BronxMamas Blog about Bronx Children’s Museum

Photo: Amy Vega-Guobadia

BronxMama isn’t the only one blogging about the Bronx Children’s Museum and yesterday’s community forum-which by the way, was awesome! BronxMama writers Amy Vega Guobadia and Lisa Quinones-Fontanez also posted about the forum on their own blogs-check out their posts below!

The Bronx Dreams Big

By: Lisa Quinones-Fontanez (

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 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 theDream 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.
*Please forward this information to other parents and educators.


By: Amy Vega Guobadia (

Imagine the day when you tell someone that you are from the Bronx and don’t: step back, grin or say “oh you don’t look like you are from the Bronx.”Imagine the day that the stigma of the Burning Bronx is washed away.

Imagine the day that we can say, “We are going to the Bronx Children’s Museum!”

That day is almost here.

The Bronx Children’s Museum is set to open its doors by 2013.



Today, I attended a forum for the museum at Bronxworks, Inc. (The old C. A. B. building on the Grand Concourse…. I have no idea when that change happened.) shared the information about the forum on her web-site.

It’s was very interesting to see the grass-root group trying to make this museum really happen. It is no longer a dream…

They have found a space where the museum will be created. It will be at the Parks Department Building J off of Mill Pond Park near the new Yankee Stadium and the Gateway Mall.

What does the Bronx Children’s Museum need right now?

They are seeking community input.

They are listening to Bronx families to shape the face of the museum.

Go to their website to see how your family’s voice can be hear.


Don’t stop talking about the Bronx Children’s Museum! Blog about it, twitter about it, Facebook about it. Get the word out! Do you have a blog post about the Children’s Museum you’d like to share? Share it with us! Email!

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