Brooklyn Navy Yard Tours

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For 165 years, the Brooklyn Navy Yard built some of America’s most famous fighting ships, from sailing frigates to aircraft carriers. Today, the Yard is home to hundreds manufacturing, technology, and creative businesses, providing thousands of jobs to New Yorkers across a wide range of industries. We offer a variety of theme-based tours about history, architecture, industry, and more, so there are many ways to discover what’s behind the walls of the Brooklyn Navy Yard by bicycle, bus, and on foot.

All tours are offered in partnership with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92.

Food Cart Tours

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Jerk chicken in a bowl from Veronica's Kitchen

Try some of New York City’s best street food, and learn how food offers an amazing window into the life of a city and its neighborhoods and people. On our Food Cart Tours of Manhattan’s Financial District and Midtown, we introduce visitors and lifelong New Yorkers alike to the amazing tastes and stories of the city’s street vendor community, offering the opportunity to not only taste amazing dishes from all over the world cooked up on the sidewalk, but also to get an insider’s perspective on the industry.

5% of all Food Cart Tour ticket sales are donated to the Street Vendor Project.

Financial District, Wednesdays at 12pm | Midtown, Fridays at 2pm | Walking | >> More Information <<

Public Market Tours

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Colorful mural on the Essex Street Market

For more than 75 years, New York City has had a network of city-owned markets to provide affordable, fresh food to neighborhoods. These tours highlight the history of the remaining public markets, their wonderful vendors, and the food they serve. Weekly tours of the Essex Street Market showcase the butchers, fishmongers, cheese purveyors, and more that make this market a cornerstone of the Lower East Side. In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, our Immigrant Foodways Tour of the Moore Street Market offers cuisine from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Mexico from the market and nearby eateries, highlighting the connections between immigrant communities and local food systems.

Essex Street Market, select weekends at 11:30am | Immigrant Foodways, offered as a private tour | Walking | >> More Information <<

Wafels and Dinges Factory Tour

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Thomas and Roseanna in Wafels and Dinges sitting on food truck bumper

Have you ever wanted to see what it takes to run a successful street food business behind the scenes? This tour will take you inside de Royal Dinges Factory, the commissary, production space, and headquarters of one of New York City’s most popular street food brands. On this guided tour, we will show you how they make their spectacular Liège wafel dough and delicious ice cream to supply their constellation of carts, trucks, kiosks, and cafés; you will learn how those carts and trucks are stored, supplied, and maintained; and you will get an insider’s look at this dynamic and growing business. You will even get the chance to put your hands in some wafel dough, and even cook your own fresh-made wafel in their custom-made irons. This tour is a great complement to our Food Cart Tours of Manhattan.

Tuesdays and Fridays at 10am | Walking Tour | >> More Information <<

Brooklyn Army Terminal Tours

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Step inside an engineering marvel that is today a center of manufacturing and innovation. Built in 1918-1919, this enormous Cass Gilbert-designed complex served as a supply base for the American military for nearly 50 years. Today, this thriving industrial park is home to over 100 companies in industries ranging from precision manufacturers to biotech researchers, online retailers to chocolatiers. This walking tour explores how this teeming military transportation hub operated, and how these facilities are put to use today.

All tours are offered in partnership with the NYC Economic Development Corporation.

Monthly on 1st & 3rd Saturday, 11am | Walking | >> More Information <<

Prospect Park Tours

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People standing on Lullwater Bridge

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on this special series of guided walking tours of this iconic park. Learn about the Park’s many layers of natural and human history, from the flora and geology, to the architectural eras visible in the built environment. Prospect Park is a reflection of Brooklyn; its history traces that of the city around it, and it is today an important gathering place for many diverse communities that call the borough home. Learn about the Alliance’s historic restoration and environmental preservation work in the Park, including cultural and recreation projects currently underway.

Tours are offered in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance

Sundays at 10:30am | Walking | >> More Information <<

Harbor Tours

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View of East River from Brooklyn Navy Yard

Step aboard a beautiful Classic Harbor Line vessel and explore New York Harbor in comfort as our knowledgeable guides discuss the past and present of the military and industrial waterfront. Our Brooklyn Industrial Waterfront Tour gives visitors the opportunity to see a side of the fast-changing borough that few get to, visiting container ports, recycling facilities, and shipyards that are vital to the daily operations of the city. Or you can explore the military and naval history of the harbor, as our Military History Harbor Tour takes you back to World War II, when nearly every inch of shoreline was taken up by shipyards, warehouses, and piers sending troops and supplies across the globe for the war effort.