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Brooklyn, New York

Obscura Day 2016: Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour

Explore 300 acres of industrial waterfront teeming with Naval history.

Join Turnstile Tours for an informative adventure through the remnants of Brooklyn’s Naval history.

For more than 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 a model for sustainable urban industrial parks, and is home to more than 330 industrial and creative businesses. This guided tour explores the vast 300-acre property along Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront and offers opportunities to take a closer look at the Yard’s most intriguing sites, including a dry dock that’s been used for ship repair since 1851, historic buildings that are being adaptively reused for industrial purposes, and the Green Manufacturing Center, a future hub for the development of new products and technologies. Oral history clips and historical photographs from the site’s Naval past, as well as stories of industrial innovators at the Yard today, will also be included on this tour. We’ll use a bus to get you from place to place, but we will be getting off the bus at several locations throughout the Yard to walk around and take a closer look.

Saturday, April 16; 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ticket Cost: $30. RSVP REQUIRED.

Brooklyn Navy Yard
The lobby of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, Flushing Ave. and Carlton Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205

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