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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Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard by Bus: The Past, Present, & Future of the Yard

SAT DEC 28 2013 > 2 p.m.

Take the tour that's the talk of New York! 

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard by Bus: The Past, Present, & Future of the Yard

SAT DEC 21 2013 > 2 p.m.

Take the tour that's the talk of New York! 

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, & Future Tour

SAT DEC 14 2013 > 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 by Bus: The Past, Present, & Future of the Yard

SUN DEC 8 2013 > 2 p.m.

Take the tour that's the talk of New York! 

Blacksmithing Demonstration - Heavy (Holiday) Metal

SAT DEC 7 2013 > 2:30 p.m.

Experience the past, present & future of metal fabrication at this special family-friendly “Tools & Talent” demonstration. Walk into the amazing world of Ferra Designs—soon to be featured as a BLDG 92 Factory Tour!—where technology based design and manufacturing is fortified by the time honored traditions of the true craftsman. Ferra’s talented blacksmith will demonstrate new applications of an old-fashioned skill. Some lucky little participants may get their hands in the fire and create their own iron-forged candy cane or holiday treat to take home!

Yard Tours

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

SAT DEC 7 2013 > 11 a.m.

Commemorate Pearl Harbor Day on this special tour.

Factory Tours: Making Wood Work

FRI DEC 6 2013 > 1:30 p.m.

 

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard by Bus: The Past, Present, & Future of the Yard

SUN DEC 1 2013 > 2 p.m.

Take the tour that's the talk of New York! 

Yard Tours

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

SUN DEC 1 2013 > 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 ...

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