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Pioneer Works Renovation and Accessibility Upgrades

We’re pleased to announce the first major renovation of Pioneer Works since we opened our doors to the public in 2012. Once an iron works factory, the building that houses Pioneer Works is inextricably linked to the production and presentation of our exhibitions, programming, residency, and all the other initiatives we love to welcome you to.

This renovation represents the next chapter in our history as we look towards the tenth year of being Pioneer Works. Our first phase will expand our capabilities as a cultural center, increasing our programming space and visitor experience with greater accessibility and access to all areas of Pioneer Works. We are addressing important infrastructure work, building two mezzanines, adding accessible garden pathways, and constructing an interior elevator to extend greater access to all of our building.

We hope that this renovation project will enable us to serve a larger community of artists, musicians, scientists, creators, makers, and everyone in between. This work will allow us to continue to program events that only happen at Pioneer Works—events that illustrate the inherently interconnected nature of art, science, music, and technology.

Red Hook, Brooklyn has always been, and will continue to be, our home—so we are grateful to temporarily relocate to Red Hook Labs (133 Imlay Street), just down the road from our normal location. During this time, we’re excited to welcome you to this space where we’ll be hosting exhibitions and programs while construction is underway. We’ll look forward to returning to our Pioneer Works building this summer.

We’re humbly saying that we’re here to stay, and we can’t thank you enough for sticking with us through all of our seasons and phases, for championing our mission to create an open and inspired world and making it your own. We hope you’re excited as we are to see where the next phase of Pioneer Works will take us. We can’t thank you, our creative, inspiring, boundary-busting, community enough for helping us get this far. See you in 2022.

As our space prepares for the next phase, there are a few updates on how we’ll present exhibitions and programs in the coming year.

Pioneer Works Temporary Relocation

To accommodate the first phase of our construction, our 159 Pioneer Street location will be temporarily closed from December 2021 through July 2022.

Pioneer Works at Red Hook Labs

We’ll take on a temporary home at Red Hook Labs (133 Imlay Street), just down the road from our normal location. During this time, we’re excited to welcome you to our temporary home where we’ll be hosting exhibitions and programs while construction is swiftly underway.

Our satellite location at Red Hook Labs will open to the public in February 2022.

Directions

Address

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.

Tours

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.

Rentals

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.

Contact

For general questions and questions about accessibility, please email us at info@pioneerworks.org.