BK Navy Yard Tour Sold Out Early So Join Us for the Special Panel Afterward

The tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard sold out quickly, but since Brooklyn Brewery is opening just for us (they’re normally closed on Thursdays) there’s more reason to join afterward for the panel. And if that exclusive access isn’t enough incentive, we hope the free beer token (if you’re among the first 20 to RSVP) and pizza are. We hope to see you there. See below for the invitation to the panel on the future of manufacturing in the city.


Come join us for an riveting evening of industrial renewal and local beer. Net Impact NYC is partnering with Urban Oyster to host an important conversation on the future of manufacturing in New York City, particularly Brooklyn. The city was once a center of manufacturing however, with the decline of traditional manufacturing and the move of large industry to the suburbs, the city’s industrial spaces were vacated. Many of them have been converted to residences but in the last decade or so these conversions have shrunk the space available for new manufacturing businesses. At the same time there has been significant growth in craft manufacturers and sustainable industries which all need space.

While typically closed on Thursdays, Brooklyn Brewery is opening its doors to us for the evening to connect over this issue. Intimately experience the heritage of the brewery while leaders and experts from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn College and Pratt discuss the future of manufacturing in New York City. In particular, the conversation will cover the growth in craft and sustainable manufacturing and why it is important to continue to make space for these industries.

Advance tickets include a drink token for a free beer, courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. RSVP today since space and drink tokens are limited.

Discussion: 8:00-9:30pm
Price: $5 RSVP online secures a spot*
Place: Meet at Brooklyn Brewery: 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn
Notes: The first 20 RSVPs receive a drink token for a free beer at the Brooklyn Brewery. Fornino pizza will also be available.

Panel Speakers
Steve Hindy
, Co-founder and Owner, Brooklyn Brewery
Sharon Zukin, Professor of Sociology, Brooklyn College and City University Graduate Center
Peter Strugatz, Co-CEO, IceStone
Joan Byron, Director of Sustainability and Environmental Justice Initiative of the Pratt Center for Community Development

RSVP: http://netimpactnycbknavyyardtour.eventbrite.com/

*Does not include EventBrite fees.