March 14, 2012

Brooklyn Navy Yard Bicycle Tour

A Green and Irish-themed Brooklyn Navy Yard Bicycle Tour on St. Patrick’s Day!
Saturday, March 17, 2012 / 12:30PM-2:30PM

Pedal along with us on this bicycle tour as we explore the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s transition from being one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. Learn about the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation’s sustainable development efforts including 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.  This tour on St. Patrick’s Day will include stories related to Irish history at and around the Yard and green manufacturing!

Tickets: $24/person (10% off for BGI members; use discount code “GoBGI”). Advance ticket purchase is required. Must bring your own bicycle and helmet. Go to www.urbanoyster.com or call 347.618.8687 to book public or private tours.