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. 

More about public programs

Upcoming Events:

"Making it in NYC" Programs & Events

CIEE Lecture, Future of Urban Food

THU JUL 31 > 5 p.m.

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), the world leader in international education and exchange, invites the public to a series of lectures designed for their students in Global Architecture and Design. BLDG 92 visitors can get a front row seat to a back-to-school experience during these engaging lectures.

Yard Tours

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

SUN AUG 3 > 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 ...

BLDG 92 Presents...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

THU AUG 7 > 6 p.m.

BLDG 92 hosts a very special performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This free and outdoor production features the talent of 25 local high school students under the direction of Tracy Cook-Person and Darrin L. Person, co-founders of The Brooklyn Summer Shakespeare-ience. This intensive summer program makes Shakespeare accessible to inner city youth in the borough of Brooklyn using the activities of reading, analyzing and performing Shakespeare. It is both a literacy and performance arts program.

"Making it in NYC" Programs & Events

Follow the Grain! - Artisanal Production Tour

SAT AUG 9 > 11 a.m.

BLDG 92’s newest exhibit, Making it in NYC: the Era of New Manufacturing, explores the maker to manufacturer continuum across a variety of industries. On this interactive tour, we’ll use the exhibit as a jumping off point to explore artisanal production at the Yard: from small-batch distilleries to urban farms, there's a new wave of manufacturing on the rise in NYC. Come meet the folks at the Yard who are leading the charge!  

Yard Tours / "Making it in NYC" Programs & Events

Making it in NYC: Brooklyn Navy Yard Inside Industry Tour

FRI AUG 15 > 3 p.m.

Experience the work of artisans, techies, and manufacturers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and learn why they, and hundreds of other companies, have chosen to make their products locally. This 90-minute guided tour will begin at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92′s Making It In NYC gallery, an exhibit that explores a new era of manufacturing in New York City today. Participants will then head out into the Yard for an immersive look at “making it” then and now at the Yard and for two site visits. The first stop is at SITU Fabrication for a behind-the-scenes ...

Factory Tours / "Making it in NYC" Programs & Events

Factory Tour: Whiskey Wars!

SUN AUG 17 > 4:15 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. 

Battle of Brooklyn: Scavenger Battle!

SAT AUG 23 > 1 p.m.

Team up with family & friends for a day of trivia, gaming and historical fun. Activities include:

"Making it in NYC" Programs & Events

Follow the Grain! - Artisanal Production Tour

SAT SEP 6 > 11 a.m.

BLDG 92’s newest exhibit, Making it in NYC: the Era of New Manufacturing, explores the maker to manufacturer continuum across a variety of industries. On this interactive tour, we’ll use the exhibit as a jumping off point to explore artisanal production at the Yard: from small-batch distilleries to urban farms, there's a new wave of manufacturing on the rise in NYC. Come meet the folks at the Yard who are leading the charge!  

"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.

Words on Whiskey

WED SEP 17 > 6 p.m.

Colin Spoelman and David Haskell started out making whiskey in their Brooklyn apartment. Today, they run NYC's oldest whiskey distillery, Kings County Distillery at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Join Spoelman at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 for a reading from his book, Guide to Urban Moonshining and a discussion of whiskey scandals of the Wallabout followed by a tour and tasting at the distillery.