Navy Yard Blog

Awards

May 24, 2024

Navy Yard Employee Honored by American Society of Civil Engineers

The Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) honored Navy Yard employee Monica Trudeau for her contributions to the civil engineering profession in the Philadelphia area. During an awards ceremony held May 16, Trudeau was the recipient of its Civil Engineering Manager of the Year Award for 2024. Trudeau is PIDC’s Vice

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Cool Jobs

May 22, 2024

Award-Winning Biotech Program Begins Another Recruitment

Award-Winning Biotech Program Begins Another Recruitment to Connect Philadelphians with Quality Jobs in the Region’s Rapidly Growing Life Science Sector: The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, The Wistar Institute, PIDC, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, Iovance Biotherapeutics, and Integral Molecular Began Joint Recruitment May 21

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Energy

May 14, 2024

Navy Yard Hosts 2nd Smart and Sustainable Mobility Showcase

The event featured Québec and City of Philadelphia’s Advanced Green Technologies and Job-Creating Solutions For the second year in a row the Québec government office in New York, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), and the City of Philadelphia, partnered on the second Smart and Sustainable Mobility Showcase on May 13. This year, the event was

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AV Shuttle

May 7, 2024

Feedback Requested: Take the AV Shuttle Survey

In February, we launched the region’s first autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle at the Navy Yard. The arrival of the electric, zero-emissions shuttle comes after much planning, testing, and coordination between public and private organizations. The AV shuttle is another example of the Navy Yard’s commitment to long-term sustainability and resiliency by helping reduce the use

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Community

April 26, 2024

Navy Yard Events & Programming Schedule – May 2024

There is always something fun and exciting happening at the Navy Yard. May 2024 Schedule (See the Monthly Events Email) Save the Date! – Family Fest June 1: Join us for an unforgettable start to summer! Immerse yourself in the rhythm of live music, tantalize your tastebuds with delicious offerings from pay-as-you-go food trucks, and

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Community

April 25, 2024

Navy Yard Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainability Symposium

April is Earth Month, a time to celebrate our planet and take action to protect it. To raise environmental awareness and highlight how the Navy Yard has become Philadelphia’s most sustainable neighborhood, PIDC and our development partners Ensemble/Mosaic hosted a Sustainability Symposium April 24 at Ensemble/Mosaic’s marketing center. The event featured an engaging presentation and panel

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Amenities

April 23, 2024

WAKE UP WEDNESDAYS

Wake Up Wednesdays: Bringing the café (and the coffee) to you! We are thrilled to announce an exciting addition to our mobile vending program: WAKE UP WEDNESDAYS! Every Wednesday from 7-10 a.m. until October, you can find Many Hands Coffee Company stationed on the Marine Parade Grounds to get you ready for your day. Any

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Community

April 17, 2024

Kick Off Summer at the Navy Yard Family Fest – June 1

The Navy Yard is gearing up to host its highly anticipated Family Fest on June 1 from 12-6p.m. at Central Green. This exciting event promises to be an unforgettable start to summer, offering a wide array of activities and entertainment for all ages. The Navy Yard Family Fest is set to immerse attendees in the

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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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