22+ October Events You Can Experience at the Navy Yard!

by Navy Yard
October 1, 2018

Categories: Events,

With miles of riverfront to explore, #NavyYardSeaMonsters to find , & 20 acres of world-class open space to discover, October welcomes the return of the Navy Yard 5k,  Navy Yard Sustainability Day, and a Boos and Brews Networking hour with Yards and Urban Village. What are you waiting for – visit us!


5th Annual Navy Yard 5k
REGISTER NOW FOR: October 17, 2018; 12:00 PM
This chip-timed, unique, and scenic 5k is only open to Navy Yard employees. The walk/run will take place at lunchtime in Central Green with with post-race awards, music, refreshments, and a Health + Wellness Expo featuring Navy Yard partners and tenants educating employees on all aspects of workplace health, wellness, nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle will be held from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Race registration closes on Friday, October 12 at 5:00 PM.


Game of Thrones Pop-Up Menu at Bar Amis
Tuesday, October 2, 2018; 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Winter is coming! Stop by Bar Amis for a Game of Thrones themed pop-up menu before the GoT Live Concert Experience at the Wells Fargo Center.

MEDWeek: Owning the RFP Process – How To Submit and Win
Wednesday, October 3, 2018; 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Empowering MBEs to confidently approach the RFP process and present the key differentiators of their company to procure business and contracting opportunities at the Navy Yard and with Rebuild. Event is free, but you must pre-register.

Navy Yard Sustainability Day – FREE 
Thursday, October 4, 2018; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Celebrate sustainability with PIDC, Clear Air Council, U.S. Navy, LUX Products, and Penn State at the Navy Yard for the annual Navy Yard Sustainability Day. During Lunch Truck Lineup, visit the sustainability fair filled with 15+ regional organizations that will be on hand to provide information, giveaways, and products to be more environmentally friendly. The day also includes free electronics and battery recycling, free paper shredding, and free outdoor Earth Yogapre-registration required!

12th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut
Saturday, October 6, 2018; 9:00 AM
The Mutt Strut is an annual tradition where dogs and the people who love them walk the scenic riverfront of the Navy Yard raising funds and awareness for PAWS’ efforts to save Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals.

Thursday, October 11 & 25, 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.

13th Annual Race For Hope Philadelphia 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018; 7:00 AM
The 13th Annual Race for Hope Philadelphia is a 5k race + walk at the Navy Yard to raise awareness and resources to fund life-saving brain tumor research and improve the quality of life of all those affected by brain tumors.

RADwood Philly: 80s & 90s Car Festival 
Sunday, October 14, 2018; 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
RADwood Philly is the first car show of its kind, gathering automotive enthusiasts together for a festival focusing on 80s and 90s style hosted in and around Central Green at the Navy Yard.

Penn State at the Navy Yard GMAT Preparation
Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 16, 2018 to December 6, 2018
Get ready for graduate school with Penn State at the Navy Yard’s 7-week GMAT course. You’ll review test taking shortcuts, skills, and strategies as you review math, verbal, and integrated reasoning sections of the exam. Upon completion of the course, you are eligible for a tuition credit for Penn State’s MBA program.

6th Annual Pour The Core: Philly
Saturday, October 20, 2018; 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival returns to the Navy Yard for another fall day filled with 75+ ciders from local, national, and international cider makers, plus a donut eating contest, food trucks, and more! Navy Yard employees can receive $10 OFF a VIP or General Admission ticket with offer code: PIDCOFF.

Pennsylvania Walk4Hearing 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018; 10:00 AM 
Join Pennsylvania’s chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America for a walk at the Navy Yard to make a difference for the 48 million people living with hearing loss.

Boos & Brews Networking – FREE
Thursday, October 25, 2018; 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Hosted by Penn State at the Navy Yard; come and learn how Urban Village Brewing Company and Yards Brewing Company are producing high-quality and environmentally-friendly craft beers. You will enjoy free samples from each brewer while networking with colleagues and friends. Event is free, but you must pre-register.

Halloween Singtacular
Thursday, October 25, 2018; 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Drop the Mic! Inc. Productions presents song selections from Annie, Hair Spray, Beauty and the Beast , Pocahontas and more at this Halloween themed family-fun event held at the Chapel of Four Chaplains.

American Red Cross Fall Blood Drive
Monday, October 29, 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.



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 is open to all U.S. Citizens and meets at the Navy Yard. Please contact the Club at 215-983-4897 for meeting details and further information.

Navy Yard Outdoor Yoga
Thursdays at 5:15 PM *ends 11/1
Unwind from your day, and reset your body & mind with free yoga classes in Central Green, suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. Pre-registration is preferred. BYOMat. In the event of inclement weather, classes will be held indoors at Navy Yoga’s Studio.

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.

Philadelphia Volleyball at the Navy Yard
Mondays beginning at 6:00 PM
Join Philadelphia Volleyball for pickup doubles volleyball every Monday night, all summer long! All levels welcome.

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 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.

Penn State at the Navy Yard
Various dates and times
Check out upcoming admissions events, webinars, lunch & learns, and workshops to learn about programs, scholarship opportunities, admissions process, and more.