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 / "Making it in NYC" Programs & Events

Making it in NYC: Brooklyn Navy Yard Inside Industry Tour

FRI OCT 31 2014 > 9:30 a.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 ...

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Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SUN OCT 26 2014 > 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 ...

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Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT OCT 25 2014 > 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 ...

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Building of the Day Tour: Kings County Distillery

FRI OCT 24 2014 > noon

Kings County Distillery is Archtober's "Building of the Day" on October 24. Kings County Distillery, founded in 2010, is New York City’s oldest post-prohibition whiskey distillery. It found a home at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2012 in Building 121, just steps away from the legendary site of the Whiskey Wars of the 1860s and the former distillery district of the waterfront. The brick building, known as the Paymaster Building, was originally constructed in 1899 and was moved within the Yard to its current location near the historic Sand Street Gate in 1918. During WWII it served as ...

"Making it in NYC" Programs & Events / Business Friendly

LEED and Local Sourcing in Construction

THU OCT 23 2014 > 6 p.m.

The US Green Building Council certification requirements for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) include a Regional Materials credit for manufactured and harvested or extracted goods within a 500-mile radius of the project. Craig Graber guides this discussion with local manufacturers and service providers to explore the benefits and challenges of being a part of the certification process.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SUN OCT 19 2014 > 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 ...

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Sustainable Architecture and Industry Bike Tour

SAT OCT 18 2014 > 3 p.m.

Get a "handle" on sustainable architecture and industry on this bicycle tour of Yard. 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 the Yard has been ...

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Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT OCT 18 2014 > 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

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT OCT 18 2014 > 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 ...

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

Counter Culture: IceStone Factory Tour

FRI OCT 17 2014 > 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.