Brooklyn Children's Museum to Open DUMBO-Based Studio in 2016

By Janet Upadhye on April 4, 2014 8:43am 

 The 1 John St. residential building will include "47 apartments and cultural and retail space on the ground floor, to be occupied by the Brooklyn Children’s Museum."
The 1 John St. residential building will include "47 apartments and cultural and retail space on the ground floor, to be occupied by the Brooklyn Children’s Museum."
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DUMBO — The Brooklyn Children's Museum is set to open a new annex studio in DUMBO in 2016, officials announced.

The studio/workshop space, called BCMStudio, will be a "setting where artists, educators, families and youth interact through making art," according to the museum.

BCMStudio will host programs and classes focusing on arts and culture, the environment and the natural sciences for children ages 2-8 and their families.

The studio will occupy 1,700 square feet in the ground floor of the soon-to-be-developed 1 John Street condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The museum's main building is located on Brooklyn Avenue in Crown Heights.

Admission fees have not yet been determined, museum officials said.

One John St. is a 47-unit apartment building located on the 1.5-acre site once owned by Con Edison. The building — designed by Alloy Development and Monadnock Development — will also house retail stores and will be surrounded by new parkland including pedestrian bridges, pathways, and a expansive lawn.

Construction is set to start this year and is planned for completion in 2016.

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