Summer Events: The Navy Yard 5k, Outdoor Yoga, and more!

by Navy Yard
June 3, 2014

Categories: Events,

The warm and sunny summer days descending on Philadelphia push the memories of the long and tough winter into the back of our minds. With the nice weather, The Navy Yard urges employees to get out and have fun with a variety of events in the coming months as part of #TNYsummer!

The Navy Yard 5k

The Navy Yard is proud to present the inaugural Navy Yard 5k! This fun, free, and scenic 5k run will take place at The Navy Yard on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, rain or shine. The race is open only to employees of The Navy Yard. In addition to the race, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, a health fair will take place in Crescent Park, featuring several Navy Yard tenants sharing how to educate and improve on all aspects of workplace health, wellness, nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle. Whether you participate as a runner or as a spectator, we will have 5k swag and snacks for you! We hope to see you there! The event is FREE, but you must pre-register by Friday, June 6th at

The Navy Yard 5k - June 11, 2014
The Navy Yard 5k – June 11, 2014


Summer Outdoor Yoga

The Navy Yard is also pleased to partner with Nava Yoga Center to present six FREE outdoor summer yoga classes! Nava Yoga Center, located in the Vincera Institute at 1200 Constitution Ave, is teaching classes under the bright blue skies every Tuesday through July 1st from 7 to 8 am in Crescent Park. The class is for all-levels, yogis just need to BYOMat and pre-register at

FREE Summer Outdoor Yoga with Nava Yoga Center
FREE Summer Outdoor Yoga with Nava Yoga Center


Summer Lunch Truck Lineup 

Summer at The Navy Yard also means an all-new Lunch Truck Lineup. This summer, we’re welcoming daily trucks Poi Dog Snack Shop, The Whirly Pig, Mama’s Meatballs, Mucho Bueno, Sum Pig, Mom-Mom’s Polish, Prime Stache, and Foolish Waffles. Stay tuned to social media for the weekly unveiling of Thursday’s truck lineup on the Marine Parade Grounds! (PDF of the schedule available by emailing

June's Lunch Truck Lineup schedule
June’s Lunch Truck Lineup schedule


The Navy Yard’s Urban Riding Basics Class

In conjunction with GSK and the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia, The Navy Yard hosted the first Urban Riding Basics Class on May 19th . A few dozen participants stopped by Five Crescent Drive for a brown bag lunch to learn how to begin bicycling safely around town, including topics like rules of the road, lane position, urban hazards, helmets and gear, locking a bike, and using a bike on public transportation. We hope to see the class participants riding their bikes to work or around The Navy Yard!

Steve from the BCGP teaching us how to ride our bikes safely!
Steve from the BCGP teaching us how to ride our bikes safely!


The Navy Yard blood drive

Lastly, The Navy Yard hosted another American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Courtyard by Marriott on June 18th. More than 29 units of blood were collected – with each pint going on to save three lives! Thank you to all the donors. If you missed it, The Navy Yard plans to host another drive this fall.