BP Adams Allocates Millions For Brooklyn Arts And Culture Groups

BP Adams Allocates Millions For Brooklyn Arts And Culture Groups
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams presented honorary checks to organizations that are helping to build the “Brooklyn brand” throughout the borough. (Photo Credit: Malcolm McDaniel/Brooklyn BP’s Office)
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams presented honorary checks to organizations that are helping to build the “Brooklyn brand” throughout the borough. (Photo Credit: Malcolm McDaniel/Brooklyn BP’s Office)

A massive windfall in funds is coming in 2016 to dozens of Brooklyn cultural institutions and libraries thanks to an investment of over $8 million in funds from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Those benefiting include:

  • The Brooklyn Museum ($1 million),
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden ($1 million),
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM, $500,000),
  • Prospect Park Zoo ($175,000),
  • Green-Wood Historic Fund ($130,000),
  • Brooklyn Historical Society ($50,000)

Other investments were made in the Brooklyn Public Library ($3,225,000 for the Saratoga, Spring Creek, Sunset Park, Highlawn, Ulmer Park, and Coney Island branches), Brooklyn Arts Council ($45,000), St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO ($200,000), Dancewave in Park Slope ($250,000),  Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA, $500,000), Brooklyn Children’s Museum ($337,000), ISSUE Project Room ($281,000), New York Aquarium ($500,000), Weeksville Heritage Center ($189,000), Gallim Dance Company ($41,000), BRIC Arts House ($35,000), STREB Lab for Action Mechanics in Williamsburg ($250,000), and the Eyebeam art and technology center in Sunset Park ($39,000).

“Culture is what makes Brooklyn; our diversity, our creativity, and our unique blend of lifestyles have birthed a quality-of-life that is second-to-none,” said Borough President Adams. “We have to preserve, promote, and produce high-quality cultural experiences to keep us firmly planted as the center of the cultural universe. Investment in cultural institutions and libraries is good for Brooklynites in ways that are not always visible to the naked eye; studies show their positive impact on public health, small businesses, civic engagement, and youth development.”

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