Navy Yard Blog

Cool Jobs

April 1, 2024

Navy Yard Skills Initiative Graduates Second Life Science Class with Iovance Biotherapeutics

A newly minted group of life science professionals completed the Biomedical Technician Training Program: Aseptic Technician training and received certificates of completion during a ceremony in the Iovance Biotherapeutics iCTC (Cell Therapy Center) at the Navy Yard March 22. After 24 weeks of dedicated work, 12 Philadelphians officially completed the training that prepared them for

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Community

March 29, 2024

Navy Yard Events & Programming Schedule – April 2024

There is always something fun and exciting happening at the Navy Yard. April 2024 Schedule (See the Monthly Events Email) Starting April 2 – Lunch Truck Lineup: Lunch Truck Lineup is back on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. We have some of your favorite trucks on the schedule and have added

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Cool Jobs

March 28, 2024

Newest Navy Yard Skills Initiative Life Sciences Cohort Visits Navy Yard

Participants of the newest Navy Yard Skills Initiative Biomedical Technician Training Program cohort with VintaBio, Inc. visited the Navy Yard for an orientation March 27. The purpose of the visit allowed program participants to get a better understanding of their training program with VintaBio and familiarize themselves with the Navy Yard campus. The visit included

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News

March 28, 2024

International Business Leaders Visit Navy Yard

A group of trade and investment representatives from more than 20 different countries wrapped up a statewide tour across Pennsylvania with a visit to the Navy Yard on March 22. The statewide tour was done in a partnership with The Philadelphia Department of Commerce and Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development’s Office of International

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Community

March 22, 2024

Free Health & Wellness Programming to Begin in April

You spoke, and we listened! Last year’s health and wellness programming with Alchemy X was such a huge hit with our community that we are again partnering with them to bring back free and open-to-the-public fitness classes to the Navy Yard in 2024! At the Navy Yard, our goal is to promote physical and spiritual

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History

March 19, 2024

Celebrate the Homecoming of the Battleship New Jersey to the Navy Yard

As you may have heard, the historic Battleship New Jersey is temporarily leaving its home on the Camden Waterfront and is making its way to the Navy Yard for maintenance – its first in 32 years. This is a homecoming of sorts for the Battleship New Jersey as its construction began in the late 1930s,

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History

March 18, 2024

100-Year-Old WWII Veteran Receives French Legion of Honor Award at Navy Yard Chapel

A local veteran received recognition for his service during World War II in an award ceremony held at the Chapel of Four Chaplains at the Navy Yard on March 18. Benjamin Berry, a Willow Grove native, received the French Legion of Honor during a ceremony attended by his family, local veteran groups, and representatives from

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Community

March 18, 2024

Building Community through Bird Watching at the Navy Yard

The Navy Yard is officially going the birds! Come down with your lunch and join BirdPhilly every Thursday from 12-1 p.m. at 13th and Admiral Peary Way to learn about the Navy Yard’s overwintering guests on the Delaware River! The Trip Leader will have a scope for easy viewing of ducks, so no binoculars are

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Amenities

March 7, 2024

The Navy Yard Lunch Truck Lineup Returns April 2!

Mark your calendars and don’t sweat it if you forget to pack your lunch – The Navy Yard’s Lunch Truck Lineup is coming back!! Beginning, Tuesday, April 2, Philly’s favorite food trucks will be returning to the Navy Yard stuffed with foods from every corner of Philadelphia including Mexican influenced trucks, Mediterranean influenced trucks, Asian

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Community

March 1, 2024

Navy Yard Events & Programming Schedule – March 2024

There is always something fun and exciting happening at the Navy Yard. March 2024 Schedule (See the Monthly Events Email) March 6 – Naval Foundry and Propeller Center Career Fair: The Naval Foundry & Propeller Center will be hosting a career fair at the Navy Yard. There are a variety of vacancies to fill! READ

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Road Closure / Campus Construction

February 28, 2024

Upcoming Road Closure – League Island Blvd March 4-12

Beginning Monday, March 4 through Tuesday, March 12, the inbound lanes of League Island Boulevard are scheduled to be closed from Broad St – Intrepid Ave for underground utility work. The closure is expected to last seven business days and is expected to reopen on Wednesday, March 13. What to Expect 1. The inbound lanes

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AV Shuttle

February 23, 2024

Navy Yard AV Shuttle to Begin Operations February 27

Be the first to experience this exciting and emerging technology being piloted at the Navy Yard with the official start of the Navy Yard autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle service. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, the Navy Yard AV Shuttle will begin taking passengers around the Navy Yard campus. Navy Yard AV Shuttle

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Development Updates

February 8, 2024

Navy Yard Plan Highlight: Guiding Principles

Each facet of the 2022 Navy Yard Plan is guided by framework principles that were intentionally crafted to create a new standard of equitable development. The vision put forth in the 2022 Plan reflects the Navy Yard’s future as a place that is Inclusive & Welcoming, Connected & Multimodal, a Hub for Equitable Growth & Job Creation, Vibrant & Active, and Innovative & Resilient.

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Development Updates

February 6, 2024

Feasibility Study for Redevelopment of Building 611

Seeking to engage an experienced, capable, and qualified team to perform the feasibility study for the redevelopment of Building 611. PIDC is releasing this RFP to perform a feasibility study of bisecting and redeveloping Building 611 into a mixed-use, creative office space for small to large businesses. As envisioned in the 2022 Plan, bisecting the

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Community

February 1, 2024

PIDC & Ensemble/Mosaic Host Retail Tenant Event

PIDC and Ensemble/Mosaic partnered to host a retail tenant outreach event at the Navy Yard on February 1. The event was held at Ensemble/Mosaic’s office in the heart of the Navy Yard. The goal of the event was to attract and engage with qualified tenants interested in leasing retail spaces in the emerging Navy Yard

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