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: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT JAN 30 2016 > 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

Brooklyn Grange @ BLDG 92: Intro to Beekeeping

THU JAN 28 2016 > 6:30 p.m.

If Flea* can keep bees; so can you. Before beekeeping season and while there's snow (hey ho) New York City beekeeper, Tim Cerniglia, will provide you with a crash course in apiculture. this workshop is perfect if you are considering beekeeping for the first time and want to learn more before bee season is in full swing. If this is the year for lyou to dive into beekeeping, this is a great place to start!

Factory Tours

Whiskey Wars Factory Tour!

SAT JAN 23 2016 > 4:30 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. 

"Tools & Talent" Workshops

Brooklyn Grange @ BLDG 92: Intro to Green Roofing

THU JAN 21 2016 > 6:30 p.m.

More and more urban dwellers are saying ta-ta tar beach; hello green roof. Join Gwen Schantz, COO of Brooklyn Grange, for a review of the ins and outs of green roofing in NYC and beyond. She'll cover all the benefits, challenges and options available for those rooftop oases and share Brooklyn Grange's experience greenroofing our city.

Yard Tours

The "Can Do" Yard: WW II at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

SUN JAN 17 2016 > 2 p.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 ...

The "Can Do" Yard: WW II at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

SUN JAN 17 2016 > 2 p.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 & Future Tour

SAT JAN 16 2016 > 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

Brooklyn Grange @ BLDG 92: Wall Hangings and Dream Catchers with Aurora Botanica

THU JAN 14 2016 > 6:30 p.m.

The cold winter weather sets in and we long to stay a little closer to hearth and home. Add a little springtime warmth to your space with a fresh greenery wall hanging. In this workshop you will make fresh flower and greenery wall hangings/dream catchers. Using seasonal greenery and dried and fresh flowers, moss, eucalyptus, pine, branches and more, you will create wall hangings that will make your home smell amazing. 

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT JAN 9 2016 > 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 & Future Tour

SAT JAN 2 2016 > 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 ...

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