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RECAP: 6th Annual Navy Yard 5k

Thank you to our Navy Yard community for another amazing Navy Yard 5k! The 6th year brought together over 800 dedicated runners and walkers on a rainy yet perfect day in Central Green. Whether you ran, walked, volunteered, or cheered your colleagues to victory, we hope you enjoyed the views of the river, and the noontime dash around the Yard.

The day couldn’t have come together without the generous support from our Corporate Sponsors:  Allied Universal, Ben Franklin Technology PartnersCBRECourtyard by Marriott Philadelphia South at The Navy YardGSKMatarazzo & Milici Group, Jefferson HealthParts Life, Inc.PIDC, and RevZilla

For race results and photos visit www.navyyard.org/5k 

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RECAP: MED WEEK “How To Move The Needle”

PIDC and the Office of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown hosted the annual joint MED Week event, “How to Move the Needle,” at Penn State at The Navy Yard.

The event included an engaging series of expert presentations featuring valuable information, guidance, and advice to minority-owned business enterprises on how to grow their business by minimizing costs and maximizing profits. Panelists discussed potential contracts, the top five things organizations look at when reviewing contracts, and how to sustain and grow a business.

In addition to the councilwoman, the speaker and panel lineup included Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, who shared remarks on the second district; Keynote speaker, Michelle Snow, owner of Michelle Snow Company; Prema Gupta, senior vice president of Navy Yard Planning & Development at The Navy Yard; Chuck Stefanosky, the director of strategy sourcing and procurement at Independence Blue Cross; and Spencer Wright, owner of Harness the Sun.

Following the presentations, attendees were treated to an exclusive bus tour of the Navy Yard.

For more photos o the event, visit Philadelphia City Council Flickr!

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Cool Jobs at the Navy Yard: Mel Sage, Design Builder

The Navy Yard is bursting with awesome people doing great things. We’re home to over 14,500 employees and over 160 companies. Each person here has a cool job with a unique story! One of those people is Mel Sage, Design Builder at Urban Outfitters.

Mel Sage has been working with Urban Outfitters (UO) as a Design Builder for only 1 month! Within her first few weeks in this role, we had the opportunity to chat about what she does as a Design Builder inside Building 611!

What does your company do? Urban Outfitters is apart of URBN, a portfolio of global consumer brands comprised of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, BHLDN, Terrain, and the Vetri Family. URBN is filled with passionate, creative, entrepreneurial people who think outside the box and are all about providing a unique shopping experience. For Urban Outfitters, I work on the Design Build team. My team creates fixtures for UO stores throughout the country. At the Navy Yard, our home is the Woodshop inside Building 611. Currently, we are building tables, shelves, and A-frames.

Describe your typical work day.
Alongside my teammates, we are building fixtures for 75 Urban Outfitters stores around the country. My role is mass-producing elements for those fixture. A typical work day for me would be something like this:

 

What’s your favorite thing about working at your company?
I find so much joy in working with my hands, and as a Design Builder, I get to do that every day. It’s exciting to be making fixtures, knowing that my pieces make up furniture that will be used all over the country.

Anything else you’d like to share?
Besides being a part of the design build team at UO, I started my own woodworking art business called Sage Woodworks. There I create wooden wall hangings and home goods inspired by nature and topography. Feel free to follow me online, @sagewoodworks.

Do you have a cool job at the Navy Yard? Submit your nomination today! 

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RECAP: Navy Yard Sustainability Day

Celebrating sustainability at the Navy Yard,  PIDC, Clean Air Council, the US Navy, Johnson Controls (LUX Products Corporation), Penn State at the Navy Yard, Nava Yoga Center at The Navy Yard and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA  joined forces for another successful Sustainability Day.

The organizing sponsors were joined by 15+ regional organizations with missions to support sustainability.

The day included free electronics and battery recycling, free paper shredding, free Earth Yoga and a Penn State NoontimeU: How to Waste Less Food and Save the Planet! By the days end, over 1,500 lbs of electronics were recycled, 1,000 lbs of paper was shredded, and nearly 1,000 lbs of batteries were recycled.

For 2019, this added to the Navy Yard total’s sustainability impact hitting our goal of 3,000 lbs of electronics recycled, 3,000 lbs of paper shredding, 1,000 lbs of batteries recycled.

 

 

 

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25+ Navy Yard Events to Enjoy this October!

October is jam-packed with opportunities to #discovertheyard. Join us on the Marine Parade Grounds for Sustainability Day, sign up for NoontimeU, run a weekend 5k or two, and then round the month out with a spooky cocktail class at Bar Amis!

UPCOMING EVENTS

6th annual Navy Yard 5k
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Friday, October 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM
On your mark, get set, GO! Join us on Wednesday, October 16 at 12:00 PM for a chip-timed, unique, and scenic 5k open only to Navy Yard employees. The walk/run will take place at lunchtime in Central Green with post-race awards, music, refreshments, and the Health + Wellness Expo featuring Navy Yard partners and businesses educating employees on all aspects of workplace health, wellness, nutrition, fitness, & lifestyle from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Navy Yard Sustainability Day 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Celebrate sustainability with PIDC, Clean Air Council, the U.S. Navy, Johnson Controls (LUX Products Corporation), Penn State at the Navy Yard, Nava Yoga Center, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA. Join us on the Marine Parade Grounds to visit the sustainability fair filled with 15+ regional organizations who will provide information, giveaways, and products to be more environmentally-friendly. The day also includes free electronics and battery recycling, free paper shredding, free yoga, and free lectures!

Earth Yoga at Sustainability Day – Free
Thursday, October 3, 2019; 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Register for Earth Yoga on the Marine Parade Grounds during Navy Yard Sustainability Day! All participants will have a chance to enter to win an eco-friendly Jade Yoga Travel Mat!

NoontimeU: How to Waste Less Food and Save the Planet – Free
Thursday, October 3, 2019; 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
During Navy Yard Sustainability Day, join Penn State at the Navy Yard inside Building 101 to learn how you can help protect the environment with your shopping choices and by reducing food waste.

FS Investments Open House
Thursday, October 3, 2019; 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
FS Investments opens its doors to high school students of all ages for the opportunity to meet and interact with members from various teams throughout the firm. Share this event with the high schoolers in your life so they can learn about FS team’s function and receive insight on potential career options to explore.

Curate Your Kitchen October Open House
Thursday, October 3, 2019; 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Stop by the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom for an evening of information, ideas, and inspiration to help you curate your kitchen with the finest appliances. Event is free, but reservations are required.

Dress Down Day for Philly Public Schools
Friday, October 4, 2019
Last year, The Goldenberg Group and the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia launched the inaugural “Dress Down Day” initiative to raise funds and build support for public schools. Contributions can be directed to a school of your choice, directly responding to the priorities and needs of that school as identified by the principal and school leadership – our pick is the Navy Yard adopted school, Bregy Elementary. Dress down with the official shirt, pin, or both!

Alex’s Lemonade Stand End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run
Saturday, October 5, 2019; 8:00 AM
Support childhood cancer research by walking a mile/5k or running a 5k for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s biggest one-day event of the year! Walkers will have the choice of a one-mile course or the standard 5k, and runners will run the 5k route. The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run is family-friendly, dog-friendly, and stroller-friendly.

Jefferson Health Navy Yard Blood Drive
Tuesday, October 8, 2019; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Jefferson Health Navy Yard hosts its first blood drive, collecting blood to be used exclusively for Jefferson patients requiring transfusions due to trauma, surgical procedures, cancer treatments, and other critical situations.

MED Week 2019: “Moving the Needle”
Wednesday, October 9, 2019; 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join the Office of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and PIDC for a series of 10-minute expert presentations on industry best practices. Hear from panelists that will provide valuable information, guidance, and advice to minority-owned business enterprises on how to minimize costs and maximize profits, followed by a bus tour of the Navy Yard.

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Thursday, October 10 & 24, 2019; 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 the community a chance to browse and shop unique items. Each month’s vendors are announced on Instagram @URBNCommunity.

Race For Hope Philadelphia 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019; 8:00 AM
The 14th 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. Hosted by the National Brain Tumor Society, the Race for Hope offers individuals and teams an opportunity to honor and remember loved ones, connect with others interested in the brain tumor cause and help to educate the local community on the diverse needs of brain tumors patients and their families.

Philadelphia Flyers Gritty 5k
Sunday, October 13, 2019; 8:00 AM
Be a part of the first ever Gritty 5k! For this Gritty-themed 5k, fans are encouraged to don their best orange and furry regalia as they run from the Wells Fargo Center, travel through the Navy Yard, and finish outside of Xfinity Live! Registration is open now.

Pour The Core: Philly
Saturday, October 19, 2019; 12:00 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! Tickets are on sale now, with early bird tickets available.
Lunch & Learns, Morning Conversation Series, and NoonTimeU with Penn State at the Navy Yard

Pennsylvania Walk4Hearing 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019; 8:00 AM
Join the Hearing Loss Association of America for a walk at the Navy Yard to make a difference for 48 million people with hearing loss. Since its inception in 2006, over 80,000 walkers have stepped up raising more than $13 million for HLAA and local chapters to provide support and services for people with hearing loss.

Cage Match: Amis vs Stargazy/Mighty Bread Co.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Cage Match is back! Grab a seat at the table as Chef Kristina Wisneski and Chef Scott Reddy from Amis go head to head with Chef Sam Jacobson of Stargazy and his tag-teammate Chris DiPiazza of Mighty Bread Co.

Navy Yard New Employee Fall Orientation
Friday, October 25, 2019; 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Welcome to the Navy Yard! Your first few days in your new role are important, so let us help you get oriented in this place! If you’re new to the Navy Yard, join us for a brief welcome presentation, history overview, and introduction into what our community has to offer. Following the presentation, you can join an optional Guided Site Tour in our Navy Yard van. This event is free & pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

PAWS Mutt Strut
Saturday, October 26, 2019; 8:00 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.

Philly Fights Cancer: Round 5
Saturday, October 26, 2019; 6:00 PM
Philly Fights Cancer’s largest fundraising event is a celebration with world-class entertainment. This year’s entertainment will feature the master of cinema and stage Hugh Jackman, Emmy-winning comedian John Mulaney, and multi-platinum selling pop artist Andy Grammer. Funds raised at the Philly Fights Cancer Gala support the clinical trials and translational research at the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center.

American Red Cross Fall Blood Drive
Monday, October 28, 2019; 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.

Spooky Cocktail Class
Tuesday, October 29, 2019; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Get into the Halloween spirit with a spooky cocktail class. Join Bar Amis for an interactive workshop featuring Downeast Ciders and St. George’s Spirits. Guests will have a chance to shake up a mixture of ghoulishly good seasonal cocktails featuring all the best flavors of fall including pumpkin and pear!

Lunch & Learns, Morning Conversation Series, and NoonTimeU with Penn State
Various dates & times in the fall
Penn State at the Navy Yard offers opportunities to expand and grow your career with professional certificates, Six Sigma trainings, and a MBA program offered at the Navy Yard. New this month, Penn State introduces NoonTimeU, free lunchtime lectures for the Navy Yard community.

SPECIAL OFFERS

Nava Yoga First Month Unlimited Special
Treat yourself or a friend to Nava Yoga’s First Month Unlimited Special. Sign-up for a Monthly Unlimited class card for just $69 on your first visit and choose from over 30 classes a week for less than $2 a day.

Gift Card Holiday Special
For the holidays, take advantage of the Bar Amis gift card special: purchase a $50 gift card and get an extra $10. Begins November 13, 2019 and ends January 15, 2020.

Vincera Rehab Specialty Running Assessments
Training for a race? Take advantage of Vincera Rehab’s running assessment that identify issues in your running form. All assessments come with a custom program designed to maximize your running potential.

Bar Amis Catering is Back
Bring Bar Amis to your next event with these Navy Yard inspired catering packages. First time orders received 20% off.

Reading Terminal Market Delivery Special
Reading Terminal Market now delivers to the Navy Yard. Use promo code, RTMSHOP40, on orders of $40 or more for free delivery within 16 miles of Reading Terminal Market.

South Bowl Navy Yard Employee Special
“The Yard” at South Bowl is a family-friendly outdoor space with games, music, food, and beverages. Navy Yard employees can take advance of half price batch drinks and enjoy Dollar Machine Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Winning Wednesdays, and Thursday Dollar Dog Nights with Navy Yard ID.