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:

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT JAN 31 > 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 ...

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT FEB 7 > 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 FEB 7 > 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 FEB 8 > 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: Silk Flower Crown Design

THU FEB 12 > 6 p.m.

Flower crowns have a magical appeal and add a whimsical quality to any event, yet normally these creations wilt as quickly as they’re made.

Factory Tours

Counter Culture: IceStone Factory Tour

FRI FEB 13 > 10 a.m.

Transforming waste glass into beautiful surface materials has made IceStone a rock star in the green building world, and now you can walk through their manufacturing facility to see how its done. Explore the company's sustainable operations, from the "Supersacks" of recycled glass to the water recycling system, and learn about IceStone's innovative social and environmental practices.

Couples Welding Workshop

SAT FEB 14 > 1 p.m.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, invite someone you love to this special Tools & Talent workshop with artist, welder and Yard tenant, Susan Woods. Susan will demonstrate basic welding and metal fabrication techniques and give participants a chance to get hands-on in the process. Couples will create custom hearts to take home. Class size is limited to 8 people.

Couples Welding Workshop

SAT FEB 14 > 3 p.m.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, invite someone you love to this special Tools & Talent workshop with artist, welder and Yard tenant, Susan Woods. Susan will demonstrate basic welding and metal fabrication techniques and give participants a chance to get hands-on in the process. Couples will create custom hearts to take home. Class size is limited to 8 people.

Factory Tour: Whiskey Wars!

SAT FEB 14 > 4 p.m.

As the song goes – “Love is a Battlefield” and in the 19th century, the love of whiskey led to the Marines being 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.  

Yard Tours

Sustainable Architecture and Industry Bus Tour

SUN FEB 15 > 11 a.m.

With the cold weather upon us, we'll be offering this exploration of the Yard as a bus. You'll learn about many of the Yard's green initiatives, including adaptive reuse of historic structures and materials, cutting edge LEED-certified buildings, alternative energy projects, and sustainable manufacturing practices employed by Yard tenants. Get an up-close look at the nation's first green multi-story industrial building, see wind-and-solar-powered lamps built and installed at the Yard, and peer down into a 19th-century dry dock that is still in use today. Along the way, we will enjoy stunning waterfront views and learn how ...