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Programs + Tours

Brooklyn Navy Yard hosts a variety of programs and events that are open to the public. These events unfold in different locations, in different formats, and with different themes… check out what’s upcoming in our calendar!

Design Day at the Yard

Saturday, May 18

Home to thousands of designers and innovators, the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s 300-acre campus welcomes design enthusiasts from all over the world. For the 2024 NYCxDESIGN Festival, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and its partners present a series of events celebrating design:

Green Open House
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See a list of participants and RSVP here.

Explore more than a dozen businesses working in green design and industry. Attendees will have opportunities to learn about the use of sustainable sourcing and materials, see low-carbon production techniques, innovative solutions to recycling and adaptive reuse, and see products designed to combat climate change.

Taste of Made in NYC
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For ticket pricing and to purchase tickets, click here.

Made in NYC Week is an annual event series dedicated to celebrating the vibrant manufacturing and maker community of New York City. During this event, attendees will be immersed in local talent, featuring food and beverage makers and artisans spanning categories such as jewelry, home goods, and beyond.

Teksupport: Solomun
3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The event is sold out. Join the waitlist here.

RSVP for the Green Open House by May 5 to enter into a Raffle to win free tickets.

Teksupport, the foremost electronic music promoter in New York, is redefining the cityscape with a cutting-edge outdoor production. Set again the backdrop of the iconic New York City skyline, Teksupport has crafted an immersive experience featuring the legendary German house music pioneer Solomun.

Black Women Talk Tech: Roadmap to Billions
May 17 & 18
Times vary
For ticket pricing and to purchase tickets, click here.

This event offers a wealth of resources and support to help Black women tech founders turn their dreams into billion-dollar realities. As the largest gathering created by and for Black female tech founders, the annual conference provides access to workshops, resources, and tactical strategies.

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IN Series for INdustry Professionals

Curated in support of the exhibition, IN MOTION: HANDCRAFTING INDUSTRY, the IN Series focuses on bringing industry professionals together in conversation and community.

Each event includes a networking component as well as a structured program where participants will engage in critical conversations with their peers to support the growth of their brands, businesses, and connections.

IN Progress: Growing Your Creative Company | Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 18
RSVP here.

Co-hosted with The Lay Out, learn from several entrepreneurs in creative fields who have made the leap from independent maker, fabricator, artist, and designer to being a successful business owner.

Downing Frames

Made in Brooklyn: Programs with Yard-Based Businesses

Kings County Distillery

Barrels at Kings County Distillery

Explore our 300-acre site that is today a nationally acclaimed campus of industry, technology, fabrication, and innovation across dozens of sectors while also taking a dive into the past to learn about our continued legacy of innovation and invention.

Public Tours

Learn about businesses that call the Yard home, recent adaptive reuse projects, and take a step back in time with historical throwbacks such as a visit to a 19th-century dry dock. Upcoming public tours:

Past, Present & Future: An Introduction to the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Saturdays at 2 pm: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Learn more and buy tickets here.

Architecture & Infrastructure Tour
Sundays at 11 am: April 21
Learn more and buy tickets here.

The Yard & WWII
Sundays at 11 am: April 7
Learn more and buy tickets here.

Urban Ecology Bike Tours
Check back next spring for updates!
Learn more and buy tickets here.


Interested in booking a private tour for your group? Fill out request form below.


Tours for Professional Groups

Tours for professional groups and government agencies often focus on the Yard as an economic model for urban manufacturing and industry. Common topics include public-private partnerships, our role as a nonprofit real estate provider and property management, information on our workforce and business development initiatives, and discussions related to planning, adaptive reuse, and leveraging the waterfront as a resource.


Interested in booking a tour for your professional group? Fill out request form below.


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