20+ Navy Yard Events to Enjoy this May!

by Navy Yard
May 1, 2019

Categories: Events,

May is jam-packed with free and fun opportunities to #discovertheyard!

Navy Yard Outdoor Yoga – Free
Beginning May 1, Wednesdays; 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM & Fridays; 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Unwind and reset your body & mind with free yoga classes, suitable for all level, from beginners to advanced. Join Nava Yoga Center in Crescent Park on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and in League Island Park on Fridays at 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat). Pre-registration is preferred.

Broad Street Run & the Last Quarter Mile of Fun
Sunday, May 5, 2019; 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 Navy Yard Broad Street Gate. 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 — with music by Jayson Ducketts and Navy Yard swag!

Bar Amigos
Monday, May 6, 2019 – Friday, May 10, 2019
Back by popular demand, Bar Amigos is the Bar Amis alter ego for Cinco de Mayo with five days of Mexican inspired specials, new menus, and great drinks!

Beginners Yoga Series
Wednesday, May 6, 219; 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dive in and learn the basics or refine your practice at Nava Yoga Center.

Thursday, May 9 & 23, 2019; 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.

Yoga Therapy Thursday Series
Thursday, May 9 & 23, 2019; 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Learn how the body can be affected by sitting, how to release and strengthen your muscles, and how to manage your stress right from where you sit. Each class will combine sitting and standing postures with relaxation techniques that can be done from a chair or workstation.

Law Enforcement Memorial Run
Sunday, May 12, 2019; 8:00 AM
In honor of the law enforcement officers that gave the ultimate sacrifice, the Law Enforcement Memorial Run is a 3-day, 150-mile relay-style race starting in Central Green at the Navy Yard and ending at the Washington D.C. National Police Memorial.

American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive
Tuesday, May 14, 2019; 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Navy Yard is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive at FS Investments with a goal to collect at least 35 pints of blood – with each pint going on to save three lives! We thank all donors in advance. This blood drive is open to the public.

Four Chaplains VET Mental Health Symposium
Thursday, May 16, 2019; 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Join the Chapel for the 3rd annual Four Chaplains Mental Health Symposium with keynote speaker, TV icon Lisa Thomas-Laury. The first 100 people to register will receive a free copy of Lisa Thomas-Laury’s book On Camera and Off. Lunch provided.

Navy Yard Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 17, 2019; 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
The Navy Yard is celebrating National Bike to Work Day with the Clean Air Council and GoPhillyGo! Navy Yard commuters and morning visitors can stop by our Bike to Work Day Support Station just inside the Navy Yard Broad Street entrance for free coffee and doughnuts, raffle prizes, expert bike advice and mini tune ups, and info on commuter benefits!

Mural Arts Philadelphia Dedication
Friday, May 17, 2019; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Spring into Dance by Loveis Wise is the newest public art project at the Navy Yard. The project consists of six 19 foot tall banners exploring our connection with nature. Each banner features an individual joyfully immersed in a different type of forested area. Join PIDC at Building 101 for this project dedication with Jane Golden, Founder of Mural Arts Philadelphia, and meet the artist!

Eagles Autism Challenge 5k
Saturday, May 18, 2019; 9:00 AM
The Philadelphia Eagles Autism Challenge is dedicated to raising funds for innovative research and programs to help unlock the mystery of autism. The 5k starts and ends at Lincoln Financial Field with a course looping around the Navy Yard.

ADL Walk Against Hate
Sunday, May 19, 2019; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join the Anti-Defamation League at the Navy Yard as they bring awareness to people around the world suffering from the injustices of prejudice. The Walk Against Hate supports the work towards the protection of civil rights in our community!

Garden to Glass Cocktail Class
Monday, May 20, 2019; 5:30 PM
Get hands on and learn to mix with the best at Bar Amis’ interactive cocktail class featuring ingredients in the everyday garden! You’ll learn the tips and techniques for crafting cocktails utilizing fresh fruits and vegetables – just in time for your upcoming summer mixers and parties.

Memorial Day Chapel Service
Sunday, May 26, 2019; 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Join Bill Kaemmer, Executive Director of the Chapel of Four Chaplains, for a memorial service about the Immortal Chaplains and the Sinking of the Dorchester.

Cage Match: Bar Amis vs Russet
Monday, May 27, 2019; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
This month two Center City chefs battle it out in the Navy Yard. Amis Philadelphia’s Kevin Sweeney is going head-to-head with Russet’s chef-owners, Andrew and Kristin Wood, in a match up that will feature the finest local and seasonal ingredients.

Navy Yard Field Day – Volunteer Opportunities
Friday, May 31, 2019; 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Volunteer with RevZilla, PIDC, and other Navy Yard employees, as we welcome Navy Yard adopted schools Bregy Elementary and Taggart Elementary to the Marine Parade Grounds. The first Navy Yard Field Day for the students will be filled with relay games, tug-o-war, seeding planting, and more!

Navy Yard Summer Sampling
Friday, May 31, 2019; 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Join us for the exclusive Navy Yard employee-only Craft Beer Summer Sampling event. The Navy Yard and Starfish Junction are offering free tickets to the first 500 registered Navy Yard employees for an exclusive beer tasting at the Marine Parade Grounds with a 32-team cornhole tournament.

Navy Yard Cornhole Tournament
Friday, May 31, 2019; 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Held at the annual Craft Beer Summer Sampling event, 32 two-person teams will face off to become the first ever Navy Yard Cornhole Champions. Do you have what it takes? Claim your spot today!


Lunch & Learn with Penn State at the Navy Yard
Various Dates & Times in May
Penn State at the Navy Yard offers opportunities to expand and grow your career with professional certificates, Six Sigma trainings, and a MBA program offered at the Navy Yard. Register for a lunch and learn to find out more about program details, scholarships, and admission information.

Lunch Truck Lineup
Tuesdays & Thursdays; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The food trucks are back! Philly’s favorite mobile vendors have returned to the Marine Parade Grounds. Keep an eye out every week as we announce the lineup on the Navy Yard’s social media channels.

Sunday Worship Service at the Chapel
Sundays, beginning at 8:30 AM
In partnership with the 19th Street Baptist Church, the Chapel of Four Chaplains hosts an 8:30 AM bible study/Sunday school and a 10:30 AM church service.

Toastmasters Sub & Surface Club
Every second & fourth Wednesday of the month; 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The Toastmasters Sub and Surface Club meets at the Navy Yard. Please contact the Club at 215-983-4897 for meeting details and more information.

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 include fresh, local vegetables, fruits, pantry items, eggs, bread, meat, yogurt, and cheese! Pick up is at Building 101. Navy Yard employees can receive $15 OFF the first order with offer code: NAVYYARD.

Navy Yard Running Club
Tuesdays beginning at 5:45 PM
We run all year long! 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. Follow us on instagram @NYRC_phila.


The Galley Café Specials
In May, the Galley Café is getting you ready for summer by offering discounted Trim Down Meal Plans and free superfood add-ons in your smoothie!

Navy Yard Night & Phillies Pregame Tailgate
Join us on Wednesday, June 12 for a Phillies pregame tailgate hosted at Bar Amis, featuring exclusive food and drink specials for Navy Yard employees, family, and friends attending the Phillies game. Game tickets are $20 each and food deals at the tailgate include: $5 burgers, $2 hot dogs, $1 popcorn bags, and $3 beer.

Nava Yoga First Month Unlimited Special
Treat yourself or a friend to Nava Yoga’s First Month Unlimited Special. Sign-up for a Monthly Unlimited class card for just $69 on your first visit and choose from over 30 classes a week for less than $2 a day.

Mercer Café at the Navy Yard
Save 20% on your next dine-in visit or 10% on catering. Visit Mercer Cafe today to learn how to take advantage of this offer.

Indego Bike Friendly Business Network
Navy Yard businesses can take advantage of free discounts on annual passes and discover the joys of bikeshare. Take a step to help improve your employees’ health while gaining access to substantial discounts on one of the most affordable transportation option in Philadelphia!

Wells Fargo Center Navy Yard Employee Specials
Navy Yard employee discounts and special packages available for Wells Fargo Center events and concerts. To redeem your discount, please use promotional code: GRPPIDC.

Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls
Take advantage of the Navy Yard special offer and watch the Philadelphia Union take on the New York Red Bulls. Tickets are $25.