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First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum: What's On?

July 2014

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First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum: What's On?

Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum attracts large crowds

Photo courtesy of Adam Husted

TARGET FIRST SATURDAY AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

  • Where: 200 Eastern Parkway
  • Contact: (718) 638-5000
  • Official website: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/first_saturdays.php
July 5, 2014

 

Brooklyn Summer 

Visit Ai Weiwei: According to What? at the discounted admission price of $10 (regularly $15) during Target First Saturday.

Interactives

4:30 p.m.

Add your mark to sidewalk chalk drawings led by The City Kids, and hula hoop away with members of Hula Nation.

Music

5 p.m.

Matuto fuses Afro-Brazilian beats with folk and bluegrass.

Talk

6 p.m.

Curious tales from Brooklyn’s history are told by a local historian. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Film

6 p.m.

Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989, 120 min.). On the hottest day of the year, on a street in Bed-Stuy, racial and social tensions meet head-on, with tragic consequences. Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Hands-On Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Sketch from a live model to learn the art of figure drawing. Free tickets (330) at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Interactive Talk

7 p.m.

Filmmakers Paul Trillo and Landon Van Soest discuss their Brooklyn in 3,000 Stills project. Bring your smartphone and contribute to a crowd-sourced portrait of Brooklyn. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Talk and Music

7 p.m.

Michael July on his book Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair. Co-hosted by Malik Yoba, and Michaela angela Davis. Anu Prestonia of Khamit Kinks leads a natural-hair show. Book signing follows.

Music

7 p.m.

In his only NYC-area summer show, Blitz the Ambassador blends African popular sounds, vintage soul, and hard-hitting beats and lyrics. Opening set by DJ Ushka and DJ Beto (iBomba) at 6:30 p.m.

Comedy

8 p.m.

Erica Watson hosts a showcase of hilarious female comedians. Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.

Music

9 p.m.

Remember "Move Ya Body"? R&B duo Nina Sky performs their biggest hits.

Food & Shopping

A cash bar sells beer and wine, and the Museum Café will serve a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, and beverages. Plus, the wonderful new restaurant Saul at the Brooklyn Museum offers classy restaurant fare.

The Museum Shop will remain open until 10 p.m. There are a number of wonderful gift items for the holidays. Don't miss it!
 

Programs subject to change without notice.

About Tickets

Some Target First Saturday programs require tickets. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before ticket distribution at the Visitor Center located in the Rubin Lobby. Members may pick up tickets from the Membership Desk while supplies last.

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