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. 

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Upcoming Events:

Yard Tours

Urban Ecology Bicycle Tour

SUN AUG 20 2017 > 11 a.m.

Discover the natural world in the midst of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a thriving industrial park. Starting at BLDG 92, this tour led in partnership with Turnstile tours will feature a sedum-plant rooftop, the Brooklyn Grange's rooftop farm and an oyster restoration project. Visitors will learn about rooftop systems, urban farming, and intersections between stormwater mangement, landscape architecture, and marine ecology. 

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future

SUN AUG 20 2017 > 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

Architecture & Infrastructure Tour (Bicycle)

SAT AUG 26 2017 > 11 a.m.

Explore the Navy Yard’s unique architecture and examine the many layers of history visible in the landscape, from Civil War-era machine shops to innovative LEED-Certified structures, and see how these buildings have been adapted for modern manufacturing. 

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future

SAT AUG 26 2017 > 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 and Future

SUN AUG 27 2017 > 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 and Future

SAT SEP 2 2017 > 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

The "Can Do" Yard: Brooklyn Navy Yard WW II Tour

SUN SEP 3 2017 > 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 ...

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future

SUN SEP 3 2017 > 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

Inside Industry Tour: New Lab

FRI SEP 8 2017 > 9:30 a.m.

Experience industry in action in the workshops and studios of the navy yard. This tour led by Turnstile Tours begins at BLDG 92, which showcases some of the 330+ businesses that call the Yard home.  Visitors will go behind the scenes at New Lab a community of hardware-centric designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs leveraging advanced technologies to create meaningful new products. 

"Tools & Talent" Workshops

Make Your Own Cutting Board Workshop w/ Bien Hecho

SAT SEP 9 2017 > 10:30 a.m.

You will feel a cut above the rest when you make your next meal using a cutting board you made yourself. Cut your teeth on woodworking in this workshop presented, by Yard tenant, Bien Hecho. You will get an introduction to the timeless craft; learn the basic properties of wood and the tools of the trade.