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TYGAPAW. (Photo: Avion Pearce)

First Saturday Lite with John Edmonds

Saturday, August 7, 2021

2–6 pm

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Artist John Edmonds hosts this month’s First Saturday Lite—a low-key, free outdoor afternoon amplifying culture and community in our borough—with a dynamic lineup celebrating the exuberance and artistry of the Caribbean diaspora. On the plaza, DJ Lovaboi kicks off the afternoon with soca accompanied by Michael the Pannist, and TYGAPAW offers a rich synthesis of Dancehall and Afrobeats. In our backyard Biergarten, catch a set from djFRiTZo and a special performance by harpist Brandee Younger presented by Carnegie Hall Citywide.

Participate in a photo booth designed by the artist to honor the closing of our special exhibition John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance, plus get a signed copy of Edmonds’s monograph Higher. Stop by to make flags representing your family's heritage, using felt and markers. Throughout the day, shop and snack at the Brooklyn Pop-Up Market, which is spotlighting artists and vendors of the Caribbean diaspora. 

Schedule:

Plaza:

  • 2–4 pm: DJ Lovaboi with Michael the Pannist
  • 4–5 pm: Tygapaw

Biergarten:

  • 3–5 pm: djFRiTZo
  • 5–6 pm: Brandee Younger

This outdoor event is free and open to the public. Please reserve tickets in advance to visit the galleries. A limited number of timed tickets will be available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event takes place outdoors. We’re continuing to follow procedures that ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors. If you’re entering the Museum, masks are required for all adults and children over age 2. We ask that everyone practice social distancing where possible.