Heaven Is What You Feel
Celebrate Pride with a free lineup of queer and trans artists, musicians, and collectives who are using art to imagine and create spaces of joy, community, and possibility.
This event is free, but advance registration is required. Admission is subject to capacity at the time of arrival.
Brooklyn Pop-Up Market
Stop by our market to shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from more than thirty artisans and vendors from across Brooklyn, featuring artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.
Join Hands-On Art in the plaza and print a silkscreen poster in celebration of Pride. This program takes place outdoors (rain location: Education Gallery, 1st Floor).
Indie rock band Kalbells share dreamy jam music from their sophomore album, Max Heart.
Curator Tour: Andy Warhol: Revelation
Join Carmen Hermo, Associate Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, as she explores the intersections between Andy Warhol’s queerness and his Byzantine Catholic faith. This program is available exclusively to Andy Warhol: Revelation ticket holders (purchase tickets separately).
Poetry: A Tribute to June Jordan
Poets Kyle Carrero Lopez, Anaïs Duplan, Marwa Helal, and Crystal Valentine honor the resounding legacy of poet and activist June Jordan (1936–2002) through readings of Jordan’s work alongside original poems. Presented in partnership with PEN America and the NYC Literary Action Coalition. This program takes place outdoors (rain location: Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor).
Film: Angelito Collective Presents CIÓN MAMI
Catch a screening of CIÓN MAMI (2022, 2 min.), a fashion film that celebrates trans friendships during a beautiful summer day when anything feels possible. The film will be presented on a loop from 5 to 7 pm. Don’t miss a talkback with the filmmakers at 6:30 pm, moderated by Joela Rivera.
Music: Boston Chery
Brooklyn-based Haitian American producer Boston Chery fosters moments of community with her selection of ’90s reggae, dancehall, Afrobeat, and hip-hop.
Music: New York City Gay Men’s Chorus
Welcome the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus back to the Brooklyn Museum as they highlight works from their latest season. This program takes place outdoors (rain location: Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor).
Book Club: Break This House with Candice Iloh
Author Candice Iloh sits down with InterseXtions Teens to talk about their new novel Break This House, which tells the story of a Brooklyn teenager reckoning with her family’s and hometown’s secrets.
Film: Sensual Cinema with Isabel Sandoval
Revel in Isabel Sandoval’s short film Shangri-La (2021, 8 min.), and then enjoy a screening of Wong Kar Wai’s cinema classic Happy Together (1997, 98 min.). The films are followed by a talkback and Q&A with Sandoval and Andrew Chan, web editor at the Criterion Collection.
Music: Angelito Collective
Queer and trans creative initiative Angelito Collective takes over our Sculpture Garden with performances by Caleb Ajao and José LaPaz-Rodríguez. This program takes place outdoors (rain location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor).
Music: Nomi Ruiz
Singer, songwriter, actor, and essayist Nomi Ruiz (a.k.a. Jessica 6) showcases her upcoming album Hi-Def Femme by playing her nu-disco and electro-pop hits.
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. Join us for free every month (except January and September), 5–10 pm. Note: First Saturdays do not include entry to Andy Warhol: Revelation.
Advance registration is required. Admission is subject to our capacity at the time of your arrival. To ensure the safety of our visitors and to comply with city fire codes, please enter through the front of the Museum starting at 5 pm.
Masks are required for all visitors aged two and older, regardless of vaccination status. Out of care for our neighbors, please stay home if you’re not feeling well.
First Saturdays have long been a site of celebration and support of Black lives, liberation, and joy, as well a place to amplify voices from across our borough’s BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. We’re committed to continuing to offer public programs that are in harmony with our values, and as part of this commitment, we no longer contract police to provide security services.
Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation.
First Saturdays are supported by