 18th; Original member of the Supremes, Mary Wilson's collection of stunning gowns, rarely seen video footage, historic photos and news articles. Ride PATCO to 8th/Market and walk 2 blocks north to 701 Arch Street

The National Museum of American Jewish History - View exhibitions, rare artifacts and interactive displays; open Tuesday thru Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am - 5:30pm, Ride PATCO to 8th/Market and walk 2 blocks north to 701 Arch Street
Freedom to Save

Your FREEDOM Card offers Ways to Save Abundant savings are waiting for you at many  businesses in New Jersey and Philadelphia just by showing your PATCO FREEDOM Card. Click the link to check out the participating businesses.

 On May 28, 2013 the PATCO Cares program welcomed South Jersey Land and Water Trust to the Ashland Station.

The South Jersey Land and Water Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the water resources and land within the watersheds of southern New Jersey through public education, advocacy, increased scientific understanding, and habitat preservation. As a multi-county association, the SJLWT is made up of people like you who want to ensure that there is abundant clean water for our families, that our streams, lakes, forests, and fields are preserved for all our children, and that we protect the wildlife habitats and open spaces that we all enjoy.

To read more about their future efforts and how to get involved go to

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