Come join us for an amazing evening of industrial renewal and local beer. Net Impact NYC is partnering with Urban Oyster tours to offer an insider’s tour of one of the few remaining places dedicated to industry, the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
New York City and particularly Brooklyn were once great manufacturing cities. 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.
The Yard is leading the way on the city’s efforts to attract and retain industrial businesses including sustainable manufacturers. On the tour we’ll get to see how the yard is doing that, learn about innovative companies like Duggal and IceStone, and see the nation’s first multi-story LEED-certified industrial building.
Afterwards, our tour bus will take us to the Brooklyn Brewery where leaders and experts from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn College and others will discuss the future of manufacturing in New York City, particularly the growth in craft and sustainable manufacturing and why it is important to continue to make space for these industries.
Come for either the tour and the discussion or just drinks and the discussion on Thursday, August 26. Advance tickets include a drink token for a free beer, courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. RSVP today since space and drink tokens are limited.
Tour and Discussion 6:30-9:30pm
Price: $10 Net Impact members* (currently paid membership @ $55/year)
$15 non-members friends*
Place: Meet at the Brooklyn Historical Society: 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn
Notes: The tour is limited to the first 30 responses. Tickets come with a drink token for a free beer at the Brooklyn Brewery.
Discussion only: 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.
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
*Does not include EventBrite fees.