Community Engagement

Engagement Committee

Being part of the Navy Yard includes access to a diverse business community that offers opportunities not just for growth, but also initiatives to foster civic and corporate engagement in the community. Representatives from Navy Yard businesses meet quarterly as the Navy Yard Engagement Committee to discuss and plan community events and programs.

We are focused on four key areas of engagement: education, energy, sustainability, and community.

Adoption of a Philadelphia Public School

We support our Philadelphia neighbors and community partners. In collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia, the Navy Yard adopted the F. Amedee Bregy Elementary School, a K-8 school serving South Philadelphia since 1923. Our goal in this adoption is to support, collaborate in, and facilitate opportunities for the students of Bregy Elementary to achieve their full potential. The Navy Yard will support Bregy Elementary through initiatives such as school supply drives, career development, and events like an anti-bullying assembly in conjunction with the Harlem Globetrotters.

recentCommunity Happenings

September 22, 2023

Lunch Truck Lineup – 2023 Schedule

Our seasonal Lunch Truck Lineup program runs from April – October. Weekly schedules will be posted on our social media accounts and below.  Get the weekly schedule straight to your inbox by signing up for our Lunch Truck Lineup emails.  #LunchTruckLineup #NavyYardEats Locations Tuesdays: Marine Parade Grounds • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays: 11th

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August 18, 2023

Newsletter Archive

Catch up on all of the latest Navy Yard news and be sure to sign up for our newsletter emails.

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July 24, 2023

Navy Yard to Host Inaugural Night Festival Event This Fall

Featuring Food Trucks, Live Music, Family-Friendly Games and More  The Navy Yard is scheduled to hold its first Night Festival Thursday, September 7, from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. The inaugural event will be held at Central Green, the family-friendly, open-to-the-public event will feature a diverse lineup of vendors, including food trucks, musicians, games, and crafters and

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July 21, 2023

Get Your Green Thumbs with an Urban Homestead-ish Workshop

Caring for and tending to plants in an urban environment can be a difficult task. That’s why at the Navy Yard we offer fun and free programming to strengthen your understanding of plant care and connecting with nature. During a recent Urban Homestead-ish Houseplants 101 class hosted by Black Girls with Green Thumbs, Latiaynna and

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July 5, 2023

Support the Navy Yard Back-to-School Drive

The Navy Yard will be collecting school supplies to support two local elementary schools. F. Amedee Bregy Elementary School and D. Newlin Fell School are both K-8 elementary schools located in South Philadelphia. The collection will take place Monday, July 17 through Friday, August 25 with drop-off locations throughout the Navy Yard campus. Being part

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June 30, 2023

High School Students Tour The Navy Yard During Global Entrepreneurship Program

High school students aspiring to be future leaders in global business visited the Navy Yard June 29 as part of Lehigh University’s Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive (IGEI) program. Nearly 50 students from Pennsylvania, surrounding states, and from around the world (representing 12 total countries), took part in the day trip to Philadelphia where their first

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June 22, 2023

Business Seminar Focused to Help Disadvantaged Businesses Held at Navy Yard

Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson and his staff hosted a workshop titled “Doing Business with the City” June 21 at The Navy Yard with city-affiliated organizations. The free and open-to-the-public event focused on engaging with minority- and women-owned business enterprises and provide them with resources to better prepare them when it comes to available opportunities

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June 5, 2023

Elementary School Students Celebrate End of School Year at The Navy Yard

Students from F. Amedee Bregy Elementary School (Bregy Elementary) celebrated the end of the school year with a fun day of activities at The Navy Yard last week. The students participated in a field day with  activities such as tug-o-war, 3-legged race, potato sack race, obstacle course, egg relay race, water carry race, kite flying,

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June 5, 2023

Long-time Navy Yard Security Officer Gets Promoted

Brandon Capone has seen a lot in his nearly nine years of working as a security officer at the Navy Yard. Most recently, he saw his role and responsibilities with Allied Universal Security Services (Allied) increase. (Allied is the contracted security company at the Navy Yard for PIDC.) Capone, who lives in South Philadelphia with

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May 19, 2023

Phillies Honor Local Veteran with Ceremony at the Navy Yard

The Philadelphia Phillies honored a local veteran’s service during a ceremony May 18 on the Marine Parade Grounds at the Navy Yard. Anita Garner, a Navy veteran, arrived to a crowd of wave-flagging supporters completely surprised by the event – she thought she was arriving to go to a meeting. Garner served during Desert Shield/Desert Storm as

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