Tour the Yard, bike through history, see "industry in action" on a factory tour, see film, theater and musical performance, sit in on “BLDG 92 Talks” or make something in a hands-on workshop. Our public programs are an exciting look into the Yard’s past, present and future. 

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Upcoming Events:

For Businesses

Healthcare Planning for your Employees

THU SEP 4 > 4 p.m.

Insperity Information Session

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, & Future Tour

SAT SEP 6 > 2:30 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 ...

Yard Tours

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

SUN SEP 7 > 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

Woodworking: Salad Tongs Workshop and Harvest with Bien Hecho

SUN SEP 7 > 11 a.m.

Have your salad with the dressing DIY on the side.  Join, Yard tenants, Brooklyn Grange and Bien Hecho for a partnership as inspired as cookies and milk or lettuce and tomato.  Spend the morning learning to make your very own wooden salad tongs with Bin Hecho and then up to the farm to tour Brooklyn Grange’s urban oasis, harvest a few veggies, and settle in to enjoy a farm fresh salad tossed with your freshly finished tongs.

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, & Future Tour

SUN SEP 7 > 2:30 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 ...

Busy Bee Costume Build and Farm Exploration

WED SEP 10 > noon

To Bee, or not to Bee. City Growers leads a bee costume-building session to outfit kids for the Bee Parade that takes place in the Rockaways.  Afterwards, head to the roof for a family friendly farm tour where you will learn about the pollinator friendly plants that keep our little friends so busy!

"Making it in NYC" Programs & Events / For Businesses

Networked Manufacturing

THU SEP 11 > 6 p.m.

As the maker movement takes off and hobbyists seek to scale up production, a related field of networked or distributed manufacturing service is growing. Providers that offer design, fabrication and sourcing service to design entrepreneurs are creating their niches by specializing in materials, sectors or models of support. Sarah Krasley, Senior Sustainable Manufacturing Lead at Autodesk, guides a discussion on the services and experiences of key start-ups in this unique new manufacturing industry.

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT SEP 13 > 2:30 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 ...

Yard Tours

Urban Ecology Bike Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard

SUN SEP 14 > 11 a.m.

Discover the natural world in the midst a thriving urban industrial park on this bicycle and walking tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where we will explore New York City's waterways, terrestrial ecosystems and urban farms.  At the stunning 65,000-square-foot Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm, we will learn how they produce 20,000 pounds of vegetables annually – as well as honey and eggs – and are a national leader in the development of rooftop and urban farming techniques. Descending to the bank of the East River, we will visit an oyster restoration project led by a local school and will ...

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SUN SEP 14 > 2:30 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 ...