June 2022 Events and more!
June welcomes even more opportunities to explore and discover the Navy Yard! The world’s largest hard seltzer festival is coming to the Navy Yard. On June 4, Seltzerland will sure turn the Navy Yard into a hard seltzer paradise. Then on June 5, Girls on the Run will be running through the Navy Yard streets in celebration of another season completed. On June 9, the Navy Yard and Group X will unveil its fifth public art exhibit and invites everyone to join. Philly Pride Boot Camp & Brunch will be here June 11 for a day of fitness and food! These are some great ways to #discovertheyard!
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday, June 4, 2022; 11:00AM
Seltzerland, a hard seltzer festival comes to the Navy Yard for the first time. Come and enjoy this one-of-a-kind immersive experience as you spend the day tasting 100+ unique hard seltzers. Indulge in mouthwatering munchies, tons of seltzer swag, and of course an epic Instagram worthy photo op!
Seltzerland is also offering 15% off to Navy Yard followers:
Girls on the Run Spring 5k
Sunday, June 5, 2022; 9:00AM
Girls on the Run Philadelphia will host a 5K fun run at The Navy Yard’s historic Marine Parade Grounds. The event celebrates the accomplishments of 450 third through eighth grade girls who have participated in the 10-week GOTR program at schools and community centers throughout Philadelphia this spring. You can support these girls as a running buddy or volunteer. The event requires the support of over 100 volunteers, and they are in need of more to help make this event a success. To volunteer for a 3–4-hour shift on the morning of June 5th, click here. Thank you for helping our girls cross the finish line this season!
Navy Yard and Group X – Alpha Sacred Beings (The Origin of Creation)
Thursday, June 9, 2022; 5:00 -6:30 PM
Location to be announced soon!
For the first time ever, PIDC and Group X will invite the public to unveil its latest secret public art sculpture, Alpha Sacred Beings (The Origin of Creation), on Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM.
Alpha Sacred Beings (The Origin of Creation) is a life-sized monument symbolizing a bridge between two Indigenous Nations. This artwork and its concept was created by lead artist Marianela Fuentes, whose previous works in her Sacred Beings series have roots with the Huichol or Wixárika indigenous people of Mexico. The beaded design was created in partnership with artists from the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation. These images tell stories from our region’s original people; they are stewards of all the land throughout the Delaware Valley and Philadelphia, or “Coaquannock”, and still live here today.
The unveiling on Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM will include remarks from lead artist, Marianela Fuentes; PIDC’s Director of Navy Yard Marketing & Communications, Jennifer Tran; and Rev. Dr. John Norwood Jr., who is a Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Councilman and Judge. The event will culminate with the ribbon cutting and a performance by Red Blanket Singers, a Southern Style Native American Drum and Dance Group representing the Nanticoke, Lenape, Haliwa-Saponi, and Mohawk Tribes.
Great Chefs Event
Saturday, June 11, 2022; 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Hosted by award-winning chef Marc Vetri, this event brings together esteemed chefs from across the country to create gourmet tasting plates. Held at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters in the Navy Yard, this event is a family-friendly and promises to be a great time. Free for kids 12 and under.
COME ALIVE 215 Pride Event
Saturday, June 11, 2022; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Navy Yard x Fit Academy Boot Camp Class – Free
Tuesdays & Thursdays; 5pm-6pm
It’s time to get off the couch and get moving. Our friends at Fit Academy have outdoor fitness classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 5p-6p in Central Green. Join us for high energy sports driven exercise, full body plyometrics, resistance training, cardio, core, and HIIT. Work hard and reap the rewards! Register here:
Navy Yard x Tula Yoga – Free
Unwind and reset your body & mind with free yoga classes, suitable for yogis of all levels, from beginners to advanced. Register here: BYOM (Bring your own mat) and show up!
Navy Yard x Black Girls with Green Thumbs
Monthly Education Series
Many people are fascinated by sustainable living practices yet feel it may be too large a fit. This series Black Girls with Green Thumbs is going to teach you how to live HOMESTEAD-ish.
Shifts in some everyday practices can lower your environmental impact while not requiring a full abandonment of modern, city living. From juicing to making your own herbal tinctures, learn individual wellness skills that will help you thrive in an urban environment.
June 13, 5:30p-6:30p
Make season drink that can be stored long term. Using herbs and fruits we will capture the flavors of summertime by making our own cocktail mixers! These recipes are a great way to preserve your garden or orchard bounty.
Navy Yard x Half Mad Honey + Riverfront Hive Tours
Half Mad Honey + Riverfront Hive Tours are cultivating wellness and connection through honeybees. Half Mad Honey is not just an urban beekeeping company, but an organization that is rooted in education, growth, peer support, and recovery. Tour details through PIDC will be available soon.
Navy Yard Running Club
We run all year long! Join your fellow Navy Yard employees for a free, weekly all levels group that runs around the Navy Yard. The Navy Yard Running Club meets at 12th and Constitution every Tuesday at 5:45pm and runs between 2-5 miles, or interval runs. Then we finish up at Gatehouse for HH. Follow us on Instagram @NYRC_phila
#LUNCHTRUCKLINEUP now includes Tuesdays!
We started this season with the Lunch Truck program only on Thursdays, but it has been such a great success. To avoid the long lines, we’ve added another day and another truck. Come out on Tuesdays for two truck options and Thursdays for three truck options. If you’d like to know which trucks are coming up, please email Jackie Hall, email@example.com to be added to the mailing list.