On Saturday, November 20th, 2010, a group of volunteers, parents and children gathered at Bronx Works to discuss ideas about the future Bronx Children's Museum. The event was sponsored by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Assemblywoman Vanessa L. Gibson.
The conversation has begun.
Currently The Bronx is the only borough without a museum dedicated to children. However, yesterday's group was passionate about making the dream of a children's museum into a reality. Set to open in 2013, the Museum will be located in Building J in the newly renovated Mill Pond Park in the South Bronx. The targeted age range is birth to eight. The Museum will be a true reflection of The Bronx community, its culture, diversity, history and beauty, to inspire and educate children.
However, for this to be a collective effort, The Bronx Children's Museum needs your input. They want to hear what parents have to say; they want the opinion of your children. Yesterday's forum was the first but it will not be the last. The vision of the Dream Big Initiative, doesn't belong to one person, it belongs to all of us. Have your say. Be a part of the conversation.
The Museum also needs funding. Donations may be sent to The Bronx Children's Museum P.O. Box 1381 Bronx, NY 10451.
For more information about the Museum please see article in the NY Daily News and be sure to add the Museum website to your favorites.
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