Plan Your Visit

Location and Hours

Pioneer Works is located at 159 Pioneer Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We are temporarily closed for construction.


We know access is an iterative and ongoing process. Please contact to share accessibility questions regarding your upcoming visit or feedback on our policy.

Everyone is welcome at Pioneer Works, and we strive to create an inviting and inclusive environment for all visitors. To this end, we’re currently in the process of implementing changes to make our entire building ADA accessible as part of our Capital Campaign Improvement Plan, which is set to be completed in January 2025.

Safety Information

Pioneer Works does not currently have air conditioning (AC) in the Main Hall, but uses large fans to circulate and cool air throughout the space. In the absence of AC, we strive to maintain a free and public garden, provide free ice water to all guests at programs, as well as public access to smaller air-conditioned rooms in the building. There are medics and trained staff onsite for all of our programs—if you are feeling overheated or uncomfortable, please let us know so we can assist you. Reach out to with questions or concerns.

Please note, Pioneer Works will be undergoing capital construction in 2024, which will include the installation of central AC. Thank you for your patience as we work toward improving the infrastructure of our beloved 19th-century building.

Covid-19 Safety Warning

The health and safety of our visitors and artists is our top priority. Proof of vaccination and masks are no longer legally required but are strongly encouraged for all visitors. If you feel sick, have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or trouble breathing, we ask that you stay home.

Pioneer Works Garden

Learn more about the Pioneer Works Garden and its ecological features here.

Open Studios Note

Please be considerate of the artists-in-residence and their studios while visiting Pioneer Works. To help us protect the artists' space and work, please do not touch artwork without consent, and only allow five people in a studio at one time.



159 Pioneer Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231

Public Transit

F/G Subway (Smith-9th Street Station) or B61 Bus (King Street stop)

NYC Ferry

South Brooklyn (SBK) Ferry to Red Hook/Atlantic Basin.


Pioneer Works offers guided group tours as well as educational tours for K-12 students. Tours can be customized in the areas of visual arts, science, technology, and music.


Pioneer Works offers unique, scalable spaces and a 20,000-square-foot garden that can accommodate a wide variety of events: from large-scale build outs, conferences and dinners, to film shoots, screenings and intimate receptions.


For general questions and questions about accessibility, please email us at