Assemblywoman Joyner Ensures Future Home of Bronx Children’s Museum

BRONX — Helping to secure the future of culture and arts education for all Bronx children, Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) announced the passage of her bill Assembly Bill A.8120-A, which officially ensures Mill Pond Park as the permanent home of the Bronx Children’s Museum.

Previously known as the cultural institution “without walls,” the Bronx Children’s Museum will now be permanently located at the park. This legislation, which passed the Assembly today and the Senate on June 14, authorizes New York City’s Commissioner of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement for the operation of the children’s programming in the park, which is located below the Major Deegan Expressway between E. 149 and E. 153 Streets.

Traditionally known for its mobile “Museum on the Go Bus,” the Bronx Children’s Museum annually serves more than 11,000 children and their families through temporary exhibits and ongoing after school and summer programming.

“No longer will the children of the Bronx be deprived of their own brick-and-mortar children’s cultural institution. I am happy to announce that this legislation ensures that the Bronx Children’s Museum has a home in one of our beautiful Bronx parks,” said Assemblywoman Joyner. “The Bronx is the only borough to not have a children’s museum. This legislation changes that, and will empower our community through offering inspirational exhibits. Bronx children need, and deserve to dream big. The addition of a permanent cultural institution aimed at developing our youth through the arts and sciences can continue to foster these kinds of ideas and expand opportunities for learning.”