22+ Navy Yard Events You Don’t Want to Miss This June!

by Navy Yard
May 23, 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. June welcomes the return of the Navy Yard Craft Beer Summer Sampling, the #IceBoxChallenge, Navy Yard Al Fresco, and much more!


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!


Ice Box Challenge
Thursday, May 24, 2018 – Thursday, June 20, 2018
The Ice Box Challenge, a public science demonstration that invites the public to discover the benefits of high-performance buildings, comes to the Navy Yard for 4 weeks. Check out the challenge throughout June!

​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!

Great Beer Expo: Beer Under the Big Top
Saturday, June 2, 2018; 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Beer Under The Big Top returns to the Philadelphia Navy Yard for another star-studded and oh-so-spectacular beer festival with more than 150 brews from local and national craft breweries and circus acts on the main stage including; contortionists, sword swallowers, jugglers and more!

ADL Walk Against Hate
Sunday, June 3, 2018; 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!

Nittany Networking at the Navy Yard
Wednesday, June 6, 2018; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Meet with Penn State alumni at Penn State’s innovative living laboratory and educational space at the Navy Yard and learn how Penn State is influencing and impacting the Philadelphia region. Event is free, but alumni must pre-register.

Thursday, June 7 & 21, 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.

Girls on the Run 5k
Saturday, June 9, 2018; 9:30 AM -12:00 PM
Join Girls on the Run Philadelphia and celebrate the year’s accomplishments at its annual 5K event held at the Navy Yard’s historic Marine Parade Grounds! Support these girls as a running buddy, or as a cheer pal at the finish line.

Great Chefs Event
Saturday, June 9, 2018; 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
The Great Chefs Event, hosted by Chef Marc Vetri, brings together esteemed chefs from across the country to create gourmet tasting plates for all attendees. Held at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters in the Navy Yard, this unique event has evolved into a family-friendly, daytime format this year.

Navy Yard Al Fresco
Wednesday, June 13, 2018; 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Join us at Central Green for live music, lawn games, pay-as-you-go food, $5 drink specials, free themed yoga, and market style vending.

Philly Pours at the Fretz Showroom
Thursday, June 14, 2018; 5:30 pm
Philly Pours, presented by Resources for Human Development and benefits their Children’s Services programs, is a unique event featuring elite beverages and grand cuisine served in the regal prototype kitchens at Fretz Sub-Zero Wolf Showroom.

Saturday, June 16, 2018; 12:00 PM (noon) – 12:00 AM (midnight)
Dance your “art” out at FringeA-Thon, an epic outdoor 12-hour dance party and fundraiser for FringeArts and the Philadelphia arts community! Navy Yard employees can enjoy $5 off with offer code: ‘NAVY5’

Ice Box Challenge Reveal
Wednesday, June 20, 2018; 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Join Penn State in League Island Park as the boxes are lifted and the amount of ice left in each box is revealed. The Ice Box Challenge is a public science demonstration in high-performance buildings, pitting Standard Building Code against the energy saving Passive House Standard. The colorful boxes arrived at Penn State on May 24–one built to Standard Building Code, the other to the energy efficient, hyper-insulated Passive House Standard–and filled with 1800 lbs of ice.

Pretty Pineapple Paint & Sip
Thursday, June 21, 2018; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join Bar Amis & Kennett Design TO GO to celebrate the first day of summer a Pretty Pineapple Paint & Sip with artist Cris Hess! No Experience Required!  Registration includes step by step instruction and the supplies necessary to create this fun painting on an 11″x 14″ canvas.

PHL Innovation Picnic
Thursday, June 28, 2018; 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join hundreds of members from the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem for the PHL Innovation Picnic. The picnic attracts a diverse group of people from the area’s tech scene, including entrepreneurs, investors, community builders & tech leaders to the Navy Yard for great food, drinks, games, and comradery. Tickets on sale now!


Navy Yard Outdoor Yoga
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.