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Brooklyn Children's Museum receives $15K grant from Nissan Foundation to fund cultural programs

Mike Romano
(Brooklyn Children's Museum)

(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) The Brooklyn Children's Museum in Crown Heights received a $15,000 grant from the Nissan Foundation to help fund its cultural programs.

The Brooklyn Children's Museum commits itself to appreciating culture and community, with a focus on socio-emotional learning and interpersonal relationships. This year, it has participated in the Brooklyn Pride Parade, held Mandarin lessons during AAPI Heritage Month and celebrated Holi in the park.

It also provides interactive workshops exploring music of different cultures, hosts Drag Story Hour in English and Spanish and celebrates various holidays with live music, interactive dance and art performances.

The Nissan Foundation awarded $848,000 in grant money to 33 nonprofit organizations for its 2022 grant cycle. The organizations were located in Southern California, Tennessee, Texas, Central Mississippi, Southeast Michigan and the New York and Atlanta metro areas, where Nissan has an operational presence.

Other New York recipients this year include the Brooklyn Public Library, Children's Museum of Manhattan, Jewish Children's Museum, The Jewish Museum, One To World and Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding.

BCM serves 300,000 children and caregivers annually with exhibits and programs grounded in visual arts, music and performance, natural science and world cultures.

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