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:

Explore the Industrial Landscape of John Bartelstone's "The Brooklyn Navy Yard"

TUE SEP 15 2015 > 6 p.m.

In 2010, Architectural Photographer, John Bartelstone published The Brooklyn Navy Yard, capturing a “dreamscape” of a collection of his black and white photographs from the prior sixteen years. Five years later, the industrial landscape that so captured his imagination continues to fascinate photographers and architectural enthusiasts. On this talk and tour, Bartelstone will present select images from his monograph and then lead attendees to these same perspectives in the Yard today. Participants will be invited to take photographs and reflect on the dramatic transformation of the Yard that continues to develop and thrive as a vital urban industrial park.

Heavy Metal: Ferra Designs Factory Tour

FRI SEP 18 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! 

Family Handbuilding Pottery Class

SAT SEP 19 2015 > 10 a.m.

This workshop, appropriate for families with kids ages 6+, offers an introduction to clay construction techniques. Participants will learn how to make cups, plates, vases and other sculptures by using various handbuilding techniques of coiling, pinching and slabs. Each participating child will take home 1-2 objects.

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, & Future Tour

SAT SEP 19 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 ...

Factory Tours

Whiskey Wars Factory Tour!

SAT SEP 19 2015 > 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. 

Urban Ecology Bike Tour

SUN SEP 20 2015 > 11 a.m.

Discover the natural world in the midst a thriving urban industrial park on this bicycle and walking tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where we will explore New York City's waterways, terrestrial ecosystems and urban farms.  At the stunning 65,000-square-foot Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm, we will learn how they produce 20,000 pounds of vegetables annually – as well as honey and eggs – and are a national leader in the development of rooftop and urban farming techniques. Descending to the bank of the East River, we will visit an oyster restoration project led by a local school and will ...

Factory Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, & Future Tour

SUN SEP 20 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 ...

BLDG 92 Presents...

Tasting Tuesday: Preserving Summer Harvests

TUE SEP 22 2015 > 6:30 p.m.

In this Tasting Tuesday, brought to you by Yard tenants, Parker Red and Brooklyn Grange, You will start with a tour of the farm and a harvest of fresh summer veggies; tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and eggplant are all on the ticket. You will explore the complex flavor profiles of each vegetable and think about what makes these foods so satisfying and fresh.  What about these flavors is it that you yearn for in wintertime?

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, & Future Tour

SAT SEP 26 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 ...

Yard Tours

Autism-Friendly Yard Inspectors Tour

SUN SEP 27 2015 > 11:30 a.m.

Parents who have children with autism, please join us for this program. We’ll share a social narrative with you in advance and structure the program to ensure you have a welcoming experience!