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Mar 01 2013

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 Offerings and Events : Winter / Spring 2013

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Winter/Spring 2013

Free Admission to Building 92

BLDG 92 - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center Logo

Navy Yard Day at Brooklyn Public Library Commons
Saturday, 3/2. 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza. First Floor.
Cost: FREE
BLDG 92 daytrips to The Central Library’s new learning lab in search of residents with Navy Yard ties as part of their “Brooklyn Navy Yard Connections” project. Staff conducts mini-interviews and offers assistance locating or documenting your loved one. Share your story and learn about upcoming exhibits and programs at the Yard.

BLDG 92’s newest tour: The Can-Do Yard: WWII at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Saturday, 3/9. Sunday, 3/3 and 4/7. 11am – 1pm.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Cost: $30. Free for WWII veterans. Veterans, military personnel and members of BLDG 92 receive a 10% discount.
Turnstile Tours and BLDG 92 evoke the Yard during World War II on this interactive tour drawing from the experiences of the 70,000 wartime workers who made it the “Can-Do” Yard. Visitors will explore the role of New York City’s waterfront in the war effort and make connections between the Yard and famous battles of WWII. Highlights include the Naval Hospital campus, the Naval Film Exchange, a working dry dock, and legendary sites in the surrounding community. For more information and to register, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.

A History of Launching Ships (somewhat after Washington Irving): An interactive theatrical experience
Thursday through Sunday, 3/14 – 3/17. 8pm. (Q&A with the company follows the 3/15 show)
Cost: $18. Members of BLDG 92 receive a 10% discount.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Brooklyn-based theater company Polybe + Seats returns to BLDG 92 with four more performances following a sold out Fall run. Set within BLDG 92’s gallery spaces, the production uses the story of real-life Revolutionary War-era heroine Elizabeth Burgin, BLDG 92 archives and the gothic New York tales of Washington Irving, to stage a uniquely American, ghostly tale. Written by Avi Glickstein, directed by Jessica Silsby Brater and inspired by the history of women’s experiences at the Navy Yard. For more information and tickets, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.

Yard Inspectors Tour: A Brooklyn Navy Yard Adventure
Saturday, 3/16 and 5/4. Sunday, 4/21. Memorial Day, 5/27. Noon – 1:00pm.
Cost: $22 adults. $20 children. Members of BLDG 92 receive a 10% discount.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Young visitors (ages 6 to 13) follow clues to uncover treasures nestled within the Yard’s 300-acres. Interactive tour leads families on a search for industrial cranes, street lamps powered by wind and the sun, and more as they learn about Brooklyn’s shipbuilding legacy, New York’s modern maritime industry, and the “greening” of today’s Yard. For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Sustainability Bicycle Tour
Sunday, 3/17 and 4/21. Saturday, 4/13. 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Cost: $24. Members of BLDG 92 receive a 10% discount.
Guided bike tour surveys historic facility’s transition from naval shipbuilding to a sustainable urban industrial park housing the nation’s first multi-story “green” industrial building, first solar- and wind-powered street lamps, NYC’s first building-mounted wind turbines, adaptively reused historic structures, and new green buildings certified by the US Green Buildings Council. For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.

W.O.W. Workshop (Wee Ones Welding)
Saturday, 3/23. 1pm – 3pm
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Cost: $10. Members of BLDG 92 receive a 10% discount.
BLDG 92 celebrates Women’s History Month with an interactive family experience (ages 8 and up) that hearkens Rosie the Riveter. Visitors will tour BLDG 92’s newest exhibit, Reflections on Rosie, before heading over to the studio of acclaimed artist and welder Susan Woods (a real life Rosie!) for a demonstration and hands-on workshop. Participants will create decorative window ornaments to take home.

Seasonal Photography tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Saturday, 4/20. 11am – 1pm.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Cost: $30. Members of BLDG 92 receive a 10% discount.
A limited narration, visual journey around the Yard’s fascinating waterfront landscape. Photo enthusiasts can juxtapose its 19th century buildings against cutting edge green construction, natural landscapes with riverside vistas all nestled within a thriving 300-acre industrial setting. Guided bus tour offers several extended opportunities for shutterbugs to develop their own collage. Participants are eligible to enter an Instagram contest judged by professional Yard photographers. For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.

Film screenings at BLDG 92
Thursday, 4/25 and 5/30. 6:30pm.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Cost: $8. Members of BLDG 92 receive a 10% discount.
BLDG 92 debuts its first-ever screening series featuring documentaries from women filmmakers. In April, Mona Eidaief’s Solar Mamas presents the inspiring but heart-breaking experiences of women from poor, rural communities in the developing world who train to become solar-energy engineers. In May, Suzanne Wasserman’s MeatHooked! explores the rise and fall and rise again of butchers and butchery in NYC. A talkback with the filmmaker and special guests follows each showing.

BLDG 92 Presents…Wesley Fagan: A Life in Pictures
Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm – 6pm. Ongoing
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Cost: FREE
Jazz musician and the Navy Yard’s first African-American photography director passed away last year at the age of 101. A Bed-Stuy local, his great American story and selections of his work—including his capture of the USS Constellation blaze, one of Brooklyn’s most disastrous—are now on view at BLDG 92.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview tour: The Past, Present, and Future of the Yard
Saturday and Sundays, 2:30pm – 4:30pm. Ongoing.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Cost: $30. Members of BLDG 92 receive a 10% discount.
Guided bus tour explores intriguing sites of the 150-year shipbuilding facility including a Civil-War era dry dock, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus, and the nation’s first multi-story LEED Gold-certified industrial building. For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.

Gallery 92 exhibit: Reflections on Rosie
Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm – 6pm. Through May 2013.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Cost: FREE
In a new art installation and exhibit, four women working in the Yard today reflect on the experiences of women who entered its gates for the very first time seven decades earlier. Incorporating oral histories, sculpture and fashion, “Reflections on Rosie” explores the irrevocable transformation of women in WWII and celebrates the legacy of contemporary female entrepreneurs. For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/exhibitions/gallery-92/current-exhibit/.

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future
Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm – 6pm. Ongoing.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Cost: FREE
Inaugural exhibit traces the Yard’s 165-year history as the nation’s premiere naval industrial facility to its present as home to the greatest concentration of manufacturing and green businesses in New York, emphasizing the area’s impact on labor, politics, education, and urban and environmental planning. For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/exhibitions/.

Designing the Future
Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm – 6pm. Ongoing.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Cost: FREE
The second and newest installation of a prototype showcase by Brooklyn’s best and brightest design and engineering students—ideas and products that may one day be developed and manufactured in the Navy Yard. Featuring inventions by students from NYU-Poly Dynamic Systems Laboratory, City Tech School of Technology and Design, and Pratt Institute School of Art and Design. For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/exhibitions/.

 

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