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August 3, 2024


Celebrate the dynamic cultures and traditions across the Caribbean with an evening of music, poetry, and film. 

This program is free; registration is required and includes Museum general admission. Tickets will be released on a rolling basis starting July 19 for Members and July 22 for the public. Sign up for the Brooklyn Museum newsletter to be notified of the next release. 

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Hands-On Art

Iris Cantor Plaza, 1st Floor
5–7 pm

Decorate your own Caribbean-inspired fan to help beat the heat and celebrate Caribbean culture. 

Brooklyn Pop-Up Market

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
5–9:30 pm

Shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items highlighting Caribbean artists and vendors from across Brooklyn, featuring artwork, jewelry, fashion, and home and apothecary goods.


Education Gallery, 1st Floor
5:30–6:30 pm

Gather around for family-friendly storytime with authors Janet Morrison (A Different Me, A Better You) and Deborah C. Mortimer (Summer Island; Zorah and the Very Big Question). Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival.

Film: Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
6–8 pm

Learn about the emergence of Jamaican dancehall in Brooklyn—and then the rest of the country—as told by the musicians themselves, including Shaggy and Sean Paul. Stay after the screening for a talkback with Pat McKay, Screechy Dan, and Red Fox, moderated by Lauren Zelaya, Director of Public Programs.


Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
7–10 pm

Queer Caribbean art collective, party, and platform RAGGA NYC brings Oscar Nñ and Byrell the Great to spin tunes for the evening.

Pop-Up Poetry

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor
8–9 pm

Stop by and hear original work presented by poets Roberto Carlos Garcia, Omotara James, Dimitri Reyes, and Christina Olivares. Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival.

Film: Buladó

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
8:30–10 pm

Follow the story of a small family in the countryside of Curaçao in this heartwarming and magical coming-of-age film.

Music: Lulada Club

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor
9–10 pm

New York’s all-women salsa orchestra, Lulada Club, plays interpretations of classic salsa and bolero songs. 

For 25 years, we’ve hosted First Saturdays—monthly evenings of free programming welcoming visitors from central Brooklyn and beyond—at the Brooklyn Museum. Join us the first Saturday of February–June, August, and October, 5–11 pm.

Advance registration is required (no walk-ups). 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. Doors close at 9:30 pm.

The lineup is subject to change. Masks are optional except for programs in the Auditorium, at which masks will be provided upon arrival. Coat check is available in a limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Have a performance, film, or activity you’d like to present? Submit a proposal or get in touch with us at

Proud Sponsor of First Saturdays

First Saturdays are supported by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, the Charles H. Revson Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation.