If you’re going to be stuck in your un-airconditioned apartment for Labor Day weekend, try out this cool new urban ecology tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which was highlighted by Gothamist. You’ll get to visit the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm, where they produce 20,000 pounds of vegetables every year, as well as honey and eggs. Tour guides will also show you around the old Naval Hospital campus, where you’ll learn to identify local birds, insects, plants and trees. Bikers will also hear about a planned park that will become part of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.
The tour is Sunday, September 1 from 3 pm to 5 pm, and tickets are $29 per person. Check out BLDG 92, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center, for more information.