Thursday, May 23, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend at Brooklyn Navy Yard's 'Fleet Week' Celebration

USS Arizona. Naval History and Heritage Command
Fleet Week in New York City may have been cancelled due to budget cuts, but the 300-acre Brooklyn Navy Yard will be celebrating its own version of Fleet Week at BLDG 92 with exhibitions, a scavenger race, a boat christening, tours, a blacksmith demo and more.
UPDATE: Event details are outdated online -- See details in comment below!

The bicentennial of the War of 1812 will be commemorated on Saturday, 5/26 from 12pm- 6pm.

Activities include:
Free admission to exhibitions: both the permanent exhibition, "Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future," and the opening of the War of 1812 traveling exhibit of the National Museum of the US Navy. BLDG 92 also unveils the gun of the USS Adams (1798).

In the Forecourt, enjoy locally sourced food and bluegrass tunes in the sun. In the cafe upstairs enjoy goodies from Ted & Honey and beer and wine.

Bike and bus tours also happening on Sunday.

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cindyturnstiletours said...
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cindyturnstiletours said...

McBrooklyn! This is Cindy from Turnstile Tours, the company that offers public tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard on behalf of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92. Thanks for the shout-out on your blog for this weekend's activities at the Yard, however I'm afraid the listing of events you referenced is from last year (2012), not this year. This year, the following will be happening: BLDG 92's exhibits and Ted & Honey Cafe at BLDG 92 will be open from 12-6PM on both Satuday and Sunday. As for tour offerings, Saturday, May 25th: World War II Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 11AM-1PM and an Overview Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 2:30-4:30PM. On Sunday, May 26th, there will be a Sustainability Bicycle Tour from 12-2PM (bicycles not included - see website for details) and an Overview Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 2:30-4:30PM. Since there is limited space on all of our tours and they do sell out, we highly recommend folks buy their tickets for the tours on advance via our website or by phone (347) 903-8687. Please let us know if you have any questions! Please see our website at or visit BLDG 92's webpage at for the most updated listings.

mcbrooklyn said...

Thanks for the update! Saturday was too wet but Sunday was a great day for a tour of the Navy Yard.