Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
Welcome to the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
Commodore John Barry
Revolutionary War Hero
Father of the American Navy
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President Washington presents Commodore Barry with his commission as the first Flag Officer of the United States Navy on Feb. 22, 1797.
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COMMODORE BARRY DAY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
Members of the Commodore Barry Club will parade to Staten Island’s Commodore Barry Borough Hall for a festive celebration of Commodore Barry’s contributions to our country.
John Barry immigrated to America as a cabin boy. His excellent seafaring skills quickly raised him to the rank of captain. When the Revolutionary War broke out, he vigorously supported his new country by leading and developing the American Navy. He saw many sea battles and was very feared by the British.
Brooklyn members will meet at 95th St. & 4th Ave. at 10 AM for a shuttle to Staten Island.
Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour
Sunday, October 8, 2017
•12 Noon: Get together, visit museum in Building 92 and lunch on your own. There is a café in Building 92. •2:00 – 4 PMTurnstile Guided Tour. •Location: Building 92 at the intersection of Carlton and Flushing Avenue, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 •Getting There: Mass Transit: Take A or C train to High Street/Brooklyn BRIDGE; Take the F train to York Street; Take the G train to Clinton/Washington Avenue or Bus Lines - B48, B57, B62, B69, B67 •Our Low Discount Prices: Adults $27 Seniors $24.30 A small transaction fee applies to online and phone purchases. On line, enter the promo code Barry for this 10% discount off regular prices. http://turnstiletours.com/tours/brooklyn-navy-yard/brooklyn-navy-yard-overview-tour/ By phone give the operator the promo code Barry. Turnstile Tours phone: (347) 903-8687. Purchase your tickets well in advance, since group size is limited and tours often book up. •Trip Leader: Brian Kassenbrock, 718-748-0624 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For 165 years, the Brooklyn Navy Yard was a leading naval shipyard, building some of America’s most famous fighting Naval ships, including the USS Maine, USS Arizona, and USS Missouri. Today the Yard is a city-owned industrial park and a center of manufacturing, technology, and craft, home to over 330 industrial and creative businesses, creating thousands of jobs for New Yorkers. This guided tour offers an overview of the vast 300-acre property and its history, from its founding in 1801, through major political and technological eras – including the Civil War, World War II, and its transition to a civilian industrial park – that are still visible in the Yard’s historic landscape.
This tour offers opportunities to take a closer look at the Yard’s most intriguing sites, including a dry dock that’s been used continuously for ship repair since 1851, several historic buildings that are being adaptively reused for modern industry, and development projects that will more than double the Yard’s workforce by the year 2020. Along the way, we will use oral history clips and historical photographs from the site’s naval past, as well as stories of the people at the Yard today, to bring this place to life. While we use a bus to get from place to place, we do get off the bus at several locations throughout the Yard to take a closer look.