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. 

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Upcoming Events:

Yard Tours

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

SUN JUN 8 > 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 ...

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, & Future Tour

SUN JUN 8 > 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 JUN 14 > 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

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

SUN JUN 15 > 11 a.m.

Join us for Father's Day.

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, & Future Tour

SUN JUN 15 > 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

Factory Tour: Whiskey Wars!

SUN JUN 15 > 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. 

Yard Tours

Sustainable Architecture and Industry Bike Tour

SAT JUN 21 > noon

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 ...

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, & Future Tour

SAT JUN 21 > 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 ...

Family Fun Day: Yard Inspectors Tour

SUN JUN 22 > 11 a.m.

Step into the shoes of an inspector in-training on this Yard-wide adventure!  Follow clues through the Yard to uncover its hidden treasures. Search for industrial cranes, street lamps powered by wind and the sun, and much, more on this hands-on guided Yard-wide family tour led by Turnstile Tours. Appropriate for children ages 6 to 13 and their parents. $10

Family Fun Day: Rooftop Farm Tour

SUN JUN 22 > 1 p.m.

Look up! There’s a farm on the roof! Join City Growers on this interactive tour of the Brooklyn Grange. Learn about all the natural processes that occur on a green roof farm. Children of all ages will engage in hands-on lessons about where food comes from, plant science, composting, honey bees, and chickens.