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

SUN AUG 16 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

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, & Future Tour

SUN AUG 16 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

Urban Ecology Bike Tour

SUN AUG 16 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 ...

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, & Future Tour

SAT AUG 15 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 ...

Yoga in the Yard

FRI AUG 14 2015 > 4:30 p.m.

Re-Fresh & Re-New this summer with Yard Yoga! All classes take place in our beautiful third floor gallery gallery at BLDG 92 and are led by Maria Cutrona. 

Wednesday Exhibit Tour

WED AUG 12 2015 > 11:45 a.m.

Are you taking a Brooklyn Grange Farm Tour on Wednesday? Top it off with a Free guided tour of our exhibit - Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future. While the Grange grows veggies, the Brooklyn Navy Yard grows businesses. On this 1-hour highlights tour, you will learn the history of the Yard and see how the Yard is a fertile environment for business and job creation. The Yard is a unique place - historic, dynamic, relevant and revolutionary!

Yoga in the Yard

WED AUG 12 2015 > 8:30 a.m.

Re-Fresh & Re-New this summer with Yard Yoga! All classes take place in our beautiful third floor gallery gallery at BLDG 92 and are led by Maria Cutrona. 

Yoga in the Yard

MON AUG 10 2015 > 8:30 a.m.

Re-Fresh & Re-New this summer with Yard Yoga! All classes take place in our beautiful third floor gallery gallery at BLDG 92 and are led by Maria Cutrona. 

Yard Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, & Future Tour

SUN AUG 9 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

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

SUN AUG 9 2015 > 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 ...