Tour the Yard, bike through history, see "industry in action" on a factory tour, experience cultural performances or make something in a hands-on workshop. Our public programs are an exciting look into the Yard’s past, present and future. 

More about public programs

Upcoming Events:

"Tools & Talent" Workshops

Brooklyn Grange @ BLDG 92: Introduction to Green Roofing

TUE MAR 3 2015 > 6 p.m.

At this point, chances are good you’ve heard of a green roof…. maybe you’ve even seen one! If not, we can certainly fix that with a farm tour of Brooklyn Grange when summer rolls around. But more on that later.

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT MAR 7 2015 > 2 p.m.

For over 150 years, the Brooklyn Navy Yard churned out America's most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Today, the Yard is considered a national model for sustainable urban industrial parks. This tour, given in partnership with Turnstile Tours, explores the 300-acre facility and offers opportunities to get off the bus for a closer look at the Yard's most intriguing sites, including a dry dock that's been used since before the Civil War, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus that is virtually frozen in time and the nation's first multi-story LEED ...

"Tools & Talent" Workshops

Poster Design Workshop with Woodside Press

SAT MAR 7 2015 > 3 p.m.

Don't be fooled—while the antique presses inside Woodside Press look old, they still come alive to produce colorful, whimsical designs. After touring the facility, letterpress printer and bookbinder Davin Kuntze teaches you how to set type, mix ink colors, and print five of your own small posters. Then, you can trade posters with other participants before taking home a colorful portfolio.

Yard Tours

The "Can-Do" Yard: WWII at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

SUN MAR 8 2015 > 11 a.m.

During World War II, the Brooklyn Navy Yard played a pivotal role in the American war effort – it built battleships and aircraft carriers, repaired over 5,000 ships, and sent troops and supplies to fronts across the globe. The tireless efforts of its 70,000 workers earned it the nickname "The Can-Do Yard."  This tour will explore the role of the New York City waterfront in the war effort, make connections between the Yard and famous battles of World War II, and visit historically significant sites within the Yard and in the surrounding communities. Highlights include the Naval Hospital campus ...

"Tools & Talent" Workshops

Brooklyn Grange @ BLDG 92: Intro to Beekeeping

TUE MAR 10 2015 > 6 p.m.

introduction to beekeeping with Stone Barns bee keeper Dan Carr will leave you buzzing with excitement!  Inside the warmth of BLDG 92, Dan will provide you with a crash course in apiculture, walking participants through a brief history of beekeeping, the issues around beekeeping today, and the importance of apiculture in maintaining a healthy food system.  We'll discuss the anatomy of a honey bee; the biology and life cycle of the colony; as well as equipment, hive architecture and basics in beekeeping safety.To finish up our class we'll taste honeys from all over the world and see ...

"Tools & Talent" Workshops / Business Friendly

Brooklyn Grange @ BLDG 92: Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business

THU MAR 12 2015 > 6 p.m.

Anastasia Cole Plakias, a Co-Founder of Brooklyn Grange, will lead a survey of the different contemporary models of urban agricultural businesses, with a focus on New York City.  Taking place in the multipurpose room at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 92 Museum and Exhibition Center, Anastasia will cover a range of topics, including: the various goals and benefits of urban agriculture; different business entities a budding urban farmer might consider; the range of physical models — from vertical farms to aquaponics, and of course rooftop farming — and how well they address respective goals and challenges; integrating your business into the ...

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT MAR 14 2015 > 2 p.m.

For over 150 years, the Brooklyn Navy Yard churned out America's most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Today, the Yard is considered a national model for sustainable urban industrial parks. This tour, given in partnership with Turnstile Tours, explores the 300-acre facility and offers opportunities to get off the bus for a closer look at the Yard's most intriguing sites, including a dry dock that's been used since before the Civil War, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus that is virtually frozen in time and the nation's first multi-story LEED ...

Factory Tours

Factory Tour: Whiskey Wars!

TUE MAR 17 2015 > 5 p.m.

In the 19th century, Marines were dispatched from the Navy Yard to crack down on illegal whiskey distilling in what became known as the WHISKEY WARS. Today, Kings County Distillery is proudly making moonshine and more on premises. Join BLDG 92 and Kings County Distillery on a tour (and tasting!) that explores whiskey scandals of the past and the resurgence of the industry today. 

"Tools & Talent" Workshops

Brooklyn Grange @ BLDG 92: Food and Happiness

WED MAR 18 2015 > 6 p.m.

The city’s a wild place to live. We all benefit from a weekend away to restore our balance and relax… but did you know that how you eat can affect your happiness too? We’re not just talking eating healthy, we mean that there is a biological basis to moods and feelings… and specific foods affect how you feel! And, let’s face it, winters in this city can get a little dreary. Couldn’t we all use a pick me up?!

Heavy Metal: Ferra Designs Factory Tour

FRI MAR 20 2015 > 10 a.m.

Experience precision metal fabrication informed by old world craftsmanship at Ferra Designs. Participants go behind-the-scenes on this immersive tour, from design offices to factory floor to new product design studio, 50A.  Ferra uses cutting-edge technology, whether creating iconic pieces of art or sophisticated architectural interiors. You may see welding or you may see water jets, but you will certainly see industry in action!