Target First Saturday

Target First Saturday  | Events Calendar

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Brooklyn Museum | 200 Eastern Parkway

Join us for Target First Saturdays and enjoy engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment programs every month, from 5 to 11 p.m. Michelin-starred Saul restaurant and bar is open all evening. The Counter café serves sandwiches, salads, and sweets, as well as wine and local beer. Parking is a flat rate of $5 starting at 5 p.m. (All other Saturdays, we close at 6 p.m.)

Some Target First Saturday activities take place in smaller and more intimate locations in the Museum, so you’ll need a ticket for those programs. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before tickets are distributed at the Visitor Center (in the Rubin Lobby). If you’re a Member, pick up tickets from the Membership Desk while supplies last. While we do our best to keep our listings as up-to-date as possible, sometimes last-minute program changes are unavoidable.

Have a performance, film, or activity you'd like to present at Target First Saturday? Submit a proposal or email us for more information.

June 6, 2015
International LGBTQ Pride

5 p.m.
New York City Gay Men's Chorus performs works that are lighthearted as well as ones that address serious issues.

Exhibition Talk
5:30 p.m.
Jess Wilcox, Program Coordinator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, explores the exhibition Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks
6–7 p.m.
Lively ten-minute talks about the exhibition Diverse Works: Director's Choice, 1997–2015.

6:30 p.m.
Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles (Seyi Adebanjo, 2013, 6 min.) documents the vigil for a transgender woman of color killed in 2013. A talkback with the director follows. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Community Talk
6:30 p.m.
Target First Saturdays have been guided by the vision of Arnold Lehman, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Museum. On the eve of his retirement, we honor him through reflections and performances by Brooklyn-based artists including DapperQ, Visual Aids, Harriett's Apothecary, Haiti Cultural Exchange, CaribBEING, Afrika 21/Harriet's Alter Ego, and Balmir Latin Dance. Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

6:30–8 p.m.
Design and create a flag that expresses your identity and culture. Free tickets (330) available at the visitor center at 5:30 p.m.

7 p.m.
Brooklyn-based band Aye Nako plays queercore, punk, and non-college rock.

7 p.m.
Activist and musician DJ Lynnee Denise plays her signature blend of kwaito (a traditional South African rhythm) and house dance music.

8 p.m.
Mala Mala (Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini, 2014, 89 min.) follows Puerto Rico's trans community. Talkback with the filmmakers and cast members Paxx and Joyce Puty follows. Presented in partnership with CaribBEING's Heritage Film Series. Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.

8 p.m.
DarkMatter, a trans South Asian performance art duo composed of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian, perform poetry.

8:30 p.m.
bklyn boihood leads a workshop exploring queer, black, and brown masculinity through images, video, and storytelling. Includes a reading from the group's forthcoming anthology, Outside the XY. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 7:30 p.m.

9 p.m.
DJ Ilsa, founder of Brooklyn's queer Latin dance party Azucar!, plays her unique mix of digital cumbia, Mexican beats, and vogue music.

9 p.m.
West Indian Brooklyn-raised rapper Junglepussy presents a tropical feminist performance with DJ Joey Labeija.