First Saturday Lite
First Saturday Lite with John Edmonds
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. Throughout the day, shop and snack at the Brooklyn Pop-Up Market, which is spotlighting artists and vendors of the Caribbean diaspora.
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.
For over twenty-one years, we've hosted First Saturdays—monthly evenings of free programming welcoming visitors from central Brooklyn and beyond—at the Brooklyn Museum. While we won't be hosting indoor public programs this summer, we're continuing our commitment to bringing engaging arts and culture to you with First Saturday Lite, a low-key outdoor afternoon in the spirit of our beloved flagship program. Meet us on the plaza on Eastern Parkway at 2–6 pm on May 1, June 5, and August 7, 2021, for live music and DJ sets, local vendors, and art-making in celebration of our communities. After August, First Saturdays will be paused.
Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation.
First Saturdays are supported by