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 former Vice Director of Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she spearheaded digital projects with public participation at their center. In the most recent example—ASK Brooklyn Museum—visitors ask questions using their mobile devices and experts answer in real time. She organized three award-winning 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.
Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and her work on the Museum's digital strategy has been featured in the New York Times.
In 2016, Shelley joined the staff at the Barnes Foundation as the Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives and Chief Experience Officer.