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

Sustainable Architecture and Industry Bus Tour

SUN MAR 29 2015 > 11 a.m.

Folks usually get a "handle" on sustainable architecture and industry on this popular bicycle tour of Yard, however with the cold weather upon us, we'll be offering the chance to experience this tour from the comfort of our 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 ...

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT MAR 28 2015 > 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 ...

"Making it in NYC" Programs & Events

Making it in NYC: Brooklyn Navy Yard Inside Industry Tour

FRI MAR 27 2015 > 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 ...

Poster Design Workshop with Woodside Press

SAT MAR 21 2015 > 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

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT MAR 21 2015 > 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 ...

Heavy Metal: Ferra Designs Factory Tour

FRI MAR 20 2015 > 10 a.m.

Experience precision metal fabrication informed by old world craftsmanship at Ferra Designs. Participants go behind-the-scenes on this immersive tour, from design offices to factory floor to new product design studio, 50A.  Ferra uses cutting-edge technology, whether creating iconic pieces of art or sophisticated architectural interiors. You may see welding or you may see water jets, but you will certainly see industry in action! 

"Tools & Talent" Workshops

Brooklyn Grange @ BLDG 92: Food and Happiness

WED MAR 18 2015 > 6 p.m.

The city’s a wild place to live. We all benefit from a weekend away to restore our balance and relax… but did you know that how you eat can affect your happiness too? We’re not just talking eating healthy, we mean that there is a biological basis to moods and feelings… and specific foods affect how you feel! And, let’s face it, winters in this city can get a little dreary. Couldn’t we all use a pick me up?!

Factory Tours

Factory Tour: Whiskey Wars!

TUE MAR 17 2015 > 5 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. 

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT MAR 14 2015 > 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 / Business Friendly

Brooklyn Grange @ BLDG 92: Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business

THU MAR 12 2015 > 6 p.m.

Anastasia Cole Plakias, a Co-Founder of Brooklyn Grange, will lead a survey of the different contemporary models of urban agricultural businesses, with a focus on New York City.  Taking place in the multipurpose room at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 92 Museum and Exhibition Center, Anastasia will cover a range of topics, including: the various goals and benefits of urban agriculture; different business entities a budding urban farmer might consider; the range of physical models — from vertical farms to aquaponics, and of course rooftop farming — and how well they address respective goals and challenges; integrating your business into the ...