17+ Navy Yard Events You Don’t Want To Miss This May!

by Navy Yard
May 1, 2018

Categories: Events,

With miles of riverfront access and over 20 acres of world-class open space, we are home to over 50+ events, races, festivals, activities, and performances. This month welcomes the return of free outdoor yoga, the Broad Street Run, CreativeMornings, Bike to Work Day, and more. Visit Us!


Navy Yard Outdoor Yoga
Starting May 9, 2018; Wednesdays at 6:00 PM & Thursdays at 5:15 PM
It’s back! Unwind from your day, and reset your body & mind with free yoga classes in Crescent Park and Central Green, suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. Pre-registration is preferred. BYOMat.


Bar Amigos: Cinco de Mayo
Monday, April 30, 2018 to Saturday, May 5, 2018
Bar Amigos, the Bar Amis alter ego for Cinco de Mayo, welcomes five days of Mexican inspired specials and a week long pop up menu including new drinks, apps, entrees, and a dessert!

Navy Yard Spring Cleaning
Tuesday, May 1, 2018; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Need a place to unload confidential documents, old electronics, and gently used professional attire? Then it’s time for a spring cleaning! During Lunch Truck Lineup at Central Green, we’ll collect these items: FREE paper shredding by ProShred Philadelphia, FREE electronics recycling by EForce Recycling, and a clothing drive for men’s and women’s professional attire benefiting Career Wardrobe.

Broad Street Run & the Last Quarter Mile of Fun
Sunday, May 6, 2018; 9:00 AM
The annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run’s starting line is at Broad Street and W. Fisher Avenue and ends 1/4 mile past the Broad Street Gate at the Navy Yard. Cheer on the runners and celebrate the completion of the nation’s largest 10-mile race at the Navy Yard’s Last Quarter Mile of Fun — between the Broad Street Gate & Marine Parade Grounds

Thursday, May 10 & 24, 2018; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Building 543 hosts an ever-changing roster of local entrepreneurs, gardeners, artists, shops and designers who bring items like handmade jewelry, homemade chocolates, vintage clothing, home goods and much more – to give employees and local residents a chance to browse and shop unique items. Each month’s vendors are announced on Instagram, @URBNCommunity.

Veterans Symposium
Friday, May 11, 2018; 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Join the Chapel of Four Chaplains as they address how the Faith Community, Veterans Advocates, and the region are responding to the crisis of opioid overdose, mental illness, suicide, depression, and post-traumatic stress.

MDA Muscle Walk of Greater Philadelphia
Saturday, May 12, 2018; 10:00 AM
Join the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the Marine Parade Grounds for a walk to raise dollars towards MDA’s efforts to find research breakthroughs across muscle-debilitating diseases.

American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive
Tuesday, May 15, 2018; 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Navy Yard is hosting another American Red Cross Blood Drive at FS Investments. Our goal is to collect at least 35 pints of blood (one pint per donor) – with each pint going on to save three lives! We thank all donors in advance. This blood drive is open to the public. Time slots are available from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Please register in advance at the event website.

CreativeMornings at the Navy Yard
Friday, May 18, 2018; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community in the City of Brotherly Love. Join CreativeMornings in May at the Navy Yard, and explore the theme of commitment! Must Pre-register.

Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 18, 2018; 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
The Navy Yard is celebrating Bike to Work Day with the Clean Air Council and GoPhillyGo! We’ll celebrate experienced and beginner bike commuters, as well as introduce people to bike commuting. Stop by the Bike to Work Day Support Station inside the Navy Yard Broad Street entrance for FREE coffee and doughnuts, raffle prizes, expert bike advice and mini tune ups, info on commuter benefits, and even tire air for those who need an extra pump!

Philadelphia Walk for Williams
Sunday, May 20, 2018; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join the Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) in Central Green for a walk to support families living with Williams Syndrome. By joining forces with the WSA, you are helping to change the future for individuals with Williams Syndrome.

75th Anniversary of the USS Battleship New Jersey 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018; 2:00 PM 
Join the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, U.S. Navy, City of Philadelphia, and PIDC to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the USS New Jersey’s first commissioning and the official dedication of the recently acquired and restored gun barrel, now located at the Navy Yard’s Marine Parade Grounds. Event is free and open to the public.


Navy Yard Outdoor Yoga
Starting May 9, 2018; Wednesdays at 6:00 PM & Thursdays at 5:15 PM
It’s back! Unwind from your day, and reset your body & mind with free yoga classes in Crescent Park and Central Green, suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. Pre-registration is preferred. BYOMat.

Lunch Truck Lineup
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2018; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Join Philly’s favorite food trucks every Tuesday at Central Green and Thursday at the Marine Parade Grounds from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The schedule is announced every week on the Navy Yard’s social media channels.

Navy Yard Running Club
Tuesdays beginning at 5:45 PM
Join your fellow Navy Yard employees for a free, weekly all levels group run around the Navy Yard! The Navy Yard Running Club will meet for a 2-5 mile run or interval run, ending with runners’ specials at Bar Amis.

Philly Sports Leagues Summer Soccer
Registration Deadline is Monday, July 2, 2018 
Register for Monday night soccer with the Philadelphia Sports Leagues at the Navy Yard. Form a team with friends, co-workers, or join as a free agent. Registration is open until July 2, 2018.

Philly Foodworks Farmers Market Pick Up
Thursdays; 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Philly Foodworks is a local online Farmers Market like no other. Choose from flexible options that includes fresh, local vegetables, fruits, pantry items, eggs, bread, meat, yogurt, and cheese! Pick up is at Building 101. Use code ‘NAVYYARD’ to save $15 off your first order.


​Navy Yard Craft Beer Summer Sampling
Friday, June 1, 2018; 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Register for this exclusive Navy Yard employee only FREE Craft Beer Summer Sampling, and get a preview of the Great Beer Expo: Beer Under the Big Top before anyone else!