First we brought you behind the gates and now we bring you behind the scenes and onto the factory floors!
BLDG 92’s Factory Tours offer the public a chance to experience industry in action through exposure to the diversity of active factories and manufacturers on the Yard. Factory Tours explore the Yard’s development today as a model of sustainable urban industry, and give visitors a unique opportunity to witness first-hand the resurgence of new and traditional manufacturing.
Whiskey Wars!- 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. Upcoming Dates 2016:
• Saturday, August 27
• Saturday September, 24
• Saturday October, 22
• Saturday November, 26
• Saturday December, 17
• Saturday, January 28 (Chinese New Year)
• Saturday, February 18
• Friday, March 17 (St. Patrick's Day)
• Saturday, April 1 (April Fools Day)
• Sunday, May 14 (Mother's Day)
• Sunday, June 18 (Father's Day)
Counter Culture - Transforming waste glass into beautiful surface materials has made IceStone a rock star in the green building world, and now you can walk through their manufacturing facility to see how its done. Explore the company's sustainable operations, from the "Supersacks" of recycled glass to the water recycling system, and learn about IceStone's innovative social and environmental practices.
Making Wood Work - 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.
Tours last approximately 90 minutes and start and end at BLDG 92.