It’s that time of year again! First, a quick reminder that there will be no Target First Saturday in September due to the West Indian-American Day Carnival events taking place at the Museum over Labor Day weekend. This is the 40th year for the festivities! More information about the parade and all the weekend events can be found at the West Indian American Day Carnival Association website. Also, the Brooklyn Public Library has a history feature on Carnival.
Join us again on October 6 when we celebrate BAM’s 25th Next Wave Festival at the launch of our exciting new season of Target First Saturdays. Bring your video camera for our video competition at YouTube. Follow us at Twitter for Target First Saturday updates throughout the evening.
Shelley Bernstein is the Vice Director of Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she works to further the Museum's community-oriented mission through digital projects. Through her work at the Museum, she explores the intersection of public participation and digital and has organized three projects— Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Split Second: Indian Paintings, GO: a community-curated open studio project—which enabled the public to participate in the exhibition process. She's currently working on a museum-wide digital initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of their Bloomberg Connects program. In 2010, Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and her work on the Museum's digital strategy and approaches to social media have been featured in the New York Times. She can be found biking to work or driving her '74 VW Super Beetle in Red Hook, Brooklyn with her dog Teddy. ::contact::