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:

Factory Tours: Making Wood Work

FRI JUN 12 2015 > 10 a.m.

Woodworking has a long and rich history at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Once a hub of wooden shipbuilding, today the Yard is a thriving industrial park where craftsmen work with wood to make custom architectural interiors, cabinets, lamps, cutting boards and more! Meet the “makers” on this behind-the-scenes tour that brings you through the wood shops and studios of three of the many craftsmen that are “making wood work” at the Yard today.

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Sustainable Architecture and Industry Tour (Bike Tour)

SAT JUN 13 2015 > 11 a.m.

Get a “handle” on sustainability at the Brooklyn Navy Yard!  Pedal along with us and explore the Yard’s transition from one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks.  On this tour, you’ll learn about many of the yard’s green initiatives, including adaptive reuse of historic structures and materials, alternative energy projects, and sustainable practices in manufacturing employed by some of the yard’s 300 tenants.  The tour will include visits to such sites as the yard’s historic 1851 dry dock (which is still in use for ...

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Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT JUN 13 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 ...

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Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SUN JUN 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 ...

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Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT JUN 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 ...

"Tools & Talent" Workshops

Poster Design Workshop with Woodside Press

SAT JUN 20 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.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SUN JUN 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 ...

Factory Tours

Factory Tour: Whiskey Wars!

SUN JUN 21 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. 

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Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SAT JUN 27 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 ...

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour

SUN JUN 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 ...