Brooklyn Children’s Museum to Open Annex at BBP This Saturday

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum will open an annex, called SPARK, this Saturday, Oct. 15th, at One John St. in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The main branch is located in Crown Heights and has been a popular destination for families with young children throughout Brooklyn and beyond. The museum’s website describes the annex as an art and play space designed for children ages six months to six years. SPARK will feature an outpost of the museum’s popular Brooklyn Block Lab exhibit, and daily art and design workshops, music classes, birthday parties, and more.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the space was donated to BBP by Alloy Development and Monadnock Development, the partners behind the luxury building where the museum annex is housed, through a 5-year-lease that is eligible for five 5-year extensions. Alloy and Monadnock also provided the start-up money and paid about $350,000 to convert the site for SPARK’s use and furnish the space, which Alloy designed.

SPARK will be free on Thursday afternoons, and during warmer months, the museum will offer free activities on the outdoor plaza. There will be Friday morning play date sessions for new parents and caregivers with children ages 0 to 24 months. Among other offerings are semester-long early childhood classes open for registration. The museum’s educators will also partner with P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill to develop teaching programs.

For more details about admission and hours, click here.


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