SUN OCT 27 > 3 p.m.
Yard Tours

Urban Ecology Bike Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard

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 discuss the improving health of the city’s waterways, and the challenges that remain.  We will visit the historic Naval Hospital campus, where we will learn to identify plants and trees, both local and exotic, that have sprung up on this largely undeveloped site, making it a haven for birds and insects.  This tour will reveal that the natural world truly is all around us, even in the heart of the city.


Each participant must supply his/her own bicycle & bring and wear a safety helmet at all times while on the Brooklyn Navy Yard tour.

Need to rent a bicycle? 

Our bike rental partner at Recycle a Bicycle is a community-based bike shop that offers bike rentals to tour goers for a discounted rate of $25 and proceeds go to support their youth programs.  Their shop is located in DUMBO, just a short ride away from the start of the tour.  Reservations required. Click here to arrange a bike rental or call 718-858-2972 to reach their DUMBO office.  If they are out of rental bikes you can also check out Ride Brooklyn Bike Shop.

New this year: the Yard now has several Citi Bike locations, including one at BLDG 92. Check back soon for more information or learn more about Citi Bike.


$29 per person, 10% discount for members of the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, as well as tenants and employees of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. Advance ticket purchase required.  Click here to purchase tickets or contact us to request a private bicycle tour of the Yard.