BRONX CHILDREN’S MUSEUM CELEBRATE OFFICIAL GROUNDBREAKING

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Photo: David “Dee” Delgado
Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, Sonia Manzano, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Council Member Vanessa Gibson, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, NYS Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, DDC Acting Commissioner Ana Barrio, BCM Board President Hope Harley, BCM Executive Director Carla Precht, Rose Rodriguez (Governor Cuomo’s office), DCLA Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, and NYS Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner dig in the shovels.
Bronx, N.Y. July 12, 2017 – The Executive Director of the Bronx Children’s Museum, Carla Precht, enthusiastically announced that “Construction on our long-awaited Museum facility will begin this summer under the supervision of the NYC Department of Design and Construction. To mark this historic and joyous occasion, we were proud to host a public Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, July 12. ” The ceremony was co-organized by NYC Parks, the owner of the site, and NYC’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC), which is developing the site, located at 1 E. 150th St. (725 Exterior St.) in Mill Pond Park. “This is our first major milestone and we are ecstatic!” said Precht.
“We are beyond grateful and excited that the construction of our City-owned site can now begin,” said Board President Hope Harley. “When I, along with other community members, learned a decade ago that the Bronx was the only New York City borough without a children’s museum, we were stunned. Children’s museums are valued as safe, fun, educational places where youngsters, regardless of economic status, physical ability or learning style, can play, be inspired, dream, and create in a place that reflects and takes pride in the diverse cultures, natural resources, and unique history of the Bronx. I’m proud that we have already created a new kind of museum ‘without walls’ where we see more than 15,000 children a year but I am even more thrilled and satisfied to finally have a permanent home for our children to call their own. The Museum will always operate with and without walls­­­–and we are thrilled that we will have our walls by the end of 2018!”
Read more about the event here.

 

 

Imagine a place where children become explorers, storytellers, scientists, musicians, chefs or anything they can dream up. Bronx Children’s Museum seeks to inspire children, along with their families and caregivers, to learn about themselves within the richness and diversity of their surroundings and beyond, and to become stewards of the planet.

 

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